4.5
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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.

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

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

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 2778 Reviews
Hotel review
Reviewed 21 hours ago

Stayed in hotel for 2 night . Excellent location of the hotel . Had beautiful view of beech from room . Has beautiful swimming pool . Dining experience was fabulous . Over all was a fantastic stay at hotel

AHP
Reviewed 2 days ago

Its a awesome place to stay..exelent food and grateful view...so amazing.
And i want to special thanks for HR manager Mr Sarath Mohottige...given kind support to us and starting from welcome all the staff.good luck
Nirosha fernando
Taj samudra colombo

Rejuvination
Reviewed 5 days ago

Taj Bentota resort is one of the most picturesque, relaxing luxury resorts in Sri lanka. Its beach is one of the cleanest beaches. The food they offer is so tasty and amazing that you will never forget its taste even after many days. The service is excellent. You will have enchanting experience of Sri lanka in this hotel and will make your stay memorable.

Enjoyable stay, pleasent staff and great food!
Reviewed 6 days ago

We finalized this location for sheer distance travel to galle from airport. We were not disappointed. Taj at Bentota has amazing view of the clean beach (really clean).

I had booked a premium room and was disappointed that it was quite far away from the amenities. The room allotted did not have a wardrobe - really!!! Finally managed to change (downgrade) to a normal deluxe room which had better proximity to pool and the food place.

This room was really a bliss. Nice balcony with beach facing views and sufficient space for a family with young kids. Nothing to complain and our holiday is back to it's charm. Big thanks Mr Ajay Sawe (Director of rooms) and the front office staff who understood our requirements and swiftly helped move rooms.

The hotel food (main restaurant) has a amazing spread of buffet and more than helpful staff who takes care of the needs of the clients. Their local (Srilankan) delicacies were really a treat for foodies.

The pools we're well maintained and kept clean all the times. Spa was a little far away from the reach. Lack of a kids club in a big resort was a big let down. However the activities planned for engagements were descent.

Over all, a memorable stay and happy vacation times with Taj. Cheers to the team.

Waah Taj!
Reviewed 1 week ago

Taj keeps to its name! Had an awesome time with family at Taj Bentota. Rooms are beautiful - all facing Indian Ocean. The view from the room is serene and calming. Rooms are charming and comfy.

Food is excellent- wide array of cuisines even for vegetarians .They even had a sugar free dessert - my husband freaked out on it, being a diabetic :)

Staff is very nice and helpful. They went out of the way in taking care of us. Specially for our daughter -10 year old and made special dishes for her.

Pool is beautiful and in the centre of the hotel. You can have beautiful view of Indian Ocean lying at the pool side.
Special mention and thanks to Duty Manager-Mr. Mahinda for making our holidays really special and memorable. Would definitely recommend this place to all my friends