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BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Enjoy the Unique Experiences

While lazing by the pool screening the sun with a decent book and a tall Pimms remains our most popular experience we also offer a select choice of arranged outings, activities and day trips allowing you to
explore and adventure away from the property at your leisure. Guest bicycles with baskets and sun hats are available anytime of the day and we can arrange scooter and tuk tuk hire on request.
The garages below The Mango Wing house a classic car collection including a Convertible Morris Minor, Morris Mini Moke
and Land Rover Defender which can be yours with driver for outings and day trips.

  • Lagoon Boat Safari

    A cruise along the beautiful Bentota lagoon in a dugout catamaran, kayak or motorboat is a must.

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    A cruise along the beautiful Bentota lagoon in a dugout catamaran, kayak or motorboat is a must. This trip will take you far past any signs of village life and deep into scenes of natural jungle and wildlife.

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  • Catamaran Mangrove Tour

    Enjoy the Scenery & Wildlife being paddled peacfully within the lagoon Mangroves.

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    Enjoy the Scenery & Wildlife being paddled peacfully within the lagoon Mangroves. A night tour under the moonlight is also available on request.

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  • Mini Adams Peak Boat Tour

    Take a longer ride and visit a remote village far up the river and make a short climp up...

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    Take a longer ride and visit a remote village far up the river and make a short climp up to the Famous “Mini Adam’s Peak” Temple. Breathtaking views and unspoiled scenes of village life to be enjoyed along the way.

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  • Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery

    The sandy shores of Sri Lanka dotted with baby sea turtles making their way to the ocean is a sight to behold.

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    Sea turtles are a rare species and they are currently facing the threat of extinction today. Of the seven species of sea turtles found in the world, Sri lanka provides refuge to five.

    Turtle hatcheries are now established in the western, southwestern and southern coast of the island to ensure that these creatures thrive under trying circumstances. The turtle hatcheries act as a daycare for the newborn turtles.

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  • ‘Bawa’ Lunuganga by Morris Minor

    A garden retreat and the lifelong project of Sri Lanka’s renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa.

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    A garden retreat and the lifelong project of Sri Lanka’s renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa. Amazing views, rolling gardens, statues paddy fields and wonderful architecture all can be enjoyed here. Including an Open-Top Morris Minor & Driver. Entrance tickets are available at Lunuganga Rs.1250 Per Person including guide.

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  • ‘Bawa’ Brief Gardens by Morris Minor

    A garden retreat, a botanical delight and former home of Mr. Bevis Bawa- brother of famous architect...

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    A garden retreat, a botanical delight and former home of Mr. Bevis Bawa- brother of famous architect Mr. Geoffrey Bawa is well worth the visit. Including Open-Top Morris Minor & Driver. Entrance tickets at Brief Gardens approximately Rs.1000 Per Person including guide.

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  • Massage & Ayurveda

    Ayurveda oil massages, yoga and meditation sessions can be arranged at Nisala Arana.

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    Ayurveda oil massages, yoga and meditation sessions can be arranged at Nisala Arana. Please contact a staff member or the office to make a booking & request preference for male or female.

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  • Yoga Garden Sessions

    Book in for your very own private morning or evening Yoga Session in the gardens or in our dedicated yoga pavilion.

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    Our professional instructor offers various levels for the beginner or advanced yogi. We can also arrange family yoga sessions including the kids.

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  • English High Tea

    We offer a Classic High Tea Ceremony for small groups or parties. A bespoke menu accompanied by a selection of the finest

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    Ceylon teas. Please do get in touch if you would like to arrange your own High Tea Ceremony in the Gardens of Nisala Arana.

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  • Sri Lankan Night & Devil Dance

    Experience your very own authentic Devil Dance & Fire Walking display within the gardens of Nisala Arana.

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    Experience your very own authentic Devil Dance & Fire Walking display within the gardens of Nisala Arana. Rousing drummers and breathtaking masked dancers will have your attention until the end. Ending the ceremony is a fire walking dance.

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  • Seafood BBQ Night

    In the local area we have some wonderful hidden treasures and handicrafts to discover.

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    In the local area we have some wonderful hidden treasures and handicrafts to discover. Explore boutique fine jewellers, tea-houses, galleries, homewares, antique hoards, fabric tailors, leather workers & wood carvers. Don’t miss a visit to the Paradise Road Shop at The Villa Bentota or the Monday Markets in Town.

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  • Beach Champagne Sunset Trip

    Take a short trip in our Morris Minor convertible to Bentota Beach around Sunset and enjoy...

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    Take a short trip in our Morris Minor convertible to Bentota Beach around Sunset and enjoy a Chilled Champagne served to you as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean. Return trip in our open-top Morris Minor with Driver and bottle of Chilled Sparkling Wine Included.

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  • Deep Sea Fishing / SCUBA Diving

    The Bentota beaches & Lagoon offer amazing opportunities for a range of professional water sports and activities.

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    Deep Sea Fishing, SCUBA Diving and Lessons are all available. You can even have a beginners lesson in the Nisala Arana swimming pool. Please get in touch with us to make arrangements. The Bentota Water Sports Clubs offer Jet Skis, Water Skiing, Wake Boarding, Tube Rides and Banana Boats.

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  • Morris Minor Village Trip

    In the local area we have some wonderful hidden treasures and handicrafts to discover.

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    In the local area we have some wonderful hidden treasures and handicrafts to discover. Explore boutique fine jewellers, tea-houses, galleries, homewares, antique hoards, fabric tailors, leather workers & wood carvers. Don’t miss a visit to the Paradise Road Shop at The Villa Bentota or the Monday Markets in Town.

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  • Handicrafts & Jewelry

    Sri Lanka is known the world over for her handicrafts and Jewellery. Find coir products, demon masks...

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    Sri Lanka is known the world over for her handicrafts and Jewellery. Find coir products, demon masks, the famous Dumbara mats, batik clothing and wall hangings, amazing brass pieces and pottery works. Sri Lanka offers amazing quality and value in Gemstones and Gold.

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  • Tea Tasting Experience

    Exclusive Tea Tasting Experiences can be arranged at Nisala Arana with notice.

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    We also arrange day outings to Galle visiting an authentic Tea Factory with Tea Tasting by a professional tea blender.

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  • Cooking Demonstration

    At Nisala Arana we love to share our food and special cooking demonstrations can be arranged for couples or larger groups.

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    Please get in touch now to discuss the options available.

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  • Antique & Craft Tours

    Let us take you around the area visiting some wonderful Antique & Craft vendors in the Village.

Special Day Trips & Excursions

For those looking to explore a little further afield please inquire about some of our day trips and excursions on offer. We can handle all arrangements for your special outing.

The Dutch Galle Fort

Spend the day exploring the narrow winding streets of the World Heritage

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The Dutch Galle Fort

Spend the day exploring the narrow winding streets of the World Heritage site of Fort Galle. The Fort is best experienced by foot entering past the old Dutch Church and passing the Governor’s house, the Spice warehouses and the Court Square. Visit the Lighthouse, seawall ramparts and climb to the bastions for views across the Ocean, Galle town & Cricket Ground. Galle Fort offers a great selection of cafes & restaurants, exciting boutique shops & galleries.

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Sinharaja Rain Forest

Sinharaja Forest, one of the least disturbed rain forests in the world.

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Sinharaja Rain Forest

Sinharaja Forest, one of the least disturbed rain forests in the world. Covering an extent of approx. 11,000 hectares, the reserve ranges from 200m to 1300m in elevation and is located southwest in the low land wet zone of Sri Lanka. Sinharaja was declared a World Heritage Site in 1989. An amazing opportunity for trail walks, hiking and guided tours amongst endemic trees, birds, mammals and butterflies of Sri Lanka.

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Whale Watching Club

Join the whale-watching club as they offer you a safe, comfortable and

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Whale Watching Club

Join the whale-watching club as they offer you a safe, comfortable and informative experience. Observing whales and dolphin off the coast of Sri Lanka. Respectful and understanding of the animals in their environment is key and the main reason we have decided to partner with these fine people. On the right day you can expect to see blue whales, spotted bryde’s whale, sperm whale, killer whales and a variety of dolphins.

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Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park lies on the boundary of the Uva Province.

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Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park lies on the boundary of the Uva Province. Created to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir this national reserve covering an impressive 30,821 hectares is an important habitat for water birds and Elephants.

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“If you think squash is a competitive activity,
try flower arranging.”

- Alan Bennett

+94 34 428 7079 / +94 77 773 3313
[email protected]
Circular Road, Kommala, Bentota, Sri Lanka.