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Bentota is a rural coastal town in Sri Lanka. It is a sleepy town, renowned in Sri Lanka, and around the world as well, for its pristine sandy beaches. Bentota is replete with lush greenery which needs a special mention with its coconut groves shading the most part of its land. The city also boasts natural water creations like lagoons and estuaries that make it ideal for recreational water sports. Bentota is home to the majestic marine turtles. The community-run hatcheries in the area are doing their bit to help propagate marine life. This quaint town is a favourite wedding and honeymoon destination for Sri Lankans and foreigners alike. The creation of the Bentota National Holiday Resort Complex has boosted the economy of the town with five star and luxury hotels opening their properties at the beachfront. Bentota is a beach holiday destination that offers splendid views of the sea as the mouth of the Bentota Ganges river meets the Indian Ocean in a spectacular scenic display.