The beauty of Palagama is that the resort fans directly onto the beach so you can walk straight out of your cabana and wander along the sand or dive straight into the warm aquamarine Indian Ocean.
Meals are enjoyed under the shade of the Corallia restaurant, which is open-sided so that you can enjoy the views and the sea breeze. In the evening put your feet up in the cinema cabana and watch a film with your loved ones.
Days can be spent taking refreshing swims in the stunning infinity pool, which blends seamlessly into the ocean in the distance; reading in the comfortable ambalamas; taking a boat trip to spot spinner dolphins in the mornings and to snorkel over Bar Reef. If you are staying between May and November, and you are feeling adventurous then it’s well worth taking a kite surfing lesson. To explore more of the nearby area, spend half a day doing a safari in Wilpattu National park where you have the chance of seeing leopards, elephants and sloth bears as well as a huge array of birdlife. And don’t forget to book a massage in the spa at the end of the day!
NOTE: On the coastline, approximately 4km from the hotel, there is a major power plant. When on the beach looking left, the power plant and the peer serving it can be seen. We have been working with all the hotels in the area since the inception and to date a very small number of people have brought this to our attention. The immense majority of clients are very happy with the overall experience in all the hotels of the Kalpitiya stretch, however in order to better manage the expectations of our clients we feel it is important to mention the fact. You may find more information and direct customer reviews on trip adviser.
There are four beach cabanas to choose from:
Sunflower Beach – Ideal for honeymooners, and the cabana that is closest to the sea so your days are literally full on the sun, the beach and the sea. Sleeps 4, cold shower, attached bathroom.
Saffron Beach – The largest and most luxurious of the cabanas. The wooden deck at the front is ideal for private sunbathing and evening drinks. The outdoor bathroom is a special feature – enjoy cool showers in the day and hot showers under the stars at night. Sleeps 4.
Tulip Beach – Unique views. Sleeps 3, hot shower, attached bathroom
Marigold Beach – The only cabana made entirely of wood. Sleeps 3, hot shower, attached bathroom
There are four wooden cabanas to choose from:
Oleander – The newest and most luxurious of the wooden cabanas. This is one of our favourites. Enjoy views from the front verandah, the private garden at the side and the large bathroom with hot and cold showers. Sleeps 3.
Jasmine – Homely and comfortable with a low bed in the garden, ideal for an afternoon nap. Sleeps 3, hot shower, attached bathroom.
Nellum – A wonderful cabana to choose for relaxation. There is a shaded cushioned area in the private garden where you can relax and read. Sleeps 3, hot shower, attached bathroom.
Rosa – This cabana is designed in a traditional village style with a cajan roof. The soft pink colour of the wooden walls and the flowering plants that decorate the front give a charming, homely feel. Enjoy taking a bath under the stars. Sleeps 3, hot shower, attached bathroom
Violet – A great option for those on a budget. Sleeps 2, hot shower, attached bathroom.
Lilac – Cosy and personal. Great for lounging with a hammock in the garden. Sleeps 2, hot shower, attached bathroom.
Araliya House – A very homely space with four rooms on one side of a central walkway, and a kitchen and living area the other side. The private garden, and blend of inside and outside spaces makes Araliya the ideal choice for a family. Sleeps 4, hot shower, attached bathroom.
Begonia Villa – Two ensuite rooms that look out to a private garden. Ideal for families or groups of friends. Can sleep up to a maximum of 8, hot shower, attached bathroom.
NOTE: In keeping with it the nature of its design, Palagama is not an air conditioned property. The property is spacious and airy and most clients find that this is not a problem.
– Spot rare birds at the Anawilundawa sanctuary
– Learn about the ancient Sri Lankan kingdoms by visiting the first capital Anuradhapura as well as two later capitals: Yapahuwa and Panduwasnuwara
– Go whale and dolphin watching
– Go snorkelling or diving over Bar Reef