Alankuda Beach offers a range of water sports: sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, kite surfing, and snorkeling.
Sri Lanka has become an increasingly popular holiday destination for nature lovers who are also looking for the perfect beach holiday to relax. If you are looking for breathtaking nature, adrenaline-pumping water sports, beautiful animals and stunning beaches then Alankuda might be the destination for you.
Alankuda in Sri Lanka is a stretch beach in the Kalpitiya peninsula off the north-western coast of Sri Lanka. Given its close proximity to the Bandaranaike International Airport, Alankuda is the perfect spot for the first or last stop on a tour around the country.
Alankuda Beach is the perfect starting point for off-shore Whale Watching and Dolphin Watching at Kalpitiya. The beach offers a range of water sports: Windsurfing, Kayaking, Kite Surfing, and Snorkeling. When you visit Alankuda Beach in Sri Lanka, you have the chance to see a multitude of places at the same time! The Wilpattu National Park, for example, is only an hour’s drive away and is the island’s largest wildlife sanctuary which is home to one of the highest concentrations of leopards in the world along with myriad other wildlife.
Alankuda’s activities and excursions
Alankuda is a one-stop-shop offering a range of activities and excursions like no other destination in Sri Lanka. The unique location offers close proximity to activities, sightseeing, and excursions which otherwise would have required travelling to several different locations around the country.
There are plenty of water sports and activities for those who like to explore the ocean (both in the water and above the surface).
Dolphin & Whale Watching is a beautiful way to spot the amazing mammals in their natural habitat. Home to large pods of dolphins, the seas off the Kalpitiya peninsula are some of the best in Sri Lanka. The deep seas around Alankuda are also ideal for Sport Fishing.
For those who are after speed and adrenaline Kitesurfing & Windsurfing is excellent in Alankuda and Kayaking & Standup Paddle Boarding popular among all age groups. From December to April when the sea is calmer, the pristine waters along the Kalpitiya peninsula are ideal for Snorkeling & Scuba Diving.
For those who wish to discover the country by land, Cycling through the nearby lanes and fishing villages of the Kalpitiya peninsula is a wonderful way to experience the daily Sri Lankan way of life. Or why not try Yoga and a relaxing and restorative Therapy Treatment afterward.
Spot Sri Lanka’s Big Five From Alankuda
Many people claim that Sri Lanka is the best safari destination outside of Africa. Even though Sri Lanka is a tiny island compare to the large continent of Africa, Sri Lanka boasts five, big charismatic animals and you also have a good chance to see all of them on one trip when visiting Alankuda. The animals, if you are lucky to spot them, are the Blue Whale, the biggest animal which has ever lived on the planet, the Sperm Whale, the biggest toothed whale species in the world, the Leopard, the biggest cat in Sri Lanka, the third biggest in Asia and the top predator in Sri Lanka, the Asian Elephant and lastly the Sloth Bear which is the largest bear in tropical latitudes.
Experience 3 Hotels in 1 at Alankuda Beach
At Alankuda Beach there are three properties, Dolphin Beach, Bar Reef Resort and Udekki who all share their facilities. This unique setup allows hotel guests from either of the resorts to make use of the free facilities of all three properties. All three properties have a sea view of the safe and clean Alankuda Beach and offer something different and unique including the restaurants, pools, and spas. The Dolphin Beach guest can stay in the resort’s luxurious air-conditioned tent-style guest pavilions for a unique experience. Udekki is a stylish resort with cool, spacious whitewashed rooms, reflecting the rich heritage of Sri Lanka fused with Middle Eastern treasures, provide guests with a unique combination of luxury, rustic style and seclusion. Bar Reef Resort offers spacious guest villas and a 40-meter eco-friendly infinity saltwater swimming pool set in close proximity to the Kalpitiya beach and the ocean providing the epitome of relaxation. Experienced naturalists are available at all three properties to guide guests through all the wonderful experiences on offer.
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