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Karpaha Sands

Beachfront hotel in Kiran with outdoor pool and restaurant

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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Kimbula Thona, Kiran, 000000, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka
  • This is probably one of the most beautiful locations I have been to in Sri Lanka and I…

    Sep 29, 2020

  • Beautiful beachside property with individual bungalows with all of the amenities! Soft…

    Aug 31, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Bathtub
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 17 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Children's pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Separate bedroom

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Saint Nicholas Church Chenkalady - 9.4 mi / 15.2 km
  • Batticaloa Lagoon - 10.9 mi / 17.5 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Palam Suite
  • Kolaya Suite
  • Seed Suite


Kimbula Thona, Kiran, 000000, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka
  • On the beach
  • Saint Nicholas Church Chenkalady - 9.4 mi / 15.2 km
  • Batticaloa Lagoon - 10.9 mi / 17.5 km

What’s around


  • On the beach
  • Saint Nicholas Church Chenkalady - 9.4 mi / 15.2 km
  • Batticaloa Lagoon - 10.9 mi / 17.5 km

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 17 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Spa services on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Yard
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • MP3 docking station

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services.


Sea view restaurant - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine.

Open Lounge bar - Onsite rooftop bar. Open daily.

Small print

Also known as

  • Karpaha Sands Hotel Kalkudah
  • Karpaha Sands Hotel Valachchenai
  • Karpaha Sands Valachchenai
  • Hotel Karpaha Sands Valachchenai
  • Valachchenai Karpaha Sands Hotel
  • Karpaha Sands Hotel
  • Hotel Karpaha Sands
  • Karpaha Sands Valachchenai
  • Karpaha Sands Hotel Kiran
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  • Karpaha Sands Hotel
  • Karpaha Sands Kiran

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 50.0 per day

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 25 for adults and USD 25 for children (approximately)


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Karpaha Sands does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 5:30 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes, Sea view restaurant offers international cuisine. The dining venue will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Muslim. Place (4.2 mi), Hotel meera and jackfruit (5.1 mi), and Wine shop (5.3 mi).
  • Karpaha Sands has an outdoor pool and spa services, as well as a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Amazin place with unbelievable views and privacy! You really have to experience this place yourself! The only place for improvment would in my opinion be the service. While the service is currently friendly and well-intentioned, it is by no means polished. This will likely get better as the staff members get more experience

    2 night romance trip, Apr 23, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Karpaha Sands is well hidden, feels exclusive, and is full of the most sincere and accommodating staff, led by manager Noel. We were surprised by the beauty, comfort, and hospitality of this resort. Don't be surprised by the to (2km) dirt road or the lack of liquor license (currently) - the secret Sandy Beach and the juice bar far makes up for any inconveniences. You'll never want to leave.

    Natalie, 1 night romance trip, Apr 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Stayed 4 nights early March. Beautiful, peaceful setting. We had one of the beachfront rooms which was perfect. Everything exceptionally clean. It is very remote and our driver struggled to find it. It is completely on its own, no other hotels nearby. There is a develpment of hotels about 20 minutes by tuk tuk if you wanted to go somewhere else to eat but no restaurants near Karpaha. However the restaurant at Karpaha was very good and we were happy to eat there. The only negative was that the hotel does not have an alcohol licence alhough we knew this and bought wine in Kandy to take with us. But because of this the bar area is lacking atmosphere and under used - it would have been nice to sit in the bar and have a drink before dinner. Apart from this small criticism, everything was perfect.

    4 night romance trip, Mar 1, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great staff and spa treatments. It’d greatly improve the guest experience if the strayed dogs and kitten are sent to an animal shelter (or at least not at the pool deck watching guests having lunch).

    CY, 3 night trip, Dec 26, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing beach hotel

    Karpaha sands is everything you would want for a relaxing beach holiday. The service, quality of the facilities and rooms, food and people are all exceptional. The bonus is that the beach is quiet and stunning with the added interest of friendly fishermen, sea eagles and beautiful sunrises. One of the best hotels we’ve stayed in for a while and highly recommended.

    Michael, 5 night romance trip, Dec 23, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful location and attentive staff. Would return in a heartbeat. Not close to shops or anything else at all and far from the main road, but we were looking for a place to relax and swim and rest and all that is plentifully supplied.

    Coljoy, 4 night trip, Nov 15, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Bestes Hotel in Sri Lanka

    Dieses Hotel ist wohl das beste, indem wir jemals gewohnt haben. Man hat den Pool fast den ganzen Tag für sich alleine,den Strand in jedem Fall. Soetwas ist fast nicht mehr auf dieser Welt zu finden. Wer schonmal in tulum (mx) war wird diese Unterkunft absolut schätzen zu wissen. Der Meerblick morgens aus seinem Zimmer ist atemberaubend, ebenso der Sonnenaufgang. Das Essen ist fantastisch. Bei dieser Unterkunft bekommt man sehr viel für sein Geld. Somit einfach buchen.

    4 night trip, Oct 17, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Tolle Lage direkt an einem leeren Traumstrand. Sehr schöne und geschmackvolle Gestaltung der gesamten Anlage.. Sehr schön in die Natur eingebettet und großzügige Abstände zwischen den Zelt-Bungalows. Neben dem Baden im Meer ein sehr schöner Salzwasserpool. Sehr gutes Frühstück mit eigenen Backwaren. Gratis Trinkwasser den gesamten Tag über.

    PH, 3 night romance trip, Jun 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Un sueño hecho realidad

    Sin duda, Karpaha Sands ha sido uno de los mejores establecimientos (a nivel calidad-precio) en los que he estado. Desde el momento en que entras, tu percepción del tiempo cambia y te envuelve en una tranquilidad máxima. La decoración y arquitectura, los espacios, la naturaleza con sus palmeras inmensas y el mar, todo es una maravilla!!! Las tiendas son un lujo, dormir con las "ventanas" abiertas escuchando el sonido del mar y los animales. Una auténtica pasada de experiencia! La decoración de las tiendas desprende un aire colonial, como si estuvieses en medio de la selva con todas las comodidades. Para quien busque relax y tranquilidad, este es el sitio. Nada alrededor, con suerte estarás solo tu como nos pasó a nosotros un par de días... El entorno no existe, solamente el hotel y los pescadores de la zona. Nosotros decidimos no movernos para disfrutar al máximo de las instalaciones y la playa solo para nosotros dos. El equipo, a pesar de su timidez debido al idioma, una maravilla. Atentos, serviciales, sonrientes. qué decir de las comidas! Desde el alucinante desayuno incluido en el precio hasta el lunch y la cena. Buenísimos productos y maravillosa elaboración! Solamente un detalle, sería interesante que desde el establecimiento se promoviesen iniciativas ecológicas de cara a gestionar residuos en el entorno, dado que la playa (no en el espacio que corresponde al hotel) está llena de plásticos :( Volveríamos con los ojos cerrados, pero esta vez una semana entera!!!

    Yago, 3 night romance trip, Mar 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    traumhafter Ort, um ein paar Tage zu entspannen

    bei unserem Aufenthalt war das Hotel erst 3 Monate in Betrieb. Wir wohnten in einem sehr geräumigen und geschmackvoll eingerichteten Familienbungalow mit 2 getrennten Schlafbereiche mit jeweils 2 großen Badezimmern und 2 Außenduschen. Dazwischen befand sich ein großzügiger Wohnbereich. Tgl Zimmerservice, kostenloses Wasser wurde tgl gebracht. Der große Garten mit Liegen und Sitzkissen war durch Hecken und Mauern optisch von der Anlage getrennt, so dass wir uns dort ganz ungestört aufhalten konnten. Großer Pool, Liegen sind dort momentan noch nicht für alle Gäste vorhanden, man kann aber in Hängematten oder Liegen am Strand ausweichen. Was uns besonders gefallen hat: keine weitere Anlage weit und breit, nur weiter, endloser Sandstrand und einheimische Fischer, die tgl riesige Netze mit zum Teil spektakulären Fängen an Land ziehen.

    filu02, 3 night trip, Jul 28, 2018

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