Kalpitiya is one of those rarities of the 21st century – an isolated piece of paradise with astounding natural beauty but still relatively unexplored by tourism. Consisting of 14 islands, Kalpitiya is a peninsular region in the Puttalam district of North-West Sri Lanka. While the local populace consists mostly of fishermen, those lucky enough to visit have a real gem of a destination on their hands. Kalpitiya is a marine sanctuary that boasts a variety of stunning habitats and its coastal waters are home to diverse species of fish and crustaceans, including the elusive dugong. You can also partake in a plethora of activities such as kitesurfing, off-shore whale and dolphin watching and various water related adventures. Kalpitiya has a rich and intriguing history of maritime trade. The culture draws on this history to fuse Portuguese and Dutch heritage and plays host to vibrant annual festivals for local and international visitors.


  • Kite Surfing
  • Whale and Dolphin Watching
  • Portuguese and Dutch Heritage

Places to Stay

Pool at Bar Reef Resort Hotel in Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka
Bar Reef Resort

Style: Resort

Bar Reef is a rustic-style eco-resort amid a swathe of palm fronds on a pristine beach in Northwest Sri Lanka. Its idyllic location is favorable for adventure and romance in an indoor-meets-outdoor setting.

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Enchanting Travels Sri Lanka Tours Beach near Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka
Dolphin Beach Resort

Style: Beach Resort

Tucked away on a secluded peninsula along Sri Lanka's Northwestern coast, Dolphin Beach is a luxury tented resort based on Alankuda beach. Seven custom-made Rajasthani-style tents, are scattered around an alluring palm grove.

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