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Vivanta By Taj Bentota

Vivanta By Taj Bentota

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2639 Reviews
Guide Price £899 per person
Based on 14 May 19 departure from London Gatwick flying with Emirates, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Superior Charm Room (2 adults sharing) including return private transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Experience luxury in a picturesque setting

Nestled beside a fine beach, in a gorgeous tropical garden setting, Vivanta By Taj Bentota is a vibrant yet relaxing resort where you can discover the best of Sri Lankan hospitality. From the ornate decorative features of its lobby, through to your room's designer bathroom, and the authentic Jiva Spa; the hotel oozes sophistication and contemporary luxury. Feast on fresh seafood by the ocean or rich buffets at the main restaurant, and head to Tease Bar every evening for refreshing tropical drinks — any choice you make will be a delicious one. If you want to alternate between the sparkling pool and something a little more active, then there are activities and excursions available too. 

  • Beautiful beachfront location
  • Perfect for couples
  • Great dining opportunities
  • Authentic Sri Lankan spa experiences

Top Tips from our Experts


Destination Specialist

It is really easy to get into town from this hotel. Tuk tuk taxis are close to the front gate so it couldn't be easier grabbing one for a unique way to get around. 

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

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  • 160 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. 3 hours from Colombo Airport.

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Barefoot style
  • H&J Recommended
  • Off the beaten track

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast
Location Highlights

Vivanta By Taj Bentota

2639 Reviews 84% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1484
  • Very Good 752
  • Average 257
  • Poor 91
  • Terrible 55

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Jul 21, 2018

The best 5 star hotel in Bentota

Our visit to Vivanta by Taj in Bentota was delightful. We found the hotel easily and were met with delicious varieties of food during the dinner buffet. The service in the Resturant is both quick and efficient thanks to the hard work of employees like Asiri and Gayan. We'd especially like to thank Mr. Damith and Mr. Lalith for treating us with respect and generosity during our visit to Vivanta. This hotel is a must stay location and offers a true Sri Lankan 5 star experience. -Shalani Senaratne
Jul 20, 2018

A beautiful hotel

Bentota, Sri Lanka

Our stay was very enjoyable as the hotel has so much to offer. The best thing about it is the staff as they simply cannot do enough for you! The buffet meals were just delicious with so much choice each morning and evening. The rooms were lovely with everything you could need and plenty of it thanks to the friendly room service staff. If I had to pick one negative it would be that the rooms and corridors weren't spotless, with dirty carpets and grime on the shower doors. This didn't bother us too much but just to point it out! We feel very grateful to have spent our last few days in your beautiful hotel, thank you all for everything!
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Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

The free-form pool is an attractive focal point of the resort, with sun loungers and shady palms encircling its crystal clear waters.

Jiva Spa

An authentic Sri Lankan spa experience complete with a peaceful garden courtyard with decorative wooden structures and a range of treatments and facilities to immerse yourself into; Jiva Spa is home to supreme relaxation. Pamper yourself with a scrub, wrap, or massage, and find peace in the hamman, chill pool, infinity pool, and outdoor shower.

Vivanta By Taj Bentota

Room Types

Superior Charm

These comfortable rooms feature spacious and stylish interiors linked to a balcony or terrace with garden and partial ocean views. They include cane chairs and writing tables, bathrooms with tubs, Wi-Fi access, a minibar, and 24-hour room service (payable locally).

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Deluxe Delight

These Deluxe Delight rooms are higher up in the building offering panoramic ocean views. They are inspired by local and international design, with intricate Sri Lankan wood carvings and luxurious king-sized beds; stylish bathrooms with bathtubs with rain shower. Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service and minibar (payable locally), bathrobes, and LCD TVs.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Shower over bath
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Superior room

Premium Indulgence

These bright and spacious rooms are delightful places to call home during your holiday. They have ergonomic chairs, balconies with garden or ocean views, and bathrooms with tubs. You'll enjoy complimentary daily house wine, canapés and fresh fruit, and can pay extra for minibar drinks and 24-hour room service to make your private time even more relaxing.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Vivanta By Taj Bentota

Food & Drink

The Palms Restaurant

Vibrant yet relaxing, this restaurant is open throughout the day for rich international buffets and show cooking, local cuisine, and live music. Its Sunday buffet is well worth a visit.

S.H.A.C.K Restaurant

Fresh catch of the day enjoyed right by the ocean, with lobster, prawns, and delicious fish. This restaurant is open for special dinners with panoramic views of the sea and al fresco dining under the stars.

Tease Bar

The resort's social hub open morning through to night; with a rich drinks menu of cocktails, mixed spirits, beers and wines, as well as live music and cosy lounge seating. It makes the perfect place to mix, mingle and unwind.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

Breakfast in The Palms Restaurant each morning.

Half Board

Half board includes a dine-around option for all restaurants against a set menu during your stay. Breakfast will be in the Palms restaurant. 

Full Board

Full board includes a dine-around option for dinner for all restaurants against a set menu during your stay. Breakfast and lunch will be in the Palms restaurant

All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Palms Restaurant. Dine around is available at all restaurants for dinner against a set menu. All local alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available 10:00 to 23:00, excluding the mini bar and night club.

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Special Offers


Free night offer

Stay Pay offer

Stay a minimum of 7 nights and enjoy complimentary nights during your stay. 

Blackout dates apply.

Friday, March 23, 2018 to Thursday, October 31, 2019
Offer ends in 465 days
Romantic Dining

Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon offer

Couples will receive a romantic dinner, room upgrade to the next category subject to availability, fruits, flowers, a bottle of wine on arrival.