Excursions and Escapades

Karpaha Sands is your ideal base to explore the plethora of cultural and natural resources that the East Coast has to offer.



Tamil Culture
Hop on a bicycle to explore the numerous lively, intricate and colourful temples and markets in the neighbouring villages around our resort, the heart of the east coast’s Tamil culture
East Coast Lagoons

Get a glimpse of village life as you glide along the nearby coastal lagoons on a traditional boat

Kudumbimalai Rock

Take a guided hike to the top of this steep rocky outcrop to admire the stunning views and learn about the area’s importance during the British colonial era and the Sri Lankan Civil War

Batticaloa Old Town
The East Coast’s second town, built around countless lagoons and islands, with its old fort and mesh of many churches, mosques and temples, just 20 minutes away

The jewel of the Cultural Triangle and Sri Lanka’s most fascinating ancient capital, just 1 hour away

Sri Lanka’s main port during the Polonnaruwa period, a natural sheltered deep water harbour surrounded by the large Dutch Bay, an old fort and multi-ethnic streets

Enjoy a guided hike to the top of the Danigala Circular Rock, visiting the nearby temple on the way. News of UFO sightings and alien activities in this area causes some to call it “Alien Mountain”

Maduru Oya
Take a day to explore one of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful national parks, with its rocky mountain range and reservoirs, it is home to large elephant herds, sloth bears, several monkey species and countless birds
Catamaran Cruise

Admire breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean as you sail away on a 48’ catamaran departing from nearby Passikudah Beach (available in season)