Placed 150 km north of the capital, Colombo, the Kalpitiya region is one of the most beautiful coastal areas located in the Western Province of Sri Lanka. Kalpitiya is a peninsular that separates the Puttalam lagoon from the Indian Ocean and is a marine sanctuary with a diversity of habitats ranging from bar reefs, flat coastal plains, saltpans, mangroves swamps, salt marshes and vast sand dune beaches.
Given the investment opportunities available, in 2008 the Sri Lanka Tourism launched the Kalpitiya Dutch Bay Resort Development Project.
Proposed zone situated at Kalpitiya in the Puttalam District of North Western Province,Sri Lanka.
There are 14 islands in the proposed zone as listed below.
- Battalangunduwa 145.53 ha
- Palliyawatta 60.89 ha
- Vellai I 1.55 ha
- Vellai II 10.80 ha
- Vellai III 13.70 ha
- Uchchamunai 449.30 ha
- Ippantivu 76.88 ha
- Periya Arichchalai 45.60 ha
- Sinna Arichchalai 16.82 ha
- Eramutivu 101.52 ha
- Sinna Eramutivu 2.22 ha
- Eramutivu West 4.53 ha
- Kakativu 4.53 ha
- Mutwal(Dutch Bay) 715.14 ha
Out of the 14 Islands 09 Islands are totally state Lands and other 5 islands are comprised with private & state land
Tourist Attractions Within The Zone
- Near Islands at Dutch Bay & Portugal Bay
- Bar Reef Marine Sanctuary- 307 km2 of Sea having most valuable rich Bio-Diversity Value
- Sea Turtles
- Ornamental fish collection
- Lobster capturing
- Sea Cucumber Collection
- Flora and Fauna
- Historical Monuments
- Birds & Butterflies
- Natural Botanical Gardens.
- Natural Forest
- Estuaries & Lagoons
- Sea grass beds
Tourist Attractions Within 50 Km Distance
- Wilpattu Sanctuary
- Historical Dutch Fort & Church
- Anuradhapura - Ancient City
- St.Anne's Church- Thalawila
Proposed Types of Tourism for the Development Zone
- Fishing Tourism
- Deep Sea Diving
- Nature Based Tourism
- Beach Tourism
- Sport & Adventure Tourism
- Agro Tourism
- Culture Tourism
- Village Tourism
- Event Tourism
Regulation And Other Requirement Of Relevant Agencies
Strategic Environmental Impact Assessments Study will be carried out at the inception of the project as a planning mechanism to avoid any restrictions on constructions at later stages and to obtain blanket approval for all the components of the overall development.
However, Adequate setbacks had to be maintained as per the Regulations of the Coastal Conservation Department. The rules and regulations of the Urban Development Authority, Local Authority, Wild Life Development, Archaeological Department, Irrigation Department, Fisheries Department and Forest Department to be compiled with. Sri Lanka Tourist Board, Sri Lanka Cricket Board, Civil Aviation Department, Fisheries Harbour Cooperation, Ministry of Sport, Ceylon Government Railway criteria to be satisfied in all specialised constructions.
Following Investment Opportunities will be available at the Proposed Tourism Area
- Luxury accommodation units to attract up-market Tourists
- Hotels, Chalets, Water Bungalows, Aurvedic Hotels, Beach Cabanas, Sun Huts, Out Door Barbeque pits, Open Air Performance Areas
- Low Cost accommodation units for Budget Travelers
- Domestic Airport & Travels
- Theme / Amusement Parks
- Underwater Amusement Park
- Cable Car Tours
- High Speed Boat Safaris
- Water Sports
- Golf Course - 18 Hole
- Observation Towers
- Camping Sites
- Training Schools- Tourism & Hotel Management
• Water Sports
- Botanical Gardens
- Agro & Livestock Farms
- Hot Air Balloon Transports
- Race Course
- Cricket Playground
- Travel & Tour Operators
- Handicrafts & Souvenir Shops
- Gem & Jeweler Shops
- Information & Interpretation Centers
- Cultural, Art, Entertainment Centers
Standard of the present Infrastructure facilities to Islands and to the proposed resort area are either at a very low level or in adequate. There for it is imperative that new facilities are to be developed to meet the present day standard and recumbents of the resort. In this context Sri Lanka Tourist Board will work hand in hand with the Privet sector and Government to provide the necessary facilities on priority basis as the overall developments demands.
Foot pathways, Cycling Routes, Helipad, Sea Flight Port , Jetties, Electricity, Water, Drainage, Telecommunication, Solid & Liquid Disposal Systems.
Foot Pathways, Cycling Routes, Helipad, Sea Flight Port, Jetties, Electricity, Water, Drainage, Telecommunication, Solid & Liquid Disposal System.
Foot Pathways, Nature Trails, Cycling Routes, Sea Flight Port , Jetties, Electricity, Water, Drainage, Telecommunication, Solid & Liquid Disposal system.
Foot Pathways, Nature Trails, Sea Flight Port, Jetties, Electricity, Water, Drainage, Telecommunication, Solid & Liquid Disposal System
Foot Pathways, Nature Trails, Sea Flight Port, Jetties, Electricity, Water, Drainage, Telecommunication, Solid & Liquid Disposal System.
Mutwal (Dutch Bay ):
Roads, Pedestrian Pathways, Cycling Routes, Nature Trails, Jetties, Railways, Electricity, Water, Drainage, Telecommunication, Solid & Liquid Disposal System.
Special Developments in the Zone
Domestic Air Port - Uchchamunai
Under Water Amusement Park - Kandakkuliya
Golf Course - Dutch Bay
Race Course - Kalpitiya
Cricket Playground - Kalpitiya