Karpaha Sands

Kalkudah, Sri Lanka


An idyllic haven on Sri Lanka’s East Coast, stay in luxury tented suites right on the beach and watch the sun rise and set as you listen to the waves lap on the shore.

Key Features

  • 17 private luxury tented suites set on 15km of beach
  • Suites ideal for groups that share a private garden
  • Spacious, sea-view infinity pool and kids pool
  • Spa
  • Sea-view restaurant, private beach BBQ, cookery classes, bar lounge Private beach cinema
  • Library
  • Games area
  • Activities include stargazing with a professional telescope, cycling, going out to a sea on catamaran, deep sea fishing


Karpaha Sands prides itself as the East Coast of Sri Lanka’s best kept secret. Luxury tented suites are set right on the beach, allowing for ultimate privacy and seclusion as well as the ability to witness the sunrise as soon as you wake up. A former coconut plantation, Karpaha Sands is dotted with art and sculptures, and designed using natural sustainable materials that blend with the environment, making this an idyllic and sophisticated base for your Sri Lankan adventure.

Suites all have comfortable living and sleeping spaces, as well as private indoor bathrooms and outdoor showers with private decks. Look out to sea and watch the local Tamil fishermen in action, or opt for a suite which is especially designed for groups of families and friends where you can relax together in your large private garden.


Go for a morning swim in the ocean or the infinity pool, and then relax with an expert massage or one of the famed Ayurvedic treatments in the spa. For those who’d like to explore the area, discover the Tamil culture as you visit your surroundings by bike, or venture out to sea on a catamaran to see the stunning coastline from a different angle.


Fresh fruit and vegetables are grown in organic gardens and seafood is directly sourced from local fishermen. The property used natural materials like wood, stone and fabric in the construction of the hotel with the aim of total luxury with low environmental impact.

Why we love it

After watching the sun go down from your private terrace, delight in a private beach cinema experience with the stars above and the sand beneath you.

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