A short drive away from our hotel in Balapitiya is the popular town of Bentota, often referred to as the country’s water sports capital. With the river on one side and the beach on the other, enjoy the best of both worlds here. Wakeboard across emerald waters or enjoy a slow boat ride through the dense mangroves of Bentota.
Water Sports in Bentota - There’s Something for Everyone
Whether you’re travelling as a couple or as a group with kids, water sports in Bentota will delight all travellers. From gliding along the water on a jet ski or getting an adrenaline rush on a banana boat, you will be spoilt for choice.Talk to us if you need any help arranging your day of fun and sun, or if you need some water sports recommendations!
The season for water sports in Bentota runs from November - April. This is when the weather is at its best and the water at its calmest.
While water sports can be enjoyed by those of all ages, it is recommended kids below the age of 12 do not participate. If you’re travelling with young children, we suggest you visit a turtle hatchery in Kosgoda instead.
Apart from adventurous water sports along the Bentota River, you can also explore some of the nearby diving and snorkelling sites.
Since you will be spending a day in the sun, be sure you pack sunglasses and sunscreen.
Kande Vihara, Ancient Temple
Visit Kande Vihara, an ancient Buddhist temple with a large statue of the Buddha that overlooks the town of Aluthgama.