Palagama Beach is a wonderful and relaxed property with 14 huts and cottages dotted throughout verdant gardens. The property sits on a very sandy stretch of coast along the Kalpitya peninsular, and from November to March the sea should be calm enough to swim in. Palagama Beach enjoys a very laid back atmosphere; there’s a gorgeous pool at its centre, an open sided restaurant serving freshly caught seafood and a large rustic lounge that shows movies and documentaries in the evenings. Choose between the rustic Beach Villas, with direct access to the beach; Wooden Chalets, that are deep within the gardens or the Villas, which are far more solid and have AC. We feel this is a unique and good value option perfect for the beginning or end of a trip. It is, however, suited for those who enjoy simple and rustic rooms rather than 5* facilities. Please note a small oilrig can be seen far in the distance along this stretch of coast, but so far we’ve had no complaints.