Very Good 3037 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
  • All rooms come with a private balcony or terrace
  • Four restaurants and two bars
  • The terraced infinity pool overlooks the Indian Ocean

What To Know

  • A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
  • Free WiFi for up to two (or otherwise) devices?
  • The Palms restaurant is open 7am to 11pm
  • Personal trainers are available in the fitness center from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Sprawling beach retreat in southwest Sri Lanka with an open-air waterfront restaurant and breezy rooms with balconies and Indian Ocean views

The Lowdown

Bunk down in a bold, sunny room at this Indian Ocean resort on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast. Colorful turquoise accent walls and bright orange linens complement the resort’s earthy beach scene, while intricately carved headboards add a dash of local charm. Upgrade to an Allure, Temptation or Presidential Suite for a walk-in closet, rainfall shower, and Forest Essentials ayurvedic toiletries. Poolside meals at the Palms include sprawling buffets that mix Western and Sri Lankan specialties, or you can opt for the Sri Lankan lunch platter, a mix of red rice, chicken curry, tempered radish, ambarella chutney, beans in coconut milk, and spicy coconut. Elevate evening dining at SHACK, an open-air seafood spot overlooking the ocean, and retire to Tease for a nightcap — a shot of Sri Lankan Coconut Arrack should do the trick.

In the Area

When you’ve tired of sunbathing on this prime stretch of Bentota Beach, ask the concierge to book a boat ride in the nearby mangrove backwaters or set up a visit to the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery. A local family started the conservation project in 1988, and it protects five species of endangered turtle. Spend the evening on a champagne cruise down the Madu River, or arrange for a private dinner in a beach gazebo.

How to Get There

Vivanta By Taj
National Holiday Resort
Bentota, Sri Lanka


4.5 Very Good 3037 Reviews
Thank you to the Taj for our dream wedding!
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I got married at the Taj in November 2018. After looking at endless properties in Sri Lanka for our destination wedding, we knew the minute we walked into the Taj that it would provide the perfect setting for our special day. Our first meeting with Chef Neeraj and his team gave us the confidence and peace of mind that the Taj would be able to deliver a seamless event, executed to the high standards set by Chef Neeraj.

We had a most incredible wedding and it is all thanks to the staff at the Taj. They redefined the standards for hospitality and attention to detail for our guests. There were small touches in everything they did, from the welcome chocolates to each and every dish having distinct and delicious flavours. The guests enjoyed the ocean view rooms and the impeccable room service. The F&B and events teams went the extra mile to make each event run smoothly, all under the guidance of the leadership team at the Taj. Thank you to all of you, and especially to Chef Neeraj for making our wedding so special. The food, service and hospitality your team provided has ruined us for life. No other hotel will ever come close in our hearts and our minds. We can't wait to come back to the Taj Bentota to celebrate future anniversaries and special red letter occasions in our life.

Reviewed 6 days ago

I could not complain about a single thing. Beautiful and spacious rooms, nice views to the sea, excellent food and service, sublime pool area...our stay was just perfect and we will for sure go back soon.

Wonderful stay at the Taj Bentota - June 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an excellent stay at the property. All personnel were highly attentive including the General Manager ( Thanks Mr. Shankar) and the Head Chef ( Thanks Mr. Neeraj) who made sure that the stay was memorable. Excellent sea view rooms ( recommended to book even if they are slightly expensive) .Upon reaching we found that our rooms were upgraded and the best part was that the two rooms booked by us had interconnecting doors. Rooms/ bed were large size and there was noting to complain about.

The food was excellent ( specially the selection of Sri Lankan food during the breakfast and Dinner).

The hotel fully adheres to the impeccable standard of the Taj Group and is definitely recommended for a memorable stay!!

Taj bentota stay with family
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best stay I ever had. Ambiance, room, food, staff, environment everything was amazing . Chef is very caring for personal needs . Reception staff most cooperative. Srilankan people are extremely caring down to earth. Sri Lanka should be promoted as best travel destinations in world as the people are so welcoming.

excellent hotel with very helpful staff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a nice family friendly hotel with nice and friendly staff. We loved the private access to the beach, the nice breakfast spread and the acqua exercises the hotel conducted.

mahinda lal @duty manager - your team does a great job. thanks.