The northwest coast of Sri Lanka, with its untouched beauty, offers a unique blend of natural splendour and cultural richness. The region was a no-go zone during the Civil War has inadvertently preserved its pristine beaches and diverse marine life, making it an emerging haven for eco-tourists and adventure seekers. Kalpitiya, in particular, stands out as a multifaceted destination. Its vast lagoon and coral-rich Bar Reef provide a sanctuary for an array of marine species such as whales, pods of dugong and rare pink dolphins.

The local culture, reflected in the colonial architecture and the daily lives of fishermen, offers a glimpse into the area’s rich heritage. With the monsoon winds creating ideal conditions for kitesurfing, Kalpitiya is not just a place of serene beauty but also a hub for thrilling water sports.

Kalpitiya offers an exclusive and intimate experience for visitors seeking peace or adventure on this windy coast.

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Our Accommodation Ratings

Opulent: Exceptional, unashamedly the best of sheer luxury. (£££££)

Luxury: Outstanding levels of 5* comfort, hospitality and facilities. (££££)

Premium: Excellent levels of comfort and hospitality and a wide range of facilities. (£££)

Mid-Range: Good levels of comfort and hospitality, with a reasonable range of facilities. (££)

Simple: Clean and simple, no frills. Often in areas of natural beauty or near wildlife reserves. (£)