Bar Reef Resort

Kalpitiya | First Class

Backing onto an idyllic beach on the Kalpitiya peninsula, the Bar Reef Resort serves up a no-frills experience which is perfect for a bit of uncomplicated r&r. Located only an hour and a half from Wilpattu National Park, a stay at this compact resort allows you to combine dreamy beach days with the full range of wildlife watching, watersports and wellness.

The package on offer is certainly more rustic than polished, and won’t appeal to everyone, but if you want somewhere simple to chill out for a few days then this might fit the bill. Choose an ecologically designed cabana, either in the gardens or by the beach, for solitude or cosy family time. If you’re travelling with a large group, hosting a beach party, or just want somewhere a bit more spacious, upgrade to a two-bedroom villa. Gently curving, roughly surfaced walls in natural sand and terracotta tones surround comfortable beds with delicately suspended sheer curtains. Palm-thatched roofs overhang shady terraces in the same neutral palette, lifted by flashes of tropical lime, sunset and mango. Unglazed windows bring in the cool evening breeze, and open-air showers refresh and awaken.

The elegant, narrow infinity pool is flanked by thatched pavilions where you can sit with a drink from the poolside bar, or wander just a little further, across the grass onto the sand, and relax in one of the bijou beach shelters. The resort’s resident yoga and meditation instructor offers daily classes tailored to different experience levels, either in a group or one-to-one, and a range of rejuvenating juices are available to complete the wellness experience. Enjoy a selection of simple dishes in the restaurant, on the beach, or in the privacy of your villa and end each day with a sundowner or two as the warm sand slips between your toes.

We Say
Simple facilities and a laid back vibe - the perfect resort for no-pressure relaxation.


11 Palmyrah Road, off Kalpitiya Road

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  • Your Accommodation
    • 16 rooms & villas
    • First Class room amenities
    • Ceiling fans with aircon overnight
  • Eating & Drinking
    • Beach Club restaurant
    • Pool bar
    • Juice bar
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Beachside infinity pool
    • Pool terrace with seating chalets
    • Direct beach access
    • Yoga
    • Cycling
    • Dolphin and whale watching (Dec-Apr)
    • Fishing
    • Kayaking
    • Kite surfing (May - Sept)
    • Snorkelling

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