Karpaha Sands is a luxury glamping boutique resort opened in April 2018, situated on the most pristine Kalkudah Beach on the untouched east coast of Sri Lanka. Karpaha Sands is located on 12 acres land with 250 meters of pristine beachfront. In this hideaway resort, luxury meets authenticity. Guests can unwind and be close to nature, relax under the Palmyra trees and swim in the 30m idyllic infinity pool or jump in the turquoise ocean. With a light environmental footprint, Karpaha Sands features the unique art of emerging Sri Lankan artists a cool arty design vibe and local ancestral fishing communities at its doorstep. Karpaha Sands offers unmatched seclusion, authenticity, exclusivity and pure tranquillity. It is also a perfect destination from which to explore the East Coast and discover the Tamil culture to add diversity on any Sri Lanka itinerary.
Families, Honeymooners, Couples
BB, HB, FB
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Ground transportation: luxury cars/ vans & trains
Air transportation: charter or scheduled helicopters & seaplanes
The property offers 17 suites of 3 different types:
Palam Suite is the signature beachfront suite, directly facing the beautiful bay of Kalkudah with full ocean views. This is the perfect suite for couples in search of the soothing calmness of the sea.
Kolaya Suite guarantees absolute privacy, it is the perfect option for a couple in search of intimacy in their own secluded garden.
Seed Suite is ideal for families and friends, comprising two bedrooms, two en-suite indoor bathrooms with bathtubs, two outdoor showers, a large living room, a private terrace and a private lush garden with sun loungers and beanbags.
Food & Beverage
The restaurant is situated on an elevated floor with sweeping sea views, offering Sri Lankan dishes as well as Asian and Western classics. The chefs are specialised in creating fresh seafood meals, sourced from the nearby fishing harbour. The chef prides in designing innovative dishes, mixing Sri Lankan and Western influences and adding unique twists to the menu. A vegan menu is also available on request. An organic garden on site provides their own fruits, vegetables, fresh spices and herbs. Romantic bbq dinners are also available.
The Ayurveda spa is a must-try experience, indulge in relaxing massages in one of the two private pavilions, by expert therapists using ancient and modern treatments.
Karpaha Sands is located on 12 acres land with 250 meters of pristine beachfront on the most pristine Kalkudah Beach on the untouched east coast of Sri Lanka. Karpaha Sands is the only commercial
establishment on the 15 km long Kalkudah bay. It is reachable by car (6-hour drive) or by seaplane or a helicopter.
Glamping experience is a highlight in itself. It is the only hotel on one of Sri Lanka’s most stunning beaches, with 15km of palm-fringed beach and gorgeous turquoise waters. Exclusive excursions & activities are also available for those who need more excitement during their stay.