Avani Bentota Resort
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The Dutch village by the sea
Avani Bentota is a 45 roomed beach resort hotel located in Bentota. Avani is surrounded by the ocean, lagoon and river making it the ideal beach getaway.
Designed to capture the essence and mood of an 18th century Dutch village, Avani Bentota was built by Sri Lanka’s renowned architect, the internationally acclaimed late Sir Geoffrey Bawa on a broad stretch of fine sandy beach in Bentota. Set amidst a garden of frangipani trees, it is the ideal holiday retreat for you when seeking leisure, sun, sand and water sports.
This dream escape is located 66 kilometres away from the commercial hub of Colombo on the southern coastal belt in the established tourist beach resort of Bentota. You will be facing the Indian Ocean, lagoon and the beautiful Benthara River. The hotel is also easily accessible by road and rail.
The Katunayake International Airport is situated 99 kilometres away and guests can arrive at the hotel via public or private transport. Airport shuttle services are provided by the hotel on request.
Room and suites
Avani Bentota provides 90 spacious rooms with balcony or terrace overlooking the spectacular Indian Ocean. You can fall asleep lulled to the tranquil sound of the ocean waves kissing the beach in the comfort of your cosy rooms.
The tastefully furnished rooms are decorated with specially designed wooden furniture. You will also be delighted to find that the 45 standard rooms offer 2 single beds, air-conditioning, hot and cold water with tub, television, DVD player, piped music and telephones.
Additional amenities in the 45 superior rooms are twin or double beds, mini bar, hair dryer, in-room safe and tea /coffee making facilities. An additional amenity in the 02 deluxe rooms is the patio while also being the only suite that offers a sitting area as an extra facility. Room service is provided around the clock.
Restaurant and dining
The main facilities at Avani Bentota include an air-conditioned restaurant serving international and local cuisine that will titillate your taste buds. You can choose between a mouth watering array of seafood, local and western dishes to entice your appetite.
The coffee shop serves you tasty snacks throughout the day. Also a visit at the end of the day to the lounge bar and beach bar are ideal for you to relax and unwind with a drink, while enjoying the glorious sunset.
Facilities and activities
The open air swimming pool bordering the beach is very inviting and you can relax and enjoy the sound of waves gently lapping the shore. A kiddie’s pool area is also provided. Comfortable Sun lounges and chairs are provided for sunbathing.
A well equipped business centre with meeting and conference room facilities are also available for any business activities you may want to conduct.
Leisure facilities include a Spa with Jacuzzi and massages to invigorate and pamper your body and mind. The gymnasium will keep you fit and healthy while a leisure room is also provided for you to unwind with a DVD library, satellite television and internet kiosk.
Other facilities include a 24 hour reception, baby sitting, beach bar, discotheque and laundry services.
The safe beaches of Bentota coupled with the ocean, river and lagoon makes it a major hub for water sports. Apart from swimming, diving and body surfing you can enjoy
Jet- skiing, Para-sailing and windsurfing.
Take a romantic cruise along the river and watch the sun going down into the ocean at dusk. A boat excursion along the Madhu River passing small villages, temples, and cinnamon estates will give you an insight into the life of the local people and an abundance of flora and fauna.
If you are seeking adventure and nightlife, you can visit Hikkaduwa which is just 36 kilometres away. This is the liveliest beach found teeming with discos, bars, pubs and restaurants.
A two and a half hour drive will take you to the city of Colombo for shopping and sightseeing.
Another option will be to explore the nearby towns of Bentota and Alutgama to experience the local culture and shop for souvenirs and artifacts.
At the end of your enchanting stay the clean beaches, adventurous water sports, friendly staff, smiling locals and amazing food will no doubt bring back fond memories of Avani Bentota and will make you want to come back again.