Zouk in Paradise

Festival Information

Zouk in Paradise will take place from Friday 8th December to Monday 11th December 2017 at a private beach property on the north-west coast of Sri Lanka. It is organized by Nayan and Raminho from the Zouk Dubai team.

This will be a unique experience for a selected number of people at this exclusive event. After several successful festivals in the Middle East, we are promoting Zouk and the upcoming dance scene in Sri Lanka. Friends and dancers from around the world are invited to join us for an unforgettable weekend by the beach right under the coconut palm trees. We will enjoy the amazing weather, do Zouk workshops in the afternoons and party throughout the night at our beach hut. You can also dance and chill-out with friends during the day at “The Plantation” pool deck. The Plantation resort offers breakfast and dinner buffet for non-guests, too (please book in advance).

There is a bottle shop 10 mins down the village road, so please bring your own drinks to the night party as we do not sell any alcohol, soft drinks nor food at the dance venue itself.

This amazing promo video was done by our good friend and best video-grapher Wilco de Groot from The Netherlands

Confirmed Artists & DJ’s

Location

The festival will take place on private property in a small fisher village away from mass tourism and other hotels/bars. So get ready for an authentic experience and a great starting point for a round trip afterwards.

The place is 90km north of Colombo airport on A3 road towards Puttalam, which usually takes 2-2.5 hours drive by car depending on traffic. We can help you arrange transport, which will cost about 7,000 LKR per trip/car (about 15 USD per person).

Local train can be taken from Colombo main station to Mangala Eliya or Mudarankuliya station (cheap, but 3-4 hours) plus a 15-20 minutes tuk-tuk drive from there.

We will give you the exact GPS coordinates and directions after you booked your tickets.

Activities

On Friday the 8th of November you can join us on a sightseeing trip to ancient Yapahuwa rock fortress. If you extend your stay or travel with friends, you can also do wild-life safari at Wilpattu National Park. Check our website for more suggestions on activities in the area: http://nayans-paradise.com/things-to-do/

Accommodation

Bungalows

Our neighbors have a coconut plantation with 6 bungalows and a large swimming pool as well as an amazing chef. It is about 20 mins beach walk away from our festival location or 5 mins ride by tuk-tuk. Here are some pictures of the place:

The plantation has limited space, so we encourage sharing each bungalow with up to 4 people in order to allow many people to stay close-by.

The bungalows are now sold out. Please check alternative options on AirBnB or Booking.com or contact us directly at paradise@zouk-dubai.com, in case we can arrange for people to share their bungalow.

Camping

Those who prefer it cheaper and more adventurous, can bring their own tents and camp directly on the festival site beneath the coconut trees. We have a shower, toilet and kitchen space at the beach hut as well as a small pool. Temperatures range between 22 – 30 degrees with low chances of rain.

Food

There are small road side shops in the village for snacks, soft drinks and toiletries. In the evenings food stalls open offering fried rice and local dishes.

We do not provide food on site, but you can also opt-in to have the half-board package along with the dancers staying at the plantation bungalows (please book in advance).

Buy Your Passes

As accomodation is booked out, contact us, so we calculate the price for your pass / food package / bungalow share and then you can transfer that amount online via PayPal at: https://paypal.me/drzouk

If you don’t want to use PayPal you can pay us cash in Dubai or transfer to a UAE or German bank account alternatively. Click here for detailed prices / other currencies and bank account details.

Once you have made the payment, please email us to paradise@zouk-dubai.com, so we can send you the ticket confirmation.

Additional Information

Admission Policy

  • Attendees must be above 18 years, no kids allowed
  • Everyone staying at the resort or entering the party venue must have a festival pass, we cannot allow spouses, family or friends for free due to limited capacity
  • All passes & rooms must be bought in advance, we do not sell tickets at the door, cut-off date for payment (also day passes) is 3 days before the event on 5th Dec
  • Tickets and rooms are not refundable, in case you are unable to travel you can transfer your ticket to someone else before the 1st of Dec.
  • Please let us know if you plan to arrive earlier or plan to stay longer, so we can arrange the booking of your accommodation accordingly.
  • If you have booked your flights you can let us know arrival day and time / flight number, if you want us to help arranging transportation.

 

Tourist Visa

Visas can be easily obtained online: http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/

35 USD per person, apply at least 24 hours in advance (or pay 40 USD cash upon arrival), its valid for 30 days.

Cash

Withdraw or exchange cash at Colombo airport or when passing through Chilaw. The nearest bank & ATM is located at Madurankuli junction (20 mins drive from the festival location). We are in a remote village, so you will need to pay in cash everywhere. Check current Sri Lankan Rupees (LKR) exchange rate online.

Alternative Accommodation

In case the plantation bungalows are already booked out, there are a few other private places listed on AirBnB near Madurankuli, which you can check out: https://www.airbnb.com/s/Madurankuli–North-Western-Province–Sri-Lanka

Kalpitiya is the closest tourist destination with several budget hotels and kite surfing schools, just be aware that it is about 45+ mins drive from there to the festival location and it will be difficult to find tuk-tuk drivers late at night.

Things to do

Check out other things to do in the area and add a few days before or after to enjoy the rest of the island: nayans-paradise.com/things-to-do/