Feel the golden sand between your toes and the warm sun on your skin, breathe in the fresh sea air and feel yourself come alive again in paradise. Welcome to the AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa, designed by world-renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa, who took inspiration from an 18th Century Dutch village to create a romantic home-away-from-home with a spectacular beach-side setting.
Make plans over a generous breakfast of all your favourites. Explore the wild mangroves on a boat safari and spot kingfishers and crocodiles, or visit the world-famous turtle hatchery and meet the day-old baby turtles. Maybe a lazy morning, indulge yourself with a skin-soothing massage at the spa, before getting to work on your new favourite hobby, zipping through the crystal-clear sea on a jet-ski built for two.
Designed by Geoffrey Bawa, Avani Bentota Resort & Spa is located along the South Western coast of Sri Lanka in the beautiful resort town of Bentota. Famous for its serene golden beaches, Bentota is located approximately 64km away from Colombo while the drive from the Bandaranaike International Airport takes only about 15 minutes along the new Expressway. You can also enjoy a picturesque drive along the Colombo Galle main coastal road while trains and bus services are available to the south on a regular basis.
The Avani Bentota Resort & Spa comprises of 75 guestrooms and suites while all units are well equipped with modern conveniences. Facilities include air-conditioning, DVD player and cable television along with a terrace or private balcony.
You can even enjoy your breakfast whilst enjoying the view. There are a number of room categories that you can choose from which include standard room, superior room, deluxe room, suite and the Avani suite. Each room category is unique in its own special way.
Avani Bentota Resort & Spa boasts of a number of dining options. Breeze which is the main restaurant is a venue where guests can enjoy a different buffet every morning as well as a number of International favourites. You can savour the freshest sea food dishes as well as a number of local favourites. Frangipani which is the specialty restaurant of the resort offers an elegant yet informal setting for lunch and dinner while you can choose from an indoor and outdoor seating area. With a selection of quality wines, you can savour international classics to some delicious authentic local dishes.
Specialty dining options are available for special occasions and for the true romantic in you while Chatters is the onsite bar where you can enjoy a world class collection of cigars, limited edition wines and spirits as well as a game of pool. For total rejuvenation AVANI Spa is the ideal choice with a number of treatment packages available for you to choose from. There is also a special 3 day de-tox programme that is available so that you can feel your best. The resort also consists of a swimming pool, state of the art gymnasium, a number of water sports facilities such as water skiing, water boarding windsurfing with trained instructors, indoor games such as chess and carom, beach volleyball, and various entertainment options such as cultural shows. The Avani Bentota Resort & Spa is also a fine venue to organize meetings and weddings
While holidaying at Bentota, guests can enjoy a number of excursions while the closest and convenient options are boat rides through the extensive mangroves of the Madu River and a visit to some of the nearby turtle hatcheries. For a more cultural experience, travellers can visit the Ambalangoda Mask Village and the magnificent Dutch Fort in Galle. The beach experience and water sports are readily available in and around Bentota while there are experienced trainers to assist you when required.