Centara Ceysands

Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean

The hotel

The Centara Ceysands Resort and Spa rests on the Bentota peninsula, bordered by the Bentota River on one side and the pristine and tranquil Indian Ocean beach on the other. The hotel has a warm atmosphere and boasts a great choice of facilities and activities. There’s the Spa Cenvaree to take advantage of, as well as a fitness centre and plenty of water sports, including windsurfing and kayaking. Children will enjoy time out at Camp Safari, their very own kids club with activities galore to keep them happy, and teens will be kept busy at E-Zone. Dining at Centara Ceysands is always a pleasure with Café Bem open all day and offering an eclectic mix of Sri Lankan, Asian and International buffet dishes.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing

Where is it

On the Bentota peninsula, on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, the resort is accessible by a short boat ride across the lagoon. Transfer time from Colombo International Airport: 2 hours.

Hotel information

164 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, private balcony or terrace, satellite TV, complimentary WiFi, telephone, mini-bar*, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe and hairdryer. Superior Rooms overlook the resort, with either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children/teens.

All Inclusive option: includes breakfast, lunch and dinner offered both buffet-style or set menus in the main all-day dining restaurant. Drinks include a selection of soft drinks, juices, local water, local spirits and beer and imported house wines by the glass, available from 10:00am to 11:00pm daily. Mid-morning tea and coffee and afternoon tea and kids' ice creams. 

Half Board Plus includes: breakfast and a choice of lunch or dinner in the main restaurant, accompanied by an open bar with your meal from the time you arrive (maximum three hours). The open bar includes a selection of soft drinks, local beer and local spirits.

Superior Ocean View Rooms face the Ocean, with either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children/teens. Due to the tropical gardens the view of the Ocean may be restricted. 

Deluxe Ocean Facing Rooms are more spacious and face the Ocean, with either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children/teens. Due to the tropical gardens the view of the Ocean may be restricted. 

Deluxe Poolside Terrace Rooms are just steps away from the swimming pool, with either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children/teens.

Family Residences are larger and overlook the beach, with 1 king-size bed in the bedroom and a separate living/sleeping area with bunk beds for children. Family Residences sleep maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (up to 11 years of age).

Deluxe One Bedroom Suites are located on higher floors overlooking the Indian Ocean, with either 1 king-size bed (plus optional extra bed), sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child/teen.

  • Virgin Holiday's Value Add: Stay 6 nights or more and receive a resort credit of $50 per room per stay, 20% discount on spa treatments and kids stay free (2-11 years). Valid for stays 1 May–19 Dec '19 and 11 Jan–30 Apr '20. Terms and conditions apply. 

  • Honeymooners: Couples may choose between either a candlelit dinner (food only) or a 1 hour spa treatment for 2, once per stay when staying a min of 7 nights. Honeymoons must be conducted within the year of wedding or within 3 months of Wedding date.

  • Early booking bonus: book 60 days in advance and save up to 15% on your accommodation costs, valid for stays between 1 May–19 Dec '19 and 1 Mar–30 Apr '20. Similarly, book 60 days in advance and save up to 10% on your accommodation costs, valid for stays between 11 Jan–28 Feb '20. Combinable with Long Stay Offer. Terms and conditions apply.

  • Early booking bonus: book 60 days in advance and save up to 15% on your accommodation costs, valid for stays between 1 May–21 Dec '20 and 1 Mar–20 Apr '21. Terms and conditions apply.

Why is this one of Virgin Holidays Favourites?

Great range of facilities

Amazing Half Board Plus inclusions

Superb views of Bentota River and the Indian Ocean

Exclusive Virgin Holidays benefits (valid for stays 1 May–19 Dec '19 and 11 Jan–30 Apr 20):

  • Virgin Holidays guests staying 6 nights or more receive a resort credit of $50 per room per stay
  • 20% discount on all à la carte spa treatments
  • Kids stay free

Café Bem (international buffet and à la carte, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), 360 Restaurant (Sri Lankan, Asian and international cuisines, open for dinner), Suan Bua (authentic Thai food, open for dinner). Lounge. Swim-up pool bar (refreshments and cocktails). Swimming pool with Jacuzzi. Fitness centre. Spa Cenvaree*. Water sports* including diving, sailing, windsurfing and kayaking. Camp Safari (4–9 years). E-Zone (10 years upwards). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Limited room service*. Complimentary WiFi internet access throughout resort.

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

5 nights 20 Dec '19–10 Jan '20. No checkouts 25 Dec or 30–31 Dec. 

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely stay at Centara

Nov 13, 2019 Amy H

We had a great time at Centara. The highlights were the pool (it’s large, a nice temperature and kept the kids amused), the high quality and variety of good at Cafe Bem, the beautiful beach and the friendly staff (particularly the ladies at kids club, who treated my children so kindly). The room was fine, no complaints. We had an all inclusive… Read more
We had a great time at Centara. The highlights were the pool (it’s large, a nice temperature and kept the kids amused), the high quality and variety of good at Cafe Bem, the beautiful beach and the friendly staff (particularly the ladies at kids club, who treated my children so kindly). The room was fine, no complaints. We had an all inclusive package, which made things easy as food options outside of the hotel are limited for foreigners. The cocktail selection was a bit limited, but this is a minor thing. We had a great stay and would return if we are back in Sri Lanka. Read less
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Nov 13, 2019 cristianb241 Berlin, Germany

We have staid here for a one-week vacation in Sri Lanka. What strikes you in the first place is the high level of service they offer. Everyone is super nice and you are going to get smiles all over the place. For this I give five star. Also the location is amazing, swimming pool awesome and beach is amazing. It is a public beach, but still very… Read more
We have staid here for a one-week vacation in Sri Lanka. What strikes you in the first place is the high level of service they offer. Everyone is super nice and you are going to get smiles all over the place. For this I give five star. Also the location is amazing, swimming pool awesome and beach is amazing. It is a public beach, but still very nice. A little bit annoying is the amount of tipping you need to do, but that is normal for Asia anyways, everybody is expecting a tipp from you. Read less
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Nov 12, 2019 1sabellaxx

We had the best time ever!. Our pool boy Udara, he was adorable. All staff made their very best to supply our needs. Yummy food, outstanding chambermaid, perfect location. Can't wait to be back soon. Thanks.
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Nov 12, 2019 Dhanushka L

If you are looking for SL food varieties ,there are limited things to taste.Buffet was below par the average and more suitable for foreigners than the locals.room settings were nice.staff is average with their service
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing hotel in a beautiful location

Nov 11, 2019 SANDRAMOULDER1957 United Kingdom

This hotel is exceptional. All staff were attentative and obliging. Cleanliness throughout the hotel was of high grade. Food was amazing and a great variety in Cafe Bem. Food and Service in 360 a la carte restaurant was fantastic. Beautiful location. Sunbeds always available. Swimming pool crystal clean. Would highly recommend this hotel.