See, feel, love Palagama Beach

See, feel, love Palagama Beach

Most resorts are artificial. Closed off security walls, rows of sun loungers,
where’s the authenticity? Where’s that connection you feel inside?

Forget typical hotels. Discover a truly unique Sri Lankan experience at Palagama Beach.

We have redefined the holiday concept. The vision of world-renowned designer Cecil
Balmond OBE and his son John was simple – to create beautiful, sustainable living spaces, blending traditional Sri Lankan design with a touch of the contemporary.

Palagama Beach is a ‘village’ of 16 cabanas and villas nestled in the heart of the
peninsular. Everything here is designed to bring you back to nature, from the eco-
Cajun and illuk roofs, to the rugged coastline and luscious greenery.

We know how precious your holiday is. You need to have everything just the way you like it. To us you’re a person, not a number. That’s why we offer a variety of lovingly designed homes, each with its own charm and character, as well as a range of activities (Dolphin watching anyone?) to connect you with this beautiful island.

At Palagama Beach time fades away. It’s just you, tranquility and Sri Lanka’s natural beauty.

Most resorts are artificial. Closed off security walls, rows of sun loungers,
where’s the authenticity? Where’s that connection you feel inside?

Forget typical hotels. Discover a truly unique Sri Lankan experience at Palagama Beach.

We have redefined the holiday concept. The vision of world-renowned designer Cecil
Balmond OBE and his son John was simple – to create beautiful, sustainable living spaces, blending traditional Sri Lankan design with a touch of the contemporary.

Palagama Beach is a ‘village’ of 16 cabanas and villas nestled in the heart of the
peninsular. Everything here is designed to bring you back to nature, from the eco-
Cajun and illuk roofs, to the rugged coastline and luscious greenery.

We know how precious your holiday is. You need to have everything just the way you like it. To us you’re a person, not a number. That’s why we offer a variety of lovingly designed homes, each with its own charm and character, as well as a range of activities (Dolphin watching anyone?) to connect you with this beautiful island.

At Palagama Beach time fades away. It’s just you, tranquility and Sri Lanka’s natural beauty.

FIND YOUR

Room

Every one of our 16 homes is custom designed, seamlessly blending with the natural
landscape. Beach cabana? Garden villa? Al fresco shower? Find the right place for you.

Beach Cabana
Compressed Villa

FIND YOUR

Room

Every one of our 16 homes is custom designed, seamlessly blending with the natural
landscape. Beach cabana? Garden villa? Al fresco shower? Find the right place for you.

Beach Cabana
50
Compressed Villa

PICK YOUR

Experience

Holidays are all about quality ‘me’ time. But every person is different. Some like to chill, others are always on the go. We have spa treatments, dolphin watching, Wilpattu safari, yoga, cooking classes, fishing, bike rides,…even a home cinema.

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PICK YOUR

Experience

Holidays are all about quality ‘me’ time. But every person is different. Some like to chill, others are always on the go. We have spa treatments, dolphin watching, Wilpattu safari, yoga, cooking classes, fishing, bike rides,…even a home cinema.

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  •   We stayed in a "wooden cabana" with a sea view for 4 nights. The description "wooden" isn't exactly true - the cabanas are essentially substantial grass huts with no windows, making them dark inside. There were double shuttered doors opening onto a private sitting out...More

    thumb Christine S
    2/26/2019

      We enjoyed the tranquil setting of this beachside rustic resort. The infinity pool was a generous size and kept clean. Our delightful airy and comfortable room had the choice of an indoor hot water shower or an outdoor cold water shower. There was an airconditioner...More

    thumb Vilma P
    1/02/2019

      We just spent two nights at Palagama Beach, and it was a wonderful experience. The staff was attentive and kind, and the food was delicious! Although there is not air-conditioning in the cabanas, which they make clear, the bed was comfortable, and there were two fans in our room. There was a STRONG ocean wind during our stay, and one of the open-air cabanas by the pool was the place to cool off after an amazing swim in their gorgeous pool. We could not swim in the ocean because of the surf, but we did not miss that at all because of the pool. On our second day, we did spa treatments - a back massage and two foot massages. They were WONDERFUL. My sister and I then did the cooking class. We made daal curry, fish curry, sauteed gourd and okra. We made enough for all six of us to eat for lunch, and it was delicious. Although Palagama is more rustic than other places we have stayed in Sri Lanka, I feel in love with the relaxed atmosphere, the people, and the food. I will definitely say in each of my reviews during the trip...now is the time to come to Sri Lanka. With most tourists concerned about safety issues because of the Easter bombings, the hotels are excited to get business. The country is beautiful; the people are welcoming and kind; and the sites are breathtaking. We... We just spent two nights at Palagama Beach, and it was a wonderful experience. The staff was attentive and kind, and the food was delicious! Although there is not air-conditioning in the cabanas, which they make clear, the bed was comfortable, and there were two fans in our room. There was a STRONG ocean wind during our stay, and one of the open-air cabanas by the pool was the place to cool off after an amazing swim in their gorgeous pool. We could not swim in the ocean because of the surf, but we did not miss that at all because of the pool.

    On our second day, we did spa treatments - a back massage and two foot massages. They were WONDERFUL. My sister and I then did the cooking class. We made daal curry, fish curry, sauteed gourd and okra. We made enough for all six of us to eat for lunch, and it was delicious.

    Although Palagama is more rustic than other places we have stayed in Sri Lanka, I feel in love with the relaxed atmosphere, the people, and the food.

    I will definitely say in each of my reviews during the trip...now is the time to come to Sri Lanka. With most tourists concerned about safety issues because of the Easter bombings, the hotels are excited to get business. The country is beautiful; the people are welcoming and kind; and the sites are breathtaking. We have not had a single concern about our safety, and you will not get the chance to visit Sri Lanka when there are so few people visiting. More

    thumb colotraveler1987
    6/26/2019
  •   We've stayed at Palagama for 2 nights and I would highly recommend it to everybody who is looking for beautiful and quiet place. It is just a perfect spot to rest and relax and spend some great time with Family or friends. Cabanas and villas...More

    thumb JustineR126
    4/21/2018

      The Palagama Beach is about 3.5 hours drive from Colombo airport and is a great option for some recovery time after a long flight or some R&R at the end of a holiday. The staff are charming and helpful, the food excellent and the wjole...More

    thumb Gill P
    3/09/2019

      This was our third hotel of four on part of our tour. Leave all expectations at the door. We stayed in one of the villas as opposed to the beach cabanas. The room was very basic but clean and comfortable. The bed had a mosquito...More

    thumb DellG231
    10/08/2018