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.

  • 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–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 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

3 nights 22 Dec '20–06 Jan '21. No checkouts 25 Dec or 30–31 Dec. 

*Denotes local charge.

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Sep 23, 2020 Dilini N Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka

We were at Centara Ceysands Bentota in September 2020 and it was awesome. You have to go on a boat or a ferry to the hotel and that was a good experience. The hotel is beautiful and a very good place for a comfortable stay. Rooms are big and well equipped. The pool is clean and big. Food is tasty and the staff is really helpful (specially the… Read more
We were at Centara Ceysands Bentota in September 2020 and it was awesome. You have to go on a boat or a ferry to the hotel and that was a good experience. The hotel is beautiful and a very good place for a comfortable stay. Rooms are big and well equipped. The pool is clean and big. Food is tasty and the staff is really helpful (specially the staff in the main restaurant) We enjoyed a lot and had a good time there. Read less
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Aug 31, 2020 jaajayasinghe

hotel, garden rooms are very clean, specially restaurant is very clean and has indoor and out door areas with very good view. food choices were not as expected according star category which the say.only one or two Action stations at the main restaurant. sometimes may be because of corona pandemic situation. arrival to the hotel and departure is… Read more
hotel, garden rooms are very clean, specially restaurant is very clean and has indoor and out door areas with very good view. food choices were not as expected according star category which the say.only one or two Action stations at the main restaurant. sometimes may be because of corona pandemic situation. arrival to the hotel and departure is very special with the boat ride. pool is very good and large. beach is very near by. water sport is there in the river. overall very good hotel experience with saterday night DJ music and dance. Read less
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Aug 18, 2020 Prasanna1973

It was a wonderful memory and we had good times at Centara last week. Excellent Place, Delicious foods, and specially very much grateful for excellent customer service, The location is attractive and we enjoyed very well. Definitely I am going to visit again and highly recomended for others too. Mahesh, Yes. I have to say 'A BIG THANK YOU' for… Read more
It was a wonderful memory and we had good times at Centara last week. Excellent Place, Delicious foods, and specially very much grateful for excellent customer service, The location is attractive and we enjoyed very well. Definitely I am going to visit again and highly recomended for others too. Mahesh, Yes. I have to say 'A BIG THANK YOU' for you for supporting me from the first call. It was a Great pleasure and amazing experience of customer service. Thanks sgsin! Read less
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Aug 18, 2020 OY_890 Colombo, Sri Lanka

The location where the hotel is set is commendable. The hotel is set between a river and the beach, just lovely. There are some wonderful water sports on the river at reasonable prices. There is also a large and well designed swimming pool ideal for lazing around on a weekend. The next highlight for me was the staff. Each employee was very polite… Read more
The location where the hotel is set is commendable. The hotel is set between a river and the beach, just lovely. There are some wonderful water sports on the river at reasonable prices. There is also a large and well designed swimming pool ideal for lazing around on a weekend. The next highlight for me was the staff. Each employee was very polite and professional. Went above and beyond to serve us. The rest of the stay (in terms of accommodation, food, ambiance etc.) is average. But I do recommend a stay here thanks to the location and the warm service levels of the staff. Read less
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Aug 18, 2020 446janithad Colombo, Sri Lanka

Wonderful Holiday at Centara ..Superlative hospitality by the staff,Delicious food. Speical Thanks goes to Sanjeewa for great supprot during our stay at centara to make it remarkable . Thank u Tharanga and the rest of the staff for your kind hospitality ..