The ONLY OFF-GRID resort in Kalpitiya directly at the main kiting lagoon. 40min away from the most famous Vellai, aka Magic-spot. Discover Kalpitiya and Learn kiteboarding with locals, in an authentic Sri-Lankan way. A former 9000 sqm coconut plantation has been converted into a sustainable, off-grid paradise offering only 8 cabanas and the indian ocean just a glance away.
Kitesurf in Sri Lanka with our VDWS / IKO certified kite instructors and the latest CrazyFly and CORE kite equipment used for for lessons and kite rentals. Our MOTTO & VISION is keep it simple... keep it simple.
A Beautiful Setting in a RUSTIC surrounding
"Ruuk Village was initiated and sponsored by two Sri Lankans who believe in minimalism, Thileeban & Roshan. The first phase was completed in July 2013 in the beautiful fishing village of Kalpitiya, on the banks of the main kite-surfing lagoon. The team is all locals, mostly from Kalpitya. Except for Daniel who joined the movement in 2014. Our mission is to provide all water sport lovers and nature enthusiasts a place to feel welcomed, with a minimum footprint on our surroundings. For example, since 2016 Ruuk Village has banned the use of plastic water bottles and plastic straws, which you can read about more in the , concept of Ruuk Village.
Kalpitiya boasts unspoilt beaches and over seven lagoons, with kitesurfing being the most popular activity. There are plenty of other things to do, however! . More infos here.
"Ruuk Village" is situated right by the Kalpitiya main lagoon where you have perfect wind conditions for beginners and advanced kiters alike. From May until the end of September the trade winds and shallow teaching zone give students from all over the world the opportunity to learn to kite surf in Kalpitiya, a location that enables quicker learning than most other kitesurfing locations.
Kitesurfing in Kalpitiya is quickly becoming a famous sport for travelers from all over the world. Since Kalpitiya is an area which is stretched over 44km of land (peninsula), you won’t 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. starts. During this time, you are still able to kitesurf in the Kalpitiya main lagoon. During this season you could be lucky to kite surf among dolphins. Our kite school & rental is operational whole year around.
Ruuk Village is the first Live WindGuru Spot in Kalpitiya Sri Lanka.
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One of the main pillars of the project is to empower young locals in the growing tourism industry. The practical owners of Ruuk Village are not the two initiators/sponsors (Thileeban & Roshan) but the team who live and work within the village. We offer our local team members year around job security. This is the reasons we keep our doors open both during and outside of the kite season. Ruuk Village will always stay small to guarantee quality in service and to be sustainable. If an establishment intend to be sustainable, such organizations should stay small.
We believe in quality instead of quantity. This is one of the reasons why most of the guests choose Ruuk Village to spend their holidays in Kalpitiya. We have been able to be sincere to our initial concept.
All of 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 our initial concept of being sustainable. An organic healthy growth is what Ruuk Village is after.
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 statistics (Kalpitiya Sri Lanka) measured at the entrance of Ruuk Village
NOTE: Add around 5 knots to derive the wind speed of the kiting beach.