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“Dolphins + Kite Surfing + Beach + Sea = Perfection!”

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Dolphin Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 31 Kalpitiya B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

One of the most greatest hotels I have come across located in the beach, Dolphin Beach Hotel by Makara. Awesome atmosphere for a peaceful holiday. The newly added pool adds more value to your holiday. And perfect choice for dolphin lovers and kite surfers. Simply perfect! ~ Mitsi

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Deanjelin, General Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

Dear Mitsi,
thank you for your review and for choosing Dolphin Beach.
Now since we have a Pool i hope to see you more often.
Best regards
Dean

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

With the perfect host, Dean to welcome you on arrival, the resort exudes an air of tranquility, relaxation and is absolutely enchanting. Just an overnight stay, but I'll be back. The ambience is barefoot in the sand, surrounded by palm trees, hanging beds under thatch and a pool that makes you want to stay in it forever... its a little piece of luxury in a remoter area of Sri Lanka. The tented bedrooms are extremely comfortable and cozy, a relaxed under -thatch seated area out front, with walled, private open sided bathrooms, all set under a coconut palm thatched roof and it is just the place to wind down in style. Its not going to suit those who want 5* luxury, but if your style is chilling barefoot in the sand whilst your every whim is catered for and are prepared to be adventurous, then this is absolutely for you. The food was just lovely, chose the Sri Lankan option for dinner & breakfast and it was perfection, served by the lovely local staff who are full of smiles and, whilst learning, are there for your every need. What's great is that the hotel has made a conscious decision to employ and source locally, benefiting the local community. Point to note - if you are self drive, make sure you note either concise directions using Google maps or GPS location ( Makara Dolphin Beach N8 02.476 -E794 2.804 –turn off main road at N8 02.923-E79 44.236. If you reach the petrol station on the left you have gone too far, turn back and take the first right and keep going onto the sand track where you will see a hotel sign a little further up) . There is no sign for the hotel on the main road owing to local regulations. A fabulous place to relax & explore from . Dean will arrange local sight seeing trips, so there is plenty on offer if you can bear to leave this little Paradise. I went in Monsoon season when the sea is wild and stormy, excellent for kite-surfing; swimming is best left for the pool, but to sit out on the beach area wave watching and marveling at the local fisherman braving the waves is totally exhilarating .The Kalpitya peninsula is installing wind farm development and one site is close to the resort. At first I thought that this could be disturbing, but not so, in fact the opposite... the sound of the sea, the wind through the palms and on occasions a gentle swoosh added to the relaxing tranquility. I haven't slept so well in a long time. Additional food & drink costs, over the bed & breakfast rate were extremely good value for the quality of food and service provided. Just lovely, am planning my next trip already ...

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Deanjelin, General Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2014

Dear Victoria,
it was a great pleasure meeting you and thank you for your lovely review. I wish next time you stay longer and also i have some info for you regarding driver license
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/140622/news/tourists-can-get-driving-licence-at-bia-104607.html
Until next time best regards to boat of you
Dean

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

I've been to Dolphin Beach so many times, I've basically lost count. An experience like nothing I ever could have imagined. They have all the amenities you could ever need on holiday, right on the edge of the beach. Love the idea of intertwining modern comforts without disturbing the nature around you, especially in the tented rooms.

On top of this the food is always amazing. My friends and I, found ourselves constantly looking forward to mealtime. Excellent staff who go out of their way to make you feel at home, and we loved the fact that they strive to give you a personalized experience. The rooms are clean, cozy and well maintained along with the rest of the place.

My last trip, I took my parents here, and I was so jealous at them experiencing the place for the first time. The atmosphere is serene, and the sound of waves follow you throughout your holiday. Swings on the beachfront to enjoy that afternoon nap, and dolphins to chase when you're not feeling so lazy. An ideal getaway from the life in the city, and truly an authentic example of why Sri Lanka is known to be an Island Paradise. I will definitely be going back for years to come :)

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Deanjelin, General Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2014

Dear Sujaan,
it has been a long time since you visited us,...... Thank you for your excellent review and we are looking forward seeing you again at Dolphin Beach Resort.
Since your last visit we have a great infinity Pool and some comfortable day beds and siting areas by it.So please come and enjoy our new additions.
Until next time regards from sunny Sri Lanka
Dean

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Reviewed 20 June 2014

This was an awesome experience because it was the first time we stayed on tented accommodation right on the beach. The morning visit to see the dolphins was amazing as we saw a lot of them and we also took a day trip to Wilpattu. The food too was excellent and the staff very friendly and helpful. We will definitely visit there again.

Shalini and Bobby Dias.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Deanjelin, General Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2014

Dear Shalini and Bobby
Thank you for your review and i see you where at the Dolphin Beach long time ago. Since then we have improved our menu and we have built a great Infinity Pool that is built for adults and for children to enjoy.
Hope to see you soon and best regards
Dean

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Great place to have a holiday with friends, family or even alone. The beach is great, dolphins are great and the food is amazing. General service around the hotel was great, felt like we were treated like kings! Spent one week there and enjoyed every single minute of it.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Deanjelin, General Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2014

Dear Rajivan,
thank you for your excellent review and im looking forward meeting you on your next visit to Dolphin Beach. You will see some new things we ad on our menu and some new things by the Pool.
Until next time best regards
Dean

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Reviewed 15 June 2014

!! I just love the luxury tented accomadation at Dolphin Beach . The air conditioning is an added bonus ! The staff are very friendly and efficient .. They make you feel at home away from home .. Specially when they bring me that cup of tea to wake me up in the morning to see the Dolphins ... . I have been there many times and there has never been a time I have not seen Dolphins. I was lucky to spot three whales on one of my visits just been out at sea for only half of an hour ... The Ice lounge is lovely to sit at and spend your evening looking out at sea . The addition of the pool adds to your perfect holiday .... My family and friends and I will be back again ...

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Deanjelin, General Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2014

Dear Sir/Madam
first i want to thank you for your excellent review and second to thank you for being a loyal guest.
Since you where here last time we have some new additions by our Pool. Comfortable day beds and some very chick siting areas.
Hope to see you and your friends and family soon back at Dolphin Beach Resort
Best regards
Dean

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

My husband and i spent the whole week at dolphin beach it was a breath taking experience with gorgeous view perfect to get away from the city very friendly and always smiling staff food was excellent made by Stefan and his helper Odara our waiter was very friendly with a big beautiful smile his name is Bndara we had all our trips organized by this energetic smiling person Harsha and Chamara was our driver also another good person all of them were super friendly we loved the place a lot and i have to mention Dean the resort consultant and manger such a lovely person he took very good care of us and i had a wonderful surprise birthday party tents were clean , neat and cozy we are definitely coming back but next time with our kids god welling thank you every body and specially Dean who made every thing so special

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Deanjelin, General Manager at Dolphin Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2014

Dear Sorha & Bander,
It was a great pleasure meeting you and having you at Dolphin Beach for the entire duration of your stay in Sri Lanka. Bander must of been very happy being able to kite surf right in the front of the hotel and enjoying wind and big waives. So for dolphin watching you will have to come back and season for dolphins is November to end of April. Right now as you know see is to ruff for boats to go out.
Thank you for your excellent review and wonderful time i spent with you.
Until next time best regards
Dean

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Address: Illanthadiya, Alankuda, Kalpitiya 61360, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > North Western Province > Kalpitiya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Kalpitiya
Price Range: £53 - £209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In Sri Lanka, just two hours from the airport and three hours north of Colombo, is an unspoilt peninsula of golden sand. Here lies a blissfully secluded resort with luxury tented accommodation on Alankuda beach. The bluest of skies melts seamlessly into the azure of the Indian Ocean to make a picture-perfect backdrop to a unique, tailor-made tropical holiday experience. Welcome to Dolphin Beach Resort Kalpitiya! This new concept of stylish, eco-beach accommodation is for the discerning traveller in search of an unforgettable holiday. Spacious and comfortable, our air conditioned tents present a world of romance with a unique ambience and view of the sea. Experience the thrill of sea safaris to the nearby Bar Reef for the best Sri Lanka has to offer in snorkeling and be entertained by the dolphins and whales on your way. April to November offers one of the best places in the world for kite surfing. Enjoy the tranquil ocean with the most beautiful coral gardens of Sri Lanka. Or just work hard on your tan. The sunsets at Dolphin Beach are of the spectacular kind and a perfect end to idyllic days, every day. ... more   less 
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