Vivanta By Taj – Bentota


Located on the west coast of Sri Lanka in Bentota, the 4-star Vivanta by Taj Hotel is an incredible beach resort. There are stunning views across the Indian Ocean and the hotel boasts an impressive range of modern facilities. There are 162 colonial-style rooms that have fantastic views from a private terrace or balcony, and each one has access to luxurious toiletries and WiFi Internet.

Inside the hotel, you have an array of wining and dining opportunities, with live entertainment at the warm lobby bar and the beach-front seafood restaurant. There are a wide variety of facilities such as a well-equipped fitness centre and a swim-up pool bar. For those on their Sri Lanka holidays, you can feel confident in that there isn’t a huge transfer time as the nearest airport is just 90kms from the airport.


The 162 rooms at the Vivanta by Taj each have 40” LCD TVs with DVD player available on request, IDD telephones, Forest Essentials toiletries, 100% cotton bathrobes, makeup mirror, hairdryer, scale, electronic safe, high-speed wireless Internet, stocked mini bar, 24-hour in-room dining, twice daily housekeeping service and cribs and a rollaway bed if needed.

The Superior Charm room is an astonishing 368sqm in size and has partial ocean views. There is a private balcony or a private terrace, a king-size bed and a bathtub. The Deluxe Delight rooms have 364.5sqm, a private balcony, full views of the Indian Ocean and gardens, a king-size bed, day bed and rain shower as well as a bathtub.

For larger rooms, you could look at the Premium Indulgence which is 504sqm and is a one bedroom suite. You have garden or ocean views, a private balcony and is perfect for families with children. Again, a larger room would be the Deluxe Allure Suite which is 651sqm; has a spacious living room, is a one bedroom suite, a private balcony and has full ocean or partial views of the hotel’s gardens.

The Premium Temptation Suite takes it a step further as it is a one bedroom suite, is 724sqm, has amazing ocean views, a living room and a private balcony. The Presidential Nirvana Suite is the largest of the suites and has 1213sqm of space. You get panoramic views of the ocean and it comes complete with a living room with sofas. There is a bathroom with separate walk-in shower and Jacuzzi and an expansive private balcony.


During your Sri Lanka holidays at the Vivanta by Taj Hotel, there are several dining options to choose from, such as seafood, Chinese, traditional Sri Lankan cuisine and international. The Palms has an all-day dining option and has Sri Lankan, Indian and Continental cuisine.

The Sea View is a fine dining restaurant that gives you an international fare. It’s open for dinner only, needs a reservation and has a smart casual dress code. The S.H.A.C.K is similar, it has a smart casual dress code, needs a reservation and overlooks the Indian Ocean. It is a fantastic seafood restaurant.

The Oriental Pavilion is a Chinese restaurant at the Vivanta by Taj Hotel. It has a smart casual dress code, it’s open for dinner and needs a reservation. At the Sea Lounge, there is a more relaxed atmosphere whereby you can get snacks, cocktails and wine at the lobby bar. There is a pool table and a live band. The Chic Cocktail bar is nautically-inspired and has a variety of refreshments.


At the Vivanta by Taj there are a wide range of facilities for your comfort on your Sri Lanka holidays. There is a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, fitness centre, volleyball, steam room, Jiva Spa, mountain bike hire and badminton. You can play table tennis, play pool, spend time at the night club, and use the high-speed WiFi Internet. There is a housekeeping service, a library, gift shop and beauty salon.

For families, there is a babysitting service and there is a concierge, doctor on call and currency exchange.


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