A stylish hotel with a wide variety of facilities, attentive service and wonderful views.

Striking a perfect balance between natural beauty, luxurious comforts and the renowned Taj service, this hotel is one of the finest choices in Bentota. With its beautifully maintained gardens, a setting on a headland between two golden sand beaches and views over the Indian Ocean you’d be forgiven for spending all your time relaxing. But be sure to make the most of the hotel’s facilities and activities which include a large freeform swimming pool and a selection of land sports. Alternatively, 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 the meals that are included in the price of your stay are served. For a supplement you can choose to dine at any of 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. This is a laid-back venue has an enviable setting overlooking the headland and Indian Ocean. 

The rooms and suites offer garden, partial or full sea views from their balcony or terrace. Superior Rooms are located on the hotel’s lower floors while the Superior Seaview Rooms are found on the higher floors. The modern Deluxe Rooms have a variety of views and the Premium Rooms provide a more spacious choice – ideal if you are travelling with children.

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Key information

On a headland just south of the village of Bentota

Airport transfer time: Appox. 2 hours by road from Colombo airport
Rooms: 160

Good to know

A local railway line runs behind the hotel. Compulsory gala dinner 31 Dec, supplement applies.

Accommodation information

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

What's included

Breakfast at The Palms.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at The Palms
Full Board • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Palms
Classic All Inclusive • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Palms • Selected drinks including local beer by the bottle or glass • Selected house wine by the glass (all drinks are served at The Palms, Tease Bar and Pool Bar; excludes minibar and nightclub)
Exquisite All Inclusive • As Classic, plus: • Table d’hôte/set menu dinner at the resort’s other restaurants (excludes lobsters and prawns at The Shack) • Selected premium drinks • 1 x village visit and 1 x hour watersport per person per stay.

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*Denotes local charge