Surf Lessons - Star Rest Beach Hotel Arugambay in Arugam Bay , Sri Lanka

Surf camp package

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

What is included:

1. air conditioned accommodation
2. Daily breakfast
3. Surf Lessons ( per day 2 hours Morning )
4. Professional team of instructors with ISA certificates
5. Transport to and from the surf spots for surfing lessons
6. All surf equipment
7. Sunset picnic at Crocodile Rock
8. Free use of beginner surfboards and skateboards (Hard boards available for
9. 1 Free Massage
10. Lagoon Safari
11. Free laundry service
12. Free Wifi


from $245.00

Step 1/4 Select Arrival Date

Select your arrival date from any of the 'AVAILABLE' dates shown in the calendar.

Once your arrival date is selected, you will be shown confirmation of any relevant options available for this package.

You will then be able to select your preferred option and book!



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).

The Place

This property is 75 meters walk from the surf beach. Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Star Rest Beach Hotel offers pet-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-hour front desk at the property.


  • 24-Hour reception
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Towels
  • Beach Towels
  • Heating
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Parking (free)
  • WIFI (free)
  • ATM
  • Babysitting
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dryer
  • Laundry
  • Massage
  • Pets allowed
  • SPA
  • 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

Guest Reviews

Star Rest Beach Hotel Arugambay
Reviews (5)
5 out of 5


Travelled as a couple

October 2019

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 did you like the surf lessons?


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

Eva Michel

Travelled with friends

July 2019

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 did you like the surf lessons?


Unforgettable Surf Lessons very interesting


Getting there

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

Surf Lessons Available


Ismail Ansar



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.


Free Yoga Session ..

Surf conditions in Arugam Bay


  • 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.


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