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Beaches
Tranquil beach with clean, golden sands and a natural swimming pool, ideal for relaxation, walking, and water sports amidst occasionally lively waves.
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Spas
Authentic Ayurvedic center nestled in a tranquil setting, providing personalized full body massages, Shirodhara, and herbal steam therapies for balance and rejuvenation.
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  • MarkAnnaLondon
    Doha, Qatar412 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super beach. Safe and clean. Perfect for swimming, surfing, body boarding.

    We had surf lessons here and loved it. It has a long area of shallow water, with long waves, perfect for learning.
    Written April 14, 2024
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  • olivepopeye
    Melbourne, Australia131 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We loved our tour of the garden. We did the 11am tour booked lunch on the terrace at 1230pm (could have booked 12.15pm as the tour is only 1hr 15 mins). It was very HOT on the tour in March so I recommend to wear loose cotton clothing, a hat, carry water and perhaps a fan. But well worth the visit - What a vision he had!
    Written March 30, 2024
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  • Bennettbrian
    Hebburn, UK1,320 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are in the Bentota area it is a worthwhile doing a river safari with one of the many, companies providing the tours.
    The tour we took lasted around an hour and a half and we were lucky enough to see, a couple of small crocodiles, fruit bats roosting in the trees, fish eagles, monitor lizards and also got to feed some monkeys, which was the highlight.
    The trip along the river was entertaining and also took in the mangroves.
    It was also good to see the white Buddha statues on the banks of the river.
    A pleasant worthwhile trip.
    Written January 30, 2024
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  • romanshorner
    Munich, Germany1,279 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    When we arrived, we payed the entrance fee. Our guide was really good and told us a lot and we learned a lot. They alsthough asked several times for donations. The idea of this institution is good, although not everything might be done in the best way.
    Written February 28, 2024
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  • Tracie W
    Nottinghamshire, UK2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Made a last minute booking for my husband and I on my Birthday. Both had the one hour, herbal, massage. WOW! I've experienced many massages at 5* luxury resorts before, this beat them all....hands down! A truly authentic Sri Lankan experience. All the staff were so lovely but our masseuse had blessed hands with a spiritual touch. Will be returning more than once over the next few weeks I think! Cannot recommend enough! Even got gifted some tea as a birthday present.

    Written April 6, 2024
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  • Bhaskar_10
    New Delhi, India2,854 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited on 21 February 2020

    Many water sports company have set up at this place providing various adventure rides from banana boat to jet ski, snorkeling to speed boat, kayaking, and others.

    Do carry a extra set of clothes when you plan to visit this place and wear comfortable clothes. the water-sports gear are available on rent and included in the package. the price ranges from SLR 500/- per head for a ride to SLR 4500 for package which include few rides. You may also take family / group packages.

    The water sports company have a deck of their own and have restroom/ showers and restaurant for drinks and food. This is easily a half day event including pick-up and drop at your hotel.

    Do give this place a try and you will not regret.
    Written April 26, 2020
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  • Traveltales
    Battaramulla, Sri Lanka5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's a historic temple very close to the Bentota town. (Google directions are quite accurate and roads are good.)

    The temple is said to date back to times of King Devanampiyatissa, but very little remains today from times. Today it is most famous for a stupa believed to hold a tooth relic of arhat maha kashyapa and an intricately detailed stone doorway.

    While it may not be as majestic as some other archeological sites, it has its own quite charm. And the little monk who was there with an SDF guard very nicely opened all the image houses just for us. The paintings in the image houses has both local and colonial influences with some interesting results.

    All in all it was a nice half an hour spent. It's definitely worth a visit if you are in and around the area of Bentota.
    Written February 13, 2023
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  • rookie_planner
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sunflower has a great collection of various local handicrafts with its own workshop located next to the store. Prices are quite reasonable. Must visit if you are looking for taking a piece of Sri Lanka back with you, even if it’s just a fridge magnet.
    Written December 30, 2023
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  • Voyager35112482172
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dharshana‘s yoga classes were the best part of my vacation in Sri Lanka. I have a new body feeling and feel more in harmony with myself. Dharshana is a really special person, I was really impressed by him. I will really miss his classes and all the positions I learned. Thank you very much 🙏
    Written April 5, 2024
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