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 Thailands 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 Lankas 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.