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Illanthadiya, Kalpitiya 61360 Sri Lanka
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#1 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Kalpitiya
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.6
Value
4.4
In Sri Lanka, just two hours from the airport and three hours north of Colombo, is an unspoilt peninsula of golden sand. Here lies a blissfully secluded resort with luxury tented accommodation on Alankuda beach. 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. Welcome to Dolphin Beach Resort Kalpitiya! 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. April to November offers one of the best places in the world for kite surfing. Enjoy the tranquil ocean with the most beautiful coral gardens of Sri Lanka. Or just work hard on your tan. The sunsets at Dolphin Beach are of the spectacular kind and a perfect end to idyllic days, every day.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Fishing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Sun umbrellas
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Non-smoking rooms
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nick-selective wrote a review Oct 2022
Brighton, United Kingdom107 contributions72 helpful votes
Whilst I was the only guest as it was out of season, they team made me feel welcomed and included. Great beachside location, the safari tent style accommodation great fun. Very large, good bathrooms and with all the modcons you’d expect of a beach resort. The 2 beds mean it’s great for a family stay also
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Louise S wrote a review Apr 2022
North Yorkshire UK4 contributions2 helpful votes
we stayed for two nights ,this was the first place we stayed on our two week tour of Sri Lanka. The tented bungalows are brilliant, equipped with efficient air-con and fabulous outdoor bathrooms. The food was amazing and really was some of the best we had on our whole trip. The staff were very helpful and friendly and we enjoyed chatting to the chef about his food. We did the dolphin trip and saw about 50 dolphins and the kids enjoyed the donut ride. The pool area was clean and plenty of fresh towels were provided. We enjoyed the covered seating areas, watching the sunsets with great cocktails! We all had massages with Lilli which were amazing and very reasonable. We will certainly return and would highly recommend a visit.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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AruNira wrote a review Apr 2022
Seattle, Washington20 contributions9 helpful votes
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We are going to put this location as one of the TOP 5 locations we have visited in the last 40 years of travel all over the world. Definitely recommend this place for beach lovers, Dolphin and whale watching groups, Families with kids that is looking for something out of the ordinary, couples looking to relax by the pool, enjoy the sunset and walk the beach. It starts from the time you get into the property with super service. The reception in the beach along with the fantastic rooms that they have are an experience for every traveler. Clean, well equipped, comfortable rooms with a relaxing sitting room at the entrance overlooking the beach is to die for. Chathu our steward is definitely an asset to this location with his service, directions, helpfulness and “7 Star” care. He is the one to ask for and you are assured of a super good stay the resort. Sanka the executive chef provides you with meals that are unforgettable. As a former chef myself, I want to definitely recommend Sanka’s culinary skills and creations designed for their location. The Seafood Platter is out of this world and I would recommend this to everyone. It’s so good to see the chef visiting the restaurant and talking with guests and taking care of their culinary needs. Maria who took care of our reservation was excellent, helpful and very detail oriented. We are definitely going back to this location mainly because of the service from Chathu, food from Sanka and help from Maria. Please don’t hesitate to book this location for an unforgettable super stay. Thank you Dolphin Management and staff for the heavenly stay we had and we are looking forward to returning to your hotel within the next few months.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: You really don’t need shoes at this location as you get to walk on the sand the entire time. Plan...
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Gavijan wrote a review Mar 2022
Reading, United Kingdom16 contributions7 helpful votes
Delightful place to stay, the staff are all lovely, the 'tents' are extremely comfortable and well laid out, The food was varied and high quality. The Dolpin watching experience from their beach was outstanding.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Sichni RS wrote a review Feb 2022
Sri Lanka281 contributions7 helpful votes
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We had a nice time at Dolphin beach. The glamping experience was indeed a unique one. The staff was great as usual, specially Chathu he was really attentive and helpful for us ! We appreciate that we could bring over our Husky along with us. I felt that the tents could use little upgrade & the water pressure was bit low. Food can definetly improve in comparison with other Makara resorts. Other than that, we really had a great time in this beautiful resort.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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ch0uanna wrote a review Jan 2022
Vienna, Austria25 contributions11 helpful votes
Wow! Best Glamping Location ever. Staff is super professional and friendly. Rooms have a great indoor-outdoor experience to them. Food was so specially presented and well done. Vegan friendly! Would have loved to stay longer. Boat trips, massage, laundry The Management offers all services. Loved the Place!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Don‘t book a snorkeling trip. Coral reef is dead ;(
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Fred O wrote a review Jan 2022
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We had a great first stay here on our trip trough Sri Lanka. Comfortable, romantic tents and a relexed vibe. We were almost the only guests, so at lunch we discussed what we would have for diner etcetera. The food was really good, and Tatuq (hope I spelled it correctly) was a great host. We had a lovely, romantic diner overlooking the beach for our wedding aniversary. What an amazing jumbo prawns! Great pool, and beautiful lights in the resort at night!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Asantha K wrote a review Apr 2021
4 contributions6 helpful votes
This place is amazing. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone, local or foreign. Due to the pandemic they have reduced their staff but it doesn’t in anyway hinder their personalized service to their guest. Food is delicious and generous, the rooms (luxury tents) are unique and beautiful and quirky in its own way. A big thank you for Harsha and team for making our stay a precious memory. We are looking forward to our next visit
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded May 23, 2021
Dear Asantha, we thank you for your excellent review and glad we made your stay a memorable one! We look forward to hosting you again, stay safe and have a beautiful day!
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Imp57 wrote a review Mar 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka44 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed in this lovely property with a group of friends and enjoyed ourselves throughly! The “rooms” are in fact luxury tents comprising of two rooms and therefore very spacious. Each tent could easily accommodate 3-4 people, but as it was just two of us, the space was very large indeed. We did not use the second room at all! There is a conventional attached bathroom but also a shower outside. All the rooms have air conditioning, safety locker, water in glass bottles and the possibility to make tea and coffee. The public spaces are large and airy and tastefully decorated with lots of cushions and places to flop down and fall asleep during the day or party at night! The food was tasty and plentiful. The boats which took us to watch dolphins are moored by the hotel ( they belong to the hotel) which was very convenient as we did not have to drive anywhere. Of course we did see schools of dolphin, but also a magnificent whale shark which was an unexpected treat! The manager and staff are lovely, helpful people and did all they could to make our stay enjoyable. We will return and also recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded May 23, 2021
Thank you much for your excellent review and recommendation! We look forward to hosting you again, please stay safe and have a great day!
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Sayandhan wrote a review Feb 2021
Kandy, Sri Lanka154 contributions17 helpful votes
It was a wet & wild relaxing holiday with my family at Dolphin Beach Kalpitiya. Both day mornings were well spent on dolphin and whale watching and sights were breath taking and fabulous. The staff were courteous and helpful. The luxury tents made our stay comfortable.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded May 23, 2021
Dear Sayandhan, we thank you for your great review and hope to host you again. Please stay safe and have a wonderful day!
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PRICE RANGE
$106 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
Sri LankaNorth Western ProvinceKalpitiya
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dolphin Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Dolphin Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include St. Anne's National Shrine (5.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dolphin Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Dolphin Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Dolphin Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dolphin Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dolphin Beach Resort Restaurant, Udekki, and Maduka Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dolphin Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Dolphin Beach Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Dolphin Beach Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Dolphin Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.