Live and Breathe The East Coast
Luxury tented suites on pristine Kalkudah Beach

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

15km pristine beach

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

Exclusive and intimate

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

Luxury living in nature

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

Sri Lanka’s undiscovered gem

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

Art at your feet

Adding art to aesthetics, discover emerging Sri Lankan and foreign artists, with sculptures, paintings and photography scattered indoors and outdoors throughout our resort

Recharge your way

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

Stunning sunrises

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 Use photo sent to you separately for that stunning sunrise section

Exquisite fresh cuisine

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

Ancestral fishing

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

Your perfect beach stop

Just 1 hour from Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka’s most fascinating ancient capital, Karpaha Sands is your ideal beach stop between the cultural triangle and the central mountains or national parks, adding a Tamil twist to your journey