Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa 

The pleasure of leisure

A modern and fun-filled hotel set on a golden sand beach and backed by a meandering river.

This Centara resort provides a fresh and modern choice in this popular region of Sri Lanka and is set on a narrow peninsula between the mangrove-fringed Bentota River and a golden sand beach. A host of facilities such as a spa, watersports centre and large swimming pool await you, and families are well catered for with both a kids’ and teens’ club.

Why we love Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa

  • It’s a scenic location that gives you the best of both worlds, so you can be on the beach one day and a river safari the next

  • The lagoon is a great spot for all kinds of water sports, from windsurfing to sailing and kayaking

  • If you decide to upgrade to All Inclusive, it includes ice creams every afternoon for the children

  • The excellent Thai-influenced spa is a haven of calm with a menu of signature rituals focussed on natural, organic ingredients

4 stars
Dec - Mar
Colombo 10½ hours
Close to the town of Bentota on the south-west coast
Approx. 3 hours by road and a short river crossing from Colombo airport
All Inclusive Option, Beach, Activities, Watersports, Suitable for children



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Families
  • Good to Know

With three restaurants, a café and a pool bar, the resort provides plenty of dining options

Café Bem
You’ll find Sri Lankan, Asian and international buffet dishes at breakfast, lunch and dinner at the main restaurant. It also has an à la carte menu and a number of live cooking stations.

360 Restaurant
Sample Asian-influenced seafood dishes with a Sri Lankan twist at this casual dinner-only spot overlooking both the river and the sea.

Suan Bua
The elegant Thai restaurant is open for dinner only, with a menu of authentic favourites from around the country.

Ceylon Club
Open from 10am until midnight, the laidback all-day café serves fine Sri Lankan teas as well as refreshing drinks, snacks and classic afternoon teas.

Pool Bar
You can order drinks and snacks without leaving the water at the swim-up pool bar.

With its stylish Thai cuisine, the intimate Suan Bua is ideal for a grown-up dinner for two.

What's included

Half Board Plus • Breakfast and lunch or dinner at Café Bem • 3 hour open bar (selected drinks only) with your meal.

Upgrade options

All Inclusive • Buffet and set menu meals at Café Bem • Soft drinks, juices, water, local liquor and beer, and imported house wine from 10am to 11pm • Mid-morning tea and filter coffee and afternoon tea (excludes specialist teas) • Children’s afternoon ice-creams.

The inviting SPA Cenvaree has six treatment rooms along with hot and cold plunge pools, a steam room and a sauna. Bringing together Thai and Sri Lankan healing traditions, there’s a menu of wellness-boosting therapies such as Ayurvedic massages featuring Ceylon tea.

You’ll find a selection of cardio and weight machines in the gym, and there are bicycles to hire if you prefer to combine exercise with exploring.

The water sports centre incorporates a PADI dive centre, where you arrange dives with a guide and lessons.

The resort has its own water sports centre which offers activities such as snorkelling, boating and windsurfing in the sheltered lagoon.

Families are warmly welcomed with family-friendly accommodation and plenty to keep the children entertained.

There is a supervised Kids’ Club: Camp Safari for the younger children and E-Zone for teens. Here, they can enjoy a range of activities, from painting to outdoor games.

Minimum stay: 5 nights 20 Dec-10 Jan.

No departures 30-31 Dec.

Compulsory New Year's Eve gala dinner, supplement applies.

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