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Bentota – A Haven of Beautiful Beaches, Ancient Temples & Delicious Cuisines

Bentota is a charming resort town situated on the Southwest Coast of Sri Lanka, home to plenty of Buddhist temples, a variety of accommodation options from boutique hotels to luxury resorts, and a long stretch of coastline adorned with some of the finest beaches in Sri Lanka which comprise of lush greenery, coconut palms and turquoise waters. This authentic tourist destination is a paradise for thrill seekers with boundless water activities to enjoy, including windsurfing, jet skiing, sailing, fishing and diving. There are some epic dive sites in Bentota all around its coastline allowing you to explore exotic flora and fauna; Canoe Rock a particularly popular site, renowned for its rich coral. Bentota is also a fantastic food hub with mouth-watering national and international cuisines to sample in various eateries, from local beach shacks to fine dine restaurants. Seafood is very popular in Bentota, so there are lots of seafood restaurants here serving fresh produce. You can also sample popular Sri Lankan dishes including coconut prawns and curry with rice. Brightsun Travel can help you book an unforgettable holiday to Bentota.

Bentota is a holiday haven with many must-visit attractions… The Sea Turtle Protection Association is amongst them; here you learn about the conservation of turtles and possibly have the opportunity to release baby turtles into the ocean – this truly is a once in a lifetime travel experience. Another wonderful attraction in Bentota is Brief Garden, an enchanting and serene land of lush green landscapes, tropical plants, trees, walking paths, sculptures and a colourful art collection inside the Bevis Bawa villa, one of Sri Lanka’s most famous architect’s former residence which is set in the grounds. Temples are also a huge part of Bentota’s appeal; the Benthara Galapatha Raja Maha Vihara temple is particularly prominent, dating back to the 12th century with stunning murals, colourful statues, a 25ft sleeping Buddha and a Buddhist tooth relic. The Kande Viharaya is another sacred temple worth exploring with plenty of frescoes, life-size statues and sculptures, as well as an image chamber and ancient Bo Tree. For some souvenir shopping, head to Bentota Bazaar and browse traditional goods including textiles, wood carvings and clothes. Book a great value holiday to Bentota with Brightsun Travel and look forward to lots of unique adventures in this amazing Sri Lankan town.  

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