Villa Arcadia

Discovery Time...

April 20, 2017 |


Diving and Dolphin Watching


The Marine Sanctuary of Kalpityia is some 40 kilometers North from Villa Arcadia.

It is said to be the best spot in Sri Lanka for dolphin watching due to a great number of spinner, bottlenose and Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins that show up in super pods. People report seeings hundreds of dolphins..

Sperm and blue whales, minke, melon-headed and dwarf sperm whales can also be spotted.

The Marine Sanctuary of Kalpityia also offers outstanding diving with a diversity of habitats, including the Bar Reef, a system of coral reefs with the greatest biodiversity of any coral reef in the waters around India and one of the few pristine coral reef systems in Sri Lanka.

The Bar Reef of Kalpityia is home to 156 species of coral and 283 species of fish.

Eagle rays, electric rays, marble rays, napoleon wrasse grouper, honey moray eel, huge spinney lobster, resident turtle, octopus, fimbriated moray are just a few of them.

November to December and March to April are best months for diving, dolphin watching and whale watching in Kalpityia marine sanctuary.

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April 1, 2017 |


Kitesurfing, Stand Up Paddling, Swimming, Jogging, Walking

The ocean in front of Villa Arcadia offers fantastic opportunities for advanced kitesurfing, with a very high probability of steady wind and all the space you need for wave riding, jumping, or just freeriding.

We organize kite safaris or trips to the nearby lagoons.


The ocean temperature is cozy year-round, ranging from 27 to 30 degrees Celsius (approximately 84 degrees Fahrenheit).

In October to May mornings, the ocean is mostly as flat as a pool, inviting for hours of swimming or family bathing.

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In October to May, you can rent a Stand Up Paddle in Villa Arcadia.

Additionaly, Villa Arcadia boasts a 15 meters saline infinity pool, at your exclusive disposal whenever you like.


Particularly morning and evening time are great for shaping your legs in sand-jogging or just enjoying a long walk along the endless beach.

From October to March, you can observe fishermen coming back with boats full of fish.

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