Up, close & personal with nature at Taj Bentota Resort and Spa
A visit to the island country would be totally incomplete without a visit to Taj Bentota, a gem that’s tucked 90 minutes away from its capital- Colombo.
Situated right on the Bentota beach is a priceless jewel in the crown of hotels in bentota alongside the long and unending stretches of swaying palm trees, clean golden sands and an abundance of marine life that beckon every single visitor with its charm and unmatched location.
Taj Bentota Resort & Spa is perfectly located between Colombo and the southernmost tip of Srilanka-Galle.It’s a treat for the eyes with its 160 luxury suites and rooms offering beautiful views of both the gushing waves against the backdrop of calming sunsets making it ideal for everyone who loves water on one side and on the other side are views of the many colorful, pretty little village houses that make Bentota look so endearing.
Taj bentota has a lot of outdoor activities also, such as the water sports to bring out the child that’s hidden within each one of us or a visit to the nearby turtle hatchery. In better weather conditions there’s also hot air balloon rides and helicopter services to Nuwara eliya which is a mini hill station in Srilanka, giving every traveller an opportunity to experience two contrasting climatic conditions during their holiday.
And I must say that holidays become even more memorable with food that’s not just delicious but is also something that comforts you, when away from home. And the food at Taj Bentota is sure to make every food lover’s experience truly gastronomical. With its hard to ignore ‘Shack’ that offers best restaurant dining in bentota overlooking the azure blue waters with its best catch of the day prepared right there itself, or the multi-cuisine ‘The Palms’ Coffee shop with its panoramic views of the Bentota coastline offering you the made on demand Srilankan ‘Lampraise’(a sampler of srilankan food that comprises of chicken curry, fish sambol, boiled egg, brinjal moju, tempered plantain vegetable served on a bed of yellow rice that’s wrapped in a banana leaf along with fried popaddams that’s served separately) or the tongue tickling Srilankan crab curry, the spicy Jaffna mutton curry with sting hoppers or the Srilankan kothu which is a combination of rice, chicken curry, eggs. roti strips and noodles, all mixed together with a perfect mix of sauces that make this humble street food asking you for more.’ The Palms’ also offers steaks, burgers, pizzas & freshly baked seafood with choice of select wines & spirits that would make every European & Continental food lover crave for more. And of course, the experience of having the best of dal tadka (lentils tempered with various Indian spices), tandoori chicken/ vegetables (Vegetables/ Chicken/ fish that’s cooked marinated with typical Indian masala and slow cooked in a charcoal fired tandoor, any kind of preparation using paneer (cottage cheese) whether its matar paneer or paneer makhani for all vegetarian lovers and the unmissable piping hot rumali rotis/ parathas with butter chicken or their biryanis – veg/ kathal (jackfruit)/ chicken that is synonymous not just with everyone from India/Asia but with every world traveler who loves Indian food. And yes, you can also request the chef for Jain food (without onion/garlic) as an additional option too.
Besides great food and rooms, comes the assurance of the impeccable and unmatched services of the Kandyan saree dressed staff who welcome every guest to experience the perfect amalgamation of Sri Lankan warmth & Indian hospitality. And for those who are looking for the perfect sun downer for unwinding, the Moroccon themed bar “Tease’ with its lounge sofas and a band in attendance performing live every evening is sure to uplift your mood.
Taj bentota also has a breathtakingly beautiful lawn touching the beach that makes it a perfect venue to have a destination wedding in bentota. So, whenever you think of your next holiday destination or want to celebrate that special day in your life, make sure that while in Srilanka, Taj Bentota tops your list of must visit places to stay, dine and experience. You couldn’t ask for a better and peaceful place to enjoy as well as de-stress and feel rejuvenated by living in the midst of nature, relaxing on sunbeds, watching sunsets, counting stars in the clear skies at night or enjoying the various signature spa packages at our Jiva spa as part of your Taj holiday plan. Make memories of a lifetime at Taj Bentota!!!!