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Star Rest Beach Hotel Arugambay

Sinna Ullai, Arugambay, Pottuvil-18., Arugam Bay - Arugam Bay , Sri Lanka
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Nearest Wave
100 metres
     
Star Rest Beach Hotel Arugambay
Reviews (5)
5 out of 5

This property is 75 meters walk from the surf beach. Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Star Rest Beach Hotel offers pet to friendly accommodations in Arugam Bay. The hotel has a terrace and a private beach area, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free private parking is available on site.

Certain rooms feature a sitting area to relax in after a busy day.Private and secure.
Our neighbors are elephant's, peacock's, monkey's, buffalo's and sea eagle's.

Includes good breakfast.lunch and dinner by demand.
Surf lessons,experienced guides ,Transport ,wet suite & equipment is on site.

There is a 24 to hour front desk at the property.

Location

Arugam Bay is world famous for some of the best points for surfing to for beginners as well as professionals to and we are happy to help you arrange lessons or surf boards for rent. A canoe can be rented for exploring the nearby lagoon where wild elephants, crocodiles and all sorts of birds make up a breathtaking scenery.

The main intermediate/advanced surf point, a world class reef break, is 2 minutes tuktuk away. The other surf spots, all sand bar breaks, are within walking distance and more a 10 drive away.

The town is a mile long with nice local & foreign restaurants, shops, cool people and at the weekend the beach turns into a big party spot.
Elephants are a regular part of our nature, as well as buffalos, monkeys, peacocks, and leopards (at the park).

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5 REVIEWS
     

Summary

Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Peter
Peter
Swizland
October 2019
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

“Clean room,very testy sri lankan break fast. location is very cool lots of tree and relaxation hammock.staff talking friendly and helpful. I recommend this place enjoyed.”It's a perfect, very nice and Quite place. Near to the beach. Cool winds&good relaxed. Have a big parking areas hotel inside.surely come back again


How were the surf lessons?

     

Great surfing lessons organized my host and his friend, who is a teacher.

Review from Eva Michel
Eva Michel
France
July 2019
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

This place is takin well care of by manager Ansa. Spacey bungalows with good AC. A huge garden/common area. Wide sandy beach at 100 meters. Restaurant, good service, nice juice. Great puppy hotel dog. Staff is working hard and can arrange EVERYTHING you need. Also they can arrange tours and surf lessons. Restaurants, shoos next door.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Unforgettable Surf Lessons very interesting

Review from Manuel
Manuel
Russia
April 2019
Travelled with family

How did you like the accommodation?

     

very nice host, very good service. They even arranged a room for one night in another hotel nearby, as we wanted to extend our stay for one night with no available rooms at that moment. Thank you very much!!! Also thank you for the arranged surfing lessons and the safari.


How were the surf lessons?

     

its perfect location and perfect surf lessons .Star Rest beach Hotel Its very nice staff and Owner Abdullah also very help us..i Highly Recommend this place

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Review from Alex
Alex
Netherlands
March 2019
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Great surfing lessons organized my host and his friend, who is a teacher. Good location, very close to the beach, but if you want to swim in the ocean you have to walk few hundred meters by the water. Lots of restaurants nearby. I liked this accommodation style - small row houses.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Good place and smiling staff. have Lot's of trees in hotel.manager Ansar arrange everything for me.i come back again.
Fantastic Surf Lessons

Review from Dasa
Dasa
Germany
January 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I liked the location because it is at the begining of 'the street' so it does not get as crowded. There is a bar close by which offers a relaxed and chill atmosphere and some local shops to buy food. the staff are nice and helpful, I could also use the fridge to store my food.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Im Impress.good teacher and good lessons . after they do free massage for me.

thank you Ansa i will come again

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Number of people: 18
24-Hour reception
Air Conditioning
Bath Towels
Beach Towels
Kitchen
Kitchenette
Parking (free)
WIFI (free)
ATM
Babysitting
Daily housekeeping
Dryer
Laundry
Massage
Pets allowed
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Westuit storage area
Wetsuit hire
BBQ Facilities
Breakfast (included)
Buffet restaurant
Dinner (additional)
Restaurant
Room service
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Surf school
Volleyball
Yoga

Extras:

US$ 7 for extra bed
A/C Double Room with Private Bathroom.
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

All rooms have private entrance and garden view .every morning we serve you a freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee with a smile.

240 sqf bedroom with 2 double beds.
Ceiling fans and AC.
En to suite bathroom.
Hammock ,couch and special hanging bed hammock's for total relaxation.

Double Room with Private Bathroom.
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

All rooms have private entrance and garden view .every morning we serve you a freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee with a smile.

240 sqf bedroom with 2 double beds.
Ceiling fans
En to suite bathroom.
Hammock ,couch and special hanging bed hammock's for total relaxation.

A/C Family Room with Private Bathroom
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 5

All rooms have private entrance and garden view .every morning we serve you a freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee with a smile.

440 sqf bedroom with 5 beds .
Ceiling fans and AC.
En to suite bathroom.
Hammock ,couch and special hanging bed hammock's for total relaxation.

Budget Double Room With Shared Bathroom
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

All rooms have private entrance and garden view .every morning we serve you a freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee with a smile.

180 sqf bedroom with 2 double beds.
Ceiling fans
En to shared bathroom.
Hammock ,couch and special hanging bed hammock's for total relaxation.

Single Room With Shared Bathroom
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 1

All rooms have private entrance and garden view .every morning we serve you a freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee with a smile.

90 sqf bedroom with single beds.
Ceiling fans
En to shared bathroom.
Hammock ,couch and special hanging bed hammock's for total relaxation.

Budget Wood Double Room With Shared Bathroom on Top
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

All rooms have private entrance and garden view .every morning we serve you a freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee with a smile.

240 sqf bedroom with 2 double beds.
Ceiling fans
En to shared bathroom.
Hammock ,couch and special hanging bed hammock's for total relaxation.

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 Colombo Airport and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: USD$145
  • Price for more than 4: USD$190
  • - Nearest Airport: Colombo Airport
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 334
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 6-7
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is a 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.

Instructors

Ismail Ansar

Jaleel

Afrath

Welcome to an Arugam Bay surf camp experience! Arugam Bay surf camp is a fun filled surf camp in the heart of Arugam Bay and by joining this surf camp, you will get surf lessons, massage, and all surf equipment required to make your surf camp enjoyable. Also, you will have a chance to taste the best smoothie bowls in town. Come over and enjoy the good vibes and the fun spirit of the surf team!

Main Surf Beach: Arugam Bay point - the best for beginners

Surf Lessons we offer:

Kids Surf Lessons

Kids from 6-12 with basic swimming knowledge, parent close by.
Includes experienced instructors, boards.
Recommended to bring your size personal lycra shirt (rash guard).
1.5 hour each , max 2 kids per instructor.

Beginner Surf Lessons

We choose the best surf spot from all the options that fit your level.
Includes experienced instructors, boards, transportation to spots.
Very recommended to bring your size personal lycra shirt (rash guard).
1.5 hour each , max 3 people per instructor .
We can plan 2 lessons per day.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

We introduce you to the best surf spots depending on the sea condition that day. You will learn the right way to paddle in and out, duck diving, getting to know the wave and avoid dangerous situation.
Some spots can be an hour drive towards the wild jungle and we can take you to these best spots.
We can plan 2 lessons per day.

Private Surf Lessons

one on one
one on two

Surf Guide

We introduce you to the best surf spots depending on the sea condition that day.
One guide per group/solo. Time flexible, some spots are an hour drive towards the wild jungle and recommended to have a guide cause of the wild elephants.
All our surf guides are born in the area and know the surf beaches inside out.

Yoga

Free Yoga Session ..


Arugambay maint point

Arugambay maint point

Level: Beginner

Its a good and perfect wave for beginner and Intermediate

Pottuvil Surf Point

Pottuvil Surf Point

Level: All Levels

Its a good surf point in All Levels Surfers

Elephant Rock Surf Point

Elephant Rock Surf Point

Level: All Levels

Its a good surf point in All Levels Surfers

Wisky Surf Point

Wisky Surf Point

Level: All Levels

Its a good surf point in All Levels Surfers

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Wetsuits

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Air Temp (°C)

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28°

MAR/APR

31°

MAY/JUN

33°

JUL/AUG

33°

SEP/OCT

32°

NOV/DEC

28°

Season

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.


PAYMENT

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due to the property 28 days before arrival. The Property will contact you to collect payment. If you book within this 28 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 midday the day before and you will be refunded the balance.

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