Palagama, a stunning beach resort set on the golden Alankuda beach in Kalpitiya, has added to the property a brand new lounge and bar area for guests and a boutique shop which carries AOD designed souvenirs.
It has a wonderfully natural feel with the buildings, connected by small paths, made out of natural palms and cajan. Your privacy is also valued, with the individual cabanas set away from each other, so you feel at home with your space.
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!