Vivanta By Taj - Bentota
A unforgettable resort strikes the perfect balance between natural beauty and top-notch comforts. Taj Exotica, Sri Lanka is one of the most luxurious five star beach resorts in South Asia and the perfect sanctuary for a luxurious holiday on Asia's most exotic island, known for thousands of years as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean.
Sprawling along the south coast of Sri Lanka, this beautiful resort is located on golden mile beach at Bentota and and is located 90 km south of the Bandarnaike International airport, three hours away, and 60 km away from Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, which is approximately an hour and a half drive away.
Taj Exotica, it is surrounded by old coconut plantations and is uniquely located on a hillock overlooking the blue waters of the Indian Ocean.
Taj Exotica hotel offers 162 spacious Deluxe rooms, including six suites, with spectacular views of the sea or beautiful landscaped gardens, providing vistas of the magnificent Indian Ocean. All rooms are air-conditioned and have large windows and private balconies. Mini-bar, Television, electric safe, tea coffee making facilities and 24-hour room service. The Bathrooms include Bath and shower and also a separate Telephone and Hairdryer.
The 77 standard rooms have Spacious and comfortable, offering partial views over either the Indian Ocean or the garden. Each room has a private balcony or terrace. The rooms are equipped with tea or coffee makers, mini bars, safes, colour cable TV, direct dial telephones, channelled music and internet access.
The 14 Deluxe rooms have a large room, plus a bedroom, a garden or a panoramic view of the ocean. These rooms are ideal for a family holiday.
Superior Sea View Room:
The 38 Superior Sea View rooms have all the standard equipment plus stunning panoramic ocean views, while the 27 Orchid Rooms on the sixth floor have been designed to complement the breathtaking views with elegant Asian furniture and fabrics. These rooms have additional DVD players, and the beds are specially designed to pamper with high quality linen.
- Air-Conditioned Rooms
- Poolside Bar
- Gift Shop
- Beauty Salon
- Business Centre
- Wireless Internet
- Laundry Service
- Car Park
- Conference Facilities
- Room Service
- Satellite TV
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Room Safe
- Babysitting Service
Restaurant & Bar:
At Taj, we offer a distinctive dining experience, one that explores the nuances of the finest Indian and international cuisines, serving traditional and contemporary favourites. The hotel’s culinary facilities cater for every possible taste.
Palms Coffee Shop:
The Palms restaurant is the hotel's all-day dining restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and offering indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the swimming pool. The Palm Restaurant provides buffet meals as well as international and Sri Lankan a la carte specialities.
The Palm's sumptuous buffets featuring Indian and Sri Lankan a la carte specialties along with a wide array of International cuisine’s have earned it the reputation as the best on the coast.
For authentic Chinese cuisine may we suggest dinner at the Oriental Pavilion? Mouth watering Cantonese cuisine spiced with small selection of fiery Szechwan dishes is available here, which overlooks the hotel's beachfront gardens.
Sea View Restaurant:
The Sea view Restaurant offers an intimate & a cozy surrounding with an array of exotic sea food & continental dishes.
Aquarius pool bar:
The swim up bar, offers a wide range of juices and cocktails.
Sea lounge bar:
The perfect hideaway for a variety of Tea and Coffee’s during the day. This cozy and elegant bar turns in to a favorite evening hangout with live music and celebrated cocktails.
Sports & Leisure Facilities:
Two tennis courts, a fully equipped gymnasium and a Health Club are available for guest use as well as billiards, Table Tennis and other indoor games such as cards, chess, snooker and table tennis. Boat riding, sailing, fishing and wind surfing are available at a neighboring lagoon.
My Kind of Place, the resort's discotheque offers the latest disco sounds, a spacious dance floor and a wide array of cocktails and beverages to keep you dancing all night long.
- Beach Volleyball.
- Fitness Centre with Sauna, Jacuzzi, Steam facilities & Gymnasium.
- Badminton Court.
- Pool Table
- Night Club.
- Water Polo & Water Aerobics.
- Regular Cultural Shows.
Celebrations (Wedding & Honeymoons):
Let the Taj Exotica, Sri Lanka's acclaimed resort hotel on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, arrange your wedding and honeymoon and glide through the heady romance of a wedding and honeymoon in paradise.
At the Taj Exotica Hotel, overlooking the magnificent span of golden Bentota beach and the Indian Ocean beyond, many a heartfelt romantic dream has come true. Hundreds of couples from all over the world have tied the knot on the pristine stretch of beach fronting the hotel, accompanied by the music of the waves of the of the blue seas and fragrant breezes.
At the Taj Exotica your wedding and honeymoon are in perfect hands in the perfect destination to begin a new life together.
Professionally organized meetings are a key attribute of the Taj Exotica's services and facilities. Attention to details, a good understanding of a client's needs and the right meeting rooms and food and beverage services are among the positive feedback the hotel keeps receiving from satisfied meeting and incentive planners.
Special theme evenings are also a hallmark of the meetings facilities and services at the Taj Exotica.
Things To DO and SEE:
Throughout Sri Lanka, especially along the coastal strip from Colombo to Galle, ropes running between the palm-leaf tapers of coconut trees draw the attention of observant visitors. These are the roosts of "toddy-tapers" young men who climb high into the trees to obtain the sweet, milky sap of the coconut blossom.
Famous for its turtle hatchery operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka. Established in 1981 to protect Sri Lanka's turtles from extinction. The hatcheries pay fishermen for eggs that they collect at night along the long sand beach.
Kande Viharaya is a 12th century Buddhist temple, which is situated very close to Taj Exotica.
Meetiyagoda village, 15-km inland, has moonstone mining. The clear or slightly milky which in color, the moonstone is not considered a precious gem is polished and set in silver or gold jewellery. The road sign claims that it is the "only nature moonstone mining in the world"
Mask Museum is primarily a workshop & showroom. Some of exhibits tracing the tradition of mask dancing are interesting and informative.