Kitesurfing in Kalpitiya – Sri Lanka
+ The first lodge directly at the lagoon with a high standard
+ Massive flat water lagoon with numerous “glassy“ freestyle Spots
+ Super wind-proof during the season
+ Favourable flights, short-term booking possible
+ Delicious and exotic food
+ Professional Kite Center, owned by KiteWorldWide and exclusively for our guests
+ Advanced riders can launch right in front of the lodge in the winter season
+ Free boat shuttle to the other site of the lagoon & lunch in the KiteWorldWide beach hut
+ Sri Lanka is the closest tropic destination from Europe and offers a lot of possibilities for exploring culture and making day trips
+ Consistent warm and pleasant temperatures
+ Super friendly people on-the-spot and a stunning landscape
It took a while. Kalpitiya has been on the list of spots to add to our program for a while now. A stunning flat water lagoon and wind-proof, comparable to a long season in Brazil. Actually two seasons: from May until October and from December until March.
Sri Lanka is the closest tropical destination and accessible with numerous airlines such as the comfortable and affordable Golf Airlines like Emirates and Qatar.
Until last year, we didn’t have accommodation or a kite school which would have fit into our concept. Then the perfect opportunity, we got wind of a German Architect who was planning a Hotel with his Sri Lanken Wife in the perfect location. They have built directly at the lagoon and they wanted to rent it entirely to someone else!
We took our chance and flew to Sri Lanka in a cloak-and-dagger operation. After some short negotiations it became clear: this will be the first KiteWorldWide destination in Asia.
Which Sri Lanka for whom?
Since 2017 we have two different spots and hotels on Sri Lanka. To avoid any confusion we made you a chart for a better overview which destination suits you best:
|SRI LANKA KALPITIYA|
|FOR WHO?||Couples, Single Travelers, Kitesurfer/Non Kitesurfer Couple, Families|
|YOU ARE LOOKING FOR…||…a fancy design hotel with a pool and lots of other activities next to kitesurfing.|
|KITE LEVEL||The lagoon that is near the Kalpitiya Lodge is ideal for everyone who wants to learn kitesurfing. Even intermediate kiters can learn how to stay and ride upwind easily. For all the advanced kiters, the Kalpitiya lagoon resembles a huge playground with flatwater to try freestyle tricks.|
|THE HOTEL||In Kalpitiya you will find a design hotel that was built by a German architect. Black wood and generously designed rooms with views over the lagoon or the pool are waiting for you.|