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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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 16 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)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Game room
Canoeing offsite
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
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
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
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
DVD / CD player
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Sinhala and 1 more
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mkcdmkcd wrote a review Yesterday
Chicago, Illinois4 contributions2 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Karpaha Sands. The hotel is located on the prettiest beach in Sri Lanka. It is clean, quiet, and dotted with coconut trees. We stayed in a beachfront tent which is perfect if you have small kids because you can take your meals on your patio and watch your kids entertain themselves for hours in the sand. Everyone was incredibly helpful and went out of their way to ensure we had a good stay. We live in Sri Lanka and have done many beach vacations in the country but this one was the best. We hope to return soon and would recommend this place to anyone.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: Get a beachfront room.
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Axel wrote a review Sep 17
Colombo, Sri Lanka1 contribution
We are both expats living in Sri Lanka and have seen many wonderful places in this country. Karpaha Sands is definitely one of the best place we stayed. Fantastic location, directly at the beach, absolutely calm, luxury equipped tent-like bungalows, unobtrusive but always approachable service and last but not least tasty food. The interior design is extraordinary and refreshing, differs from the usual hotel equipment completely. Keep everything maintained well and for sure we will return.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Gehan D wrote a review Sep 9
Rome4 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a wonderful time at Karpaha Sands. The rooms were lovely and the beach itself is superb. The service was excellent - the staff were friendly, helpful and very efficient. Will definitely go back.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Minusha W wrote a review Sep 9
4 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a wonderful time at Karpaha Sands. We were a group of 9, and the friendly staff catered to all our needs with care and attention. The food was excellent (highly recommend the crab curry!), and the rooms were lovely. Topped off of course by the great location and pristine beach. The resort was conscientious with regard to health and safety guidelines and followed COVID appropriate protocol throughout. Would definitely visit again!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Udesha A wrote a review Sep 4
Colombo, Sri Lanka13 contributions6 helpful votes
Highly disappointed. Not worth the price.Booked for two nights but stayed only 18 hours. Place is infested with flies, tent was falling apart , poor maintenance, average food quality , slow and unenthusiastic service. Far better options available in Pasikuda . Avoid this place.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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$140 - $351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaEastern ProvinceKalkudah
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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.