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Palmyrah Avenue, Norochcholoai off Kalpitiya Road, Alankuda Beach 00300 Sri Lanka
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Alankuda Beach
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In Sri Lanka, on the Alankuda Beach in Kalpitiya just two hours from the airport is Bar Reef Resort. Bar Reef is aptly named after possibly Sri Lanka's finest coral reef. A secluded eco resort on the beach well known for its activities and excursions such as Dolphin watching, Wilpattu National Park, Kite Surfing, Bird Watching etc. An eco retreat, it offers its guests a taste of Sri Lanka in a unique tailor made tropical holiday experience.
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Climber02910717047 wrote a review Mar 2020
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After arriving late in the evening the Manager Mr. Bernard and his team gave us an outstanding and warm welcome with a souperb fish platter under candle light by the pool which made us feel like in paradise. The simple but very charming and clean rooms (beach cabins) are situated arround the pool and are all equiped with a cosy outside sitting place and an outdoor rainshower. The beach is only a few steps away and invites you for walks and whatching the fishermen. The food at bar reef is always freshly prepared and very tasty. The friendly young staff makes sure to fullfill your wishes. Bernard thank you and your team to have made our stay such a memorable one. We will come back. Virender & Beatrice Puri, Switzerland
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Anna wrote a review Mar 2020
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Bar Reef Resort is absolutely magical! When Coronavirus hit, I imagined being stuck there for months on end and, I have to say, it sounded pretty good to me! If you enjoy any of the following, this place is for you: a long infinity pool with a separated shallow area for your kids or, in my case, your feet; freshly made omelettes and tea in the morning; setting out on a boat to see swarms of dolphins; dipping in the warm sea; private and clean cabanas; outdoor (but private) showers that feel like bathing under a waterfall; comfortable beds with secure mosquito nets; AC and an overhead fan; two sweet little dogs lazing around; walks on a long stretch of beach; reading in a chair in the sand; yoga in the morning; a 2 hour massage in the afternoon; fresh seafood curries for dinner; flan for dessert... What else is there? 5 stars!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Louisa wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia23 contributions42 helpful votes
Wow wow wow! The Bar Reef resort is the perfect combination of beautiful nature, serenity, great food and friendly service. It is hard to describe the atmosphere and the photos don't do it justice. Stepping off the bus it immediately felt so peaceful and remote, and that feeling stayed for the week that I spent here. The design of the resort is centered around outdoor living - if you aren't keen to embrace nature it may not be for you as it has a totally outdoor shower (felt like showering under a waterfall!) and bathroom - but the beds are comfy, with mossie nets so if you love nature and are looking for a comfortable eco resort then it's the perfect retreat. The pool is stunning, directly connected to the beach and ocean (safe to swim in). Watching the sunset over the sea from the edge of the pool is magical. There are several shady cabanas to relax in and beautiful tropical gardens. The food was fresh and delicious (especially the tuna) and the local staff were friendly and welcoming, but not too over the top which I appreciated. I loved my time at Bar Reef, it is a really special place, and I hope to return in the future.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: The cabana I stayed in had no AC but it was open to nature without enclosed walls and there is a...
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Andrew C wrote a review Mar 2020
York, United Kingdom3 contributions
Firstly I must point out that we visited the beautiful place under very difficult conditions. We were booked in for 2 nights as part of a 14 day holiday and visiting relations, but, Coronavirus arrived on the Island and we were victims of a shutdown and a curfew. We were already travelling on the day things started to get difficult and as a consequence we arrived at the resort as the only guests, amongst much speculation that we should not be travelling at all. The hotel though, was fantastic in its welcome to us and were determined to honour the booking. The manage, the chef and all the staff were very kind and friendly and could not do enough for us despite the difficulties. So, the review is based on our stay, not what is normal or expected. The staff have the full five stars from us and the location is exquisite. The accommodation and the beach cabana was just what we wanted, and more, I had chosen this resort for the location and the relaxation and it was better than I had hoped. Some might feel the it is a bit basic, but it had everything you could reasonable want. The shower, under a coconut tree, was bracing, but we loved it. The mosquito nets worked well and the cabana was air conditioned at night. The pool is lovely with great surroundings and very clean. The beach was lovely and right there for you. Very clean and the sea was great. Dolphins can be seen from shore. I did see mention of the power plant, this can be seen but is in no way obtrusive. Water sports are on offer but banned by corvid-19 and the beach area looked lovely but was closed as we were the only people. The spa was open and we were looking forward to the massage on offer but had to leave before we could. We worked with the staff on food as understandably, the menu was limited, but good quality and just what was needed. Our stay was rudely interrupted by imposition of a curfew and our need to get closer the the airport. We will be back as soon as we can but doubt we will have the pleasure of the place to ourselves. At least I hope not, as the staff and location deserve your patronage.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
candan t wrote a review Mar 2020
Izmir, Turkey20 contributions9 helpful votes
magnificent resort. wonderful staff, always smiling, sincerely ready to help, impeccably clean, one of a kind vernacular architecture, on a lovely beach. great pool, great atmosphere, great food! so thankful.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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bar reef hotel kalpitiya
Sri LankaNorth Western ProvinceAlankuda Beach
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bar Reef Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Bar Reef Resort?
Nearby attractions include Narakkali Kaali Kovil (4.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bar Reef 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 Bar Reef Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bar Reef Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bar Reef Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dolphin Beach Resort Restaurant, Udekki, and Baobab Lagoon Lodge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bar Reef Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Bar Reef Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Bar Reef Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Bar Reef Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Alankuda Beach.
Does Bar Reef Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.