Sri Lanka’s first ever planned tourist resort Bentota is famous for its sun, sand and water sports. An all year destination located down south, favoured by those on short holidays in search of R & R, because of its close location to the airport; a one and a half hour or less drive. Bentota can also be reached from certain other parts of the country via the Bentota River Airport which makes possible commuting in watercraft. For those who can’t swim, you can visit the turtle hatcheries in nearby Induruwa or Kosgoda. For those interested in architecture and in the know-how on South Asian architecture, Bentota where the late Geoffrey Bawa’s holiday home is located, and open to the public.