De Silva Palm Resort
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De Silva Palm Resort

Pudukuduruedippu, Sethawadi, Kalpitiya 61360 Sri Lanka
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5.0
#2 of 5 special inns in Kalpitiya
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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Visit Sri Lankan largest water sport center in Sri Lanka for kitersurfing, windsurfing, wing foiling, kayak and stand up paddling! Stay in one of our two resorts and enjoy the De Silva service! De Silva offers rooms for couples, singles and families/groups. Exceptional is the huge swimming pool, the PoolBar, the Ayurveda Center and the awarded water sport center.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Badminton
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Internet
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Complimentary tea
Diving
Snorkelling
Windsurfing
Billiards
Karaoke
Table tennis
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Room types
Pool view
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Family
Languages Spoken
English, German, Sinhala

Location

Pudukuduruedippu, Sethawadi, Kalpitiya 61360 Sri Lanka
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 38 out of 100
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Bandaranayake Intl Airport
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Melanie S wrote a review Jan 2020
Monterey, California37 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I enjoyed an 8-night stay at the De Silva Palm Resort. We had a wonderful time kiting every day and unwinding with a Lion Beer at the Wind Resort’s surf bar in the evening. I was happy to have a hot shower at the Palm Resort (some other kite resorts only have cold outdoor showers). Everyone was friendly and the kite instructors were fantastic. We were sad to leave.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Windresort, General Manager at De Silva Palm Resort
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Dear Melanie, Many thanks on your great review. We are delighted that your stay with us was enjoyable. Thank for your compliment on our hot water facilities. We hope we will have the pleasure of having you back and see you unwinding with a Lion Beer at the Surf Bar. Warm regards, Mirza Borham
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Flury13 wrote a review Jan 2022
5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was staying for 11 nights as well during Christmas and New Year’s Day. I came here mostly for kitesurfing, to relax and to meet people. It’s a great resort to calm down. We’ve had a lot of fun at the bar too, so you can relax and having fun. The staff is great and extremely customer oriented and they are always more than happy to help the guests. There are so many of the staff members that I can’t mention all of them but to emphasize someone, it’s Nalika. She is just an angel, always smiling and such a great personality. The same for the Upul. The staff at the bar/restaurant is great too. The food is very tasty, fresh and healthy. The resort organized an amazing special dinner for Christmas and New Year’s Day. The kitespot is very good. In 11 days I could go kitesurfing at 9 days including 2 downwinders, organized by Upul. There is a lagoon which is great for freestyler and as well for beginners. If you are advanced you can easily go to the ocean with walking distance of 1 minute. I had my own kite equipment. If not, you easily can rent the kites from De Silva school. I have seen the kites and was testing one and the quality of the kites are very good. I will go back there for sure again. In the one hand I really liked the kitespot and on the other hand the staff is just outstanding. It felt like a little family and as a single traveler it is easy to get in contact with other guests there at the spot or at the bar. The holidays at De Silva resort was exactly what I needed.
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: At the windresort is the bar, restaurant and the kitesurf school, The Palmresort has the pool and...
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sahanpieris wrote a review Dec 2019
Maharagama, Sri Lanka14 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Place is very relaxed and calm. Rooms are spaciously big and more like live in the nature. so many foreigners visiting this place more than locals and they providing a friendly service to customers. overall foods is very good and it have open bar area which is where people can hangout. most importantly they have kite surfing and wind surfing. great stay and i wont think twice to come again this place.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Windresort, General Manager at De Silva Palm Resort
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Dear Sahan, Thank you for your awesome review. We appreciate your compliments about our service, food and the bar which we have conveyed to our associates. We are the only resort offering both Kite surfing and wind surfing. We hope every member of your family too had an excellent stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Palmresort and Windresort Kalpitiya. Warm regards, Mirza Borham
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P J wrote a review Jan 2022
Krakow, Poland3 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I was dissapointed. Pictures didn't show the truth and the comments here are weirdly positive. Be prepared for dark rooms with little space for your stuff and with roomies - nice, big cockroaches :) The towels where washed, but still you could find old stains and all so it wasn't very pleasant to use.

The pool was nice, there were towels provided. The staff working in De silva is really helpful and nice and they do their job well. The food is tasty and fresh but you have to eat fast during breakfast and lunch because flies are everywhere! I don't think the owners can do much about it but it is how it is.

You should also be aware that this is a very remote location. There is a resort and not much else you can do so you should prepare for that.

I think it is too expensive for what it is.

Also - they charge you additonally 2 euros per day per person for a drinking water, really.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from De Silva Windresort Kalpitiya De Silva, Owner at De Silva Palm Resort
Responded 13 Feb 2022
Hi PJ! We are not a 5 star hotel where you can expect that nature and all its inhabitants are destroyed with pesticides. Even in these in Sri Lanka you can find insects and animals in the rooms. This is unfortunately the case in Asia, even if you try to fight this, it will not succeed. Kalpitiya is a place for kitesurfing and windsurfing. Also we try to live sustainability as much as possible so for that we give the option instead of buying water bottles in plastic, as normally hotels handle that, you can refill your own bottle with drinking water for just 2€/day. Like many other spots in the world, it is somewhat remote because the wind goes there and therefore no other hotels like to settle. But that's exactly what you want as a kitesurfer or windsurfer. For this reason we have many different activities that we offer in both resorts, and also the great pool in the Palmresort built so that you find variety on days where once no wind goes. There are also many possibilities for excursions such as Dolphin-Watching, Wilpaththu National Park, cultural tips to Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Dambulla, with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which are feasible in one day. We also offer yoga and Ayurveda. Compared to other water sports spots in the world, you really have a lot of opportunities to incorporate other aspects into your vacation! We would have gladly given you another towel if you found a dirty one - please tell the room service next time! Anyways, we hope you enjoyed your kitesurfing holidays with us and stay with kitesurfing and will visit other spots in the world and maybe return with another view ;-) Best regards, Upul!
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Jozie J wrote a review Aug 2022
London7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very friendly staff, experienced kite instructors, good gear, you will be well looked after. We came here after a tour through Sri Lanka for a few days of relaxing and kiting and had a great time. If you read this in Summer 2022 and think about postponing your trip to Sri Lanka because of the protests / fuel shortages: we had an excellent experience travelling the country as tourists. Foreign visitors are appreciated especially in these economically difficult times, and we found everything including transportation works smoothly.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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James Eades wrote a review Jul 2023
Lanzarote, Spain40 contributions6 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent destination for kitesurfing- all levels.

Kalpitiya is a little remote but well worth visiting if you want to Kitesurf. My daughter (16) had lessons and successfully managed to do her 1st longer rides so she was stoked!

I took my own kit (8m,10m & 12m) and used all of them in the week we were there.

We visited the Wilpattu nature reserve (organised by De Silva) which was amazing. We then when on a tour of the island and De Silva arranged for my kite bag to be delivered back to me at the airport!!

The only thing we would say that it was very quiet and if you wanted to go to different places to eat it was limited - but Mamas restaurant well worth a visit.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jerome wrote a review Mar 2022
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thanks a lot for your warm welcome Kathy, Upul, Nalika and all the kiting team. Perfect spot to learn and perfectionning kite and wing foil. 10 sessions out of 12 days stay... good stat ! Very good kite equipment ( North) and large windsurf range also ( Tabou Gaastra). Special Thanks to cooking team ... for the quality and service.
The location is next to the laguna and very easy access to the spot by motorboat.
Happy to come back. Jerome
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Asitha Gunawardana wrote a review Mar 2020
Alcester, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had lots of fun and surfing.facilities are superb and the staff fantastic.there are lot to enjoy.kite surfing is amazing my favourite. My kids and wife enjoyed a lot too. From and swimming pool facilities also good. I would reccomend this resort for anyone without hesitation.
John from United Kingdom.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from De Silva Windresort Kalpitiya De Silva, Inhaber at De Silva Palm Resort
Responded 25 Oct 2021
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure having you here at De Silva Palmresort. We are looking forward to see you again. Upul & De Silva Team
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Ranura M wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have never seen like superb place to enjoined family with their vacations. Excellent hospitality, biggest surfing and kite surfing equipments and school in Sri Lanka. Well deserved training staff, supper accommodation, you can feel you actually in your home. Thank you Upul and his staff.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from De Silva Windresort Kalpitiya De Silva, Inhaber at De Silva Palm Resort
Responded 25 Oct 2021
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure having you here at De Silva Palmresort. We are looking forward to see you again. Upul & De Silva Team
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TheScout wrote a review Aug 2019
Glen Waverley, Australia87 contributions81 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the moment of arrival to departure, the warm friendly staff lead by GM Dilan and assistant Natalya made my 12 days kiting boarding experience truly fantastic. I was also fortunate to share a share a few enjoyable beers with the owner Upul DeSilva who was visiting for a week or so.

The rooms at the Palmresort are clean and comfortable and the public areas, pool and lobby well kept and inviting. Thee Palmresort is relatively new so the gardens are just becoming established – which will improve the overall appearance once complete.

The Palmresort is located a short 5min walk to the Windresort which offers more basic (non A/C) accommodation. All the action happens at the Windresort – bar, restaurant, kit hire and boat to the DeSilva beach hut.

The bar is manned by, very friendly and warm, Chinna – he also assists serving in the restaurant and taking ala carte orders for lunch and dinner.

Both locations, Palmresort and Windresort offer either Full Board or Bed and Breakfast. Bed and Breakfast guests can opt to take the buffet lunch (LKR1,200) and dinner (LKR1,800) or chose from the ala carte menu – I chose the bed and breakfast for more flexibility. Dining options outside the resort are limited – the are a few nearby resorts that allow outside guest and a couple of local restaurants.

The kiteboarding in the directly accessible lagoon was perfect – a short boat ride to Desilva beach hut on the other side of the lagoon. The water is flat and waist deep -making it ideal for beginners. For the more adventurous open water kiting in the ocean is a short 100m walk from the DeSilva beach hut.

There is a large selection of good quality renal equipment available and some toys like a kite foil and kite surfboard to try too.

The instructors are warm, friendly and very helpful – I had the beginner B lesson package with Steve. The management and staff are very flexible, accommodating and fair – following my lessons I rented equipment and 2 other the other members of the team, Danusha and Hasanka, kindly rode my board back up wind on many occasions. The team keep a sharp eye open for all guests and work together with team members from other kite resorts to ensure that all guests have a safe and enjoyable experience. Although the lagoon is very safe, most beginners require the rescue boat a few times – expertly handled by both Hasanka and Danusha.

Some of the other guests and I enjoyed more than a few beers with Steve, Hasanka and Danusha to thank them for their help – a good night for all.

For expert and beginners alike the DeSilva resorts offers something for everyone and budget – the team members and location makes it an easy choice.
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Date of stay: August 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The rooms at the Palmresort are more comfortable than the Windresort
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Response from De Silva Windresort Kalpitiya De Silva, Inhaber at De Silva Palm Resort
Responded 25 Oct 2021
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure having you here at De Silva Palmresort. We are looking forward to see you again. Upul & De Silva Team
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Romina Z asked a question Feb 2018
Truebbach, Switzerland8 contributions2 helpful votes
Hallo Markus, gibt es in den Zimmern einen Safe? Liebe Grüsse Romina
Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka53 contributions
Derzeit noch nicht allerdings bieten wir Safeservice an der Rezeption! Lg aus Kalpitiya
Flury13 wrote a tip Jan 2022
5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"At the windresort is the bar, restaurant and the kitesurf school, The Palmresort has the pool and it is more quiet there."
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Richard wrote a tip Oct 2021
Vienna, Austria7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very Safety place can 100% recommend"
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TheScout wrote a tip Aug 2019
Glen Waverley, Australia87 contributions81 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms at the Palmresort are more comfortable than the Windresort"
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PRICE RANGE
£52 - £61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaNorth Western ProvinceKalpitiya
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about De Silva Palm Resort
Which popular attractions are close to De Silva Palm Resort?
Nearby attractions include Kalpitiya Kite Beach (0.05 miles) and Kalpitiya Kite Beach (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at De Silva Palm Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at De Silva Palm Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a mosquito net, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at De Silva Palm Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at De Silva Palm Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to De Silva Palm Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The BNKR Cafe, Windy Waves Beach Restaurant, and Mamas Here Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at De Silva Palm Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does De Silva Palm Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, De Silva Palm Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at De Silva Palm Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Sinhala.
Are there any historical sites close to De Silva Palm Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kalpitiya Kite Beach (0.05 miles).
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