Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa

Overlooking the Laccadive Sea and Bentota River, this upscale resort on Ventura Beach is 3 km from Kande Viharaya Temple.

Modern rooms provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, minibars, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. All have balconies or terraces with water views. Family rooms add bunk beds. Suites offer living areas and an upgraded suite has a whirlpool bath. There’s room service.

Complimentary perks include breakfast and 1 other meal served in a casual eatery that has a riverside terrace. There’s also a seafood restaurant and a bar. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and a poolside bar, plus a spa, a gym, water sports and a kids’ club.