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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.
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12 Palmyra Avenue Ettalai, Alankuda, Kalpitiya 61360 Sri Lanka
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Bandaranayake Intl Airport62 mi
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Well away from the main road down unmade tracks . Right on the beach on a reasonably big plot but with neighbouring houses / hotels alongside. The cabins are designed to be rustic but we thought they were maybe in need of maintenance. The shower/ toilet were in a space which
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We - a family of 5 with kids aged 10, 7 and 5 - stayed at Palagama beach resort for 6 nights in January 2019. We stayed in an airy beach cabana with private outdoor shower facilities. The cabana walls are open in the top which give a nice outdoor feeling - but of cause also
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We arrived in Colombo and were collected promptly by the driver as arranged. We stayed in the Sunflower bungalow, which looks out onto the beach. There is a lovely swimming pool. One of the best pools we have seen about 20m long or the beach has fine sand and the sea was great
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We stayed here with 6 other friends. We had the villa overlooking the sea called “sunflower” and it was fantastic. We loved the rustic rooms and the outside shower. It was a new experience being watched by the sand crabs!! We were adopted by a gorgeous young puppy who stayed on
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We stayed here at the beginning of our trip - it was an easy drive from Negombo and they had accommodations for our driver. The food was yummy, including a large breakfast that was included. We loved the groovy beach bar. The pool was really pleasant - the large palapas were
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I didn't dive there either but I'm sure it can be arranged. They do say, "no problem" a lot, and are pretty laid back, but things get done. Have a great stay, it's a lovely place.
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"The larger beach cabanas are awesome and staff is flexible with regards to number of people."
"The entire resort has a beautiful setting."
"Cabanas are very well designed, so even if don't have A/C, it is not hot."
"ask for chalet near the beach if quiet required in the morning"
"AC in garden accommodation useful but not essential in the winter."
$82 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
palagama beach hotel kalpitiya
Sri LankaNorth Western ProvinceKalpitiya
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