A nature lover's paradise by the sea, Bar Reef Resort is a beautiful property set in the Alankuda Beach Stretch in Kalpitiya. With varying accommodation types from Cabanas to Villas the Bar Reef is found about a two hour drive away from the airport. With tropical gardens surrounding the units and spacious village type settings create a serene and relaxed atmosphere.
The property boasts of a fibre optic lit pool and an open pavilion restaurant as well. Various types of water related activities can be enjoyed from snorkelling with tropical fish to kite surfing while tours can be made to the Wilpattu National Park which is a wonderful opportunity to the wildlife enthusiast.
Alankuda Beach which is near Kalpitiya. is found along the western coastal belt of Sri Lanka. This two kilometre beach stretch is a private beach and is home to the Bar Reef Resort which was formerly known as the Alankuda Beach Resort. Distance from Colombo is approximately 143km. You have to take the airport road North out of Colombo and proceed along the Negombo road, pass Chilaw and just after the 120km post and before Puttalam you find the Palavi junction where you have to turn left. There is a sign board which says Kalpitiya - 40km. If you are unable to find the route, the hotel management will help you find your way. Hire vehicles are available from Colombo and the Katunayake airport.
Bar Reef Resort features a wide range of accommodation ranging from beach cabanas to luxury villas.
Cabanas - These are open sided wattle and daub houses which are situated in their own 1000 sq meter garden within the resort. These include one king size double bed, while the attached seating area can be converted to accommodate two single beds which can comfortably sleep four. Within the fenced garden, each cabana has its own detached shower and toilet.
Villas - These come in the form of two bedroom thatched-roof houses with high ceilings and their own 1000 sq. meters garden within the resort. Consisting of two double bedrooms and with en-suite bathrooms, there is a large veranda on which six more single beds can be made. There is an additional shower and toilet allowing these Villas to comfortably accommodate up to ten guests at a time.
Bar Reef Resort houses a remarkable open pavilion restaurant which overlooks the Indian Ocean. You can enjoy delicious local cuisine generously prepared by the chefs while the beach bar is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy a drink. A mix where the traditional background of Sri Lanka meets the new, the resort also includes a 40 meter fibre optic-lit pool where you can relax and swim to your hearts content while enjoying views of the magnificent waters of the ocean. The staff is all geared to serve you and are kind and hospitable.
Excursions include the Wilpattu National Park which is considered to be the largest national park in Sri Lanka. Two trip are made to the park, morning and evening while you can spot leopards, elephants, sloth bears, crocodiles as well as a wide variety of indigenous and migratory birds. Other tours includes, trips to the Bar Reef with its beautiful coral gardens and tropical fish, bird watching tours, a lagoon tour in search of pink dolphins, the cultural triangle with the ancient cities of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya and the Dambulla Cave Temple and also an Adventure Park.
You can enjoy your holiday idling about at the Bar Reef Resort and doing nothing or simply enjoy the myriad of activities the surroundings have in store for you. Activities include Water sports such as wind surfing, sailing on either laser or a catamaran, kayaking and canoeing.All equipment is available at the Boat house at Bar Reef Resort. Other activities include bicycling, diving, kite surfing, fishing and snorkelling. The ocean is calm and welcoming mainly from the months of October to May.