Avani Bentota


Set on the golden sands of Bentota, the Avani Bentota is a stunning resort and one of the most popular places to take holidays to Sri Lanka. It has coconut palm trees and 8 acres of lush frangipanis nearby. There is a Dutch Village feel to the resort, as the décor is based on the 18th Century. There is a calm, relaxing feel to the atmosphere that the décor and architecture creates, and although the colonial feel is nice there are modern and contemporary touches throughout.

There are a range of facilities from the spa, water-sport centre and swimming pool. At the Beach Bar, guests on their Sri Lanka holidays tend to enjoy cocktails and cool beers to relax. The restaurant has international, Chinese, Thai, Malaysian and Indian cuisine as well as traditional Sri Lankan dishes too. It’s a great place for a romantic holiday in exotica or for a family trip of relaxation and rejuvenation.


There are two suites, 13 Deluxe rooms, 46 Superior and 14 Standard rooms at the Avani Bentota, all of which are beautifully decorated and well-appointed. With large, spacious rooms and views that are breath-taking, your holidays to Sri Lanka are supremely memorable.

You can opt for in-room dining, your very own chef or picnics on the beach so you can have plenty of time to yourself. As the rooms are warm and inviting, you’ll want to spend a great deal of time here. That’s why you’ll find tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV and a writing desk too.


There are a good range of bars and restaurants at the Avani Bentota resort. You could opt for the main restaurant which is called Breeze that has stunning ocean views. It has buffet style dining and has a fantastic Sri Lankan menu. There are international flavours and a different buffet breakfast every morning, so you can really enjoy the food here during your Sri Lanka holidays. Not only that, but the evening meals are dressed with freshly-caught prawns and lobster!

The Frangipani restaurant has a stunning range of dishes from the a la carte menu. There is a romantic setting and an ambience that is second to none. You’ll see chipmunks scurrying in the trees nearby while you dine on the hotel’s finest gourmet meals.

Chatters Bar is the pool bar. It has a good range of drinks from Asian to Western to international ones. You can sit by the pool and watch your kids splash around or you can chat to the other guests here.

The Avani Bentota has a Cigar and Wine Lounge as well as the Frangipani Bar too. A Beach BBQ is also available if you want less formal dining and want to watch the sun going down and party into the night by firelight!

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