If you are looking for Luxury tented accommodation on the beach…
YOU ARE WELCOME TO MAKARA RESORTS DOLPHIN BEACH
In Sri Lanka, just two hours from the airport and three hours north of Colombo, is an unspoilt peninsula of golden sand. Here lies a blissfully secluded resort with luxury tented accommodation on Alankuda beach. The bluest of skies melts seamlessly into the azure of the Indian Ocean to make a picture-perfect backdrop to a unique, tailor-made tropical holiday experience. Welcome to Dolphin Beach Resort Kalpitiya!
This new concept of stylish, eco-beach accommodation is for the discerning traveller in search of an unforgettable holiday. Spacious and comfortable, our air conditioned tents present a world of romance with a unique ambience and view of the sea.
Spacious custom-made tents with air conditioning have been thoughtfully designed for romance and adventure. The king size beds with soft, comfortable mattresses and specially designed inner furnishings, create a cosy and intimate environment within. If it is rest and relaxation you are in need of, be assured of privacy and unobtrusive service while you let the Indian Ocean soothe your cares away at day. At night allow the seductive sea breezes to rustle gently through the thatch and lull you to sleep against the backdrop of an ocean murmur.
The open dining pavilion allows the cool ocean breeze to whet your appetite as you enjoy our island cuisine. Authentic Sri Lankan meals are beautifully served in traditional clay pots.
An à la carte menu offers a range of international fare throughout the day and night. Dinner buffets are often “Action Stations” where the meals are prepared in front of you. Or try our authentic wood-fired pizzas and a range of pastas – a great hit with the kids!
We will be delighted to organise beach barbeques too with a little notice. Also recommended is breakfast served on the beach adjacent to the dining pavilion.
Our meals are prepared using the freshest ingredients sourced locally and purchased on the same day to ensure optimum freshness. Dolphin Beach’s specialty lies in seafood, caught on the day and cooked to your preference.
The evenings begin with a sundowner at the Dome. With a blend of the traditional and boutique and aided by specially designed lighting, the Dome has an inviting, laid back ambience. During the day, the cool blue cement floor and crisp white furnishings add a Mediterranean freshness and at sunset, the warm lights transform the Dome into a romantic, otherworldly place to ponder the day’s adventures. Or there’s the ultimate chill zone – the Ice Lounge.
An eclectic space on the beach front bringing together rustic and modern design.
During the day, the cool blue hues beat the heat of the day, providing the perfect atmosphere for relaxation after a morning’s activity.
As the evening draws on, the elegant lighting provides a cosy space for post dinner chatter. The perfect place to relax with a good book or just surf the internet on our complimentary Wi-fi connection.
A range of activities are available to delight the hardcore watersports fan or the more leisure inclined holidaymaker.
Dolphin watching is a must do, with the season lasting from November to April. From May to October winds pick up offering the perfect conditions for kite-surfing.
The Kalpitiya peninsula is probably one of the best places in the world for kite surfing during the low season.
Experience the thrill of sea safaris to the nearby Bar Reef for the best Sri Lanka has to offer in snorkeling Or try numerous land based excursions to the Wilpattu National Park or a bird watching tour of the Anawilundawa tanks – one of three RAMSAR sites in the country.
We don’t have a pool at the moment but you could use the pool of our sister hotel Bar Reef Resort or our partner hotel Palagama Beach which are located no more than a twenty minute walk down the Alankuda each.
ALL TENTED ROOMS ARE AIR CONDITIONED
Family Tents – each are 60 square meters (850 sq. ft. approx.) and have two double bedrooms with two king-size double beds, two single sofa beds and verandah and can comfortably sleep six and has its own en suite toilet with hot water shower.
Double Tents – each are 40 square meters (650 sq. ft. approx.) and have one double bedroom with one king-size double bed, one single sofa bed and verandah and can comfortably sleep 3 and has its own en suite toilet with hot water shower. Children under six years of age are free.
Dolphin/Whale Watching Excursions and Water sports activities are usually not available during the Low Season unless calm sea conditions permit them.
Activities such as fishing, snorkeling, water skiing and donut rides are available for a nominal fee during the high season. No water sports facilities are available during the low season other than kite surfing.
Please note that check-in is at 12:00 noon; check out is at 10:00am.
Half-day and full-day excursions are also available.