I stayed in this place for 7 days and I was alone but I never felt this way.
These guys are truly kind and warm, They’re always trying to do their bests for all your needs.
I’m so glad I found this place, I spent a week in paradise !! The rooms, the swimming pool, the food, the ocean... Everything is perfect ! Do not hesitate : if you need calm, if you want to chill, read, sleep, and enjoy your holidays it’s the place to stay !
We stayed 8 nights at Cocodance starting 4th of March. It’s a 3 hour taxi ride from Colombo airport,we arranged the transfer directly through the hotel which costs about £70 each way,we later learned when we stayed in Negombo our last night that local taxis can do it for around £40 each way so do some research. Cocodance is a little piece of paradise among the coconut palm trees,many colourful birds insects and lizards to be seen. The residence has its own pool which is a godsend with the temperatures in the high 30’s,there’s only 4 sun loungers though which would be a problem in high season,we had coconuts and passion fruit smoothies brought to the pool every lunchtime free of charge which was a nice touch.The rooms are very basic but clean,the outdoor bathroom might be a strange concept for some,but the Luke warm shower was perfect after a hot day in the sun.
Take plenty of mosquito repellent as they come out in force at dusk and they aren’t shy in biting you. Everybody headed to the beach at dusk to watch the sunsets which are like nothing you have seen before,the most amazing experience,especially with a lion beer in hand,the beach is a mere 50 meters away from your room.
The hotel has a female cat with 2 beautiful kittens and an older girl cat we named slinky,if you're an animal lover please take some treats for them,the mummy kitty gets well fed but slinky doesn’t so much,you could see her ribs when we arrived but by the time we left she had doubled her weight,if you take her under your wing she will love you forever and be waiting for you on your veranda each morning for a tickle and tummy rub,so gentle and sweet I had a tear when we left.
The main waiter at food times is Sajit,always smiling,very polite and happy to learn snippets of English from you if you give him the time,a great young guy. We took the full board package so we didn’t have to worry about meal times and let me tell you,the food is absolutely superb,worthy of high class restaurants.
Now for a couple of cons for this hotel.
I strongly advise you to take earplugs with you,once one dog barks in the night,it goes through the whole area,like a pack of wolves howling.
Loud music from other nearby residences until the early hours was a problem also.
If the dogs and music don’t wake you,the bird life definitely will at dawn,some of the noisiest birds you will ever come across,appreciated by some but a little tedious after a couple of days with very little sleep.
I went to this resort specifically for kitesurfing,I appreciate we arrived at the back end of their winter season but the hotel told me via our email conversations they guaranteed we would get wind,that was a little bit of a lie as during our 8 nights there we never got out a single time,skunked every single day,please bear that in mind.
Would we stay there again,more than likely..but at a different time of the season. The resort makes you switch off and totally relax,if that’s what you’re wanting,a better place you will not find.
Until next time.... mart x ash
We arrived here at the end of august for the central location regarding kitesurfing. In contrary to other accomodations, this one is on the same side of the lagoon for kitesurf. Very nice, because you dont lose time with the boats to arrive on the spot every day or to go back and forth for lunch (there is no food on the spot). We had a 5min drive in a truck every day and fresh lunch delivered, enjoying the kitesurfing to the max!
About the food..the masterchef in the kitchen is amazing 👌! Local fresh & delicious meals every day! As a vegeterian, this was heaven. The whole staff is great! The manager organized everything for us: transport, trips to other kitespots (like dreamspot), etc. The friendliness of the staff is outstanding.
While we were there, a puppy arrived from nowhere. All guests loved his cuteness so much, that he stayed around. When you go there, please give him all the love! He will give you even more ❤️.
Also, the swimming pool is great. Nice relaxation after kiteday.
The rooms are eco: feels the best option in this natural environment! No airco, but we didnt need it with the constant wind through the roof. Just hide your food very well against the squirrels.
It's a natural place where we enjoyed a lot, with the friendly staff and other guests. It's all easy and good energy here. The eco rooms fit the environment.
We stayed quite long (came back a 2nd time after an island tour) and it was like we were leaving family when we left.
A picture-perfect resort on the quiet, secluded Kalpitiya Bay. We stayed for 5 nights in the beach huts, which were rustic but comfortable. Get prepared to be-at-one with nature - our toilet and shower were both outside! Freezing, but invigorating, I'm sure we can all agree!?
We visited in the low-season, meaning that the resort was more peaceful than usual and the weather was warm but wet, not that we minded after 4 months in the arid Middle East.
The staff were incredible and treated us like pharaohs: they were constantly on hand to serve us local beers, to catch us the fish of the day, or even to RUN up trees to fetch coconuts for cocktails. Absolutely wonderful people!
They also arranged to take us dolphin-watching in one of their boats. I've never seen so many!
We stayed for just three nights, but the accommodation, staff and service was perfect. Everyone went out of their way to help. The food is delicious. Swimming is rough at this time of year (so pool is perfect) but the nearby lagoon offers great opportunities to kitesurf for beginners and pros alike. And you'll be sure to meet likeminded souls! 100% recommend.