Located 3.5 hours north of the international airport of Sri Lanka, embedded in its beautiful natural world – "Ruuk Village" takes you one step closer to paradise. Discover Kalpitiya and Learn kiteboarding in Sri-Lanka. In an authentic Sri-Lankan way. A former coconut plantation of 9000qm, but a sustainable, personal and familiar off-grid paradise with only 8 cabanas.
A Beautiful Setting in a RUSTIC surrounduing
"Ruuk Village was initiated and sponsored by two Sri Lankans, Thileeban & Roshan. First phase completed in July 2013 by the side of the small fishing village Kalpitiya in the north western part of Sri Lanka. The coconut plantation is on the banks of Kalpitiya main kite-surfing lagoon. The Team is all locals mostly from Kalpitiya, except Daniel, who joined the team later in year 2014. Mission is to provide all water sport lovers and nature enthusiasts a place to feel welcomed, with a minimum footprint on surroundings. Example since 2016 Ruuk Village has banned the use of plastic water bottles and plastic straws. In case you would like to understand the main drivers of the project, concept of Ruuk Village would provide more details
There are few things which you can do in Kalpitiya and one of the most important being kitesurfing in Kalpitiya. More infos here.
"Ruuk Village" is directly situated at the Kalpitiya main lagoon where you have perfect wind conditions for beginners and advanced kiters alike. From May until end of September the trade winds allows Ruuk Village to host Kiters among other travelers. Students from all over the world can learn to kite surf in Kalpitiya in our lagoon where you can make quick progress. In the shallow teaching zone, the speed of learning kitesurfing in Kalpitiya is much better compared to other places in the world.
Kitesurfing in Kalpitiya is fast becoming a famous sport for travelers from all over the world. Since Kalpitiya is an area which is stretched over 44km of a land ( peninsula ), you want find mass tourism like other well known kite destinations. And we are content about this.
From November till April dolphin and whale watching season starts. During this time you are still able to kitesurfing in Kalpitiya main lagoon. During this time of the year you could be lucky to kite surf among dolphins. Our kite school & rental is operational from May to September and then December till March.
Ruuk Village is the first Live WindGuru Spot in Kalpitiya Sri Lanka.
Check our Gallery for impressions
The real owners of Ruuk Village are not the initiators but the team who live and work within the village. One of the aims of the project is to offer our local team members job securty throughout the year. This is one reason why we keep our doors open throughout the year. The main aim of the project is to empower young locals. Offer youth of the surrounding area to enter tourism industry. Ruuk Village will stay small to guarantee a better quality in service and to be sustainable. We beleive in quality instead of quantity.
Ruuk Village wants to be a part of putting Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka on to the map of most friendly places on earth. We are determined to keep Kalpitiya the way it is, Kalpitiya shall not become another party Mecca.
All our team members are from the surrounding area except our Kite-school crew ( VDWS / IKO certified instructors ).
When most of the others are expanding and increasing the number of beds year after year, Ruuk Village has been able to keep to their initial concept of being sustainable. An organic healthy growth is what Ruuk Village is after.
A collection of fotos from our 2014 winter season can be viewed, follow this link : RuukVillage-kite-centre gallery
We have a load of ongoing social projects where we support and DEVELOP our immediate surrounding. IN case you wish to be a part of this effort, do drop us a mail.
Live WindGuru wind statistics for Kalpitiya Sri Lanka