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Karpaha Sands

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Kiran Village, Kalkudah 30410 Sri Lanka
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 18 hotels in Kalkudah
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Be cast away on a Robinson Crusoe beach. Karpaha Sands is a luxury glamping boutique resort situated on Sri Lanka’s most pristine Kalkudah Beach. In this hideaway resort, luxury meets authenticity. Guests can unwind and be close to nature, relax under the Palmyra trees and swim in the 30m idyllic infinity pool or jump in the turquoise sea. With a light environmental footprint, a cool arty design vibe and local ancestral fishing communities at its doorstep, Karpaha Sands offers unmatched seclusion, authenticity, exclusivity and pure tranquillity. It is also a perfect destination from which to explore the East Coast and discover the Tamil culture to add diversity on any Sri Lanka itinerary.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Game room
Canoeing offsite
Darts
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Indoor play area for children
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Bidet
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Sinhala and 1 more
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Dinoshan wrote a review Jun 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I love this place. We had a great time at Karpaha Sands the staff was very lovely and the location and view was wonderful. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends and family. Can't wait to visit this place again.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from KarpahaSands Kalkudah, Guest Services / Front Office at Karpaha Sands
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Dear Mr. Dinoshan, Greetings from Karpaha Sands! Thank you for the wonderful review! We are glad to hear that you had a wonderful experience staying with us. Thank you for you lovely review and feedback regarding our property. We appreciate the comments about our location, view and the staff. Thank you for recommending us to your friends and family. Also, we appreciate your returning to stay with us. We highly appreciate your review about us. We hope we have the chance of welcoming you back to Karpaha Sands! Vanakkam, The Karpaha Sands Team
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nimesh w wrote a review May 2021
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions1 helpful vote
That was our second time at the east coast of Sri Lanka. A real hideaway in every sense with spacious tented suites surrounded by wonderful coconut trees, situated directly on the beach. Special thanks to Joseph and Annam
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from KarpahaSands Kalkudah, Guest Services / Front Office at Karpaha Sands
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Karpaha Sands! Thank you for the wonderful review! We are glad to hear that you had a wonderful experience staying with us. Thank you for your lovely feedback regarding our surroundings, location and our suites. We truly appreciate that you chose to comeback and stay with us. Your acknowledgement of our housekeeping staff members is appreciated, they will be glad to hear about the feedback. We highly appreciate your review about us. We hope we have the chance of welcoming you back to Karpaha Sands! Vanakkam, The Karpaha Sands Team
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lizado27 wrote a review May 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka15 contributions5 helpful votes
Perfect in every way...super service, amazing food, and the most spectacular views (particularly from the Palam beachfront suites). Booked another stay as soon as we got home, and can’t wait to return!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from KarpahaSands Kalkudah, Guest Services / Front Office at Karpaha Sands
Responded May 15, 2021
Dear Guest, Greetings from Karpaha Sands! Thank you for the wonderful review! We always try to delight our guests, and we are glad we were able to do that for you. Our staff are always dedicated to delight our guests, our team will be happy to hear about your lovely comments. We will always be glad to welcome you back. We highly appreciate your amazing review about us. See you soon at Karpaha Sands! Vanakkam, The Karpaha Sands Team
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Faz Thassim wrote a review May 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka11 contributions1 helpful vote
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We were looking for somewhere quiet. Away from the hustle and bustle especially with the current situation. Was absolutely wowed from the word go. Such a tastefully done property. Beautiful sculptures and works of art around the hotel. Stunning beach! Looked forward to the showers as absolutely refreshing with the natural style of the shower instead of the usual trickle of water one generally gets! BUT no hotel, no matter how beautiful, is worth talking about if the staff are nothing to write home about. Especially, loved Dushyanthini and her colleagues in the restaurant. Keep up the good work Karpaha Sands! All too often our hotels start off with a bang then get left off by the wayside due to declining standards! Please don’t go down that road!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from KarpahaSands Kalkudah, Guest Services / Front Office at Karpaha Sands
Responded May 15, 2021
Dear Ms. Thassim, Greetings from Karpaha Sands! Thank you for the wonderful review! We are glad that had a unique experience with us. We are happy to note that our concept has impressed you. Thank you for the lovely comments regarding our art works and sculptures. Our outdoor showers are designed in a way to bring you utmost relaxation while enjoying the natural beauty of the surroundings, we are glad you enjoyed this. Thank you for the lovely feedback about our staff, they will be delighted with the feedback. We highly appreciate your review about us, and we promise that our standards and service will only improve. We hope we have the chance of welcoming you back to Karpaha Sands! Vanakkam, The Karpaha Sands Team
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Kasun K wrote a review May 2021
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It was a really nice experience. Food was very nice and clam and beautiful place to stay. I would recommend this hotel for honeymoon couples as well. Staffs were really helpful and friendly. One of the best places in the area. Also there is a beautiful beach and coconut trees around.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from KarpahaSands Kalkudah, Guest Services / Front Office at Karpaha Sands
Responded May 15, 2021
Dear Mr. Kasun, Greetings from Karpaha Sands! Thank you for the wonderful review! We are glad to hear that you had a wonderful experience staying with us. Thank you for the lovely comments about our food, our kitchen team works very hard to give the best food at all times. Thank you for recommending us to honeymoon couples, with our pristine beach, lovely private villas we are indeed the perfect romantic getaway. Thank you for the comments regarding our beach and our service, we are glad we were able to delight you. We hope we have the chance of welcoming you back to Karpaha Sands! Vanakkam, The Karpaha Sands Team
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PRICE RANGE
$140 - $351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaEastern ProvinceKalkudah
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Karpaha Sands
What are some of the property amenities at Karpaha Sands?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Karpaha Sands?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at Karpaha Sands?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Karpaha Sands?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Karpaha Sands?
Conveniently located restaurants include Captain Sea Food, Vasuki Restaurant, and The Crab & Lobster.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Karpaha Sands?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Karpaha Sands have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Karpaha Sands offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Karpaha Sands?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Tamil, and Sinhala.
Does Karpaha Sands have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Karpaha Sands accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.