Palagama Resort, Alankuda,
Sri Lanka, Puttalam & The North West
Info : Palagama Resort, Alankuda
Simple yet comfortable and charming accommodation built on a lovely stretch of beach on Sri Lanka’s west coast; a real oasis of calm but still with plenty of activities to get involved in.
Palagama belongs to the well-established Alankuda resort group, providing great quality accommodation in beautiful locations in Sri Lanka. The cabanas and villas are all built with locally sourced materials such as timber, woven palm leaves and thatched roves. Each villa is uniquely designed yet all are earthen in style and very comfortable with lovely corners, hammocks and comfy day beds for relaxing. The cabanas are slightly larger and more luxurious, with more space and interesting luxurious touches – such as outdoor bathtubs!
One of the best attractions about this resort is the stunning, fresh water infinity pool that looks out over the Indian Ocean. There is also a small spa, beach house bar and restaurant serving fresh and delicious Sri Lankan cuisine.
The resort is the perfect place to relax, however for those who would like to combine their beach time with some local exploration, there are plenty of exciting activities around Palagama. There are dolphin boat trips, kitesurfing, snorkelling and scuba diving, boat rides and local excursions to St Anne’s Church and the naturally diverse Wilpattu National Park.
Whilst the accommodation may be too basic for some, Palagama is a charming Robinson-Crusoe style beach hideaway with a fantastic pool and activities nearby and would be a fantastic option for those looking for a relaxed and open-style beach property.
Superior - This is what we would describe as our standard category. These will be decent 3/4* hotels providing a really good level of service. We would generally expect them to be providing a little something extra, in terms of character, guest experience or facilities too.
This was an excellently organised, tailor-made trip. We stayed in friendly hotels in a number of different locations, including a mud house in the jungle, beside a lake and in the hills among the tea plantations. We had a wonderful guide/driver and visited some amazing temples, spectacular world heritage sites, lovely villages and ate delicious, freshly harvested and cooked local food. It was a fabulous holiday!