Alankuda Beach is a spectacular two kilometer stretch of beach in Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka. Situated three hours north of Colombo, and only two hours from the main international airport, Alankuda Beach is a pristine private beach that is home to lovely luxury beach resorts and offers numerous activities for the perfect holiday. Alankuda is a relatively undiscovered area, so it is perfect for those looking for relaxing, discrete getaways. The pristine private beach is the perfect place to relax, with the stunning warm ocean, which is calm during October – May.
Why Choose Kalpitiya
The best time for wind related activities such as kite and wind surfing is from May to October during the monsoon season when the wind is stronger. Other activities require calmer waters, and are conducted during November to April, when the monsoon season is over.
Kalpitiya is one of the top destinations in the region for kitesurfing, and boasts several kite schools with good quality equipment and IKO recognized instructors and lessons. Dolphin watching is another highlight of the area, where you will be able to spot Spinner, Bottlenose, Risso’s, and Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphins on your boat excursions from Alankuda Beach. Between November and December and March and April, you can even see whales in the deeper waters off the coastline! Sperm whales are the most abundant, followed by blue whales, Minke, Melon-Headed and Dwarf Sperm whales.