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“Ruuk Village - out of the extraordinary” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ruuk Village
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“Ruuk Village - out of the extraordinary”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

resort gave me one of my topthree travel experiences ever when I stayed there for two weeks the past Christmas and New Year.

If you want to connect with Sri Lanka, its people, kitchen and way of living this might be the right choice. If you are looking for an eco-oriented and small resort with a strong vision of providing a genuine experience Ruuk Village is definitely the place. Every little detail has a thought behind, be it the wonderful food, the placing of the cabanas or the interior design – simple but lovely. You can only fall in love with the place and its people.

Situated next to the lagoon of Kalpitiya the resort offers a great variety of activities, from kite-surfing, to barefoot walks along the amazing beach next to the Indian Ocean and excursions to Willpatu Natural Park and Anuradhapura, the historical capital of Sri Lanka, or a gentle yoga session under the palm trees.

Daniel Nordlund
Stockholm, Sweden

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Dresden, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

I stayed in Ruuk Village for a couple days in December. Its a very nice and spacious beach plot with nice cottages in a palm tree garden set up. I really liked the outdoor shower under a palm-tree ;) Food is great and staff very friendly. You can start your kite right from the gate and will come back if you are familiar with riding upwind (december wind season)

I defintely will come back to Ruuk Village :)

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

i stayed in the village 9 days, the conditions are goods big rooms and private place shower. the place is good for kiting trips its located 5 minute from the spot by boat. has also good meals and really helpful staff!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Winterthur, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 5 nights and it was just perfect. Staff was really friendly and helpful, breakfast was delicious. The bungalows were clean, spacious, equiped with an attached openair shower (on sand) and amazing comfortable beds. Location for kitesurfing is great, if you have your own gear you can just launch 100m in front of the bungalows. To rent equipment, take the boat shuttle or a tuc-tuc to the other side of the lagoon. Definitely the best value for money you can get in whole Kalpitiya.

A few sign posts on the street (it's brand new, even a lot of the locals don't know it), a mirror for the ladies and it would be super perfect...

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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RuukVillage, Geschäftsführer at Ruuk Village, responded to this review, 1 February 2014
Hello Joel,
We have now mirrors in each cabana and also in our WC area. And on top we even put up sign boards to help our gusts find their way to Ruuk Village.

Thank you so much for you feedback and positive comments. We will be glad to host you once again.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

Ruuk Village is a great place to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. But if you want to be more active there a lot of things you can do like kitesurfing of taking a lagoon tour to the famous Elephant Tree!
The staff is really friendly and willing to help you with your every need.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Ruuk Village

Property: Ruuk Village
Address: Muhathuwaram Road | 61360, Kalpitiya 61360, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > North Western Province > Kalpitiya
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 53 Speciality Lodging in Kalpitiya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Authentic Sri Lanka That is what we offer our guests. At "Ruuk Village", with its eco friendly wooden cabanas, luxury can be experienced in its natural form. Our rice and curries are prepared in typical clay pots on a fire stove. In case you are looking for an atmosphere full of other travellers this is not the place for you, we concentrate on providing you a place to charge your batteries and not a party location. Check the season before coming to Kalpitiya. We provide free 4G (highspeed) internet throughout the day ( dependent on Sun / Solar) Visitors interested in kiting, wind surfing or just the stunning nature and very special culture of this area will find in "Ruuk Village" exactly what they need to start their unique adventure. Besides clean and economical accommodation in cozy wooden cabanas, we will ensure that you also enjoy the local food in all its authenticity. "Ruuk Village" offers you everything you need for very special personalized holidays. We also organize your ariport pickup so that you dont need to worry about how to reach Kalpitiya. Note: Its a place surrounded by nature. This also means we use the house boat to transfer our guests from the Jetty which is 500m away from our entrance. Kindly call us to organize your arrival, specially if you are arriving after darkness. Call our reception and we will organize your pickup from the jetty, incase you dont want to walk along the beach. ... more   less 
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