Taj Bentota Resort & Spa

5* out of 5 stars

Discover Taj Bentota Resort & Spa on one of south-west Sri Lanka’s most beautiful beaches. Nestled amid tall-standing palm trees and affording picture-postcard views of the Indian Ocean, this charming luxury hotel is easily recognisable by its red-tiled tiered roofs, and is well-known among the jet-set for its wonderful service, dining and amenities.

Things to do at Taj Bentota Resort & Spa

Immerse yourself in island life and find plenty of ways to relax and stay active on your Sri Lanka holiday at Taj Bentota Resort & Spa. Take a champagne boat cruise along Maddu River, go whale watching out on the ocean, visit the Kosgoda turtle hatchery or enjoy a guided tour of historic Galle Fort. There are pool tables, table tennis, water polo, volleyball and badminton too, while a state-of-the-art gym keeps fitness regimes in check. Of course, R&R should never be too far from the agenda on your holiday in the Indian Ocean. Kick back with a cocktail at the freeform outdoor swimming pool, retreat to Jiva Spa for signature massage therapies or find a quiet spot on the beautiful beach and soak up the sun.

Food and drink at Taj Bentota Resort & Spa

Sri Lanka’s colourful, aromatic cuisine is loved around the world, and the head chef at Taj Bentota has harnessed this culinary legacy to make Taj Bentota Resort & Spa a real foodie destination. S.H.A.C.K is the al fresco seafood joint where catch-of-the-day bites are accompanied by fine wine. The local area's only Chinese restaurant – Oriental Pavilion – showcases the international flavours on offer at the hotel and The Palms, with its live cooking stations and 24 hour multi-cuisine menu, is the place to be for casual dining. Fancy a nightcap after your meal? Head over to hip bar Tease for an imaginative cocktail or local ‘arrack’ coconut liquor.

Accommodation at Taj Bentota Resort & Spa comes in Charm, Delight and Indulgence room categories, plus three suite styles: Allure, Temptation and Presidential. As such a range of tastes and budgets are catered for making this an ideal escape for both couples and families. Modern touches like multi-media panels and LCD TV are complemented by contemporary-luxury design, chic furniture and elegant interiors.

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Accommodation

Junior Suite

These large one bedroom suites offer stunning direct views of the ocean or partial garden views. They are located in the main building and boast of the latest amenities and stylish fittings. Enjoy life even more with a spacious living room and your own private balcony. Make the most.

Luxury Suite

So you want that little extra space and more privacy. It's here. Enjoy the experience of a spacious one bedroom suite with a living room which leads to a private balcony. Step out and look at the stunning blue shades of the Indian Ocean. The tranquil tones blending in the décor within play host to a generous offering of modern fittings and amenities. Try resisting.

Superior Garden View Room

Spacious and comfortable, offering partial views of the Indian Ocean. All rooms in this category have international direct dial facility, a mini-bar, tea/coffee maker, 24-hour room service, television with satellite programmes. All lead to a private balcony or a terrace. Very cute.

Superior Sea View Room

With spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, these rooms are located on the higher floors of the hotel and offer a private balcony. Designed in pastels with a large plush king sized bed, these stylish rooms offer perfect harmony of easy chic and aesthetics. All Superior Charm rooms have been recently refurbished and are centrally air-conditioned with Tea/coffee maker and 24-hour room service, Treat yourself mini bar, 40’ flat Screen television and designer bathrooms with a bathtub.

Deluxe Garden View Room

Deluxe rooms are crafted to cater to your creature comforts and views of thriving greens, complete the experience.

Deluxe Garden Terrace Room

Deluxe rooms are crafted to cater to your creature comforts and views of the sea, complete the experience.

Deluxe Sea View Room

With spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, these rooms are located on the higher floors of the hotel and offer a private balcony. Designed in pastels with a large plush king sized bed, these stylish rooms offer perfect harmony of easy chic and aesthetics. All Superior Charm rooms have been recently refurbished and are centrally air-conditioned with Tea/coffee maker and 24-hour room service, Treat yourself mini bar, 40’ flat Screen television and designer bathrooms with a bathtub.

Premium Room

Contemporary 504 sq ft living spaces with 1 bedroom and garden or ocean views from a private balcony. Modern room amenities include a DVD player. Indulge in fresh fruits and wine offered free on arrival and daily evening canapes. Have fun!

Facilities

  • Accessible rooms & facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • All Inclusive Option
  • Babysitting
  • Bars
  • Family rooms
  • Half Board Dine-Around Option
  • Interconnecting rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Public Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV in rooms
  • Separate Kids Pool
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • Tennis Courts
  • Walking distance to attractions
  • Wi-Fi

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Food & Drink

Oriental Pavilion

The stunning décor creates the perfect setting. The charming menu which sits in a wooden box sets the tone for the feast to follow. Chef Xintau is a man of few words. His inspired Chinese cuisine however speaks a lot. Try finding words to describe his fried dumplings or his perfectly prepared Peking duck. The Crispy Beef Sichuan style demands the sound of silence followed by crackling applause. Pair the food with a Toscana wine and you've got a memorable authentic Chinese dining experience which will leave you speechless. Cuisine types: Chinese.

S.H.A.C.K.

As fresh as fresh can be. Both the morning and the afternoon catch of the day from the Indian Ocean. Celebrate the panoramic view of the Indian Ocean in the open. Get hooked on the candlelit dining experience under the stars as the waves orchestrate the sounds of the sea. Enjoy the Fresh Catch of the day. Grilled to perfection to retain the delicate natural tenderness. Take your pick from what's on display. Lobsters, Jumbo Prawns. Tuna, Cuttle Fish, Seer Fish. They all swim on to plates here. The pumpkin & carrot soup provides a gentle start and a fine selection of white wines aids navigation through the fresh courses. Take a dive. Cuisine types: Sea food specialty. Location: Lawns by the shore.

Sea Lounge

This is where exotic cocktails, fine wines and a host of international spirits are complemented with amazing cocktail snacks and dishes. The tropical-inspired décor adds to the vibrancy of this space. You'll find it tough to resist the Sri Lankan Coconut Arrack Shots. The Margaritas are all the rage here. So are the Mojitos embellished with panadas leaves and spices. Exotic is the word. There's a live band to help you maintain the rhythm every evening. And in between shots try your hand at the pool table. Cheers!

Sea View

Go in for an unforgettable experience. A vibrant setting. A vivid view. And food that challenges you to resist. Sea View is a refreshing fine dining restaurant situated at the lobby level. Soak in a stunning view of the Indian Ocean in a superb setting. This stylish restaurant offers candlelit dining with a superb selection of courses. Let Chef Jayatunga wow you with his Lobster Cappucino which is flamed with Cognac, followed by Blue Swimmer Crab with shaved coconut and mint salad accompanied with fried shallots and chives. Try saying no to the New Zealand rack of lamb with leeks, wild mushroom jus and Sri Lankan red rice risotto. Allow the sommelier to pair the food with carefully selected South African, Australian and Chilean wines. A fine finale is an irresistible Grand Mariner and passion fruit brulee with roasted almonds or if you prefer the Rubarb tart with strawberry and cream.

The Palms

This vibrant all-day dining restaurant overlooking the pool serves multi-cuisine delights with Continental, Sri Lankan and Indian favorites. Recharge in the casual ambience with open, interactive kitchens and inside/outside dining that overlooks the pool. Indian and Western barbeque stations vie with steaming plain and egg hoppers turning a crisp golden brown in covered pans. Take your pick from the buffet or sit back and relish a menu specially designed by the chefs. A hot favourite is the Sri Lankan Lunch Platter, a delightful assortment of red rice accompanied with chicken curry, tempered radish, ambarella chutney, beans in coconut milk and spicy