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Avani Bentota Resort & Spa

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  • About this holiday

    The five star AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa sits near the beach in Bentota and provides excellent access to the sandy Bentota peninsula that separates the Indian Ocean from the Bentota Ganga. This beautiful waterside location is the perfect accompaniment to the sophisticated style of this hotel, and the perfect setting for soothing spa treatments and long gentle walks. The proximity to the cultural sites of Bentota, Beruwala, Kalutara, and Galle, ensures that a few days spent here as part of a Sri Lanka tour are well-spent and highly fulfilling.

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    Included in your holiday

    Holiday prices

    This hotel is usually included as part of a touring holiday around Sri Lanka. Prices therefore vary. Please contact one of our personal travel specialists for more information.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    The AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa is a luxury five star coastal hotel with excellent spa facilities and convenient proximity to nearby cultural attractions and other possible stop off points in Sri Lanka.

    Hotel description

    A five star hotel on the beach in Bentota, the AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa recreates the feel of a traditional Sri Lankan village, but with modern essentials, in the south west region of the island. As you enter the lobby, you will be greeted both by the warmth of Sri Lankan hospitality and the luxurious atmosphere of the low-lit lounge. Warmth and luxury will, from then on, be at the forefront of your stay at the AVANI Bentota. White villas with traditional terracotta tiled roofs line the poolside; shady balconies emerge out of the rooftops, overlooked by nothing but palm trees. Guests can enjoy a refreshing dip in the vast swimming pool, or a moment of relaxation on one of the sun loungers, overlooking the golden sandy beach. The design of every guestroom has been inspired by both the chic, contemporary standard of luxury associated with five star hotels, and the elements of Sri Lankan culture that are most identifiable: rich, dark wood furnishings and decoration, and wide, open windows that capture sensational views. Above every bed, strips of locally-sourced wood are adorned with hidden LED fixtures that create a soothing ambience in the evenings. When you awake in the mornings, a breakfast buffet infused with vibrant Sri Lankan colours and flavours awaits you in the Breeze Restaurant. Then, throughout the day, Sri Lankan favourites are served here, after being cooked at live cooking stations. Also by the poolside is the Frangipani Restaurant, which specialises in exotic, Asian cuisine. Dark wood beams frame the vaulted roof, supported by white pillars and glass panels to create a very minimalist look; this is diversified and interspersed by the flashes of purple and turquoise of the table cloths and seat cushions. For couples travelling together who would like a little more privacy, speciality dining options are available on request; dine just the two of you on the beachfront under the stars for an unforgettable taste of Sri Lanka. After dinner, fruity cocktails and cigars are served in the Chatters Bar, a relaxed lounge with distinctly Asian-styled furniture and beautiful sea views. The AVANI Spa is built around the idea that time is precious; the simplicity of the spa treatments available ensure that a state of total relaxation is achieved, but without the fuss. Ayurvedic, Balinese, and classic Western treatments are all administered by trained professionals, with a menu devised around the four classical elements: water, earth, air, and fire. All of the AVANI Bentota’s facilities come together to establish a resort that is driven by the comfort and enjoyment of the guests, and never fails to indulge each one of the senses. It makes an excellent addition to any touring holiday in Sri Lanka, and works well to complement the larger city hotels and the smaller Tea Country villas.


    Just a short walk from the beach in Bentota, south west Sri Lanka.

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    69 miles

    Closest airport

    Bandaranaike International Airport

    Room types

    75 rooms with air-conditioning, private balcony or terrace, safe, tea and coffee making facilities, minibar, television, rain shower, and Spa Ceylon products.
    Standard Room
    Superior Room
    Deluxe Room with living area
    Suite with living and dining room and Jacuzzi
    AVANI Suite with living and dining room and Jacuzzi

    Hotel facilities and services

    2 outdoor freshwater swimming pools, gym, water sports centre, gift shop, nightly entertainment, excursions, Breeze Restaurant, Frangipani Restaurant, Speciality Dining, Chatters Bar, and spa.

    Water sports

    Qualified instructors are on-hand to teach you how to scuba-dive, water-ski, wake-board, windsurf, and jet-ski.

    Land sports

    Table tennis and beach volleyball.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    The calm waters off the shore of Bentota make it a popular destination for those looking for a few days spent on the sand or enjoying the range of water sports on offer. Bentota River also provides a serene location for whiling away the hours. Take a boat trip to enjoy the views of the villages and towns on the riverbank, and witness some of Sri Lanka’s native wildlife – from crocodiles to herons. You may also wish to visit the Turtle Hatchery and the Galapata Vihara, a temple built from rock that dates back to Sri Lanka’s Kandyan era; some of the original murals are still visible. The gardens of Lunuganga and Brief are must-see places in Bentota.

    Sports nearby

    Water sports including scuba-diving, snorkelling, surfing, jet skiing, and kayaking.


    Superior Rooms can host 3 people. Deluxe Rooms and above can host 4 people.

    Minimum stays

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