Day Trips, Tours and Excursions from Ruwala Resort, Kalpitiya

The Ruwala Resort which is located approximately 16km away from the Northern end of the Kalpitiya Peninsula is the perfect setting for comfort and wilderness combined. Guests are offered the choice of chalets, cabanas and a campsite while there are a number of conveniences that are ideal to spend your holiday peacefully. Resort facilities include a swimming pool, BBQ facilities, lagoon based activities such as kayaking and fishing etc. The resort can also organize horse safaris, cycling tours and help you with organizing whale and dolphin watching expeditions.


Located in the remote fishing village of Thihaliya along the banks of the scenic Kalpitiya Lagoon, the Ruwala Resort spans on a 9 acre land filled with coconut groves. The resort is ideally located about 16km away from the tip of the Kalpitiya peninsula while the drive from the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake takes less than 2 hours. There are taxis available to and from the airport at any given time of day. The distance from Colombo to Kalpitiya is approximately 167km.


A number of activities such as kite surfing, whale and dolphin watching, snorkelling at the Bar Reef, horse safaris, cycling, island hoping off the coast of Kalpitiya, deep sea fishing and scuba diving can be arranged according to your preferences. There are specific seasons that most activities can be arranged so it is advised that you speak to us in advance. Excursions can be arranged to various locations such as the historic Dutch Fort and the Church in the nearby fishing town of Kalpitiya, the Salterns and Mangroves in Kalpitiya, St, Anne's Church in Thalawila, the Anawilundawa Wilderness Sanctuary and the Wilpattu National Park which is the largest park in Sri Lanka. This is home to wild elephants, leopard, and the sloth bear while the drive from the resort is about 2 hours.