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Reviewed 30 July 2018

Wow!!!! This kind of place still exist? We were enjoying the beautiful, huge, clean, quiet and so on beach, when some locals came in the water with us. They were so friendly and awesome. None were able to swim and all were very impress that we all could. But the most amazing part is that they had no idea of what is Canada, USA or even Donald Trump!!! About the hotel... Couldn't be any better! Even the washrooms are so beautiful (garden like) that you almost want to stay there and have a rest. We had a bungalow (tent... but nothing to do with any camping you could imagine) on the beach. Lying down on my bed, I only had to open my eyes to enjoy beautiful sunrise on the ocean. Believe me, it's marvelous! You can choose to have a shower in this private unbelievable garden of yours or enjoy the standing bath above charming lights. Paradise. That is the word! I'll surely run back to this place if I have the chance!

  • Stayed: July 2018, travelled with family
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KarpahaSands K, Manager at Karpaha Sands, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mireille,

Thanks for your kind words- it sounds like a unique swimming experience you had! We do hope that you will come back and stay with us the next time you find yourself in Sri Lanka!

Cheers,
Karpaha Sands

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Reviewed 26 July 2018

Excellent place really hidden away from all the other tourist spots in the Trinco / Batti area. Beautiful grounds with interesting sculptures, really tasty meals, ice cold beers, awesome luxury tents that feel more like 5 star hotel rooms and great staff led by a very professional French owner / manager. Beach and sea so much nicer than nearby Pasikudah; sands are so white as they don't have any of those unsightly black minerals seen elsewhere... I have been to so many beach hotels all around the Sri Lankan coastline from Mannar through Galle to Nilaveli and this now ranks as my number 1 spot!

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Robert T
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KarpahaSands K, Manager at Karpaha Sands, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Robert,

We are so happy you enjoyed your time at Karpaha Sands- thank you for your comments! We would be happy to have you visit us again soon.

Best,
Karpaha Sands

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Reviewed 23 July 2018

The service, warmth and hospitality of the General Manager, Mr Volker and his team is unparalleled. We went there to celebrate our wedding anniversary and they went through great lengths to make our stay extra special. It felt like family were organizing our Anniversary stay, an extremely personal touch. The luxury tents, beautiful setting and lovely food make Karpaha Sands a definite must do!!

Room Tip: Get the villa with an ocean view.
  • Stayed: July 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank sureenagill2018
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KarpahaSands K, Manager at Karpaha Sands, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are so happy that you were impressed with the service during your stay, as we always strive to go the extra mile. Please do come back and visit again soon!

All the best,
Karpaha Sands

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

My husband and I had a lovely time here. The 4x4 is highly recommended especially the rainy season as the road after turning from the main road, was a bit bumpy through the small village and the remote areas. Karpaha Sands is a 5star ''Glamping Style'' resort. It could be one of the most beautiful design and luxurious resort/hotel in Sri Lanka. Its elegance from the main entrance, the reception, and the beautiful garden that lead to the main clubhouse/dining areas and swimming pool located near the beach. The accommodation itself was a luxurious, stylish and also give us enough privacy for relaxing time. We stayed at the beach front unit which give us stunning and peaceful view of the sea. The unit also contain the outside open shower room (the waterfall shower was a little bit too powerful and difficult to control for my liking but it gave special feel to be close to the nature). The others none beach front units also has its own private garden which also look very nice too. The art pieces that spread around the place made it very interesting. The staffs were so lovely and helpful. They always there when you need anything. The food was very tasty and good selection on the menu.

Room Tip: Beach front rooms a little further from the club house for a little more privacy.
  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank WanpenT
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KarpahaSands K, Manager at Karpaha Sands, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Wanpen,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review, which we have shared with our team. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and had a truly relaxing time with us. Please come back soon!

Best wishes,
Karpaha Sands

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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

When you leave the main road in Kalkudah on the last 3 km to the hotel you hardly believe that this gravel and sand road takes you to a little hidden luxury paradise.
It is located on a picture perfect wide, lonely, golden sand beach lined by thousands of coconut and palmyra palms, washed by calm warm and clear waters of the Indian Ocean, very safe to swim - and this beauty has to be shared only with some local fishermen and some cows and goats. If you want to leave the world behind this is your beach.
In this perfect place the architects and designers of the Karpaha Sands have created a real design jewel. Every building and the suites are perfectly included in the vegetation with biggest respect for the local fauna and flora.
We loved our Palam Suite right on the beach- from the bed we could see the sunrise through the palm trees. Every detail was tastefully chosen and nothing was missing. The outdoor shower was a special highlight- a personal waterfall in your private little tropical garden.
Restaurant, pool and bar area were also very stylish and the perfect setting for our meals. Food was of a very high quality- fresh and tasty. With a small but sufficient variety.
And our special thanks goes to the whole team of the Karpaha Sands! The staff was great and made us feel like home!
Especially Kalidasan was always available showed and explained everything to us and made us feel like VIPs! But also the friendly waiters in the Restaurant gave their best and made every meal a special event!

We have traveled the whole world and have seen many beautiful places but the Karpaha Sands is a little jewel- we had a perfect stay and will definitely come back.

Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank groppos
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KarpahaSands K, Manager at Karpaha Sands, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so happy that you loved your stay with us. We have also shared your kind and poetic words with our staff- it was our pleasure to serve you! Please come visit us again!

Cheers,
Karpaha Sands

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