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Dolphin Beach Resort

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Illanthadiya, Kalpitiya 61360 Sri Lanka
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#1 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Kalpitiya
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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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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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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 Lanka43 contributions2 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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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 Lanka149 contributions15 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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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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xxxasia wrote a review Feb 2021
Asia255 contributions185 helpful votes
This is a ‘toes in the sand’ experience - just nine luxury tents with all mod cons inc hot water showers. Harsha and his team did a fabulous job looking after us, arranging the menu to our liking and the food was terrific. The pool was great too. But the real highlight was the boat trip where we saw hundreds of dolphins and rare blue whale. Much recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Thank you so much for your excellent review! We hope we made your stay a memorable one and look forward to hosting you again. Stay safe and have a beautiful day!
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Malwana wrote a review Jan 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka218 contributions29 helpful votes
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This unique place is located 146 km / 3.5 hrs away from Colombo in the Kalpitiya area. This place has 5 family rooms and 4 double rooms, a pool and a dining area. It has 2 launch areas which is good for group gatherings. There the rooms are not solid stuctures but are fully safe marquees with A/C and a nice interior. Each room has a veranda bathroom and also a outdoor bath area...They have their own boats for dolphin and whale waching. We took a boat ride and everyone enjoyed waching dolphins...Only my youngest child who is still 12 years felt a bit uncomfortable and sea sick due to rough waves... This place does not have buffet and it has a very limited number of items in the set menu, but the food is delicious. Food variety, comfort and facilities in the big scale hotels are not available here, but the unique beauty of this place will never be available at those hotels....
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: Family rooms are more convinient when going there with kids as the rooms consist of two marquees...
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Dear Melani, we thank you for your excellent review and are glad you had a memorable experience! We hope to host you again, please stay safe and have a great day!
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$74 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Sri LankaNorth Western ProvinceKalpitiya
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dolphin Beach Resort
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 Baobab Lagoon Lodge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dolphin Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Dolphin Beach Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Dolphin Beach Resort offers an airport shuttle 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.