Sri Lanka's new beach holiday destination

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Dolphin

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Lagoon Tour

A mainly undiscovered and deserted two kilometer stretch of sandy beach, Alankuda Beach offers a relaxing, discrete and romantic getaway to the North of Colombo which is largely unvisited by most tourists

In Sri Lanka, just two hours from the airport and three hours north of Colombo, is an unspoilt peninsula of golden sand. Alankuda is a beautiful stretch of beach in Kalpitiya, The bluest of skies melts seamlessly into the azure of the Indian Ocean to make a picture-perfect backdrop to a unique, tailor-made tropical holiday experience.

Alnakuda Beach is a new beach destination on the relatively undiscovered Kalpitiya Spit off the west coast of Sri Lanka consisting of several lovely independently wned 'home away from home', guest house-style hotels, which are run in a very informal and relaxed way. Each has its own unique style but no matter which one you decide to say in you can enjoy all their amenities seamlessly.

This new concept of stylish, eco-beach accommodation is for the discerning traveller in search of an unforgettable holiday. Spacious and comfortable, our air conditioned tents present a world of romance with a unique ambience and view of the sea.

Experience the thrill of sea safaris to the nearby Bar Reef for the best Sri Lanka has to offer in snorkeling and be entertained by the Dolphins and Whales on your way. Enjoy the tranquil ocean with the most beautiful coral gardens of Sri Lanka. Or just work hard on your tan. Even the sunsets are the spectacular kind and a perfect end to idyllic days, everyday. It is probably one of the best places in the world for kite surfing during the low season. Alankuda Beach are well placed for guests to enjoy some of the fantastic activities and excursions Sri Lanka has to offer. This includes but is not limited to kite surfing, whale watching, dolphin watching, water sports, and safari trips.

Things to do

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!

Dolphin Watching

Dolphin WatchingKalpitiya is the best places if you are interested in seeing Dolphins. During November to March is the best season to go Dolphin Watching off Kalpitiya. At a time you can witness 1000-1500 Dolphins.

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Whale Watching

Whale WatchingA high concentration of blue whales and sperm whales has been spotted in the Kalpitiya coast of Sri Lanka during the months of November to April. Alankuda beach in Kalpitiya is the best places if you are interested in seeing Whales.

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Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

Scuba DivingFor 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.

Diving and Snorkelling are not possible during the southwest monsoon period (May to November). The best times are therefore between late November and early May. Transportation to dive/Snorkelling sites is by a fibre glass dinghy of 25 horse power engine. For the more serious divers who want more detailed information on the area, please refer to Nautical Map 1586 (Pamban to Cape Cormorin).

The underwater currents in the seas off Kalpitiya are generally not strong, but are influenced by small tide changes of two high water and two low water tides. The underwater temperature is approximately 75°F so no wetsuits are required (but thin wetsuits could be worn to protect from any bruising from the coral).

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Lagoon Tours

Lagoon ToursBoat 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.

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