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Robinson Crusoe, sand-between-the-toes existence at Palagama Beach Resort, Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka

The Kalpitiya peninsula is a flat, sandy spit of land tenuously attached to Sri Lanka’s west coast at Puttalam and forming a shallow, calm lagoon with the mainland as it follows the coast north. The ocean side of the isthmus has long, pristine stretches of golden sand and a few captivatingly quirky places to stay. The peninsula is a real sand-between-the-toes, get-away-from-it-all location in an undiscovered part of the island. Popular with kite surfers, the area is also a favourite of ‘no news, no shoes’ visitors who yearn for a Robinson Crusoe-like existence – even if only for a few days! The ocean off Kalpitiya is home to large pods of dolphins, and Wilpattu National Park is not far away.

Why visit Kalpitiya?

The Kalpitiya peninsula offers a sand-between-the-toes, get-away-from-it-all experience in an undiscovered part of the island, a long stretch of deserted beach with unique and captivatingly quirky places to stay.

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