Bar Reef Resort Alankuda, Kalpitiya Sri Lanka, Puttalam & The North West
Bar Reef Resort is a laid-back, eco-friendly resort that offers a truly relaxing getaway on the west coast of Sri Lanka.
Situated on 2km of beautiful beach on the Kalpitiya coast, this hotel has a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere that is perfect for unwinding after a site seeing a tour of Sri Lanka. There are a variety of open-planned wattle and daub villas with thatched roofs that are designed and built with sustainability and traditional design features in mind. The villas have king size beds and large lounge areas with sofas that can easily convert into comfortable beds by night, allowing each to sleep up to four people. Each villa has a large private garden with extravagant bathrooms crafted from natural fencing and high-pressure showers incorporated into swaying palm trees. Two separate double-roomed cottages offer similar facilities and are more suited to families or small groups. A stunning turquoise infinity pool is the centre of Bar Reef Resort and an ideal place to while away the days. The pool is flanked by three thatched 'Ambalama' huts where meals can also be taken. The Bar Reef resort serves traditional Sri Lankan cuisine.
There are plenty of activities to get involved in here, with Wilpattu National Park a 2-hour drive away, as well as bird watching, amazing coral formation s for diving, fishing, kite surfing, kayaking and more. Whilst the resort may be a little too basic for some (i.e. no hot water, no A/C, etc), it’s a great way to get back to nature and get away from it all.
Eco/Adventure - This category covers gorgeous lodges in the jungle, comfortable safari camps and dreamy, but simple, beach cabanas. These places defy conventional categorisation: what is communing with nature to one person may be terrifying bugs to another! Many of these places are very comfortable and the service generally of a very high level - but please read the website review carefully and/or talk to us and be sure to have understood what you are letting yourselves in for!
‘Other people we met on our travels were asking us who we had booked with as they were not happy with their own tour operator’