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The Rascals Kite Resort

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Pichchaithambi Tottham Anawasal, Kalpitiya 61360 Sri Lanka
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#6 of 65 Specialty lodging in Kalpitiya
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A brand new resort next to the latest kite spot, the Kalpitiya lagoon in Sri Lanka. Dine well; fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables daily and relax in the cozy environment of our resort.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Wifi
Yoga room
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Snorkeling
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Fishing
Table tennis
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
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Currency exchange
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Arabic and 3 more
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Phil5556 wrote a review Jan 2020
Troon, United Kingdom18 contributions5 helpful votes
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We had a fantastic stay for 6days here at the beginning of our trip to Sri Lanka. Chose the Jungalow which was lovely, loads of space, comfy bed, large seating area out front and the outdoor bathroom is great. The atmosphere here is brilliant, very chilled, relaxed and friendly. Staff were all very helpful and happy to look after you. Breakfast & dinner are served in the bar area on a long table which encourages you to meet and get to know the other guests - we met some great people and had a great time kiting with them during our stay. Dinners and lunch are mostly typical rice & curry but were lovely and decent portions. Lunch was brought to the kite spot every day. You get taken by boat to the various kite spots. We kited at the “Dream Spot” & the lagoon. The Dream spot we had to ourselves and at the lagoon Rascals hut is at the top end with plenty of space. Hire kit was all new Duotone kites, Evos and Dice. We didn’t have lessons but the instructors and boat driver were all friendly & helpful. Overall a great stay!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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hum01 wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom136 contributions55 helpful votes
Rascals is a fab resort - beautiful setting, beautiful garden and very friendly staff. We turned up a day early (my bad) and they were very helpful in finding us a room and getting us settled in. We’re travelling with our 5 month old baby girl and everyone at Rascals, especially Hassiter, was happy to hold her during mealtimes (or at any time) which was really lovely of them. My partner Will had daily kite surfing lessons with Rimsan. Will (by his own account) is not the fastest learner but Rimsan is an excellent teacher and got him up and riding and a lot more confident. Would highly recommend him as a teacher. When you’re not in the water you can watch him and the others perform kite tricks. The food is delicious - you eat what you are served, there’s no menu as such, but it’s really good fresh food and there are veggie options. And the daily dessert is yummy... You don’t go hungry!  Even though I wasn’t kite surfing I was more than happy to laze around the resort and use the pool. A couple of days I took the lunchtime boat to the kite surfing beach and hung out there. A beautiful beach and lots of fun watching the kite surfers.  Huge thanks to Johanna for helping us organise our stay. I absolutely recommend Rascals and we will all definitely come back again. Hopefully our little girl will kite surf here one day!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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luludExeter wrote a review Dec 2019
exeter102 contributions46 helpful votes
What can I say but the team at Rascals are the best My family and I stayed here for 6 days so that one of my son’s and husband could learn to kite surf The kite staff were really nice and provided loads of guidance and patience and both really enjoyed their 9 hour course The jungalows that we stayed in were so amazing with very comfortable beds and amazing outside showers with great AC and a lovely outside seating area. The team are so very friendly and nothing is to much trouble. Food is lovely and the pool area very comfortable Only one piece of advice - buy some alcohol in duty free at the airport as they don’t have a license They will also arrange other activities like diving, yoga etc I would not hesitate to recommend you book this
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Rob v wrote a review Aug 2019
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Super host, really felt like a warm welcome. Beautiful rooms with a shower outside between the palmleaves, or a bit more luxury room with airco. Lovely place, lovely people. Definitely recommend it. :)))))))))))))))))))))))))
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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jadedexpat wrote a review Aug 2019
Doha, Qatar257 contributions118 helpful votes
The resort is the usual bare bones, or a little better then bare bones place which is the standard model in Kalpitya. Shared meals, slow internet, brownouts that sort of thing. You have to pay extra for A/C and fan, but without it the mosquitos will eat you alive. So far so average. However where the place really stands out is the kite school. They offered by far the best lessons I've had during my long and arduous journey to pretend I am young at heart. Final word, they do not have an alcohol license, but you can buy your own booze and store it behind the counter.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: during the mosquito season I would definitely recommend the jungalow over the normal rooms
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PRICE RANGE
$78 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaNorth Western ProvinceKalpitiya
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Rascals Kite Resort
What are some of the property amenities at The Rascals Kite Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Rascals Kite Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Rascals Kite Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Rascals Kite Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The BNKR Cafe, Eagle Restaurant, and Ocean Breeze Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Rascals Kite Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does The Rascals Kite Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Rascals Kite Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Rascals Kite Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Greek, Arabic, and Swedish.