Distance From Airport
: 130 Km (4.15 hour drive)
Distance From Colombo
: 160 Km (5 hour drive)
: Dutch Fort & St Peter's Kerk church, Whale & Dolphin watching, Diving and Fishing
Despite its natural beauty, the western peninsular area of KALPITIYA in the Puttalam district of Sri Lanka is remarkably untouched by tourism. But for those lucky enough to visit, there's a plethora of things to see and do! With the small close-knit fishing community dominating the lives of the local people, visitors can get a real insight into working life away from the city. After watching the night fishing boats return in the morning, a visit to one of the fish markets offers the opportunity to choose the evening meal direct from the fresh catch! The Dutch Fort and St Peter's Kerk church in the town itself are interesting examples of Sri Lanka's rich history and colonial past.
Leisurely boat rides up the lagoon and canoe trips down the river are a pleasant way of exploring the coastline, whilst 4WD jeep rides along the deserted sand dunes between the ocean and the lagoon offer a unique way of watching the colourful evening sunsets. For keen scuba divers and snorkellers, the largest coral reef in Sri Lanka (‘Bar reef') is only an hour's boat trip from Kalpitiya . This beautiful reef is home to an incredible variety of tropical fish as well as offering sighting of manta rays, reef sharks and the occasional turtle!
Bar Reef Resort
Situated on an undiscovered and deserted two kilometer stretch of a pristine private beach, Bar Reef Beach Resort offers a truly relaxing, discrete and romantic getaway.
In Sri Lanka, just two hours from the airport and three hours north of Colombo, is an unspoilt peninsula of golden sand. Here lies a blissfully secluded resort with luxury tented accommodation.
On the west coast of Sri Lanka, nestled on the ancient Kalpitiya peninsula, lies Palagama Beach.
Turtle Point Lodge - Kalpitiya
Guests at Turtle Point enjoy the basic necessities but few luxuries – apart, of course, from the gorgeous location and the fascinating marine environment.
Bay Watch Kalpitiya - Kalpitiya
The Baywatch beach and Lagoon is one of the best coastal tourism sites in the Kalpitiya region of Sri Lanka.
Dutch Bay Resorts - Kalpitiya
Nestled in the breathtakingly beautiful island of Sri Lanka is Dutch Bay. Set within an oasis of mangrove forests, and water reservoirs, you will find Dutch Bay Resorts. A tranquil sanctuary, Dutch Bay Resorts...
Omeesha Beach Hotel-Kalpitiya
Omeesha Beach Hotel Kalpitiya is an ideal place for Private Parties, Cocktail Parties, Wedding Receptions, BBQ Nights and Holiday Getaways.
Udekki - Kalpitiya
Like the gentle rhythmic beat of the drum after which it is named A stay at Udekki will lull your senses into a state of complete relaxation.
Diyamba Beach Resort-Kalpitiya
Nestled in a cove on the golden sands of the west coast of Sri Lanka is a beach resort called Diyamba (“the deep blue”).
Kalpitiya luxury Beach Camp
Turtle Point Lodge and Diving Camp is situated near the small fishing village of Kandakuliya on the western beach of the Puttalam district of Sri Lanka, approximately 6 km from Kalpitiya itself.
Kalpitiya Lagoon Cottage
2 bedroom Kalpitiya Lagoon Cottage will be available for guests this season. This is an ideal place for Thalawila St. Annes Church Pilgrimage Crowds.
Dolphin Eco Lodge - Kalpitiya
Nestled between the sea, the lagoon and the salt pans at the tip of the Kalpitiya town lies bungalow, a Robinson Crusoe hideaway, two hours from the main international airport.
Lagoon Lodge Kalpitiya
Lagoon Lodge Kalpitiya offers a thatched, wattle & daub cottage with 3 bedrooms, common bath and shower for a close to nature experience in comfort.
Ruwala - Kalpitiya
The Bungalow is a fusion of a rustic eco-retreat and adventure-park on the banks of the scenic Puttlam lagoon.
St. Annes Lagoon House
A old boat yard has been turned in to an elegant bungalow with all the creative comfort
The Wind - Kalpitiya
With wind caressing your face, as it refreshingly blows across the mighty Indian Ocean and criss-crosses the beautiful Puttalam Lagoon, you begin to wonder – Is this Paradise?