Ruwala Resort, Kalpitiya
About Ruwala Resort, Kalpitiya
The Ruwala Resort which is located approximately 16km away from the Northern end of the Kalpitiya Peninsula is the perfect setting for comfort and wilderness combined. Guests are offered the choice of chalets, cabanas and a campsite while there are a number of conveniences that are ideal to spend your holiday peacefully. Resort facilities include a swimming pool, BBQ facilities, lagoon based activities such as kayaking and fishing etc. The resort can also organize horse safaris, cycling tours and help you with organizing whale and dolphin watching expeditions.
Location of Ruwala Resort, Kalpitiya
Located in the remote fishing village of Thihaliya along the banks of the scenic Kalpitiya Lagoon, the Ruwala Resort spans on a 9 acre land filled with coconut groves. The resort is ideally located about 16km away from the tip of the Kalpitiya peninsula while the drive from the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake takes less than 2 hours. There are taxis available to and from the airport at any given time of day. The distance from Colombo to Kalpitiya is approximately 167km.
Accommodation at Ruwala Resort, Kalpitiya
The Ruwala Resort along with its Nature and Adventure Park in Kalpitiya offers comfortable and contemporary accommodation units. Guests can choose from spacious chalets and cozy cabanas while the more adventure loving visitors can choose to camp by the lagoon. The cabanas and chalets consist of en-suite toilets while the chalet is air-conditioned with glass sliding doors. The camp site is also well equipped with summer tents and cadjun huts with beds. Bunker type showers and toilets are available for campers to make use of.
Facilities at Ruwala Resort, Kalpitiya
An open plan restaurant at the Ruwala Resort can easily accommodate a number of 40 guests. The restaurant also boasts of a rooftop terrace with cement seats where guests can enjoy picturesque views in fine weather. A range of International and local cuisine is served while the freshest seafood and vegetables are always purchased from the locals in the area. BBQ facilities are available for guests as well.
Overlooking the restaurant is the infinity edge swimming pool and Jacuzzi that beautifully compliments the Kalpitiya lagoon beyond. The kiddies' pool is found amidst a palmyrah grove. The center-court of the resort consists of a grove of palmyrah trees which are over a 100 years old. This area also consists of an open air hangout area with easy chairs, hammocks and bonfire facilities as well.
The property is also equipped for boating, fishing and kayaking in the Kalpitiya lagoon along with camping and wall climbing. Safety gear is available at the resort. The Ruwala Resort also boasts of a petting farm with a number of domesticated animals.
A number of activities such as kite surfing, whale and dolphin watching, snorkelling at the Bar Reef, horse safaris, cycling, island hoping off the coast of Kalpitiya, deep sea fishing and scuba diving can be arranged according to your preferences. There are specific seasons that most activities can be arranged so it is advised that you speak to us in advance. Excursions can be arranged to various locations such as the historic Dutch Fort and the Church in the nearby fishing town of Kalpitiya, the Salterns and Mangroves in Kalpitiya, St, Anne's Church in Thalawila, the Anawilundawa Wilderness Sanctuary and the Wilpattu National Park which is the largest park in Sri Lanka. This is home to wild elephants, leopard, and the sloth bear while the drive from the resort is about 2 hours.