Avani Bentota Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka

from price £39 pp / per night

020 8774 7298


Originally designed by famous island architect, Geoffrey Bawa in the striking style of an 18th Century Dutch Village, the 75-room low-rise Avani Bentota Resort & Spa has been totally renewed by Thailand's famous Anantara hotel chain to become a cool, laid-back resort hotel with a vibrant contemporary feel. Set amid eight acres of palm-dotted tropical grounds on Sri Lanka's south coast, it enjoys beautiful views over the sea and fronts a broad sandy beach offering perfect swimming during the season from December to April. Bentota village is just a short walk away.

To this ideal ocean side setting the Avani Bentota adds a relaxingly understated ambience, warm island hospitality and a first-class array of amenities. They all blend attractively to give this relatively small-scale resort a distinctive character and charm of its own, with an appeal for couples and families alike and the bonus of direct sea views from every room terrace or balcony.

Plenty of water sports are on offer from wind surfing to jet and water skiing in the nearby Bentota lagoon.

Palm fringed white sands and Indian Ocean waves offer refreshing views while you sit outside on your balcony. Designed with a great stay in mind, Standard Rooms feel comfy and inviting, whether you fancy an afternoon siesta, a mini bar treat with a movie or a long, deep sleep. Wake up well rested, hop under the rain shower and get ready for another day in paradise.
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With a bit more space, a great beach view and plenty of comforts to enjoy, Superior Rooms provide an ideal blend. Rise and shine, make a tea or coffee and take a peek of blue ocean, white sands and lush palms. At night this view feels deliciously indulgent as you chill out with a tipple from the mini bar. Watch TV, catch up with the world online and hideaway for a snooze at any time - we’ve got everything covered to make you feel at ease.
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Bedroom, lounge and outdoor spaces come with tempting extras in our Deluxe Rooms. Boost your energy with a morning espresso to kick start the day, or read a good book with an ocean view while you relax on your balcony or terrace. Later on, cosy into stylish lounge furnishings for movie time or just quiet time. Evenings feel easy with a long, lazy soak in the tub, before getting ready in the dressing area for a night of island dining.
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Spaces to sunbathe, lounge, dine, refresh and sleep make Suite life an indulgent pleasure, beginning with delicious treats when you walk in. Perk up with a coffee first thing in the morning. Top up your tan on comfy balcony loungers, overlooking golden beach and Indian Ocean waves. After a great day out, soothe tired muscles in the Jacuzzi, snuggle into the sofa to chat over your adventures, and if you feel like dining in, room service is only a call away.
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Sunbathe on your private ocean facing sundeck with a view of our gorgeous beach. Inside, the AVANI Suite is designed with contemporary flair, polished wooden flooring and a host of creature comforts. While away blissful hours in total privacy, from soothing time alone in the Jacuzzi to sharing quality time in the lounge. Sip, snack and dine to your heart’s content, with mini bar temptations and an espresso machine, plus the ease of calling room service for a delicious meal at our dining table.
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Activities & Facilities

Free Shuttle to Sea Sports Center
Laundry Service

Chatters Bar

Make new friends and sharpen your pool skills here in the residentsbar. Alternatively, unwind over a G&T or a decadent Pina Colada as the kids play outside in the sun. The upscale Wine Cellar area offers an elegant setting in which to explore an extensive wine collection.

Music And Events

Cultural shows highlight music, dance and colourful costumes with everything soulful sax to jazzy guitar, enchanting flutes and traditional local melodies each evening.

Money Exchange - Yes

Credit Cards Accepted:

American Express
Diners Club
With mouth-watering a la carte options covering everything from juicy burgers and rich pasta to spicy seafood, the resort's main and specialty restaurants will spoil you for choice. Or you can dine a deux on your private patio thanks to room service that's available at all hours of the day or night.

Breezes Main Restaurant

Here Avani Bentota's chefs will tempt you with the very best fare that Sri Lanka has to offer from fresh-from-the-ocean lobster and prawns to fragrant noodle and rice dishes. With a different buffet every morning and international favourites available all day, every day, the dining pleasures are infinite.

Frangipani Speciality Restaurant

Frangipani offers an elegant and informal setting for lunch or dinner, both indoors and al fresco. Dine on true international classics or try the delicious local cuisine - and chose from a selection of quality wines.

Speciality Dining

For that special occasion, there could be no more romantic a dining than a serene corner of one of Sri Lanka's most secluded golden beaches made all the more memorable perhaps by the flavours of slow-smoked salmon, caviar and lobster, served up under the stars with a side order of gently lapping waves!

Avani Spa

Here you can rediscover a sense of inner calm to the next level with the aid of centuries-old Ayurvedic body treatments and personal pampering. After a day in the sun, few things are more soothing than stretching out as your skin is nourished and reinvigorated by the timeless healing power of plants and herbs. So relax and let the resort's therapists, aromatic candles and sensuous oils all work their magic!


The state-of-the-art gym is equipped with everything you need to shape up - from resistance training to cardiovascular workout machines and lighter exercise equipment.