The East Coast is Sri Lanka’s greatest undiscovered gem and Karpaha Sands its best kept secret.
Unreachable for more than 30 years. Now yours to explore
With endless fine sand, a beautifully curved bay and safe to swim turquoise waters, you will unwind under an ocean of swaying palm trees, watching the calm horizon and falling under the spell of Sri Lanka’s undoubtedly most stunning beach.
Reserved to a privileged few, we offer light footprint and authentic luxury close to nature and local fishing communities. We are the only resort on Kalkudah Beach, with only 17 private luxury tented suites for discerning travellers.
Named after the unique Palmyra trees that dot this lush former coconut plantation and vast untouched land, our spacious tented suites, with their intimate gardens, individual terraces and rubble stone outdoor showers, offer total luxury while having a low environmental impact.
Unreachable for 30 years and Sri Lanka’s prime beach destination before the civil war, the East Coast is re-opening its doors, offering its natural and cultural treasures, including the country’s most wonderful beaches and its rich Tamil culture.
Adding art to aesthetics, discover emerging Sri Lankan and foreign artists, with sculptures, paintings and photography scattered indoors and outdoors throughout our resort.
Whether you’ve come to unwind or recharge, Karpaha Sands offers you countless options and individual spaces to relax or reinvigorate your way, including individual pavilions to enjoy our soothing massages and ayurvedic treatments.
Fall in love with the orange, pink and purple hues at the crack of dawn as the sun slowly rises over the calm seas of the Gulf of Bengal every morning.
Discover the delicate flavours of our unique Sri Lankan dishes and indulge in our Mediterranean cuisine. We use seafood directly sourced from local fishermen, the freshest ingredients and local produce to offer delicious dishes in our intimate restaurant, feet in the sand or in the privacy of your terrace.
Contemplate local Tamil fishermen as they join hand to slowly haul in their nets for hours on the beach in a daily ritual that has not changed for centuries.