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Let’s head to Kodev!

Me and my partner love going on expeditions and luxury getaways. We are always keen towards exploring different places that offer an unforgettable experience. In the year 2018, we visited Kodev for a romantic getaway. It was on our bucket list for a long time! And here’s the Kodev Review.

Kodev is an eco-friendly resort where you can experience luxurious tented camping. It is located in Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka. If you want to stay amidst a forest setting, but need a spectacular view, then the Kodev eco-friendly tented camp is desirable.

Blessed are those who are surrounded by nature and exciting activities. Being a native of Sri Lanka, we take pride in having abundance of flora and fauna.

View from Kodev Tent
View from the Tent

Speaking of flora and fauna, the eco-friendly camping resort is built in a mangrove reserve. It overlooks the majestic Indian Ocean and the Kalpitiya Lagoon. Want to know more? Keep reading about our experience.

Heading Towards The Property

We live in a world where people are turning cities into a concrete land. To avoid the hustle bustle and have some romantic moments with my partner, we headed to Kodev.

If you want to reach the jetty by road, follow Google maps. Park your private vehicle here. You can also get a paid taxi till here. If not, do not worry about the security. Your car remains safe and secure. The hotel staff comes to pick you up from the jetty.

After parking the vehicle and meeting the hotel staff, we went to Kodev in a private boat. Mesmerized by the beauty around us, we were enthralled by the journey till the resort.

Boat Trip, On the way to Kodev
Heading to Kodev

First Impression

As we entered the property, we realized that it is located on an isolated island. However, one can view the beautiful Kalpitiya lagoon.

There are no luxurious amenities in the room, but the view is stunning. As soon as you open the window, you get to see a gorgeous lagoon. The most striking feature of the tent/hut is the bathroom. It is made of glass and you can view the natural surroundings. When we showered in these classy bathrooms, we were close to nature. It felt like we are in the forest and taking a shower under the waterfall. Apart from this, the view from the bathroom is quite interesting. the only living creature see you bathing is “Puttalam donkeys”.

Open Bathroom, Kodev, Tent
Bathroom View

Overall, you would love the warm hospitality and the rooms face the lagoon. Also, the rooms have king beds and ensuite bathrooms.

Just few steps away from the hut/tent, one can also head to the bath lagoon. This is where we spent quality time and came back feeling refreshed.

A Break From the World

Living in these tents will make you realize that you need a break!

Kodev, Tent
Our Tent

There are no televisions or phones in the rooms. This is because the property wants you to take a break from the world.

If you are looking for a romantic experience, the property staff can arrange a romantic candle-lit dinner for you. We enjoyed the lip-smacking seafood and the view was to die for. Well, we surely came back ALIVE and happy from this short trip.

In case you want some adventure, there are a number of activities you can indulge in. Get in touch with the staff, and they shall arrange dolphin watching, kite surfing, diving, and snorkelling just for you. In a nutshell, we had a wonderful time at Kodev and would recommend all the nature lovers to experience this getaway destination.

Points to Note

  • Price: Rs. 18,000 (USD 95) for half board double (Booked through Agoda)
  • Visited on August 2018
  • Once you are in the island, it will be difficult for you to go out. So be ready will all your luggage
  • Only 3 Tents are there
  • Be little careful on the time that you are visiting and always cross check the weather with the hotel
  • Bathing in the lagoon and tasting fresh seafood is a must

Checkout on our next post about Living Heritage Koslanda.

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