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Palagama Beach

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12 Palmyra Avenue | Ettalai, Alankuda, Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The best hospitality experience we have ever had. Palagama is beautiful. The cabanas are fun, brilliantly designed and incredibly comfortable. Sitting by the tall coconut trees, listening to the local fishermen quietly singing, as they work, or watching the deep red sun drop into the Indian ocean can not be beaten. The staff at Palagama have made such a lasting... More 

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Sarnia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The resort did not really match the web site. The staff were very disorganized although very friendly. Food was OK but not great and the buffets were not kept warm enough. The main reason to stay here is to see the dolphins and we did see hundreds. The boat used was very slow compared to those from neighboring resorts so... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing start to our Sri Lankan adventure, we stayed in beach cabana "Sunflower" facing the Indian Ocean. Beautifully furnished with a four poster bed, (very comfortable) private bathroom leading to secluded (apart from a few sand crabs which adds to the experience) outdoor shower. Breakfast was a real treat from traditional Sri Lankan hoppers with curry to more western fruit... More 

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Canadensis, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a perfect beachside vacation! My cottage was ocean view (highly recommended), super comfortable and clean. Loved my outdoor shower, and the front porch for just hanging out. The pool is lovely, with wide and spacious lounging huts surrounding which will keep you out of the sun at peak points of the day. The beach was pretty and clean, and... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife, myself and a friend stayed for 3 days/2 nights. We loved the place. The staff were very helpful, friendly and efficient. Our cabana, Rosa had indoor and outdoor showers and 2 outdoor sitting areas. The beach, unlike further South, is calm, very clean and a pleasure to swim in, but you do have a great infinity pool. We... More 

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WestCountryTwo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nicely located by an unspoiled natural beach. Layout of resort quite attractive with freshwater infinity pool, saltwater pool and plenty of comfy, shaded seating areas, plus bar and restaurant. Gardens and cabin areas are full of Palm trees. All the buildings are palm thatched wooden cabanas and very picturesque. Wooden cabins are attractive but very Eco, ie with hardly any... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely wonderful experience it was there at the Palagama Beach, stayed with my wife on a full board basis in their best cabana "The Sunflower" 🌻. It's the unbearable heat that you could expect in this part of the island all throughout the year, but believe me, this cabana was cold & confy like a luxury room in a 5... More 

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Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent location. Fantastic cabanas. Top food thanks to Chefs Sunil Wijepala and Babi. The waiters are all very helpful and friendly. It's a location for pure relaxation with nothing to do but relax. There's nowhere else to go and if this is to your liking this is the place for you!! Stunning pool, stunning sunsets. Fantastic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family stayed here for 3 nights and had an excellent and relaxing stay. Palagama is in a remote section of coastline which makes for a very peaceful setting. We stayed in two villas and a cabana which were all very nice rooms. They are fairly basic with no tv or wifi, but with the scenery those things are not... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Lovely 2 day break with the wife, our two little boys and our friends with their children. Stayed at the Walauwa which was perfect for our needs with two rooms separated by a common sitting area. Rooms were very comfortable and very quaint with thathed roofs but never felt basic. Small issue with a lleaking bidet shower but soon sorted.... More 

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