Kalpitiya is a low key, unspoiled and palm fridge coastal peninsular to the west of Sri Lanka. Many of its idyllic beaches are bounded by sea on one side and lagoons on the other. The area is rich in natural diversity, ranging from bar reefs to flat coastal plains, from saltpans to mangroves. To top it off, this line of coast is popular with varying species of dolphin and whale, and is a kite surfing hot-spot. With its proximity to Colombo’s international airport, Kalpitya makes an incredible first or last stop in Sri Lanka. It’s also perfect for those looking for small and low key accommodation.