Vivanta by Taj-Bentota, Sri Lanka


Photo courtesy of Vivanta by Taj-Bentota, Sri Lanka

No matter when you visit, Sri Lanka will enchant you with its natural beauty, easy-going pace of life, and its rich traditions. Sri Lanka’s reputation as the gem of the Indian Ocean is not unfounded, it is an exotic paradise with an abundance of things to see and do.

This is a land of impeccable beaches, lush mountain terrain and magnificent wildlife and is also home to approximately eight UNESCO World Heritage sites. This is truly the perfect destination for families, couples or those who want to explore, relax, feast and enjoy a fabulous holiday.

Renowned for its luxurious accommodation and service.

Vivanta by Taj – Bentota, Sri Lanka is located along one of the finest beaches on the South West coast. It is a charming beach and spa resort that’s almost one with the Indian Ocean. This 162 room five star hotel is one of the most popular international hotels in Bentota and has achieved a perfect balance between the natural beauty of the location, luxurious comforts and the renowned Vivanta by Taj service.

Set in beautifully maintained gardens overlooking the Indian Ocean, you are sure to enjoy the sand, the surf and the ocean breeze. The modern rooms and suites offer garden, partial sea views or full sea views from their balconies. There are a variety of rooms to choose from -: Superior Charm Rooms are located on the hotel’s lower floors while the Superior Charm Seaview Rooms are found on the higher floors. Modern Deluxe Delight Rooms have a variety of views while the Premium Indulgence Rooms provide a more spacious choice – ideal for those travelling with children.



Exceptional Dining Choices

There are three restaurants here including the main dining spot The Palms, which offers all day dining and serves up Sri Lankan and Indian buffet dishes at breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Sea View restaurant offers delicious gourmet cuisine with mesmerising views of the Indian Ocean views but if you want a more laidback al fresco dining experience you can head to the S.H.A.C.K which specialises in fresh seafood dishes. However if you’re craving a taste of the orient you can always try the à la carte at the Oriental Pavilion – it is one of only a few Chinese restaurants in Southern Sri Lanka.


The Amazing Jiva Spa

Built along a golden mile of beach, away from the main hotel for added tranquillity and perfect seclusion, the 7500 sq. ft. spa is a getaway within a getaway. Combining a Jacuzzi set amidst an open arc and a juice bar – the luxuries here can only be described as flawless. You can unwind with therapies and treatments inspired by Indian traditions and rituals – these therapies combined with the pampering atmosphere will help you to relax and rejuvenate in an unforgettable atmosphere.

Unique “must-do” Activities

While staying at the Vivanta you can also choose from a list of interesting activities -: visit the Kosgoda and learn about the conservation of endangered species of turtles; see the 17th century Galle Fort which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site; set off on the Madu River Cruise to observe the traditional lifestyle of inhabitants living on quiet islands plus much more; take a trip to the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage- home to the largest herd of elephants in captivity in the world; enjoy the Bentota Village Experience on a Tuk-Tuk ; or go whale watching in Galle.

This article was published in the November 2015 issue of Inspire Living Magazine. Download it here!