Karpaha Sands

Kalkudah | Deluxe

Sheltered by tall palms swaying over a pristine private beach, Karpaha Sands blends the immediacy of tented camp accommodation with premium hotel luxury. On Sri Lanka’s undeveloped east coast, just south of Passekudah and only an hour from the historic city of Polonnaruwa, this laid back resort is an ideal spot for indulging in a little downtime.

Canopies over grand pillars give shade to the spacious terraces leading into the tented suites. Solid wooden floors extend through the open plan interiors under cream fabric draped across the ceiling, creating an intimate feel. Bold wooden furniture and hard stone details are softened with neutral soft furnishings and curved bathroom fittings. Details such as classic travelling trunks and elements of traditional Sri Lankan art add character to the space. The secluded Kolaya Suites allow couples to hunker down in their own private nests, while the Seed Suites are ideally configured for families and lead directly onto the sand.

The facilities match the high standard of the suites for style and luxury. Choose to swim in the gorgeous infinity pool, looking out towards the horizon, or settle down in a seating area on the beach to gaze out at the waves. Contemporary sculptures dotted around the outdoor pool terrace add interest, and you can discover more pieces on a wander through the gardens. Enjoy cool drinks and spicy Sri Lankan specialities at the beachfront dining area or in the privacy of your suite, and treat yourself to a massage or two at the spa for complete relaxation.

Please note that no alcohol is served at this hotel. However, you are welcome to take in your own alcoholic drinks.

We Say
One of the most exclusive properties on Sri Lanka’s east coast, with a stunning, unspoilt private beach.


Kalkudah Beach, Kiran Village

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  • Your Accommodation
    • 17 tented suites
    • Deluxe amenities
  • Eating & Drinking
    • Beachfront restaurant
    • Private dining
    • Lounge bar
    • No alcohol licence
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Infinity pool
    • Kids’ pool
    • Private beach
    • Sun terrace
    • Ayurvedic spa
    • Yoga
    • Library
    • Games area
    • Art garden

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