Bentota is a great place to learn to windsurf and kitesurf in Sri Lanka. It is best suited for beginners or medium-skilled surfers, as the ocean here is rather tranquil. The Bentota lagoon is an ideal place for those who want to learn the sport for the first time. Instructors and boards are readily available.
Jet skiing, Water skiing
Jet skiing is a popular activity in Bentota, attracting both local and foreign tourists. There definitely is something thrilling about racing around the ocean on a jet ski. Beginners can choose to be accompanied by an instructor if they feel more comfortable. Water skiing is another fun activity; however, it does require a degree of fitness and some balancing skills.
Canoeing, Banana boating, Tube boating
These are great water sports to enjoy with the family or if you are travelling with a large group. They are rather easy to engage in and can be heaps of fun for all!
Bentota is ideal for both beginners and more experienced divers. The waters around Sri Lanka are teeming with wonderfully diverse species of marine life, and snorkelling and diving are great ways to appreciate and enjoy them.
A tranquil boat cruise on the Bentota river is a great way to spend a morning. The cruise will take you through a canopy of mangroves and you will be able to spot birds and reptiles, including lizards and crocodiles.