Home to generations of sun seekers, Bentota is known for its slow pace, wide range of water sports and scenic beach. Germans are in love with the place and over time even local business such as The Sinharaja Bakery have got in the deal, baking bread types fancied by the Deutschland residents.

The Bentota River that meets the sea here provides a world class venue for water sports of all types. Bentota is also home to the practice of Ayurveda, and visitors will find a plethora of spas, first class wellness programmes and traditional Ayurveda practitioners. Also be on the lookout for toddy, a coconut spirit brewed of coconuts and rather intoxicating.

Bentota claims its name from a medieval tale when the river was ruled by a demon named Bem, thus Bentota (river bank).  – The Sri Lankan -

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