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Palagama Beach

12 Palmyra Avenue | Ettalai, Alankuda, Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #6 of 16 Kalpitiya B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Catherine D London, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Palagama Beach resort is a lovely haven beside the sea, all built in authentic Sri Lankan style with a luxurious edge. Quiet, private cabanas in tree and flower-filled gardens leading up to the infinity pool with its cushioned, palm roofed pavilions over looking the sea. The open air restaurant serves delicious food - amazing breakfasts with egg hoppers, dhal and... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed for 3 nights, wish I could have stayed for longer!! The staff were really friendly and made us feel comfortable. The location and the view is just amazing! An Unforgettable Experience! Loved the coast and the water sports the most! Planning on coming back again next summer for a longer vacation!!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's been 3 years since I last visited Palagama and all I can say is wow! what an amazing job they have done. Accommodations are very nicely done, varied to suit all from families to romantic couples. and all very private, carefully set in the grounds. Great pool with sufficient hang-out ambalamas for all. Great dinner buffet with lots of... More

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Shillong, India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the resort for a 5 days with the aim of relaxing and just taking a break..... And I was not disappointed....I liked it so much that I even persuaded my friends to join me.... Rooms were very well designed and spacious with all required amenities except for AC Wifi was not very good but it turned out... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning place to stay. We stayed with a group of 6 people between March - April 2014. Bungalow is spacious but slightly dark. Was very hot and fans were not adequate with the heat, no aircon. Water bottles were provided every day. Room was clean, has lovely private garden with hammock. Food was good and staff friendly. Afternoon tea and... More

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 4 magnificient nights in Palagama beach. I am not an avid reviewer though I do count on trip advisor reviews a lot before making arrangement for my trips and holidays! This resort really deserves praises! The trip from Airport from the resort was very scenic Being a new comer in SL.The road trip was a good way for... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Traveled here for honeymoon and it pretty much ruined the first week. First, they never came to pick us up from airport after we made a reservation so we were stranded for hours (tip: taxi from airport is cheaper than their bus service), the location is sub-par compared to other resorts in norther Sri Lanka, the manager is a thief... More

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Clients made a last minute booking for the period Dec. 27- 29 during our peak Christmas / New Year period. As such we could only propose them one night in a villa and the second night in a Cajan Cabana. A reservation known and accepted by the guests prior to travelling. At this time, the client already requested for a... More

Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I've been to a lot of hotels all over the world. But nothing like Palagama. What first struck me is the space and rambling greenery. Palagama is HUGE and set on carefully tended gardens. Refreshingly different from most of the luxury resorts, villas are very well spread-out. So leaving windows wide open doesn't compromise privacy. No two rooms are alike,... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The marvel of this place are the Sri Lankans who play host to you. Like the housekeeping staff. Every morning they come to clean the room. And every morning, you find, a different art form on your bed. The folds of the bed sheets, the towels, the flowers, woven together to make you feel... umm... beautiful. The swimming pool looks... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The pool seemingly merging into the sea , the aesthetic expression of the painted stools, the naturally constructed rooms, the open door bathrooms opening into a open shower and tub backyard , the local cuisine to happily eat and die with, the warm staff that makes you relish the human cultures of the land . It is an unforgettable experience... More

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Address: 12 Palmyra Avenue | Ettalai, Alankuda, Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > North Western Province > Kalpitiya
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Palagama is a beautiful tropical beach resort designed by world famous architect Cecil Balmond and John Balmond. Ideally located along a sandy beach, more than 2 kms from the main road, the resort enjoys pristine and serene surroundings. The number of cabanas has been limited to 16 to be able to provide tailor made experiences for our guests. Designed using natural materials and inspired by the local architecture, our four Beach cabanas offer direct view of the Ocean and espouse an Eco Chic vibe. Other Cabanas and Villas are nestled amidst tropical and lush gardens. Despite its small size, Palagama offers all the services and facilities including a great outdoor restaurant serving western and local cuisines with a special emphasis on seafood, a beach bar fully equipped with an international selection of wines, a fresh water infinity Pool, SPA, travel desk, complimentary wifi, local bikes tours, handicraft shop, daily recreational activities and cooking classes. Day excursions include seasonal dolphin and whale watching, KITE SURFING expeditions in Kalpitiya and day safaris to Wilpattu national park famous for leopard sightings. Palagama has all the ingredients for a fun and relaxing beach holiday. Just 2.5 Hours from the airport, it is also an ideal gateway to the famous Cultural sites of Sri Lanka including Anuradhapura, Sigiriya and Kandy, as well as a relaxing stop before or after an international flight. ... more   less 
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