The small town of Bentota, located on the Southern coast of Sri Lanka, is a tropical paradise located just 100 kilometers from the Bandaranaike International Airport. Be whisked away to the perfect beach setting as soon as you get out of the airport and start your long awaited holiday while basking in the tropical sun. If that isn’t enough, you can make a quick trip down to the famous Induruwa Turtle Hatchery for a pleasant encounter with turtle hatchlings before they are released into the wild.

A Bentota resort by the beach will allow you to unwind on the beach a few minutes after waking up and this is ideal for the visitor who wants to maximize his or her time on the beach. However for a truly relaxing experience look to book a resort such as the Avani Bentota Resort & Spa which offers guests the luxury of a contemporary spa within the hotel. The professional masseurs offer treatments to target your specific needs; from jet lag tonics to de-stress treatments, they will cater to your every need.

After unwinding on the beach, visit the spa for a signature Ayurvedic treatment to sooth your skin after its exposure to the sun. Ayurveda is a traditional treatment that not only rejuvenates the body, but the mind too and many masseurs in Sri Lanka are trained in the art of Ayruvedic treatment. From herbal treatments to baths and massages, allow yourself to be completely revitalized, both physically and mentally. You do not need to experience these moments alone as a number of resorts offer couples massages and packages.

A number of resorts list the treatments they offer and the prices so you can even book in advance to ensure your relaxing holiday goes off without a hitch.

Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.