Vivanta By Taj Holidays 2019/2020
Luxury Sri Lanka Holiday
A stylish hotel with a wide variety of facilities, attentive service, wonderful views and spacious grounds.
Striking a perfect balance between natural beauty, luxurious comforts and the renowned Vivanta by Taj service this hotel is one of the finest choices in Bentota. Set in beautifully maintained gardens on a headland between two gold-sand beaches and overlooking the Indian Ocean you would be forgiven for spending all your time relaxing on the beach enjoying the view. But be sure to make the most of the hotel’s facilities and activities which include a large free-form swimming pool and a selection of land sports. At the beachfront Jiva Spa you can unwind with therapies and treatments inspired by Indian traditions and rituals.
The main buffet restaurant The Palms is where you will dine on meals that are included in the price of your stay. For a supplement you can choose to dine at the hotel’s three à la carte restaurants which include the fine dining spot Sea View, and the seafood speciality restaurant S.H.A.C.K, a laidback venue which has an enviable setting overlooking the headland and Indian Ocean.
The rooms and suites offer garden, partial sea views or full sea views from their balcony or terrace and many of the rooms have recently been refurbished. Superior Charm Rooms are located on the hotel’s lower floors while the Superior Charm Seaview Rooms are found on the higher floors. Modern Deluxe Delight Rooms have a variety of views while the Premium Indulgence Rooms provide a more spacious choice – ideal for those travelling with children.
On a headland just south of the village of Bentota
Airport transfer time: Appox. 3 hours from the airport. An air taxi to Bentota, operated by SriLankan Airlines is available on request >
Good to know
A local railway line runs behind the hotel.
160 rooms and suites with a variety of views are available
• Join a game of beach volleyball or cricket • Wander along Bentota Beach • Enjoy an Ayurvedic treatment at Jiva Spa*.
4 restaurants, bar
Breakfast at The Palms.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board from £27 • Breakfast and dinner at The Palms
Full Board from £49 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Palms
All Inclusive from £106 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Palms • Drinks at Soft drinks, fresh fruit juice, mineral water, tea and coffee • Select spirits and cocktails • Select wine varieties by the glass (all drinks are served at The Palms, Tease Bar and Pool Bar, excludes minibar) • 1 local village visit.
*Denotes local charge
Superior Charm Room
These rooms are set on the lower floors and have a balcony or terrace with partial sea views. • air-conditioning • balcony or terrace • television • telephone • Wi-Fi • minibar* • tea and coffee making facilities • 34m2
Superior Charm Seaview Room
Located on the upper floors, each of these rooms has a panoramic sea view. • air-conditioning • balcony • flat-screen television • telephone • Wi-Fi • minibar* • tea and coffee making facilities • 34m2
Deluxe Delight Room
These rooms are located on the first to top floors of the hotel and feature a balcony with day bed and garden views. • air-conditioning • balcony with day bed • flat-screen television • telephone • Wi-Fi • minibar* • tea and coffee making facilities • 34m2
Deluxe Delight Seaview Room
Vibrant and modern rooms with Indian Ocean views. • air-conditioning • balcony with day bed • flat-screen television • telephone • Wi-Fi • minibar* • tea and coffee making facilities • 34m2
Deluxe Delight Garden Terrace Room
Featuring a terrace that leads straight to the hotel’s well maintained gardens. • air-conditioning • terrace • flat-screen television • telephone • Wi-Fi • minibar* • tea and coffee making facilities • 34m2
Premium Indulgence Room
Ideal for those travelling with children, these rooms are more spacious and have garden or sea views. • air-conditioning • terrace • television • DVD player • telephone • Wi-Fi • minibar* • tea and coffee making facilities • 47m2
Two Bedroom Terrace Club Suite
Overlooking the Royal Pool and the Royal Towers private beach. • Air-conditioning • spacious bathroom with walk-in shower and separate bath • balcony • minibar* • turndown service • private pantry • living and dining area • 101m2 VIP lounge access includes: complimentary continental breakfast, all day snacks and refreshments, cocktail hour, complimentary internet access in the lounge
Deluxe Allure Suite
Each suite has a separate living room, floor to ceiling windows and a large balcony with garden or sea views. • air-conditioning • terrace • television • DVD player • telephone • Wi-Fi • minibar* • tea and coffee making facilities • 60m2
Swimming pool, children’s pool, spa*, gym, tennis courts, beach volleyball
Restaurants & bars
There are three restaurants here including the main dining spot The Palms, which offers all day dining and serves up Sri Lankan and Indian buffet dishes at breakfast, lunch and dinner. As the name would suggest at the fine dining Sea View restaurant you can enjoy Indian Ocean views as well as delicious gourmet cuisine. For a more laidback al fresco dining experience head to the S.H.A.C.K where they specialise in fresh seafood dishes. The à la carte Oriental Pavilion is the one of only a few Chinese restaurants in Southern Sri Lanka and is the perfect spot for those guests that crave a taste of the Orient. Live bands play and signature cocktails are served nightly at the bar Tease.
Spa & Welness
Built along a golden mile of beach gazed upon by palms and greens, away from the main hotel for added tranquillity and perfect seclusion, the 7500 sq ft Spa is a getaway within a getaway. Combining a Jacuzzi set amidst an open arc and a juice bar to replenish what life has taken away, and the luxuries can only be described as flawless. Improving on indigenous Indian holistic art, the therapies work on the concept of physical, mental and spiritual equilibrium. Pampering atmosphere combined with veteran techniques help create a unique experience. Treatments Include- Frankincense to ginger oil, Ashwagandha to Brahmi and Patchouli to eucalyptus, all ingredients are treated and absorbed from nature’s miraculous healing cycle. The benefits of each method differs and can be specifically targeted to address the need of the client, whether it is an Invigorating Jivaniya, or the Detoxifying Shudhikara, or Sama, the balance. A more indulging individual will avail himself or herself of the Mangal Snan, the auspicious bath. It is positively lush. According to history, it was reserved for the royalty of India, including an imperial saffron bath using the rarest and finest spices and a henna hand design for the graceful lady. Number of treatment rooms: 6