Thaala Bentota Resort

5* out of 5 stars

A Sri Lanka beachfront resort with minimalist, clean styling and an almost Mediterranean charm to its buildings, Thaala Bentota Resort represents affordable luxury and an impressive launch pad for business travellers as well as the leisure seekers.

Bentota is a picturesque tropical paradise served by a vibrant township, relatively unspoilt by an over-influx of tourism. Here at Thaala Bentota Resort you feel at ease, perfectly nestled within your naturally beautiful surroundings whilst enjoying the lavish pleasures and doting service of this outstanding 5-star hotel.

The look is polished and slick, whilst the ambience is relaxed and understated. The warmth of the Thaala Bentota Resort’s hospitality shines through whilst remaining sophisticated.

There are many luxurious perks to choose from at Thaala Bentota Resort. The spa is built around centuries-old Ayurvedic techniques; the gym is a state of the art haven perched within inspiring natural surrounds; and the beach is ready and waiting for all manner of water sports enthusiast or perhaps a romantic meal for two, under the stars.

And you will be pleased to know that dining and romance are two things this hotel does particularly well. Locally sourced produce including amazing seafood are the order of the day in Thaala’s restaurants.

Meanwhile imagine serving such delicate fare at your wedding ceremony. There are few better destinations for a luxury, exotic wedding and Thaala Bentota Resort will do everything to ensure a magical day, up to and including decorating an elephant for you!




Palm fringed white sands and Indian Ocean waves offer refreshing views while you sit outside on your balcony. Designed with a great stay in mind, Standard Rooms feel comfy and inviting, whether you fancy an afternoon siesta, a mini bar treat with a movie or a long, deep sleep. Wake up well rested, hop under the rain shower and get ready for another day in paradise.


With a bit more space, a great beach view and plenty of comforts to enjoy, Superior Rooms provide an ideal blend. Rise and shine, make a tea or coffee and take a peek of blue ocean, white sands and lush palms. At night this view feels deliciously indulgent as you chill out with a tipple from the mini bar. Watch TV, catch up with the world online and hideaway for a snooze at any time – everything to make you feel at ease.


Deluxe - Bedroom, lounge and outdoor spaces come with tempting extras in Deluxe Rooms. Boost your energy with a morning espresso to kick start the day, or read a good book with an ocean view while you relax on your balcony or terrace. Later on, cosy into stylish lounge furnishings for movie time or just quiet time. Evenings feel easy with a long, lazy soak in the tub, before getting ready in the dressing area for a night of island dining.

Avani Suite

Sunbathe on your private ocean facing sundeck with a view of our gorgeous beach. Inside, the Avani Suite is designed with contemporary flair, polished wooden flooring and a host of creature comforts. Wile away blissful hours in total privacy, from soothing time alone in the Jacuzzi to sharing quality time in the lounge. Sip, snack and dine to your heart’s content, with mini bar temptations and an espresso machine, plus the ease of calling room service for a delicious meal.

Bawa Villa

Sunbathe on your private ocean-facing deck with a view of the gorgeous beach. While away blissful hours in total privacy. Soothing time alone in the Jacuzzi. Quality time shared in the lounge. Sip, snack and dine to your heart’s content. Your villa is designed with contemporary flair, polished wooden flooring and a host of creature comforts.


  • Accessible rooms & facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Babysitting
  • Bars
  • Complimentary shuttle service to malls
  • Family rooms
  • Half Board Dine-Around Option
  • Inter-leading rooms available
  • Interconnecting rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Public Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV in rooms
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • Walking distance to attractions
  • Wi-Fi



Food & Drink


Main restaurant - AVANI Bentota’s chefs eagerly tempt their guests with the very best Sri Lanka has to offer - from fresh-from-the-ocean lobster and prawns to fragrant noodle and rice dishes. With a different buffet every morning and international favourites available all day, every day, the dining delights here are simply endless.


Bar - Make new friends while you sharpen your pool skills in the resort’s residents’ bar. Alternatively, feel free to unwind over a G&T or a decadent Pina Colada as the kids play outside in the sun. A meticulously appointed connoisseurs’ area offering a world-class collection of superb cigars and limited-edition wines and spirits is yet another reason why AVANI Bentota is so unique. Your first hint of the exquisite contents of the lounge’s humidors and cellars is sure to tell you all you need to know.


Specialty restaurant - At the heart of the AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa, a classic, elegant and informal setting for lunch or dinner offers indoor and outdoor seating. Dine on true international classics or try the delicious local cuisine and chose from a selection of quality wines.

Speciality Dining

What could be more romantic than sharing an intimate tete a tete on a serene corner of one of Sri Lanka’s most secluded golden beaches? With slow-smoked salmon, caviar and lobster served up under the stars with a side order of gently lapping waves, this is one evening you’ll remember long after your flight home.