Sheer Sri Lankan Luxury: Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa

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Centara Sri Lanka

Immerse yourself in an exotic world of spiritually-enriched rich culture, famous historical sites, and untamed rainforests speckled with ancient temples – Sri Lanka is a place where unforgettable holiday memories are made.

Our Travel Team eagerly welcomed the news that we would be visiting this stunning region of the world, while staying at the newly-opened Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa – a breathtaking resort that unlocks all the magic of this idyllic island paradise.

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The Resort

Situated on the spectacular Bentota Peninsula on Sri Lanka’s south-west coast and snuggled between the famous Bentota River and the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean; the stunning Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa provides plush accommodation and welcoming service in a breathtaking beachfront setting.

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Located less than two-hours’ drive south of Colombo in the Galle district; the newly-opened resort is already wowing guests with the ideal balance of charming hospitality and first-class facilities surrounded by a stunning coastal backdrop.

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As the resort is bracketed by two waterways, our Sri Lankan adventure began in quintessential style with a leisurely boat ride across a scenic lagoon to reach Centara Ceysands.

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We were welcomed by resort representatives at the establishment’s arrival jetty and were immediately impressed with the gorgeous lobby area that connects right to the dock.

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The Rooms

We couldn’t wait to unpack the suitcases and explore this sprawling beachfront property, so we headed to our rooms to settle-in.

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The aptly-named Superior Room was a little slice of heaven and featured chic interiors with attractive modern designs and charming tropical décor accents. Most Superior Rooms entail a king-size bed or two double beds, a well-appointed ensuite bathroom, and an array of convenient amenities such as a flat-screen TV with international channels, mini-bar, tea and coffee-making facilities and air-conditioning.

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We also treated ourselves to a couple of nights in one of these immaculate Deluxe Ocean View Rooms which comprise a spacious 49sqm floor-plan, either a king-size bed or two double beds, an ensuite bathroom and all the usual mod-cons expected from a world-class resort.

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As the name alludes, these rooms also offer the added luxury of a furnished balcony that grants incredible vistas of the waterfront. With views like these, it’s easy to see why the balcony became our favourite feature of the room!

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Dining

With three on-site restaurants and two bars, guests are presented with a tantalising range of dining options at the resort – encompassing traditional Sri Lankan cuisine to international favourites.

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Each morning of our stay, our group enjoyed breakfast by the riverside at the inviting Café Bem. The dining venue offers all the usual breakfast items including freshly-cooked eggs and ripe tropical fruit. Great for a bite at any time of day, the all-day eatery features a diverse a la carte menu, wide-ranging buffets and even live-cooking stations.

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We also sampled some of Sri Lanka’s finest and freshest seafood at the in-house 360 Seafood Restaurant. Granting both river and ocean views, the restaurant is a must-try dining option for succulent Asian-inspired seafood dishes.

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Activities

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You’ll never run out of fun things to do on-site at the resort! Feel free to do as much or as little as you please – from lounging around on the beach, to heading to the water-sports centre and taking a jet-ski out across the ocean waves for some high-speed thrills.

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For something a little more sedate, feel free to swim up to the pool bar for a cool refreshment … or two… or three!

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The fully-equipped gymnasium came in very handy after certain members of our travelling troupe indulged a little too much in the resort’s delicious food.

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The perfect remedy for those tired muscles after an intense treadmill session? SPA Cenvaree effortlessly came to the rescue to relive all our aches and pains, and became one of our favourite places to unwind. Their Indian head massages are an experience well worth the price of a Sri Lankan airfare!

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Adventure and excitement also lies in wait off-site – experience the hustle and bustle of the streets of Colombo, embark on a sight-seeing cruise along the Madu Ganga River, or explore the rambling plains of Wasgamuwa National Park where resident elephants roam free.

You never know what adventures lie just around the river bend… the playground of Sri Lanka is waiting for you!

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TripAdvisor Reviews

“Excellent Hotel, Friendliest Staff!”

Five out of five stars

“I have had the opportunity of spending 3 amazing days at this hotel with a few friends. While the hotel was excellent with a beautiful view of the ocean and amazing food, I must leave a special word of thanks for the front office staff. They were very friendly and helpful in their service while maintaining a high level of professionalism. If you are heading down south in Sri Lanka, Centara Ceysands is an excellent choice to experience the best of Sri Lankan hospitality. Once again, a big thanks to the front office for the excellent levels of service! Thumbs up!”

“Fantastic Hotel”

Five out of five stars

“A beautiful hotel with beautiful grounds. It is set between the gorgeous Bentota river and the golden sands of Bentota beach. We spent three days and nights at Ceysands and the kids loved it. Everything from the river water sports, the breakfast and dinner buffets, the staff, the pool, the beach, the quintessential Sri Lankan town close to the hotel all made the trip worthwhile. The welcome iced tea drink that we were greeted with was absolutely refreshing after our long drive from Kandy. Thank you Ceysands.”

“Paradise in Serendib”

Five out of five stars

“I stayed at this newly opened resort on 3 September for one night and can say without a doubt that it is the best resort in Sri Lanka in a stunning setting, excellent service and great food. The resort is only 90 minutes from the airport and is in an interesting area of villages for site seeing. Great water sports in the lagoon area. Centara has done an excellent job in carrying its renowned resort experience into Sri Lanka from Thailand.”

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