A family owned guest house with 25 rooms some overlooking the ocean and some overlooking the land.
The hotel is on 3 storeys with a unbeatable room top that offers a vegetarian eatery, yoga classes, movie nights.
We have a beach side restaurant where you can enjoy live seafood bbq, italian cuisne and srilankan specialities.
We can arrange surf lessons and guiding with our ISA qualified instructor.
We are open from April to October each year.
Arugam bay is a fishing village in the East Coast of Sri Lanka. The main activities here for the locals is fishing and farming. Arugam bay is a melting pot of Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims who coexist peacefully. Since the world discovered its surf potential with a range of surf spots suitable for beginners and advance surfers it has become a hot spot for traveller.
The hotel is 5 minutes walk from the Main Surfing Point and a bout 15 minutes tuk tuk drive.
The main town, Pottuvil, is 3 km from Arugam bay.
Arugam bay It has everything you need from cafes to restaurant, bars and parties but it still has its charm as a raw, wild area with plenty of wild animals and natural sceneries.
- Room types
- Getting there
- Surf Lessons
Room Type: Private
Sea view room with AC, hot water, TV, fridge, private balcony, en suite bathroom, white linens, bath towels, beach towels, cloth rack, cupboards, wifi facilities. Smoking is prohibited in the room, its allowed in the balcony and in the plenty of outdoor areas.
Room Type: Private
Land view room with AC, hot water, TV, fridge, private balcony, en suite bathroom, white linens, bath towels, beach towels, cloth rack, cupboards, wifi facilities. Smoking is prohibited in the room, its allowed in the balcony and in the plenty of outdoor areas.
Room Type: Private
Room Type: Private
You can never get lost
When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.
We provide Airport Transfers from and to Bandaranaike Airport Colombo and they can be booked in the booking steps.
- Price for 1-4 people: USD$160
- - Nearest Airport: Bandaranaike Airport Colombo
- - Distance from Airport in kms: 300 Km
- - Time from Airport in a car: 8 hours
- - There is no train from the airport
- - There is no bus from the airport
Come Surf With Us
Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.
Main Surf Beach: Main Point
Surf Lessons we offer:
Kids Surf Lessons
We offer surf lesson for kids. The lesson is 90 minutes and for safety precautions we have one instructor for one kid. Each lesson has an introduction about the do and dont’s in the water and safety features.
Beginner Surf Lessons
Our beginner lessons are 90 minutes per day and include Surfboard and Wetsuit. The instructor will pick you up from the accommodation. Student ratio is 1: 2 You will learn the paddling techniques, how to pop up and how to get in and out safely. Our instructors are ISA qualified level 1 and 2.
Intermediate Surf Lessons
Our ISA qualified instructors are experinced enough to give surf lessons to intermediate surfers. The lesson is 90 minutes long and the student will be picked up from the accomodation. You will learn to catch your own wave and read each wave. Student ratio 1:3
Advanced Surf Lessons
Private Surf Lessons
One on one lesson can be arranged and it will include surfboard, wetsuit, pick up and 90 minutes lesson.
We offer surf guiding for more experienced surfers who would like to get to know each spot. Pick up is included.
we offer yoga classes twice a day (morning and evening) on our rooftop overlooking the ocean. We have different classes each week. A schdule will be posted online and a printed version will be available at the hotel.
Surf conditions in Arugam Bay :
Air Temp (°C)
May to October is the best time to Surf
Arugam bay is known to have perfect fun right handers that rarely get above head high, so it's perfect for intermediates and beginners. It is one of Sri Lankas best reef breaks.
Waves are super fun so you will use a mix of a fish or a small wave board along or a shortboard for the bigger swells that might come in.
Slightly southwards around the point of the town is Arugam Bay reef break. This reef is a consistent, small wave that creates both rights and lefts over deep reef and is quite a mixed bag in that it can produce mushy waves close to shore that are excellent for gaining balance and practicing your pop up, while also forming faster, clean waves out back that are ideal fun waves for intermediates to advanced surfers.
In contrast to the South West, where a multitude of spots are dispersed along the coast, the best surfing in the South East is all centralized in the vicinity of Arugam Bay. This means you can set yourself up in the town without having to think about packing any time soon.
Even uncrowded breaks are within a short tuk-tuk trip of the bay. Ten minutes from Arugam Bay are Crocodile and Elephant Rock, each wave caters for a different style of surfer.
Elephant Rock is a beautiful, serene spot for beginners while Crocodile Rock can be powerful and challenging.
The additional beauty of these spots is their remoteness, being situated on a stretch of beach largely populated by wildlife rather than people. There is also a Buddhist temple a short 5KM journey away that is well worth the visit, and just a snapshot of the islands ancient Buddhist culture.
- A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
- Your balance is due to the property 30 days before arrival. The Property will contact you to collect payment. If you book within this 30 days then the property will contact you shortly after you book to collect the balance.
CANCELLING YOUR BOOKING
- To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
- Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
- You can cancel anytime up to 30 days before travelling and you will be refunded the balance.
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