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12 Palmyra Avenue Ettalai, Alankuda, Kalpitiya 61360 Sri Lanka
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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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jandcafer wrote a review Mar 2020
Sudbury, United Kingdom78 contributions25 helpful votes
This must be one of the most fantastic places we have stayed at in years. Only 14 bungalows and cabanas in total. Service from naturally friendly and helpful staff couldn’t be faulted, nor could accommodation and food. Laid back and smart without being at all pretentious. Highly and unreservedly recommended if you ever travel north of Colombo and want something special.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
lettiemarsh wrote a review Mar 2020
London4 contributions
About a 4 hour drive from Columbo, this place was our perfect first stop for our SL trip. A few days of peace and quite by the pool/on the beach, with incredible sunsets, delicious food and really friendly staff. We only ventured out on a bike ride once, but there was the option to do fishing, whale watching etc. The rooms were rustic but comfortable; wooden cabanas amongst the trees with a large outdoor (but covered) bathroom and shower. One of the staff, Denzil, helped us organise a car through his son. Both so friendly and welcoming.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: The garden cabana was amazing but you will be woken up by the birds from around 7am.
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trithemis wrote a review Feb 2020
Nijmegen, The Netherlands32 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a very good stay at Palagama beach. Very spacious garden cabana with a nice and warm open air shower. Good bed, mosquito net and all clean and tidy. Beautiful garden, good pool and good food. And on top of that: very friendly and helpful staff. Pool towels are provided.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dhashaka S wrote a review Feb 2020
59 contributions18 helpful votes
Stayed at this absolute jewel of a hotel. Best was the staff. Extremely kind and attentive. Great food. Awesome rooms. Attention to detail is extreme. Beautiful beach, pool. Will definitely be coming back.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Terry D wrote a review Feb 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom230 contributions86 helpful votes
If you want to experience a great beachside cabanas this is the place. Great to experience living in a traditional building and we loved the outside shower. The staff are fantastic and the food superb. A very relaxing place.
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Date of stay: February 2020
$90 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palagama Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Palagama Beach?
Nearby attractions include Narakkali Kaali Kovil (5.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Palagama Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Palagama Beach?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Palagama Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Palagama Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dolphin Beach Resort Restaurant, Udekki, and Baobab Lagoon Lodge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Palagama Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Palagama Beach have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Palagama Beach offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Palagama Beach have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.