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Handicrafts, Ambalangoda

Affording an opportunity to pick up masks and puppets from a number of handicraft shops in the area, the town is also famous for other handicrafts such as hand woven cotton, finely carved wooden doors, screens and lintels.

Masks are hand made in this town for certain traditional dance rituals that have existed since medieval times. ‘Kolams’ are stories mocking Sri Lankan colonial life, and their masks reflect the peculiar humour of these dances. ‘Sannis’ are more ancient devil dancing masks used in a type of exorcism ceremony to heal people of persisting illnesses believed to be inflicted by demons. ‘Raksha’ masks, which are again “devils”, are used in festivals and processions.

Beach wedding at Avani Bentota Resort

Set against the glistening blue ocean and the gleaming golden beach, weddings at Avani Bentota are sure to create memories of a lifetime. Be it an outdoor wedding with the Indian Ocean as the backdrop or a small dinner party organized in an elegantly decorated setting, we are ready to make your dream wedding a reality.

Ranging from beach BBQs, candle-light fine dining to intimate wedding gatherings, we offer various choices of unique wedding venues along with a gamut of wedding services and delectable cuisine to let you enjoy your big day in paradise. Beach themed weddings are Avani Bentota Resort’s specialty.

Traditional Sri Lankan weddings complete with elaborate ceremonies, Kandyan dancers, cultural rites and rituals too can be arranged for by the resort.

Honeymoon by the sea

There’s nothing more romantic than watching the sun gently kiss the waves, together with your significant other.

Here at Avani Bentota, make memories to treasure for a lifetime as you wake up to the first rays of sunrise and take a stroll hand in hand along our pristine stretch of beach. Let the mesmerising oceanic setting be the backdrop for all the exciting plans you’ve made for the rest of your life.

A leisurely swim under the tropical sun or a revitalizing wellness treatment at the AvaniSpa followed by a late lunch, an evening visit to nearby attractions and after the dusk sets in, an intimate candlelight dinner under the star studded sky, are all yours to experience when you spend your honeymoon at Avani Bentota Resort & Spa.

Meetings, Coferences, & Events

That’s right, here at Avani Bentota, we’ve created the ideal environment to mix business with leisure.

Encourage your team to work hard and play hard – on the golden shores of Bentota beach. Theatre-style conference facilities for 60 persons, Wi-Fi internet and the service of our efficient meeting planner all work together to create a conducive environment to make your next business meeting or conference a stress-free success.

Work over? Make a toast at one of our three bars, celebrate with a stress-busting massage or settle back and enjoy sunset before heading off to bed in a Deluxe Room.

Spa & Wellness

The sun, sand, soothing breeze and spa, seem like the perfect recipe for relaxation. Just lay back and let our therapists work their magic…

Enjoy a soothing massage for two in the romantic rose-petal ambiance of a couples’ treatment room. De-stress and unwind from head to toe, before sharing a cocktail at sunset cocooned in post-treatment bliss.

After a day soaking up those tropical rays, indulge in an After-Sun Soother. Stretch out on a massage couch, and let your skin be nourished by the natural healing power of plants and herbs.

Let your senses be lulled by the sounds of a vibrant island, indulge in the ultimate pampering experience of a three-day relaxation or detox programme, rediscover a fresher, rejuvenated, more relaxed you!

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