Palagama Beach Kalpitiya Peninsula (Kalpitiya), Sri Lanka

“A collection of cabanas and villas metres from the beach. Rooms are decorated with bright, pop colours, a sit out terrace and huge outdoor showers (in some a bath). The restaurant serves a buffet breakfast and fresh seafood. There is a pool and spa. This is barefoot luxury at a reasonable price. ”

Photo of Palagama Beach

“Located in the quieter, lesser travelled north of the island this property is the perfect place to end your trip. Relax and unwind from your private terrace with uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean. These are not the usual dark, pokey beach shacks, they are fully equipped with four poster beds, sitting areas and huge outdoor shower rooms. Sunflower Cabana is by far the largest and most secluded. The villas are set further back in the property however all feature air conditioning, some with private gardens and outdoor bathtubs. There is a bar and lounge area with an extensive board game collection and screening movies of your choice. A welcomed emphasis on seafood means that food is always fresh. However, whilst superbly executed the menu is a little limited so if staying for a while guests may want to venture further afield. A buffet breakfast and afternoon tea are served daily. There is a spa with several Ayurvedic treatments and plenty of activities on site. The dolphin watching trip is an absolute must for "100% guaranteed" dolphin sightings. We like those odds! ”

Written by  Megan Lambert

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Sri Lanka: island in the storm

We cut across salt pans and through wind farms, taking red-dust roads until we arrive at Alankuda Beach, home to Palagama Beach resort and four neighbouring properties. These were bought by Balmond and several friends some years back, and each has created its own idea of paradise.

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A finger of land extending out into the Indian Ocean from halfway up Sri Lanka's west coast, Kalpitiya is mostly home to fishermen, but its sparsely beautiful beaches are drawing a growing crowd in search of some of the world's best kite-surfing between May and September. Ambitions to develop it as a mass tourist destination have recently stalled, meaning just a handful of hotels make up the emerging beach scene.

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Facilities

Rooms with balcony/terrace
Bicycles available
Wedding license
Bar
Family Suites
Parking
Airport transfer
Outdoor dining
Cinema
Open air cinema with a film (of your choice) in the evenings.
Sit-out Terrace
Not suitable for disabled guests
No pets
Massage
Cots available
Free wifi
Child friendly
Garden
Swimming Pool
Restaurant
Spa
Room service
Wifi
Four poster beds
Concierge
Private villas
Suites
Air conditioning

Activities

Hotel boats for hire
Take one of the hotel bikes out for a dolphin watching trip - an absolute must!
Yoga
Yoga and meditation classes can be arranged with prior notice.
Cooking classes
Organise a cooking class with the chef and learn how to make some traditional Sri Lanka 'hoppers'.
Watersports
In season, this is a very popular kite surfing spot
Cycling
The hotel has bicycles which you can take around the local countryside.
Wildlife Area
The hotel an organise day trips to Wilpattu National Park where elephants, leopards and sloth bears.

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14 rooms from $125 per night

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Recommended for

Beach Life
Some of the cabanas are so close to the water if they were any closer you'd get swept away with the tide.
Families
Kids are well looked after here with plenty of on site activities and private beach
Romantic Break
The four poster beds, private cabanas and sunsets make this a perfect romantic stay.

Activities

Hotel boats for hire
Take one of the hotel bikes out for a dolphin watching trip - an absolute must!
Yoga
Yoga and meditation classes can be arranged with prior notice.
Cooking classes
Organise a cooking class with the chef and learn how to make some traditional Sri Lanka 'hoppers'.
Watersports
In season, this is a very popular kite surfing spot
Cycling
The hotel has bicycles which you can take around the local countryside.
Wildlife Area
The hotel an organise day trips to Wilpattu National Park where elephants, leopards and sloth bears.

Other highlights

Rooms with balcony/terrace
Wedding license
Less £
Family Suites
Quiet
Eco
Owner managed
Secluded setting
Full of character
Sit-out Terrace
Barefoot Luxury
Designer
Cinema
Open air cinema with a film (of your choice) in the evenings.
Free wifi
Child friendly
Chic
Boutique
Seaviews
On the beach
Restaurant
Spa
Beach nearby
Romantic
Four poster beds
Charming
Contemporary
Wellbeing
On an island

Hotel size

14 rooms
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