Alankuda Beach Resort – Accommodation
Alankuda Beach Resort features a wide range of accommodation from beach cabanas to luxury villas and serves all tastes and preferences. There is a striking open pavilion restaurant overlooking the Indian Ocean, a beach bar and a 40 meter fibre optic-lit pool – all laid out in a whimsical and intriguing mix of the traditional and the new. The food is generous and delicious local fare and the staff are graciously hospitable and unobtrusive.
Alankuda Beach Resort has the following types of accommodation for its guests:
- Bar Reef Cabanas
Cabanas are open sided wattle and daub houses situated in their own 1,000 square meter garden within Alankuda Beach and close to the dining Ambalama and pool. They have one king-size double bed and two single beds and can comfortably sleep four. Each cabana has its own detached shower and toilet within its fenced garden.
- Bar Reef Villas
Villas are spacious two bedroom houses with high ceilings and situated in their own 1,000 square meter garden within Alankuda Beach. They consist of two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, and a large veranda on which six further single beds can be made. There is an additional toilet and shower as well, allowing the villa to comfortably host up to ten guests at a time.
- Alankuda Khomba House
Khomba House is the largest house available to rent at Alankuda and has two large double bedrooms, a spacious living/lounging area and a kitchen and can sleep up to ten. The house is approximately 300 meters up the beach from Alankuda Beach.
- Palagama Beach Araliya House
Araliya House is a two bedroom house with a kitchen and living room. It has a double and a twin bedroom with a shared bathroom. It is situated adjacent to Alankuda Beach and about 50 meters from the pool and dining Ambalama. The Araliya House can sleep a maximum of 4 guests.
- Palagama Beach Begonia House
Begonia House is a breezy cottage with two en-suite double bedrooms and its own secluded seating area and lookout platform for sunsets. It is situated close to the beach and adjacent to Alankuda Beach and about 30 meters from the pool and dining Ambalama. The Begonia House can sleep a maximum of 4 guests.
- Palagama Beach Wooden Cabanas
Wooden cabanas are spacious thatched roof enclosed wooden bedrooms with attached bathrooms and set in a communal garden neighbouring Alankuda Beach. They have one king size double bed and one single bed and can comfortably sleep three.
Alankuda Beach Resort – Activities
The main attraction at Alankuda Beach is the rare opportunity to see dolphins and whales in their natural habitat. You can go out in the early hours of the morning, as the improbably calm sea glitters under the gently rising sun, to search for playful dolphins and awe-inspiring whales.
Water sports on offer include sailing, wind surfing, kayaking, canoeing, kite surfing and snorkeling.
For those who wish to explore the land around them, a visit can be made to the small, nearby town of Kalpitiya. It is a vibrant and unspoiled fishing town with an interesting mix of historical buildings from its eventful colonial past.
For those who wish to explore the island’s ancient history, the many attractions of the Cultural Triangle, with its ruined cities, temples and statues, is within comfortable reach. About two to three hours away, it contains no less than four of the island’s seven World Heritage Sites.