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Overview of Karpaha Sands

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Outdoor pool

Karpaha Sands

4.5 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationKalkudah Beach16 min drive
    Popular LocationPasikuda Beach29 min drive
    Popular LocationSaint Nicholas Church Chenkalady29 min drive
    AirportBatticaloa (BTC)56 min drive

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Seed Suite

5/5 guest room rating
  • 100 sq m
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 King Bed and 2 Single Beds

Palam Suite

5/5 guest room rating
  • 60 sq m
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed

Kolaya Suite

5/5 guest room rating
  • 50 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed

About this area


Located in Valachchenai, Karpaha Sands is on the beach. Batticaloa’s Lighthouse and Dutch Fort are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Pasikuda Beach and Kalkudah Beach.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Kalkudah Beach - 16 min drive
  • Pasikuda Beach - 29 min drive
  • Saint Nicholas Church Chenkalady - 29 min drive
  • Batticaloa Lagoon - 37 min drive
  • Batticaloa’s Lighthouse - 54 min drive


  • Sea view restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Open Lounge bar — 1 min walk
  • Muslim. Place - 10 min drive
  • Hotel meera and jackfruit - 12 min drive
  • Wine shop - 13 min drive

About this property

Karpaha Sands

Waterfront hotel with an outdoor pool
Guests at this beach hotel will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as a children's pool and barbecue grills. All 17 rooms boast deep soaking bathtubs, and offer free WiFi and balconies or patios. Other amenities available to guests include MP3 docking stations, dining areas and sitting areas.
Karpaha Sands offers 17 forms of accommodation with MP3 docking stations and a safe. Rooms open to balconies or patios. This accommodation offers separate dining areas and includes day beds. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. Fridges and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath, a rainfall showerhead and a hydromassage showerhead. Bathrooms are also outfitted with bathrobes, bidets and complimentary toiletries.

This Valachchenai hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a hairdryer. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include an iron/ironing board.

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10:00 AM: USD 25 for adults and USD 25 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Bike rentals
  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge
  • Separate dining area


  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German

Business services

  • Computer station


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)


  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Feather duvet
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Bidet
  • Deep-soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)


  • MP3 dock

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining room
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio
  • Garden


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Turndown service

Similar properties

The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.



Check-in from 2:00 PM - 5:30 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50.0 per day.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 25 for adults and USD 25 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

Property is also known as

Karpaha Sands Hotel Kalkudah
Karpaha Sands Hotel
Karpaha Sands Hotel
Karpaha Sands Valachchenai
Karpaha Sands Hotel Valachchenai
Karpaha Sands Hotel Valachchenai
Karpaha Sands Valachchenai
Hotel Karpaha Sands Valachchenai
Valachchenai Karpaha Sands Hotel
Karpaha Sands Hotel
Hotel Karpaha Sands
Karpaha Sands Valachchenai

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Karpaha Sands and receive a full refund?
Yes, Karpaha Sands offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Karpaha Sands cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Karpaha Sands?
As of 20 Apr 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Karpaha Sands on 22 Apr 2021 start from NZ$153, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Karpaha Sands have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Is Karpaha Sands pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Karpaha Sands?
Self-parking and valet parking are free at this property.
What time is check-in at Karpaha Sands?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 5:30 AM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Karpaha Sands?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is Karpaha Sands located?
Nestled on the beach, this Valachchenai hotel is 9.4 mi (15.2 km) from Saint Nicholas Church Chenkalady and 10.9 mi (17.5 km) from Batticaloa Lagoon.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 13 out of 15 reviews
5 - Excellent 87%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 15 reviews
4 - Good 7%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 15 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 15 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 15 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Magical and Fabulous Location
This is probably one of the most beautiful locations I have been to in Sri Lanka and I have been to so many. Absolutely stunning and magical. The rooms are super comfortable. And we just loved it. We really did not want to leave.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful beachside property with individual bungalows with all of the amenities! Soft sand and crystal clear water. Beautiful pool, great restaurant, and amazing staff. No tv in the room but there is a room near the restaurant with tv, computers, books, and children’s play area. Rooms are very spacious with a separate seating area and a lovely outdoor shower in addition to an indoor bathtub.
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2019

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