Kalpitiya is a kitesurfing heaven, attracting kitesurfers from all over the world. This fitness and kitesurfing holiday centres around a customised programme combining gym workouts, outdoor adventures, yoga, and a well-balanced meal plan. Whether you’re a beginner with an interest to learn or an expert kiter, this holiday provides you with the ability to advance your skills with hours of private kiting lessons and ample downtime to practise on your own. Kayaking, cycling and yoga sessions are also on offer for when you want a break from kitesurfing.
Transfer Time: 3 hr
Nearest airport(s): Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
- Daily Deep Stretch and Mobility classes (45 min) - 1 x Personal training session - 3 x Morning yoga sessions - 2 x Sport massages - 1 x Myofascial release session - 1 x Guided village cycle or walk (subject to weekly schedule & availability) - Educational workshops & discussions on lifestyle, goals, habits, mindfulness & nutrition - Guided kayaking and/or SUPing - 9 hours of private kiting lessons including gear rental - Protein shakes & healthy snacks - Final Consultation with personalised takeaway training programme
- Complimentary access to unlimited group fitness classes including CrossFit, Calisthenics & Primal Movement - Unlimited laundry
Exclusive for Health and Fitness Travel guests
Cycling village tours and Kayaking
Positive habit building private consultation (60 min)
SHARING FROM Per person, based on two guests booking together and sharing a room (unless otherwise stated)
SINGLES FROM Per person, based on private single occupancy (unless otherwise stated)
15 Sep - 18 Dec 2021
15 Sep 2021 - 18 Dec 2021
19 Dec - 31 Dec 2021
19 Dec 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
01 Jan - 30 Jun 2022
01 Jan 2022 - 30 Jun 2022
01 Jul - 31 Dec 2022
01 Jul 2022 - 31 Dec 2022
Enquire with us to include flights from your preferred airport
Submerged in the stunning nature, untouched exotic gardens and beautiful lagoons of Kalpitiya, The BNKR is located on the golden, sandy beaches of Sri Lanka. Situated against the vibrant backdrop of the Sri Lankan jungle, it is the perfect destination for those seeking a unique fitness adventure away from the crowds.
The BNKR Café From clean, fresh salads to all day breakfasts, The BNKR Café serves up all your fitness meals. Located beachside, the café caters to every need being both vegan and gluten free friendly
Buffet Hall Located within the resort, the buffet is an option for those who are less focused on strict diets and nutritional intake and is tailored towards those looking to bulk.
Facilities & Services
Facilities - Wi-Fi in public areas - Aerobics studio - Fitness centre - Non-smoking rooms - Bar - 2 x restaurant - Yoga/Pilates studio - Private check-in / check-out - Spa
Services - Beach towels - Laundry service - Luggage storage - Coworking Office Space - Daily housekeeping upon request
Wilpattu National Park, just a short journey away, offers an abundance of local wildlife including 3 of Sri Lanka’s Big 5 – leopards, elephants and sloth bears. There are many safari and walking trail opportunities here. The remaining 2 can be spotted on a Dolphin and Whale watching tour where there are resident sperm whales as well as the elusive Blue Whale and super pods of spinner dolphins.
Further afield, you have the awe-inspiring, UNESCO ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya. A historical marvel which will get the quads burning after climbing the steep 1,200 steps to the top.
The BNKR, Dutch Bay Road, Kandakuliya, Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka
Good to Know
Nuts are used widely in the resort as there is a lot of vegan cooking, therefore they cannot cater for severe nut allergies as there is no guaranteed nut free zone in the kitchens.
Wi-Fi is free for the first 2GB, it is $1 for another 2GB after that.
Smoking is allowed in outside areas on the resort
Spa treatments, Group classes, and Private tuition are limited to over 16 only
- Cycling / Mountain biking (bikes free for guests to hire) - Diving - Kitesurfing (9 lessons for $265) - Horse riding (beginner lessons start from $200)
With daily yoga classes, a world class strength and conditioning facility, and a focus on healthy eating, The BNKR promotes the relaxation and rejuvenation of both the body and mind.
Typical Group Classes
Primal Fitness: Power
Primal Fitness: Strength
Primal Fitness: Speed
Primal Fitness: Endurance
Primal Fitness: Surf and Turf
Primal Fitness: Circuits
Primal Fitness: Survival
Deep Stretch & Mobility
Barbell Club & Kettle Bells
Yoga (Flow, Dynamic, Yin)
Morning BeachFit – circuits on the beach
The BNKR features 5 types of luxury accommodation from villas, to lagoon view bungalows. A connection with nature is at the heart of this fitness break, which is reflected in the design of the rooms. Most are bungalows with either a private garden, lagoon view, or beach view, promoting the natural lifestyle that The BNKR believes in.
Positive habit building private consultation (60 min)
Visited April 2021
I spent three weeks here and it really is paradise. The gym is great and the trainer is really good. All of the staff are lovely and helpful. The food in the cafe is so tasty and all really fresh and good for you. My favourite class was calisthenics and my favourite food was probably the veg fritta with peacamole. This place is a must visit!
Workouts tailored to your ability from fitness experts that push you to challenge yourself in a safe and nurturing environment.
Surrounded by jungle and overlooking the beach, The BNKR is both stunning and serene.
The variety of classes creates a flexible approach and means you can take it at your own pace opting into as many workouts as you are up to.
The ‘back-to-nature’ wellness approach is reflected throughout the accommodation, fitness programme and food.
Truly indulge in the nature of the surroundings and offset your carbon footprint by assisting in the mangrove planting projects and embrace the plastic-free nature of this fitness break.
Feel the fresh sea breeze of the Indian Ocean as you work out in the open-air beach gym.
If you like the hustle and bustle of city life, then this might not be the place for you as it is situated in an untouched beach paradise largely disconnected from the rest of Sri Lanka.
Colombo airport is located 180 minutes away, so expect a little drive when you arrive.
During the kitesurfing season (December to March and June to September) the resort is quite busy, however a lot of guests like to get involved in the kitesurfing activities. If you would rather a more peaceful fitness break, then you might want to consider booking at a quieter time of year.
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