A Sri Lankan coastal city famous for golden beaches, Bentota is situated on the southern coastal tip of the Galle District of the Southern Province. The town is a popular tourist attraction and also a favourite destination for watersports. It is especially famous among the foreign tourists.
The name comes from a mythical story which dates back to kings time saying a demon called Bem ruled this river ( tota = river bank. Bentota hosts a handful of world proclaimed hotels.
Bentota is a tropical lagoon and a major river Bentota offers water sports possibilities nowhere else to be found.
Apart from swimming, body-surfing or diving in the sea, you can jet-ski, windsurf, parasail or enjoy a romantic river safari on the river and lagoon.
Being one of the most established beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Bentota is known for its professional touristic infrastructure.
Safe swimming conditions combined with fun water sport and exciting excursions are providing for the ideal background for a relaxed holiday in Sri Lanka.
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