Other dates & departures are available on request. Subject to availability and price changes.
An Island Escape Awaits You
With nearly 1600 km of of palm fringed Coastline baked to perfection surrounding the country Sri Lanka is the ideal destination for beach bums worldwide. May it be windsurfing, kayaking, yachting, water skiing, scuba diving or jut lazing around for the perfect tan, Sri Lanka offers it all.
The best of the Southern beaches include Tangalla, Beruwala, Mirissa, Bentota and Unawatuna with varying options including chic boutique hotels, glowing coral reefs, gentle sandbars and undiscovered corners of paradise.
Despite its small size Sri Lanka boasts of one of the highest rates of biological endemism in the world whether in plants or animals and is included among the top five biodiversity hotspots in the world. Of the ninety-one species of mammals found in Sri Lanka Asian elephants, sloth bear, leopards, sambar and wild buffaloes engages the majority of the attention of wildlife enthusiast.
Meanwhile the ocean around Sri Lanka is home to large families of cetaceans including the mighty blue whales, sperm whales and lively dolphins. Altogether 26 species of cetaceans rule the waters surrounding the country, making it one of the best locations for whale and dolphin watching.
Despite being a relatively small island, Sri Lanka is endowed with a diverse collection of landscapes, climates and natural features. Sri Lanka’s infamous beaches have been enticing visitors for many years. However, the rest of the island harbours many more idyllic vistas.
The central highlands are carpeted with emerald tea plantations interspersed with occasional waterfalls. Cool climates, misty views, and quaint estate bungalows are a throwback to bygone eras.
The cultural triangle in the centre of the island holds a certain magic, with ruins from several ancient kingdoms, majestic tanks, hidden rock caves, and ancient sacred temples, revealing the fascinating and almost unbelievable ancient architecture, art, and engineering.
The North of Sri Lanka is a vibrant concoction of essences, with a unique flavour and culture. Despite still bearing the scars from the civil war, the north truly bears testament to the diversity and variation that comprises the island. Influences include Portuguese, Dutch, Tamil, Muslim, and British characters. Chains of islands are scattered off the shoreline, with their own unique habitats, waiting to be explored.
The east of the island is home to lush paddy fields, spectacular sunrises, and a quieter more rural pace of life. Colourful places of worship, national parks, ports and harbours, and pristine clear waters offer a mellow experience to any weary traveller.
The Taj Bentota Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka, is one of the best resorts in Sri Lanka, providing a serene, calm environment, to unwind in, in this beautiful tropical beach paradise.
The well-lit, uber-comfortable rooms at the Taj Bentota Resort & Spa, feature modern amenities like a minibar and a tea/coffee maker, ensuring fresh, refreshing beverages, when required. The large private balconies have outdoor seating areas—ideal for lounging and enjoying the lazy sea breeze.
Partake of the most authentic cuisine, at the restaurants at our luxury 5-star resort in Bentota. The Palms 24-hour restaurant serves delicious international cuisine, while the Oriental Pavilion delights with its authentic Chinese offerings. Sample the freshest seafood at the open-air S.H.A.C.K, and dine at Sea View. Round off the night by downing delectable cocktails at the hotel’s 2 bars.
The Taj Bentota Resort & Spa is the ideal destination for events, both official and informal. Whether it is a wedding or a corporate event, our well-equipped venues are sure to host them with equal panache. Agenda, the Banquet Lawn, Orchid and Sea View Terrace accommodate guests in the most luxurious settings, providing them with an unforgettable time.
The Taj Bentota Resort & Spa, is a 2-minute walk from the beach, and close to Colombo as well. Enjoy the local sights and sounds. Return to the resort, and head to the leisure centre for tennis, water-sports, billiards, table tennis, darts, and beach volleyball, or head to the fitness centre for a rigorous workout. At our luxury resort in Bentota, there’s never a dull moment!
*Price correct as of 07/01/22, subject to change and availability. Based on 2 sharing. Alternative dates, durations and departure airports also available at a supplement. Provided by Gold Medal, ABTA & ATOL protected.