The luxurious Taj Exotica overlooks the beach in Bentota on Sri Lanka's southern coastline. The town, although small, has a railway station, open air theatre and several shops and restaurants whilst the calm waters of the Bentota River is perfect for sailing, windsurfing, water skiing and boat rides up stream through the shaded creeks. On the south bank of the river, several miles upstream, is the Galapota Temple, said to date from the 12th century. Columbo, the capital of Sri Lanka, is 40 miles from Bentota and can be reached by car in just one and a half hours.
The Taj Exotica has a total of 162 spacious and sophisticated rooms, all with views of the Indian Ocean or the lush tropical gardens. All rooms have a balcony or terrace and are exceptionally well equipped with air conditioning, a minibar, satellite television, tea and coffee making facilities, a safe and telephone - everything you could need for a comfortable holiday in Sri Lanka. Wi-fi internet access is also available throughout the Taj Exotica Hotel.
Onsite there are a selection of places to wine and dine including a 24 hour coffee shop, a swim up bar and a romantic beachfront restaurant serving grilled meats and seafood as well as exotic cocktails. During the day you can relax in the outdoor pool, visit the health club which has a gym, sauna and Jacuzzi or play a few games of tennis, pool or darts. Horse and elephant rides are available for a supplement on certain days of the week, and free transport is available to the nearby water sport centre (operated by a third party) where you can jet ski, water-ski, windsurf and sail.
One of the Taj Exotica's main attractions is its Jiva Spa, a self-contained 7,500 square foot complex situated on the beach away from the main hotel for added tranquility and perfect seclusion. Holistic therapies and treatments, massages, body scrubs and wraps using natural ingredients and ancient Indian wisdom will improve your mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. Just lay back and let the pampering begin! The spa also has a healthy juice bar should you be in need of a little refreshment.
Distance from Airport:
70 miles - Bandarnaike
All have - bathroom/shower - WC - air conditioning - balcony/terrace - minibar - satellite TV - safe - tea and coffee making facilities - telephone - hairdryer - ceiling fan - (certain amenities may be payable locally)
Eating and Drinking:
The hotel has four restaurants including the Sea View Restaurant offering intimate surroundings with an array of exotic seafood and continental dishes, the Palm's 24 hour coffee shop which offers all-day dining, indoor and outdoor seating and a view of the pool, the Oriental Pavilion for superb Schezuan and Cantonese cuisine and finally s.h.a.c.k, a new outdoor restaurant where you can enjoy meat and seafood grills from the interactive kitchen while listening to the waves breaking on the beach - a superb spot for an intimate meal in a romantic atmosphere. Guests at the Taj Exotica can also enjoy 24 hour room service, and drinks in the lobby bar, swim-up bar and discotheque and bar.
The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool.
This luxurious Sri Lankan hotel will appeal to couples and families in search of beachfront accommodation with a relaxed atmosphere, superb leisure and dining facilities and rooms that have a ‘home from home' appeal.
Couples and Families