Private jet charter and flights to Bentota
Fringed with some of the Indian Ocean’s finest beaches, Bentota is the perfect antidote to a touring holiday of Sri Lanka’s wildlife-rich jungles and hillside tea plantations. Nestled on the south coast just 40 miles from the island’s capital, Colombo, this tranquil coastal resort offers an intoxicating blend of idyllic scenery and unadulterated relaxation. Get a fast quote with Air Charter Service and charter a private jet today.
Bentota’s most obvious attraction is its breathtaking beach; a powdery swathe of golden sand fringed with coconut palms and hemmed by the turquoise Indian Ocean. It’s the perfect spot for some well-deserved rest and relaxation, soaking up some rays with a cocktail in one hand and a good book in the other. If all-day sunbathing isn’t your thing, head into the water to explore the lagoon – Bentota is Sri Lanka’s watersports capital, with several operators offering a wide range like jet-skiing, wind-surfing and boogie boarding. Diving is another must-do for the adventurous; popular sites include Canoe Rock, South Reef and Hundirangala, where you’ll discover vibrant corals and shoals of brightly-coloured fish.
Bentota is a great base from which to take a day trip to explore the wider region’s many cultural treasures. These include the beautifully preserved Galle Dutch Fort with its ancient churches and museums; the hilltop 18th-century Kande Vihara temple, dramatically topped with a giant painted Buddha; and Cinnamon Island, a cinnamon plantation where you can watch as the spice is processed. It’s also well worth touring the beautiful gardens of the Lunuganga Estate, the country home of the late acclaimed Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa.
Wildlife enthusiasts should book a boat safari through the mangroves of the crystal-clear Bentota River in search of animals like crocodiles, bats and lizards. For a truly special experience, visit the Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, where mother turtles are protected while nesting before their eggs are nurtured in a hatchery and the babies returned safely to their natural habitat. This pioneering sanctuary aims to shield Sri Lanka’s endangered sea turtles from extinction and visitors can volunteer with the hands-on conservation work.