ABOUT Avani Bentota Resort and Spa

Feel the golden sand between your toes and the warm sun on your skin, breathe in the fresh sea air and feel yourself come alive again in paradise. Welcome to the AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa, designed by world-renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa, who took inspiration from an 18th Century Dutch village to create a romantic home-away-from-home with a spectacular beach-side setting.

Make plans over a generous breakfast of all your favourites. Explore the wild mangroves on a boat safari and spot kingfishers and crocodiles, or visit the world-famous turtle hatchery and meet the day-old baby turtles. Maybe a lazy morning, indulge yourself with a skin-soothing massage at the spa, before getting to work on your new favourite hobby, zipping through the crystal-clear sea on a jet-ski built for two.


Avani Bentota Resort & Spa is located in the seaside town of Bentota while the resort is the ideal location for a family getaway or even a romantic rendezvous with your better half. Providing guests with luxury and stylish living spaces along with a host of modern amenities, the resort is a combination of style and local charm. With a beautiful swimming pool, elegant guest rooms and a number of venues that you can enjoy delicious cuisine, Avani Bentota Resort & Spa is a fine holiday hideout along the coast.


Designed by Geoffrey Bawa, Avani Bentota Resort & Spa is located along the South Western coast of Sri Lanka in the beautiful resort town of Bentota. Famous for its serene golden beaches, Bentota is located approximately 64km away from Colombo while the drive from the Bandaranaike International Airport takes only about 15 minutes along the new Expressway. You can also enjoy a picturesque drive along the Colombo – Galle main coastal road while trains and bus services are available to the south on a regular basis.


The Avani Bentota Resort & Spa comprises of 75 guestrooms and suites while all units are well equipped with modern conveniences. Facilities include air-conditioning, DVD player and cable television along with a terrace or private balcony.

You can even enjoy your breakfast whilst enjoying the view. There are a number of room categories that you can choose from which include standard room, superior room, deluxe room, suite and the Avani suite. Each room category is unique in its own special way.


Avani Bentota Resort & Spa boasts of a number of dining options. ‘Breeze’ which is the main restaurant is a venue where guests can enjoy a different buffet every morning as well as a number of International favourites. You can savour the freshest sea food dishes as well as a number of local favourites. ‘Frangipani’ which is the specialty restaurant of the resort offers an elegant yet informal setting for lunch and dinner while you can choose from an indoor and outdoor seating area. With a selection of quality wines, you can savour international classics to some delicious authentic local dishes.

Specialty dining options are available for special occasions and for the true romantic in you while ‘Chatters’ is the onsite bar where you can enjoy a world class collection of cigars, limited edition wines and spirits as well as a game of pool. For total rejuvenation ‘AVANI Spa’ is the ideal choice with a number of treatment packages available for you to choose from. There is also a special 3 day de-tox programme that is available so that you can feel your best. The resort also consists of a swimming pool, state of the art gymnasium, a number of water sports facilities such as water skiing, water boarding windsurfing with trained instructors, indoor games such as chess and carom, beach volleyball, and various entertainment options such as cultural shows. The Avani Bentota Resort & Spa is also a fine venue to organize meetings and weddings


While holidaying at Bentota, guests can enjoy a number of excursions while the closest and convenient options are boat rides through the extensive mangroves of the Madu River and a visit to some of the nearby turtle hatcheries. For a more cultural experience, travellers can visit the Ambalangoda Mask Village and the magnificent Dutch Fort in Galle. The beach experience and water sports are readily available in and around Bentota while there are experienced trainers to assist you when required.

Our Facilities



Restore and take your sense of inner calm to the next level ancient with AVANI Spa’s centuries-old body rituals and personal pamperings. Simply exhale away lingering stresses each time you inhale the unique aroma of all-natural aromatic candles and sensuous oils here.
With mouthwatering a la carte options covering everything from juicy burgers and plates of pasta to spicy seafood, AVANI Bentota’s main and specialty restaurants will spoil you for choice. To quench the thirst, simply settle back and savour refreshingly cool juices and your favourite beers, wines, spirits or cocktails in the resort’s bars. Alternatively, make the most of your private patio by treating yourselves to room service at all hours of the day or night.


The state of the art gym here is equipped with everything you need to shape up. From resistance training to cardiovascular workout machines and lighter exercise equipment, AVANI Bentota has everything you need to make up for each evening’s indulgent dinners.