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Ventura Beach, Bentota, Sri Lanka, Bentota Overview

Ventura Beach is one of the most popular and breathtaking beaches in Sri Lanka, often known to be one of the many beautiful golden beaches in the country. It is a gorgeous luxury resort and hotel that make it a top tourist magnet in the country. It is also one of the best locations to engage in water sports and sightseeing activities.

Ventura Beach, also known as the Bentota Beach, can be seen over the Bentota Bridge and is surrounded by numerous luxurious hotels and resorts that provide an excellent opportunity to have a fantastic and memorable stay in the area. The resorts are known for serving delectable seafood and international cuisines.

The beautiful waters, picturesque scenery and engaging water sports make this beach a fun-filled location for people of all ages. The beach is absolutely spotless and often free from over-crowding, making it a very exclusive and romantic destination. The resorts offer evening entertainment programs for the guests and people can even make use of the resort swimming pools, and also cruise the Bentota River.

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Water Sports in Ventura Beach

Bentota is the water sports capital of Sri Lanka. Ventura Beach offers numerous water sports your stay on the island. These include scuba diving, jet ski, snorkelling, sailing, water ski and wind-surfing. During October-April, the water is calm, and these activities are in full swing. The equipment needed for these activities is also readily available for sale in the nearby shops. Certified professionals on site also provide safety equipment and training.

The beach is also known for its Turtle Watching activity. Just 8 kilometres down Induruwa beach, one can engage in Turtle watching which proves to be a once in a lifetime experience. Tourists can also go on a cycling tour across the beach.

Nightlife in Ventura Beach

Ventura beach has several Beach Bars that present tourists with an opportunity to relax and enjoy some dancing, savour the delicious bar food and drinks. One can go bar-hopping and experience the multiple bars, all having their price ranges and specialties. Bentota Beach also hosts several beach parties around the year.

Wildlife in Ventura Beach

The beach and surrounding area are abundant with exotic wildlife. Several species of birds can be easily spotted, and the marine life is abundant with numerous turtle species including the green turtle, leatherback turtle, Hawksbill, Olive Ridley and many more.

Shopping on Ventura Beach

Ventura Beach is also famous for the various shops and stalls that sell exclusive items near the beach. These shops and stores ensure that tourists do not get bored and offer a wide selection of exciting things to purchase, such as traditional masks, gems and jewels, souvenirs, ornaments etc.

How To Reach Ventura Beach

The Ventura beach is about 60 kilometres from Colombo, in Bentota. Bentota can be easily reached by bus or by train; however, the buses prove to be overcrowded during the peak season. It is well connected with the International Airport and about a 2-hour drive away. From Galle, it is about 70 kilometres away.

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