Luxury hotel holiday Taj Bentota Resort & Spa Bentota

The Vivanta by Taj is a perfect choice of hotel for those seeking a picturesque beachfront location and a wonderful array of facilities and activities, for both couples and families. The hotel promises a relaxing stay and guests will enjoy the contemporary style of the rooms. The hotel is also conveniently placed for exploring south-west Sri Lanka including both Galle and Colombo. An excellent choice for a beach holiday or as part of one of our touring itineraries to Sri Lanka.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with Sri Lankan Airlines
  • Transport by private car with driver-guide if part of tour or private car transfers only
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Taj Bentota Resort & Spa

The Vivanta by Taj is a 5-star hotel in a beautiful beachside location. Excellent cuisine, Indian spa facilities and a wealth of experiences afford guests a truly relaxing and indulgent experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location In a coastal village, two minutes' walk from the beach. Approximately 37-miles from Galle.

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Colombo International Airport

Distance from airport About 3 hours' drive

Hotel facilities and services

Four restaurants including a 24-hour coffee shop, Lobby bar, Discotheque and bar, Swim-up bar, Swimming pool, Sauna, Steam and Jacuzzi, Jiva Spa, Evening Entertainment, Horse and elephant rides arranged

Complimentary

Personal tea and coffee makers, Mineral water and Newspapers on request.

Chargeable watersports

There is a water sports centre nearby.

Land sports

Tennis courts, Mountain Bikes, Table tennis, Pool table, Fitness centre, Horse Riding.

Out and about nearby

Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery, Aluthgama market, Brief Garden, Kalutara Vihara Temple, boat trips on the river Madhu. Further afield you can visit Galle and the Singharaja Rainforest. The nearest shops and restaurants outside the hotel are in Bentota 500 metres away, and Aluthgama town approximately a mile away.

Sports nearby

Scuba diving, Snorkelling and other watersports can be arranged on the river estuary at Bentota.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior charm room for 7 nights

From about

£1,800

Holiday Code WW47

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Taj Bentota Resort & Spa

Room descriptions

Vivanta by Taj Bentota has 162 bedrooms, all with a private balcony or a terrace, Telephone, Mini-bar, Satellite TV, Bathroom and bathtub, Safe, Wireless internet in all rooms/lobby/public areas (charges apply).

Superior Charm Room double or twin
Deluxe Delight Room double or twin. Offering uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean.
Premium Indulgence Room double or twin. Contemporary living spaces, garden or ocean views from a private balcony, ideal for families with children.
Deluxe Allure Suite Views of the ocean or partial garden views, a spacious living room and private balcony
Premium Temptations Suite More privacy, a living room that leads to a private balcony, views to the Indian Ocean, a shower cubicle as well as a bathtub
Presidential Nirvana Suite Large one-bedroom suite, a bedroom and living room area, a Jacuzzi, a large private balcony. The bathroom has a bathtub, shower cubicle and Jacuzzi.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior charm room for 7 nights

From about

£1,800

Holiday Code WW47

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Taj Bentota Resort & Spa

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Vivanta by Taj Bentota in Sri Lanka, our clients fly to Colombo, usually with Sri Lankan Airways on a direct flight from London Heathrow (or with Emirates from other UK airports via Dubai). This hotel is 2 hours’ drive from Colombo airport and is either a stay in its own right, in which case you will have a car transfer to the hotel and back, or it is stayed at as a coast extension at the end of a tailor-made touring holiday, in which case you will approach the hotel from a different location.

Additional information

Children: One child can be accommodated in parents' double/twin room on a rollaway bed at extra charge - prices on request.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior charm room for 7 nights

From about

£1,800

Holiday Code WW47

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Taj Bentota Resort & Spa

Highlights of Bentota, Wadduwa & the south west coast

In addition to relaxing on the beach, there are plenty of other things to see and do in this region. In and around Wadduwa: Fishing life along the coast; Long beach walks; Kalutara – famous for its historic Bo tree, grown from a sapling of the Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura, and Gangatilaka Vihara Temple - the only Buddhist shrine in the world which is hollow; Kalu Ganga (river) and Bolgoda lake; Richmond Castle – a 19th century spice plantation mansion, built for a regional Governor resembling an Indian Maharaja’s palace design, now open to the public. In and around Bentota/Beruwela: Watersports at Bentota/Beruwela on the Bentota river (there is a well-equipped centre offering a range of motorised and non-motorised water sports, including diving); Bentota mangrove river boat trip; Long beach walks; Brief Garden – home and landscaped gardens created by Bevis Bawa, the artist brother of Geoffrey Bawa. Behind a bamboo hedge lie walled gardens, bowers, lawns, sculptures and a Japanese garden; Lunuganga Estate – the home of celebrated Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa; Aluthgama – shops and market; Galapita Vihara Buddhist Temple - 12th century, 5 km upriver. Inland: Singharaja Rainforest; Plantations, farming and craft villages. Between Bentota and Galle: Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery; Buddhist Temples – e.g. Kumarakanda Vihara; Balapitiya –boat trips on Madu Ganga river and lagoon – birdlife, water monitors, islands; Mask carving and painting in Ambalangoda; Moonstone quarry in Meetyagoda; Beach walks; Hikkaduwa - tourist shops and restaurants, lower budget; Fishing trips, Snorkelling and scuba diving, waterskiing, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing – at Hikkaduwa (12 km from Galle). Wherever you stay on the south-west coast, day excursions can be made to historic Galle, Buddhist temples, Sinharaja Rainforest, Ambalangoda mask factory, the Kosgoda turtle hatchery. The water sports facilities at Bentota/Beruwela (or Hikkaduwa) are within an hour’s drive from any of the hotels.

Cultural highlights of Bentota, Wadduwa & the south west coast

In the small towns and villages that straddle the main trunk road and railway line, Buddhist temples sit alongside churches and mosques whilst livelihoods are gained through a mix of tourism, trading and fishing, farming and skilled crafts. It is fascinating to stroll along the beach and watch the fishermen preparing to launch their brightly-painted boats, later seeing them return with their catch. A venture into the hinterland reveals a world of lush plantations, tropical forests and lagoons. The rural villages are often known for a particular skill such as furniture or mask-making and weaving using dyed reed. Wadduwa, Bentota, Beruwela and the stretch of coast between Bentota and Galle all offer golden sand beaches, small fishing communities and watersports. Further inland, the Sinharaja rainforest is the only large undisturbed rainforest left in Sri Lanka where over 800 of the island’s endemic species of flora and fauna can be found.

Climate of Bentota, Wadduwa & the south west coast

The south-western part of Sri Lanka is the wet tropical zone. It is warm and humid all year round. Sea breezes make the coast a little cooler. The sunny, dry season is between November and March with average temperatures at around 26C. The south-west monsoon brings intermittent torrential rain, winds and rough seas, normally in May, June and July, with temperatures of up to 32C.There is also changeable weather during September and October. Humidity fluctuates between 70% in the day and 90% at night, which can be oppressive in built up areas.

Travel around the region

We include private transfers with all our holidays to Sri Lanka, and a personal chauffer with all our touring holidays. Driving Distances: Colombo International Airport to Wadduwa – 1.5 to 2 hours (56 km), Colombo International Airport to Bentota – 2 ½ to 3 hours (90 km), Colombo International Airport to Galle – 3 hours (150 km), Wadduwa to Kandy – 4 hours, Bentota to Kandy – 4.5 hours (180 km), Colombo to Wadduwa – 45 mins to 1 hour (30 km).

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