A stylish beachfront retreat with lots to choose from

  • "Below Zero": underground bar & nightclub
  • Spa at sister property Tangerine Beach Hotel
  • Unforgettable beachfront location
  • Beachfront grill and Japanese restaurant
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The elegant Royal Palms Beach Hotel lies on the palm-fringed sands of Kalutara beach – a beautiful stretch, dotted with many coves and bays. It has plenty of on-site activities and facilities to discover, plus you can access the lavish spa and tennis courts at sister property, Tangerine Beach Hotel. Food is everything from all-day buffets, to Japanese à la carte and The Cabana; a beachfront bar and grill. Spend you evenings in the lounge or for two nights a week, Below Zero, the underground bar and club. Rooms are decorated appealingly and come with all the right mod-cons like mini fridges and Wi-Fi (payable locally).

Location Highlights

  • Beachfront
  • Close to Beach

Transfer time

approx. 2 hours 30 minutes from Colombo Airport

More about Kalutara

Map of Royal Palms Beach
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  • Selected Room Standard Room
    • Capacity:
    • x3
    Your Room
    Total price inc flights: £1,460

    Comfortable and well-appointed inside, with bright fabrics and wooden furniture which evokes contemporary Sri Lankan design, the Standard Room has garden views and a choice of king-sized bed or twin configuration. There is a mini fridge with two bottles of complimentary water per day, plus a shower and full toiletries. 

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    • Adapted room
    • Interconnecting Rooms
    • Right on the Beach
    • Self Catering Facilities
    • Whirlpool in Room
    • Shower over bath
    • Fridge
    • Towels Included
    • MP3 dock
    • Telephone
    • Bath
    • Suites
    • Water Villa
    • Flatscreen TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Butler Service
    • Private Pool
    • Safe
    • Wi-Fi
    • Separate Shower
    • Internet
    • Apartments
    • Quirky and Different
    • Sea View
    • Air Conditioning
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Satellite/Cable TV
    • Tea and Coffee Facilities
    • TV
    • Minibar
    • Balcony/Terrace

Swimming Pool

  • Opening Times: 6:00 AM — 5:00 AM
  • Included With: All Inclusive

The large swimming pool is 1.98 metres at its deepest point and 100 metres long. A swim-up bar means that you can stay refreshed without leaving the water and a lifeguard is on duty all day long – between 7am and 6pm.

Fitness Room


If keeping fit on holiday is on your agenda then there is a fully-equipped fitness room on site. 

Evening Entertainment

Evening entertainment includes live bands,local bands, snake show, fire limbo, cultural shows and piano/soft music. 


Ayurveda Wellness & Spa at sister hotel Tangerine Beach


At sister hotel Tangerine Beach; the spa has a menu of traditional and modern treatments including those derived from ancient ayurvedic practices. 


Additional costs apply. 

Daily Sports & Activities


There are loads of activities at the hotel (and sister hotel Tangerine Beach). You can enjoy volleyball, darts, crazy golf, and floor chess, water polo, and croquet. There is the traditional Sri Lankan game of carrom to try out too, and at Tangerine Beach you'll find badminton, tennis, squash and more. 

Bars & Restaurants
Bars & Restaurants

Ranthalu Main Restaurant


With a charming terrace, air-conditioned interior and a diverse menu of international cuisine with local specialities, the main restaurant serves appealing buffet-style meals throughout the day – with themed evenings to add to the mix. 


<b>Breakfast:</b> 07:30am to 10:00am
Lunch: 13:00pm to 15:00pm
Dinner: 19:30pm to 22:00pm

Hurricane Bar

  • Opening Times: 9:00 AM — 11:00 PM
  • Included With: All Inclusive
  • Dress Code:

    Smart casual

Benefiting from ocean views, this lounge bar serves drinks complemented by relaxing live music occasionally. 

Pool Bar

For drinks in the water, the pool bar has a swim-up section that you can conveniently drift over to. 

  • Opening Times: 9:00 AM — 5:00 AM
  • Included With: All Inclusive

Below Zero

Located underneath the main restaurant, Below Zero is open two nights a week for late night drinks, socialising and music – and the walls are soundproof so as to not disturb the rest of the hotel. 

  • Opening Times: 10:30 AM — 3:00 AM
  • Dress Code:


Japanese Restaurant

Sri Lanka's bountiful coast affords this Japanese restaurant the freshest and best seafood – prepared into tasty sashimi, sushi, salads and rice dishes. Certainly a must-visit restaurant for a special evening meal. 

  • Opening Times: 10:00 AM — 11:00 PM

The Cabana Bar & Grill

  • Opening Times: 10:00 AM — 11:00 PM

Open lunch through dinner, the menu of this bar and grill is a firm favourite – with tasty locally-sourced fish, steak and fresh vegetables. Grab a cocktail at happy hour, find a comfortable perch for the glorious sunset, and look forward to evening complete with live entertainment. 


Kid's Play Area at sister hotel Tangerine Beach

A play area for kids at the sister hotel Tangerine Beach is great fun for them, and time to relax for you. 


Baby Pool

Young guests will love the on-site baby pool, splashing around all day long. 



  • Beachfront
  • Close to Beach
  • approx. 2 hours 30 minutes from Colombo Airport

Royal Palms BeachSri Lanka

Map of Royal Palms Beach

Nearby Attractions

Tropical Beaches

Take a dip in the warm Indian Ocean and soak up some rays on Sri Lanka’s stunning tropical beaches. We recommend snorkelling off Bentota for stunning views of the vibrant coral reefs.

Cultural Cities

There’s more to Sri Lanka than beaches and temples. Explore some of the country’s bustling cities to lap up some culture and do a spot of shopping.

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Referred to by locals as the Eighth Wonder of the World, the Sigiriya Rock Fortress is a must-see when visiting Sri Lanka. The astonishing views will take your breath away.

Temple of the Tooth

Home to a tooth of the Buddha himself, this sacred gold-roofed temple will offer a spiritual side to your Sri Lankan holiday. Visit the World Buddhism museum too for a slice of culture and history.

Yala National Park

See the best of Sri Lankan wildlife from this beauty spot. Home to over 44 species of mammal and 215 bird types, it’s the ultimate place for nature lovers to take it all in.

Hill Country and Tea Plantations

Get a true taste of Sri Lanka at the Hill Country and Tea Plantations, offering a stark contrast to the white sandy beaches. Sip freshly brewed tea and soak up the stunning surroundings.


See the sights at Sri Lanka’s buzzing capital city, Kandy. Visit bustling markets, wander the historic streets and experience the true Sri Lankan way of life.


Now a World Heritage site, explore the ruins of Polonnaruwa, one of Sri Lanka’s most historic spots and a true archaeological gem.

Dambulla Rock Temple

Dating back to the 1st century, and containing stunning Buddhist murals, this is the best-preserved temple in Sri Lanka. Its beauty will leave you speechless.

Pinnawala Elephant Sanctuary

Meet one of nature’s most majestic animals at the Pinnawala Elephant Sanctuary, home to over 80 elephants. Help bathe and feed them and even see babies take their first steps.
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