Barberyn Sands Ayurveda Resort is small, homey and perfect for beach lovers – 25 completely renovated rooms on a peninsula between the Bentota river and the Indian ocean, with all the authentic Ayurveda only Barberyn can offer.
Barberyn Sands with its tropical garden offers mainly low rise Cabanas (two rooms in each cabana), a few River Front Rooms and a string of Garden Rooms and Beach front rooms. All rooms are at ground level.
Each room has a double bed, attached toilet, mosquito nets, standing fans, telephone and a patio with a table and chairs; some rooms have air conditioning, which is optional. A few twin rooms are available.
25 rooms give the place a casual, intimate and homely ambience, where guests can feel like one big family.
Facilities, surrounds and activities
Nestled between the river and the ocean, with its lush green surrounds and idyllic holiday feel, Barberyn Sands is a unique place to enjoy signature Barberyn Ayurveda.
Our facilities include:
- Ayurveda Medical Centre
- Dining room serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Reception area
- Swimming pool and poolside terrace where we serve fresh juice in the morning and tea in the afternoon.
- The oriental shop
- The Shrine room
- Free highspeed Wi-Fi
- Foreign currency exchange
Activities in the resort:
- Food demonstrations
- Ayurveda lectures
- Cultural evenings
- Daily yoga classes
Nutrion and dining
Ayurvedic food is both healthy and delicious. The Ayurveda diet plays an important complementary role in the healing process, so the consulting physician will recommend a specific diet for each guest. A physician will be present in the dining room during mealtimes to guide the guests to select the right food depending on their treatment plan.
Barberyn’s cuisine is one of our greatest assets – the dishes from our chefs will surprise and delight you every day of your stay. We serve fresh vegetables, fruit, grains, and dairy. We do not serve fish, meat, seafood, or alcohol.
Food is considered Prana (life-sustaining energy) for human beings. We advise you to eat every meal consciously, experiencing aroma, taste and its pleasant warmth.
Barberyn Sands is located on a peninsula between the Bentota River and the Indian Ocean, just opposite the town of Bentota, a drive of approximately 100 km from Colombo International Airport. It opened in December 2017.
Bentota Town is a vibrant coastal town, a popular tourist destination. It offers a post office, banks, a tourist office, a government handicraft shop, and a teashop. There’s a “bazaar” (a place where locals shop) and an open “wet market”, where one can buy fruit or vegetables. Bentota Town is just a short walk or ferry ride away.
EXCURSIONS / Day Trips
Barberyn also arranges short excursions to places of interests in the vicinity on most afternoons of the week. These excursions are free of charge to resident guests.
- The Galapota Temple, a few kilometres inland, on the south bank of the river, said to date from the 12th Century.
- Warakagoda Temple, a small cave temple, and you can see tea and rubber plantations as well as village hamlets en route. The tour includes a visit to a nearby “tourist village” where you can see traditional crafts being produced.
- Bawa’s Brief Garden, ten kilometers inland from Bentota. It used to be the home of Bevis Bawa, the older brother of internationally renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa. His house is the highlight of the tour: the artwork on display is eclectic, including a piece from one-time house guest Donald Friend. Entry is Rs.1,000. The garden is open from 8am to 5pm daily.
- Gangatilaka Vihara, South of the Kalu Gaga Bridge, on the main road. It is a hollow dagoba (Buddhist Shrine) with an interestingly painted interior.
- The Kechimalai Mosque, said to be built on the site of the landing of the first Arabic merchants. It is the focus of a major festival at the end of Ramadan.
- The Turtle Sanctuary at Induruwa
- River cruises: meander along the Bentota river in a motor boat, and enjoy the clear expanses of water and the gentle passage through low hanging foliage.
- Galle Fortress town: The port of Galle, a key city in the South of Srilanka and a World Heritage Site, is thought by some to be the Biblical city of Tarshish. Galle splendidly illustrates the Dutch presence in Sri Lanka. The 36-hectare (89 acre) Dutch Fort, built in 1663, has withstood the ravages of time. Its massive ramparts surround the promontory that forms the older part of Galle, and shelters within its walls sturdy Dutch houses, museums and churches. This area has a relaxed atmosphere and a quiet buzz that seems almost detached from the flow of history. On the way, we stop at the Ambalangoda mask making factory.
- Wet market: Visit the wet market in a three-wheeler, and watch people buying vegetables, fruits and daily ware. Browse around and get a feel for the locality and the people.
RESERVATIONS & INQUIRIES
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