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Places to stay in Arugam Bay

Places to stay in Arugam Bay
My place is close to Beach, great views, the city center. You’ll love my place because of the people, the location, and the views. My place is good for couples, business travelers, families (with kids), and big groups.
  • Amazing accommodation. Amazing hospitality. Super clean, very comfortable beds, quiet and you can hear the ocean from your room. 5 seconds away to the beach literally and just far enough busy spots around the beach are not heard when ready to sleep. Thank you to Nayeem and the great team for everything, exceeded my expectations and stayed for 2 weeks + instead of a week! Testament to my stay here.

    Kieran2019-06-04T00:00:00Z
  • What a nice location, few meters from the beach, your own hammock and a super clean room. And what a friendly people all fine details! Bowl of water in front of the door to rinse your sandy feet. If you sit outside in the evening, a stick is burned to keep vermin away. If necessary, a fan will be placed on your terrace for you. The washing was done nicely. You get a cup of tea. A safari was arranged and a transport to our next location. The hosts are super attentive and ensure that you lack nothing. I would like to go there again soon. Super place!

    Justina2019-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • This place was perfect for our three day stay in Arugam Bay. 10 second walk to the beach and in the midst of all the restaurants and shops. The room was amazing for the value which included our own hammock and a nice porch to hang all out wet clothes and shoes. Our host was very helpful- lots of local tips and arranging transport for us to our next destination. Definitely recommend staying here!

    Pippa2018-10-08T00:00:00Z
  • Greatest location of all time. Cute hammocks to chill in :)

    Jana2018-10-04T00:00:00Z
  • The accommodation has a very good location near the beach and there are many shops and restaurants nearby! The host is friendly and helpful! We had a pleasant stay.

    Jana2018-06-30T00:00:00Z
  • Great place in Arugam Bay. Host is very helpful and can organize everything from safaris to surftrips. RECOMMEND

    Victor2018-06-15T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect set up with hammock, deck, comfy chairs, leafy outlook with plenty of plants and all super clean. Foot wash next to front step was a good touch too. Thanks for a great stay

    Lucas2018-05-22T00:00:00Z
  • 15 minutes walk from the spot of the best surf spot in the area by the beach: "main point". Comfortable and quiet accommodation with n Naïm always there to help. I recommend.

    Thomas2018-05-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugam Bay, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

    Local style hut. Pillar's in local teak logs; the roof skeleton in wood and covered in coconut leaf mesh. The walls are in wood and brick; on both sides (north and south) there are two openings on the upper part of the walls allowing wind circulation and fresh air in the room; adding to that there is a ceiling fan for additional comfort. The attached bathroom has an open roof and a small garden. The front porch is directly on the sand and has a shade where you can chill in hot hours.
    Kadjan is a property located 100 m from the passarichenai beach (not beach front). There are 2 beach cabanas (huts), sand I and sand II and a small villa converted to 2 separate mirrored suites, sol and Mar. At the kitchen cabana you can enjoy a la Carte meals or prepare your own meals. (additional cost for usage) The property ground is sand, there are coconut trees and, other fruit trees such as papaya, mango, and lemon trees. Out of the main gate, you walk 1 min to the left where you will encounter a beautiful virgin beach that stretches from the main point north (abay side) and all the way to the elephant rock (south). In between, there are several lagoons where have access to higher grounds where you can indulge yourself with spectacular views of the surroundings including wildlife spotting.
    Our place is at the beach area of pasarichenai beach . It is in a very quit area and perfect for a good night sleep listening to the waves breaking ashore.
  • it was a very nice stay

    Jana2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing experience in Arugam Bay and Kadjan Villa.the design of the cabana and garden is so lovely. We visited the fish village,surfing and hangout into the jungle beach.Really enjoy staying in here.Thanks a lot : )

    志豪2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Definitely my best stay in Sri Lanka so far. Shali who is taking care about cabanas and all your comfort is one of the most purest and amazing person I ever met in my life and his family is super lovely. Place is just 3 minutes walking from very good surf points and also close to any supermarket or restaurant. Thank you very much guys

    Matt2019-09-04T00:00:00Z
  • Pretty "cabanas" located 5 minutes by scooter from the center, so ideal to enjoy the center and sleep quiet! Completely conform to the photos. I also liked the fact that it's just 4 cabins which makes it easy to meet other travelers and not feel at a tourist factory .... shali and his family are available for all requests which greatly facilitates the stay! thank you for everything I recommend without worry !! Barbara.

    Barbara2019-08-23T00:00:00Z
  • A very lovely stay, close to a very private beach and a short tuk tuk to the more populous shoreline. Rafael and Shali were great hosts.

    Clark2019-04-17T00:00:00Z
  • I really loved this house and the open bathroom. The beach is very close and Raphael and sharli are nice. Only breakfast was a bit expensive (800rh for one). But all in all I would recommend.

    Mascha2019-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • The beach-hut is really beautiful and cosy, we loved the open air bathroom and the detailed interior. Renting a Scooter was very easy and nice Chats included. The great and lonely beach is just a few meters away and the sunset at crocodile rock was stunning. Thank you very much Rafael and Shali.

    Vera2019-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • We had some lovely days in Rafael‘s cabana in arugam bay! Super relaxing location, about 10 min to walk to the centre of arugam bay The cabana was really clean and the bathroom under the sky is really cool. Shali the host is very friendly and helpful! He gave us a lot of tipps and also arranged our transport for leaving! Would really recommend a stay there!

    Michael2018-09-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Hut


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugam Bay, EP, Sri Lanka

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    HISTORY Arugam Bay Surf Resort is managed and run by five brothers. The business traces its roots back to the 1970s and was started by their father. Once a small fishing village, the young man had come to Arugam Bay, where he made a living by selling rotti to the weary fishermen, who would usually stop for a bite either on their way to the sea, or upon returning. As time went on, with this rotti gaining popularity among the tourists who came to visit the area, he put up a few cabanas for his fatigued travelers to rest. Initially, the Surf Resort was called Arugambay Hilton. The name was coined by an Australian who had visited the place at one time and even helped its owner prepare dishes to suit the tastes and styles of its international visitors. The name was later changed to Arugambay Hillton and then to its current name Arugambay Surf Resort. Later, the sons joined with their father helping him develop and improve the guesthouse. Since then, the guesthouse has evolved with time, introducing new services and facilities for guests and attracting more and more people.
    WILDLIFE KUMANA NATIONAL PARK Home to over 200 species of birds, including rare and migratory birds, the Kumana National Park is just over 10 km away from the Arugam Bay Surf Resort. It can be reached via the Panama – Kudumbigala Sanctuary. Kumana is best visited during May, June and July. The mangroves of the Kumana Villu, a 200-hectare natural swamp lake, which is fed by the Kumbukkan Oya, is filled with birds at this time. Popular birds spotted in the park includes pelicans, painter’s stork, spoonbills, white ibis and herons. Hoards of wildlife also inhabit the park, among them, leopards, elephants, deer, fox, wild boar and sloth bear. LAHUGALA Catch a glimpse of the elephants as they freely stroll through the Lahugala elephant corridor. They are best seen before day breaks or at sunset, during the dry season in July and August. POTTUVIL Experience the beauty of Pottuvil and catch a glimpse of its rich wildlife with the Pottuvil Lagoon Eco Tour ADVENTURE PANAMA About 10 miles south of Arugam Bay, the sand dunes of Panama stretch along the coast towards Pottuvil. Miles of unexplored sand invites you to try out your very own jeep safari. You can drift on the sand, drive over the humps or simply climb a dune to watch the waves below you
  • Great place with an amazing location. The staff were very friendly. and assisted to all our needs. Complimentary breakfast in the morning was great. A lot of food in the menu was unavailable due to the off-season. Rooms were nice with great air conditioning.

    Joseph2019-10-23T00:00:00Z
  • Water Edge is a great place from which to enjoy Arian Bay- centrally located, right on the beach, mellow to hang out in the eating area, great service from staff, Ramees is also very helpful. You can eat any meal by the sea, breakfast is included and good. Rooms are simple but clean. We fit 5 of us in one big family room.

    Robert2018-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • Could not get a better location! The room was great size. The staff were extremely helpful and quite fun. Easy access to the locals for a driver and other services. Will stay here again without hesitation! Thank you

    Ben2018-07-08T00:00:00Z
  • Best spot on the beach- perfect balance of things happening without being party central. Great staff too!

    Sarah2018-06-16T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay at Water Edge was great! On our last night the hosts organized a buffet dinner. Food was fantastic and catered for our vegan needs! They always provided fresh towels when asked. Over all very pleasant!

    Joanna2018-05-26T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice place, warm and friendly. Good restaurant although it's a bit long sometimes. Direct access to the beach and very close u surf spot.

    Fanny2017-08-13T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay, could have stayed longer. Great location and very nice staff. Will be back for sure

    Garth2017-07-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Hotel


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugam Bay Beach, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

    Arne's Place is the Happy, Lasting Friendliest legacy of a friendship between a young local man named Mubarak & Australian Surfer Dr Arne Rubinestien. when Arne met Mubarak he was just 20 and supporting his 5 siblings and elderly mother. Arne decided help Muba and sent him to construction school and then helped building Arnes Place.. Today Muba is the manager and the whole family can proudly support themselves & ensure all the children get well fed, proper healthcare & good education...
    If Your Vacation Is For Relax, Chill & Eating Great Organic Food; Please Bring Your Vacation With Us. The Most Friendliest Staff Working At Our property To Find Anything You Need At Any Time. Arnes Place Only 20 Seconds Walking Distance To Beach. It Has The Ocean View At The Property. Decent Couples or Two Friends or solo person Would Love their time at this beautiful cabana with out door bathroom. Garden & Landscaping Will Bring Great Atmosphere With Enough Chill. 4G Wifi , Small Library, Hammocks Plus Good Chill Music For Your Entertainments. We Offer Talented Surf Coach's For Learning Surf, Safari At The National Park, Lagoon Tours, Tuk Tuk Ride And Laundry Service. We Have A Small Beach Break Just In Front Of Our Property Where You Can Catch Some Waves All Day. We Can Arrange Airport Transfers From Colombo / Mattala International Airports. As Well As To Centre, Up North, South Cost And All The National Parks Of The Island Etc. Driver Accommodation Is Not Provided. GREAT SURF, FRIENDLY PEOPLE & HEALTHY FOOD COULD BRING YOUR VACATION IN PARADISE.
    Arne's Place located in Arugam Bay, eastern province, Sri Lanka. We are at the middle of town, yet half minute walking distance to the beach and village shops.
  • Had a great stay here in the off season and would definitely revisit in the peak, thanks again!

    Decc2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugam Bay, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

    4 lovely spacious and comfortable double bed cabana with own bathroom and patio; outdoor shower; including breakfast.
    East Surf is out of the way from all the hustle and bustle; we are 10 min walk to the centre of the village, and 8 min walk to the beach (right behind the main point). We have 4 spacious and airy double bed Deluxe Cabanas scattered inside the gardens, and one 1st floor deluxe cabana with a view; all equipped with own bathroom, mosquito net, fan, hooks and shelves. The restaurant offers fresh organic local and seasonal produce; we serve rice & curry, western food, and plenty of juices and coconut water. We also provide for vegan guests, using separate pots and kitchen utensils. East Surf also offers wildlife BBQ nights, surf lessons, fishing trips (wind permitting), tuk tuk safaris, machine wash laundry service, and we sell great postcards. What makes us unique is the tranquility of the area, our beautiful spacious rooms with king size beds; and fresh produce in the kitchen. We can arrange airport transfers to/from Colombo and/or Mattala airport. as well as Ella, Yala, Galle, Trincomalee etc. Driver accommodation is not provided. If the calendar looks full, do write to us, we might still have a room available that is not listed on airbnb. We have a website, search & find us.
    Situated south of Arugam Bay, minutes walk to the bay and main point.
  • Staying at the East Surf Cabanas was phenomenal. Raffaella and Sudu were amazing hosts and made us feel at home. The breakfast is great and the meals are great too, we stayed 11 nights and had dinner and lunch at the inn a few times. Very cool forest tours were also organized. Whenever we return to Arugam Bay we will stay at East Surf

    Luis Guilherme2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • That place is really fantastic! Raffaella and Sudu are great and helpful hosts. The cabanas are located very close to town and beach, but there’s no traffic or noise around it. And you should definitely not miss the Jungle BBQ which is a unique experience!

    Jannis2019-06-09T00:00:00Z
  • Had a great stay at East surf. 8 mins walk from the beach (10-15 Main Street). Raphaella and Sudu are kind hosts. Jack the dog is super cool too! Also stop by Karma Gardens on the way to the beach for an amazing smoothie bowl! Lastly, all the water at east surf is filtered so it was great to enjoy tap water again and not have to buy plastic bottles!

    Elly2019-04-03T00:00:00Z
  • Really loved the place, the interior of the room and the restaurant is very well chosen and makes you feel like home! Also very much liked the breakfast and the very nice hosts! Even in off season a place I would definitely recommend!

    Kira2019-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • One of the highlights of my Sri Lankan trips.

    Heide2019-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • This place are amazing for the people who pay attention to details and atmosphere. Each detail at this place is reasonable, everything was made with the sense of taste, love and creativity. Atmosphere is so friendly, owners kind and polite people. Yammy food and amazing safari) I was really enjoying my time at that place. 🙏💜

    Dasha2019-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Such a fantastic place to stay. The cabanas are very clean, spacious and well fitted out. A great location - not too far from the beach and main strip - but not in the thick of it (tourists) either. The breakfasts (all the food) was excellent. Loved the bikes and the fact that you can drink the tap water. The hosts were very friendly and helpful.

    Fiona2018-10-05T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed at East Surf Cabanas for 2 weeks and had an amazing time. The hosts Raffaela and Sudu are super friendly! They were helpful in every kind of way, and our cabana left nothing to be desired (especially the outdoor shower was great :-)). Breakfast & dinner are very delicious, and I highly recommend the jungle barbecue, which was one of our absolute highlights. Thx for everything Raffaela & Sudu!

    Manuel2018-09-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugam Bay, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

    Our double room at Eagle Resort is a beautiful space set around a tropical garden in the vibrant village of Arugam Bay. The spacious room comes with fan or air conditioning, desk, space to hang clothes, and a private bathroom. Wake up to the sounds of the Sri Lankan birds rising. Enjoy coffee outside your cabana, eat in the cool communal area, and treat yourself to a wealth of delicious restaurants on your doorstep.
    A stone's throw from our favorite restaurants, including delicious local street food, a special tandoori hang out, and great cake and coffee shops.
  • The perfect pitstop. Its awY from the mouse of the main strip but within a few mi utes of the beach. There's a great shaded garden, great WiFi, the bed is HUGE, air con, and great water pressure. Ticked all the boxes for me and Famis is a great guy and will help with any thing you need .

    Paul2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic place for a fantastic price! The team here is always around to help. So great to have our laundry done and they they booked us our bus tickets to Colombo. Plus they gave us the cutest flower petals on the bed welcome, as we are on our honeymoon! Would very much recommend :)

    Susannah2019-10-25T00:00:00Z
  • The room was huge, and the bathroom had a hot shower which is quite rare in Sri Lanka. The location was brilliant as you’re just off the main stretch where all the restaurants and shops are. There’s a cute outside but where you can sit, with plants to give you some privacy. Famis is super friendly and helpful, and they offer a dry cleaning service. Would definitely recommend!

    Hollie2019-09-25T00:00:00Z
  • Very good value for money. The boys were hospitable, easy to talk to and had no problem giving local advice. Super close to the main road for restaurants and tuk tuks. Would definitely stay here again!

    Mads2019-07-01T00:00:00Z
  • Great value for money. Spacious room with AC & nice shower. Pictures are accurate, there’s a nice lush garden as a small courtyard, which gives some privacy when you sit outside. We received a super nice breakfast every morning, at the time that was most convenient for us. The staff is super friendly and make sure your stay is flawless. Location is perfect, small side street off of the main road, super safe & close to all central spots. Recommended!

    Laura2019-06-17T00:00:00Z
  • I had such a lovely 5 nights at Famis' place. Eagle Resort is a beautiful place, really peaceful and set around a lovely tropical garden. And in the best part of Arugam Bay. Although the rooms look out to the communal area, the planting ensures privacy. The room I stayed in is simple and spacious with a big bathroom, room to hang clothes and a table to work at. It is just a stone's throw from delicious places to eat and drink, the beach, and a great bay for swimming. Can't recommend enough. Enjoy!

    Naomi2019-05-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Boutique hotel


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugam Bay, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

    Just 200m from beach.situated heart of the Arugambay. Close to shops and famous places
    Large rooms and peace full area.more suitable for relaxing
    New tandoori hut restaurant has opened ll
  • Clean, spacious rooms. Visited outside of the season and felt very accommodated.

    George2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • They were very accommodating to us booking last minute, arriving quite late and then storing our the next day. The space is spotless and the cabanas are a nice design. It’s a very great location for getting to the beach and town. Very nice dog on the property.

    Olivia2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place. Quite and peaceful. Clean with big bed. Close to beach. Nice host.

    Laura2019-10-07T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you very much Fouzi, Ajlan and Akmal for the wounderful time we have, the breakfast also its great and Arugan Bay its the best destination in Sri Lanka, see you soon!

    Ian2019-09-26T00:00:00Z
  • Host is very friendly and had very nice tips for things to visite or see.

    Nisa2019-09-05T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to enjoy the chaotic life of Arugambay without getting stuck in it A stone's throw from the tourist center but far enough away for a good night's sleep. Fouzi very kind and helpful. Excellent quality price

    Lorenza2019-08-30T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay! Breakfasts and varied meals, delicious ... !!! Team very welcoming, caring all for an unbeatable price on Arugam Bay.

    Jade2019-08-23T00:00:00Z
  • Thanks Fouzi. I have a great night and I had a good time with surf.

    Vincent2019-07-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugambay, Sri Lanka

    Upali Beach is a glamping surf resort set right on the beach and facing the most famous surf break of Arugam Bay. The Kiosk is a small basic hut with sea view. If you have the soul of a Robinson surfer, this is the exotic experience you don't want to miss.
    The kiosk, sometimes called Folly, is the kind of basic cabana every kid has dreamt of. No luxury but the essential. It's a small hut (7m2) on short stilts (80cm), with a wooden deck where the bed (futon type) is set. Walls are made of thick canvas fabric. The door is locked with a padlock and surrounded by bamboo blinds opening on the sea view. Every kiosk has a fan, a mosquito net and a power plug to recharge your electronic devices. A small shelf is set inside the kiosk and a chest with padlock is set outside to keep valuables. As for all cabanas, the bed comes with 2 pillows, 2 bed sheets and guests are given 2 towels made out from lungi fabric (no traditional terry towels) which are very convenient as they are drying super fast No private bathroom Occupancy is limited to 2 persons Remark : Depending on years and seasons, the kiosks are evolving, so the reality may slightly differ from the featured pictures
    A very unique situation for surfers : Upali beach is the only hotel/restaurant right in front of the main point, nested between a sand dune, a jungle, a bare land and the ocean at the southern end of the Bay. You’ll enjoy the quietest nights as we are away from the often noisy beating core of Arugam Bay's night life. Only saturday's nights might be a little more noisy when mambo's throws his party, and if the wind blows in the bad direction.
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Upali Beach! The whole location is lovely, the food very delicious and the view fantastic! It’s just a view minutes walk to all the restaurants and shops in Arugam Bay and at the same time nicely quiet since the cabanas are located directly at the beach. Will definitely come again when traveling to Sri Lanka in the future.

    Christiane2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • Love this place I needed some where to chill out and this little oasis was just the spot! The place was quieter than normal due to the decline in tourism in the area and the kitchen was only serving breakfast and lunch but that was adequate as the Main Street is just a short stroll along the beach where there is plenty of options for dinner. I was met by Hari who carried my rucksack over the beach. I was upgraded to a cabana that had a bathroom. To lay in your bed and watch the sea through the wooden slats rolling in on the shore is so relaxing. The place is so chilled I wish I could have stayed longer! Brilliant little team who looked after me gave me tips on where to eat and help with transportation to next destination. WiFi a bit iffy but hey I’m there to chill out!

    Ian2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • Upali beach is amazing place to stay. We loved to sleep in a hut just 15m from the water. The atmosphere here is really wonderful, people are kind and helpful and the location of this place is astonishing. If you want to learn how to surf or just to relax and chill this is the best place at Arugam Bay :)

    Julia2019-09-24T00:00:00Z
  • This was such a slice of paradise ! I enjoyed getting used to cold salty showers but three night without a cold shower was my limit ! The location is like none other in Sri Lanka ! Sunrise view from my pillow every morning was priceless !

    Ebony2019-09-08T00:00:00Z
  • Very cozy place. Super close to nice surf spot.

    Matt2019-08-31T00:00:00Z
  • Spectacular location for surfing, super friendly service and very good food! Totally recommended to spend a few days lying on the beach in front of a unique surf spot.

    Brandon2019-08-31T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect location on the beach. Nice staff and delicious food!

    Franziska2019-08-21T00:00:00Z
  • The best place to escape the busy tourist scene but still in enjoy everything the Arugam Bay has to offer!

    Monica2019-08-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugam Bay, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

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    This gorgeous, newly completed three-bedroom beach house is located steps away from your own 'private' beach. Feel the salty breeze against your skin as you finally give yourself the time to slow down and sink into relaxation. Read a book in our open air living room or cook dinner in our spacious kitchen. At the end of the day, allow yourself to be lulled into a deep, peaceful sleep by the crashing of ocean waves off in the distance. Escape the heat, crowds, and traffic at Croco Beach House.
    The house has two floors, is mostly made of wood and boasts a grass roof, providing perfect insulation from the sun. On the ground floor there are two bathrooms, an open kitchen and an open living room sofa area connected to fresh grass surrounding the entire villa. On the second floor there are three double rooms (which can be changed to double or single beds as you request) and a large balcony/terrace with hammocks and floor cushions.
    - In 20 minutes, you can walk along the beach to the local surf spot, Main Point. - Crocodile Rock is just a 20 minute walk away as well and has breathtaking lagoon views at sunset. You may even spot an elephant or two! - A 35 minute walk away will take you to Elephant Rock, where you can spend the morning or evening enjoying the surfing atmosphere and beautiful sunrise/sunset.
  • One of the best Host that we met during our journey. You and Anna are doing a fantastic job. The place is very tastefully done with every detail depicting the art and craft of the creator. The hospitality that Anna showed us during our stay is something that we will remember always.

    Shwetha2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • We had the most amazing and relaxing time at this place in our whole trip. The location of this property is outstanding and the people managing it are simply awesome to say the least. Nicola, is very proactive and kept in touch with us throughout to help us and guide us in case of any issues. Rizwi, also helps in managing the place and he helped us in navigating to the best of places near by and he is very good to talk to, in general. And the most special touch was by Mitha (loving called as handyman), he made us some really delicious meals and took care of us like family. We were so much in love with the vibe of this place and the way it is managed that we didn’t feel like leaving. It was by far one of our best Airbnb experience and I am saying that after trying many. The location of this property is so beautiful that it cannot be described in words.

    Vinayak2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • Nicola and his place are truly wonderful. The room is exactly as described, lovely to stay in and Nicola is incredibly helpful going out his way to ensure you have all you need to enjoy Aragum bay fully.

    Alexandra2019-11-06T00:00:00Z
  • My husband and I had a wonderful stay at the idyllic Croco beach house. We stayed for six days with Nicolas, Ana, Mitha and the dogs and we didn’t want to leave - there is so much to do in Arugam Bay. Nicholas and Ana are both incredibly helpful and will point you in the right direction for all the activities that are available right on the Croco beach house door step, including surfing, yoga, restaurants, safari, beach walks and hikes. The house is brilliantly located a short walk or Tuk Tuk ride away from the main Arugam Bay town. This gives you excellent access to the town amenities but also a great feeling of being away from it all. One of the best things about staying at Croco Beach House is that you’re never indoors…ever. You will fall asleep listening to the sound of the waves crashing in front of the house, you will shower looking up at the sky and you’ll always eat al fresco. Mitha, a lovely Arugam Bay local man – is a special guy. He keeps the house spotlessly clean, will change your sheets / towels on request, will cook delicious breakfast, make teas / coffees, buy your groceries including delicious freshly caught barracuda, prepare it and even BBQ it for you! On top of all that, Mitha has his own Tuk Tuk so can bring you in / out of town and even bring you for an extended Tuk Tuk safari into the nearby National Park to see the Elephants, Crocodiles, Monkeys, Lizards and an amazing jungle Buddhist Temple. The house itself is equipped to a very high standard. Very comfortable beds and pillows with quality bed sheets, towels and mosquito nets. Bathrooms are modern and cleaned daily. You can do as much or as little as you like at Croco Beach House – you can fill your days with activities or simply lie on the empty golden beach in front of the house. Either way Nicolas, Ana and Mitha will make your stay an experience you won’t forget. We would thoroughly recommend a stay at Croco. If you can’t stay there check out Nicolas’ other place Whiskey Point Resort a few kilometres up the road.

    Beth2019-10-26T00:00:00Z
  • It was an amazing 9 days. Awesome atmosphere, lulling the sound of the surf, a refreshing breeze, the night starry sky and most importantly, the infinitely friendly and comprehensive hospitality of Nicolas and his girlfriend Anna. The house is ideally located to enjoy the incredible nature - on the ocean, away from the noise and stuffiness of the central part of the city (while restaurants, cafes and shops can be reached in 5 minutes by bicycle or in 20 minutes of an unhurried walk along the shore, crocodile rock sunset viewpoint is also within walking distance). The house is ideally clean and has everything to cook on its own, and the helpful "butler" Mita will always take care of fresh fruits and seafood. PS: All guests from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and other CIS countries must bring along for Ani a jar of pickles, a package of herring or something else like that =)

    Sergey2019-10-05T00:00:00Z
  • This is an exceptional place to stay ... from the ultimate loveliness from the hosts to the helpfulness of the caretaker and everything in between! I highly recommend staying here away from the main strip of Arugam bay but still very close.... we really did not want to leave... exceptional space, hospitality and care ... thank you for having us .. I dream of coming back!!

    Jodey2019-09-10T00:00:00Z
  • Very lovely place, everything that you need during your stay is available. The place is almost on the beach and you will hear the sea all day long (the sea is quite rough). The house manager Mita will help you with everything. Beds are good an rooms are spacious. The bathrooms are nice and clean.

    Fiona2019-08-30T00:00:00Z
  • Nico the Italian manager and visionary, Mita the lovely and humble house keeper, Anna the charming entertainer and Yoga (tour) guide and the coolest dog family will make you feel part of the multicultural family. It was extraordinary how much personal time they dedicated to us. They are our friends now and we will meet them again for sure! The beach house is of better quality than 99% of the other places and has kept the authentic surf & beach style. Empty beach with rough waves is at the doorstep and walking distance to crocodile rock and Arugam Bay main beach. Activities like safari, temples, beach parties, surfing are organised within minutes by the great team. Miss ya all, guys!

    Michael2019-08-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Pasarichenai Beach, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

    Stay Golden is a small, family-run hotel at the beach of Arugam Bay. Your stone cabana is cozy and clean. It’s designed and furnished with love to make you feel comfortable during your stay. The cabana has one king-size and one single bed with high-quality mosquito nets, a ceiling fan, air-condition, a terrace and an upper wooden balcony with sea view. Your private en-suite bathroom has everything you need. When you step out of your cabana, you will feel sand between your toes.
    Beautiful nature surrounds us. Our hotel is located on the beach in a more quiet area of Arugam Bay. At the beach side, we run a small restaurant and café. It’s the perfect place for you to relax and enjoy some good food. We serve healthy, fresh and delicious local food from morning to evening. Sun beds and shade are provided free of charge for our hotel guests. You have access to free Wifi all over the property. We also offer daily yoga classes at our rooftop yoga shala overlooking the ocean.
    Arugam Bay is famous for its surf. You are at the Main Surf Spot (Main Point) in a ten minutes walk on the beach. Turning South standing at Stay Golden’s beach, you can spot Crocodile’s Rock and Elephant’s Rock at the horizon. The beach seems endless on that side of the bay. It’s just beautiful. The hotel is located in the still more undiscovered area of Arugam Bay, perfect for everyone seeking peace. Nature mixed with simple, local residential houses surround us. Though, it’s just a ten minutes walk to the city center of Arugam Bay or a couple of minutes bike ride (bikes are free of charge for guests). There, you find many shops and restaurants.
  • Amazing Food, Amazing Vibes!

    Jad2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • The place is beautiful, just a few meter for the sea, and all the employees there have a nice energy, ñ and the owners too, every time their are asking if we need something! The rooms are super clean and comfortable and the food at the restaurant is amazing. I only have food comments for this place!

    Mati2019-10-31T00:00:00Z
  • Stay Golden was the best place we stayed in during our three week trip to Arugam Bay. We stayed in Cabana 5! The space was perfect, we had a comfy bed, mosquito net, clean bathroom and western toilet and a private balcony with sea views (and a super comfy hammock). Angie and Rihan went above and beyond to make our stay as comfortable as it could be, from welcome drinks to recommendations and a delicious restaurant. We couldn’t help but not want to leave the area. It is a short stroll to the main strip or a 2 minute bike ride. Bicycles are complimentary on a first come first serve basis and there were 6 available. The beach was at our toes and the place was just out of town enough to enjoy the sounds of the waves and peace and quiet. Accommodation and hospitality aside, the restaurant was INCREDIBLE. We stayed for 5 days and ate here for breakfast, lunch and dinner all days except for two meals. We wish we had stayed for those two meals as there was nowhere in arugam that served food (western and Sri Lankan) to the standard this place did. There is also an option for a vegan menu. We mentioned this to some friends who were staying in the city and they also came and ate at the stay golden restaurant regularly. All in all it was such a great experience, the staff were super friendly, the owners and even the dogs which walked us to the beach and kept us company. Highly recommend for a stay at arugam. Beach, surf, safari, food and drinks all at your fingertips. Thanks again!

    Havva2019-09-08T00:00:00Z
  • Stay Golden is the best place we found in Sri Lanka. Cabanas are new, just renovated, with AC, big bathroom, WiFi and everything you need; you are directly on the beach and you have your private front porch with deckchairs and in most case also a terrace with ocean view, for perfect relax. The location is perfect too: far from the noise of the city center but not that far (just 5 min by bikes, at free use for guests). You can also rent motorbike or Tuktuk. The food is amazing: we stayed 11 days so we could tried most of the dishes, all tasty, fresh and at a good price. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They offer lot of different services like yoga classes, surf lessons or safari. We did 5 surf lessons with Siyas from their staff: really expert and also funny! We definitely recommend him! It was really easy to communicate with Rihan and Angie, they are always there to assist you and suggest you things to do. You can feel the passion they put in their hard work, their attention on every detail, and i really appreciated the smiles they gives you and the love they spread around. This is the best choice you can do in Arugam Bay :)

    Chiara2019-08-21T00:00:00Z
  • Nice area in the middle of the nature and just 2 minutes by scooter from the main points away! Staff very friendly and helpful, received a lot of Tipps and could always talk to owners if we have any question! Also via airbnb the answered immediately if you write them! The bungalows and the area are new, very clean and cozy Amazing restaurant - we ate here the best fish! The price performance ratio is really good! Loved our stay that we booked one more night ;)

    Ursi2019-07-21T00:00:00Z
  • A cute Cabana situated by the beach and about 5 minutes from Arugam bay centre. Rihan and Angie were amazing hosts who made getting to the bay and back to Colombo very easy and stress free. Perfect for being in a chill atmosphere but not too far from the parties.

    Hossein2019-07-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Chalet


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugam Bay, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

    Arugambay is wild and peaceful with wide open skies, and the Jam House is the perfect place to relax and enjoy vivid sunsets and starry nights sitting around an outdoor fire or cuddled up in a hammock. A crazy bird choir will wake you up at dawn, and in the rainy months an expert chorus of frogs will lull you to sleep at night. We bought this property to have a place to call our own in Arugambay which has a very special place in our hearts- and now we’re happy to be sharing it with you!
    Located in a rural village about 1km away from the main A’bay strip, and nestled among paddy fields, the Jam House is a small house with quite a large garden surrounding it. We have an additional room on the property which is used as storage space - this has a mini rooftop which you can access with our ladder. (Great spot for sunset and star gazing) Our main occupant is our friend Jayampathi, who waters our beloved plants and uses the space to do his yoga, meditation, and writing. He’s also a great cook and generous with his talents! The bathroom (commode) adjoins the house and we have an outdoor shower close by. The garden also has a well and some handmade benches surrounding a small fireplace which can be used for BBQs or just to enjoy some mood lighting! Adjoining our boundary wall we’ve set up a ‘viewpoint’ with a shelf that serves as a table for morning tea, breakfast and sunset views.
    Arugambay is best known for surfing amongst tourists. But in the monsoon months, “off season”, it still offers a wide range of exciting adventures. The land is lush, and this brings in large numbers of water birds and storks. The national parks are looking fresh and beautiful and there are several manmade tanks and rice fields which offer stunning views and great picnic spots in the surrounding areas. Running close by to the Jam House is the “Hada Oya” a large stream lined with majestic Kumbuk trees. This is a popular holiday spot for locals and most definitely worth a visit. The village of Arugam is an ancient place and has many religious and spiritual sites- the temple rock of Kudumbigala and the Okanda devale being amongst the most popular. There are several beautiful beaches worth visiting as well and asome great restaurants and bars in town.
  • It’s a truly beautiful experience to be at The Jam House. It is a delightfully rustic home, and Jayampathi is a wonderful person who lives in the property and looked after me very well indeed. The hosts, Dayani and Fazry, have been so helpful and accommodating over the phone/messaging. I thoroughly recommend arranging with them a scooter or motorbike for getting around Arugam Bay itself - it’s actually quite a large place - and definitely for visiting the surrounding areas. The place is exactly as described (I advise you to read “About this Space” again), and I cannot add anything more other than to say that you absolutely must come and spend a few days in The Jam House: a perfect, simple piece of paradise on earth.

    Craig2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugam Bay, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

    Galaxy Lounge is situated at the Northern end of Arugam Bay. Here the beach is wider and less populated, perfect for swimming and sunbathing. It is just a 10 minute walk along the beach to the fishing boats and Main Point which are at the Southern end of the bay. It is possible to surf in front of Galaxy and the popular surf breaks of Whisky Point, Pottuvil Point, Peanut Farm and Okanda are just a short tuk tuk drive away. Galaxy is a family-run hotel and we hope you'll come and join us!
    Galaxy is a spacious 16 room guest house and restaurant offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks both Sri Lankan and Western Cuisine. We have an Dappetising menu for kids and a good selection of vegan dishes. Don't miss out on one of our famous Sri Lankan buffet BBQ's!
    Arugam Bay is a glorious place to visit all year round. Whatever your interests we have something to offer you.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Hotel


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugam Bay, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

    Stay Golden is a small, family-run hotel at the beach of Arugam Bay. Your double room is cosy, simple and clean. It’s designed and furnished with love to make you feel comfortable during your stay. The room has a double bed with high quality mosquito net, a ceiling fan and an air-condition. Your private en-suite bathroom has everything you need. Beautiful nature surrounds us. The room is located on the ground floor in a house that has two double rooms in total. It comes with a small terrace.
    Our hotel is located at the beach. At the beach side, we run a small restaurant and café. It’s the perfect place for you to relax and enjoy some good food. We serve healthy, fresh and delicious local food from morning to evening. Sun beds and shade are provided free of charge for our hotel guests. You have access to free Wifi all over the property. We also offer daily yoga classes at our rooftop yoga shala overlooking the ocean.
    Arugam Bay is famous for its surf. You are at the Main Surf Spot (Main Point) in a ten minutes walk on the beach. Turning South standing at Stay Golden’s beach, you can spot Crocodile’s Rock and Elephant’s Rock at the horizon. The beach seems endless on that side of the bay. It’s just beautiful. The hotel is located in the still more undiscovered area of Arugam Bay, perfect for everyone seeking peace. Nature mixed with simple, local residential houses surround us. Though, it’s just a ten minutes walk to the city center of Arugam Bay or a couple of minutes bike ride (bikes are free of charge for guests). There, you find many shops and restaurants.
  • beautiful place, nice people we would come back any time.

    Jana2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Rihan and Angie are wonderful people and made us feel very comfortable. They were always available for a chat, a laugh, and had a bunch of tips for our travels. All in all a very relaxed stay, as the property is right on the beach and away from all the noise

    Nidhish2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Great place.

    Michael2019-10-23T00:00:00Z
  • Our room was very comfortable and clean. The rooms are all totally modern and well furnished. Our stay was super nice, we even extended a day, everything worked out great. All the boys and also Angie and Rihan have always been very hospitable and open minded and have always fulfilled every wish. Thank you for this nice week :)

    Sarah2019-08-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugam Bay, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

    Stay Golden is a family-run hotel at the beach of Arugam Bay. Your wooden cabana is cozy and clean. It’s designed and furnished with love to make you feel comfortable during your stay. This cabana is perfect for families: Set up over 2 floors, it has 2 king-size beds with high-quality mosquito nets, ceiling fans, air-conditioning, and a balcony. Your private en-suite bathroom has everything you need. This cabana is the closest to the beach and comes with a 180 degrees sea view.
    Our hotel is located on the beach, in a more quiet area of Arugam Bay. At the beach side, we run a small restaurant and café. It’s the perfect place for you to relax and enjoy some good food. We serve healthy, fresh and delicious local food from morning to evening. Sun beds and shade are provided free of charge for our hotel guests. You have access to free Wifi all over the property. We also offer daily yoga classes at our rooftop yoga shala overlooking the ocean.
    Arugam Bay is famous for its surf. You are at the Main Surf Spot (Main Point) in a ten minutes walk on the beach. Turning South standing at Stay Golden’s beach, you can spot Crocodile’s Rock and Elephant’s Rock at the horizon. The beach seems endless on that side of the bay. It’s just beautiful. The hotel is located in the still more undiscovered area of Arugam Bay, perfect for everyone seeking peace. Nature mixed with simple, local residential houses surround us. Though, it’s just a ten minutes walk to the city center of Arugam Bay or a couple of minutes bike ride (bikes are free of charge for guests). There, you find many shops and restaurants.
  • rihan place was great, they were very friendly to us, they are so cute and kind, food was very delicious 👌🏾 location was great, and the place was sparkling clean, i hope to see one more time, i think 3 night is was very short to stay there, if you see this comment you should try rihan's place.

    Dorsa2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Dear Angie, Dear Rihan, There are so many things to say. First of all I start with thank you and we are still in Love with yourStay Golden and the persons all around it! Our „rooms“(every room is a house for his own) Are so lovely, the set up is perfect for the surfing lifestyle and you get in the resturant/Beach bar amazing fresh, local and healthy Food! Angie(lovely bavarian German) is an expert for all the diffrent Yogas. She offered us several classes and she doesent matter if it was 6am or 6pm. Im talking from really professional Yoga. Not like 85% of the others classes on the Island. Rihan(local and Angies husband) is so Open minded and help us with everything. We going together to the best Surfing spots along the beach. As well was he very honest and not promising you things which are not there. This lovely couple had with us and the whole staff traditional food. It was one of the best expirience during our trip in Sri Lanka. The Beach in front of theStay Golden is just awesome! Its not directly to the main tourism spot. Means you can relax, surf and take walks for your Own. If you looking for the Main spot. Just 10 mins walk on the Beach to your left. Its the place to be in Arugam bay. 1st class airbnbler! Love Love Love Joachim

    Joachim2019-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • Rihan and Angie have created an amazing place with their own personal touches, just off the main strip of Arugam Bay. A very short (2 minute) bike ride will have you amongst all the main shops and restaurants whilst maintaining a nice quiet spot directly on the beach. It’s very hard to fault our stay here. To start off we were greeted with complimentary drinks followed by a chat about the local area and how we can best get around to the local surf breaks. We stayed in Cabana #10. The room was very clean and maintained to a high standard, we managed to break the shower and it was fixed within the same day. We tried our best to make sure we ventured out to local restaurants, however we almost ate every meal at Stay Golden as it’s probably the best food in the area.Amazing breakfast (pancakes, smoothie bowls and omelettes etc) as well as great Sri Lankan dishes. They really know what they’re doing in the kitchen. This is a great spot to be if you want to surf the main point as it’s only a 10 minute walk up along the beach, or the staff will be more than happy to organize a tuk tuk to the local points around (there’s a lot). Let them know your surfing ability and they’ll be able to steer you in the right direction. We only planned to stay here 5 nights, however extended our stay to 11 days once we realized how amazing it was. Yoga enthusiasts can also enjoy 2 yoga classes/day held above the restaurant overlooking the ocean. You’ll feel right at home and looked after at Stay Golden When we revisit Arugam Bay we will definitely be staying at Stay Golden again!

    Julian2019-09-30T00:00:00Z
  • We had an amazing time at Stay Golden! Angie and Rihan are excellent hosts! They can advise and organise anything you need. The boys in the kitchen are amazing cooks. They have an entire vegan menu ! We stayed in cabana 10, best view of the beach. We highly recommend you go and enjoy the beach Life!

    Karina & Brice2019-09-03T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect house which exactly met expectations. Great food and drinks, top hospitality and super nice and pleasant staff!

    Tom2019-08-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Nature lodge


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Arugam Bay, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

    Charming, rustic & full of character, our comfortable bungalow is located 10 mins walk from town & the main point. There's an open plan master bedroom, living room, bathroom & kitchen area opening onto a shaded porch. The second bedroom is separate with single and double beds. Both have a/c. Surrounded by a small, lovely, private garden with it's own entrance and lots of shade, the bungalow shares a compound with a larger house & garden and is safe & secure.
    Rustic but functional, open plan with a lovely garden (a lady comes in to do laundry. Please let us know so we can let her know when you wish to have your sheets or towels changed) Nice atmosphere & safe for kids due to the enclosed garden. We can provide an extra mattress for a child.
    Slightly off the beaten track, a short walk from the beach and town, tucked away and secluded.
  • Great chilled out vibe and kids enjoyed the swing chair and outdoor setting in particular. Free clothing wash was handy and hosts were available and responsive. All round great value for money.

    Shaun2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely little bungalow in quiet surrounding. Perfect for families. Lots of helpful tips from the hosts.

    Claus2019-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • Really outstanding hospitality from both Monica and Adam! They helped with taxis, local tips and made sure we were very comfortable. The bungalow was perfect for myself in a group of 5 with a lovely private area outside to relax in. Great A/C too! Also, highly recommend Adams restaurant in town! This place is only a short walk or drive from town but far enough to enjoy the peace and quiet. Would definitely come back!

    Jacqueline2019-04-23T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place, Adam was super helpful and had great local insight. Also the pizzas and cocktails from Adams restaurant were the best we’d had in Sri Lanka!

    Tom2019-04-10T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice Place, we absolutely loved it!

    Philipp2019-04-02T00:00:00Z
  • This is a cute little cottage 5 minutes walk outside of Aragumbay. It was quiet, clean & great value. Adam is a great host & makes terrific food at his restaurant.

    Ellen2018-10-10T00:00:00Z
  • Superfriendly Host, Perfect location and a lot of space, near the surf beaches, enjoyed it there the most

    Josh2018-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • We traveled to Arugambay not really knowing what to expect from the scene or the people and found ourselves somewhat overwhelmed by the massive amount of westerners who seem not really to respect or care for the norms and values of the people of Sri Lanka. Allot of people just running around shirtless in their bathing trunks whilst far away from any beach in a definitely Muslim influenced community is hard to look at. The same thing goes for most restaurants which try and imitate a somewhat western style, serving dishes the owner of the restaurant itself has most likely never tasted in its original state themselves before. This on the other hand can not be said about Adam, the charming man we met who not only runs a more than decent Pizzaria that delivers to the Airbnb (seahorse Inn) but is also Monika's Partner renting out the Air BnB. After eating rice and curry for every meal for a good 10 days Adams pizza really hit the spot! Adam checked us in and even gave us a phone with the most important numbers on it (tuktuk, taxi, food delivery contacts) that we could take where ever we went. He even offered us some of his precious coffee (actual coffee not the stuff you find everywhere else in Sri Lanka) and we were able to wash our clothes free of charge! The Air BnB is situated about 10 minutes walk to the Southern part of the beach where it's less crowded (unfortunately not suitable for swimming) and only a couple of meter further up you'll find the main Surfspot. Really depends which way you walk. The house is secluded from all the party and tourists but one can easily access it if one wants. It's the perfect in-between since you can have the best of both worlds. You can go out do your thing but don't have to wake up in a noisy hostel ... The only thing that might wake you up are the monkeys jumping around on the roof of the house, which definitely adds to the flair. The kitchen is well equipped, the beds are good, the AC is awesome and we found it to be as clean as it can get considering 35°C at about 100% humidity in a nature surrounded area. The little outside area has a fan and some hammocks which is nice too. All in All we really enjoyed staying there and can definitely recommend it especially if you don't want to be part of the whole Arugambay party scene but still want to see the area. There are some very nice and historical Tempels Close by which most people who come to Arugambay ignore and they are free of charge unlike most historic sites in Sri Lanka. Also there is a cute "guard dog" and 2 very nice cats. Thank you Adam and Monika !

    Nikolas2018-09-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    2

    Arugam Bay, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

    Stay in this peaceful cabin and live like a true local in Arugambay. We're within walking distance to shops, night clubs, and beaches. Our rental comes with 1 bedroom, and a private bathroom and kitchenette that you're free to use any time. Wi-Fi, self check-in, a coffee maker -- we've got everything you need.
    Surf Gangs Hotel located with large garden, restaurant, chill out area all room has balcony 6 cottage room with attached bathroom and two villa
    Arugambay beach Pottuivil point whiskey point Kumana national Park Panama beach elephant Rock peanut farm Panama tank
  • The stay was absolutely amazing. The hosts are very friendly and helped us everytime we need a thing ( especially when we lost our phone in the taxi ;-) . The accumodation was located perfectly just next to best restaurants, surfshops, market, beach and surfpoints. We could use everything in the kitchen and they made the best ice coffee ever ! We booked two nights but in the end we stayed 10 days. Already miss the place, where everything was so perfect. Met a lot of beautiful people there! Thank you for everything, Eva and Jonas

    Eva2019-09-21T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely recommendable! Rifan is one of the best hosts we ever met. He and his team fulfill every wish in a few seconds :)

    Felix2019-09-01T00:00:00Z
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    Sascha2019-07-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugam Bay, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

    Welcome! We are a family run surf and stay in a quiet spot close to the heart of Arugam Bay. Our cabanas are close to the beach and main surf point (2mins) in a relaxing tropical garden. Perfect for nature lovers and those wanting to explore the local area. The owner Sisi was one of the first surfers here in the 1970s so knows the waves and jungle well. We can give good recommendations for food, yoga, surf, safari and jungle trips.
    Comfortable cabana with bed (twin or double) and attached bathroom. Simple design with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The room is equipped with a ceiling fan, towels and bedding. Mosquito nets in all the rooms (newly replaced each season to avoid wear and tear - April 2019). Enjoy the large front porch area or chill out in one of our hammocks. Our tropical garden has lots of palm trees, coconuts and the occasional monkey! We are located close to the heart of Arugam Bay; our quiet neighbourhood is 2 minutes walk from the beach with access to the main and baby surf points. We are a five minutes walk from the many shops, cafes and restaurants A Bay has to offer! When you stay with us we'll give you tips on local food, surf, yoga and anything else you need to know :).
  • The accommodation is a bit off the main road (where restaurants, supermarkets, etc.) and is thus in a pleasant and quiet location. The hosts are very nice and happy to help with any problem. Each guest has their own little cottage in which the bedroom and bathroom is. We had booked our room only for 3 nights and then extended it again for 4 nights as we liked it so much. :-)

    Mareen2019-08-03T00:00:00Z
  • The cabana is located 2 minutes walk from the main beach, it is very close to many nice and local restaurants. Irosh was great to us, he helped us adjusting to Arugam Bay and he also gave us surf tips. We also enjoyed some relaxing moment on the hamacas in the garden. The bedroom had a perfectly working mosquito net and was extremely comfortable. I would love to return here!

    Ettore2018-10-02T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely time at irosh's place. They were really welcoming. The room is simple but comfy. The garden is beautiful with loads of wildlife, great place to relax when it is too hot. Irosh's father offers safaris we didn't have time to do one but heard from other guests that they are great. Also the location is really quiet and a 1 min walk to the beach. I would stay there again. Thanks for a great stay ☺

    Michaela2018-08-22T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time in arugam bay and in blue paradise cabanas. They are really simple and rustique but clean and the garden is always nice thanks to Sisi, irosh’s father! Monkeys come quite often which was awesome!!! The cabanas are really well situated, just 5 minutes walk to the beach and good restaurants. I recommand that place and hope to come back one day

    Chloé2018-08-06T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place and friendly hosts! I went with Iroshs father on a tuktuk safari, that was amazing!

    Frederik2018-07-23T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome place to stay! So close to the beach and the room was clean and comfortable- Irosh was great at giving advice about the local surf points and places to eat 👍🏼👍🏼 Nice and easy and the hammock in the garden was ideal 👌🏼

    Emma2018-05-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

    Arne's Place is the Happy, Lasting Friendliest legacy of a friendship between a young local man named Mubarak & Australian Surfer Dr Arne Rubinestien. when Arne met Mubarak he was just 20 and supporting his 5 siblings and elderly mother. Arne decided help Muba and sent him to construction school and then helped building Arnes Place.. Today Muba is the manager and the whole family can proudly support themselves & ensure all the children get well fed, proper healthcare & good education...
    If Your Vacation Is For Relax, Chill & Eating Great Organic Food; Please Bring Your Vacation With Us. The Most Friendliest Staff Working At Our property To Find Anything You Need At Any Time. Arnes Place Only 20 Seconds Walking Distance To Beach. It Has The Ocean View At The Property. Garden & Landscaping Will Bring Great Atmosphere With Enough Chill. 4G Wifi , Small Library, Hammocks Plus Good Chill Music For Your Entertainments. We Offer Talented Surf Coach's For Learning Surf, Safari At The National Park, Lagoon Tours, Tuk Tuk Ride And Laundry Service. We Have A Small Beach Break Just In Front Of Our Property Where You Can Catch Some Waves All Day. We Can Arrange Airport Transfers From Colombo / Mattala International Airports. As Well As To Centre, Up North, South Cost And All The National Parks Of The Island Etc. Driver Accommodation Is Not Provided. GREAT SURF, FRIENDLY PEOPLE & HEALTHY FOOD COULD BRING YOUR VACATION IN PARADISE.
    Arne's Place located in Arugam Bay, eastern province, Sri Lanka. We are at the middle of town, yet half minute walking distance to the beach and village shops.
  • Arnes Place is a great accommodation in Arugam bay. Clean, directly on the beach and with one of the best breakfasts I had in Sri Lanka. Mubarak is a wonderful host: very relaxed, helpful, courteous and nice. An absolute recommendation when you are in Arugam Bay!

    Christoph2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugam Bay, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

    Adorable little Bed&Breakfast right at the beach in one of the best surfing destination in the world, Arugam Bay - Sri Lanka. It is not only a dream destination for surfers, but everyone is welcome to relax, enjoy the wildlife and feel the good vibes
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    16


    Bedrooms

    7

    Arugam Bay, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

    There are 2 Twin Cabanas at Beach View. Each has 2 Single beds. Maximum of 2 people per room per night.
    Beach View is a family owned and run guest house and restaurant in Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka, with views of the ocean and Arugam Bay's famous surf break, Main Point. Here we have 7 rooms, each with clean and private bathrooms. Set amongst a green and shady garden, the rooms are right on the beach, but secluded for when you need an escape. Enjoy free WIFI, drinking water, and a homemade breakfast with your stay. Please enjoy the use of our ping pong table, books, and garden area for sitting and relaxing. We also offer surf rentals and lessons, so feel free to ask staff for more info! Guests are sure to feel safe and at home.
    We are located right off the beach at Main Point, one of the most popular surf spots. We are surrounded by many shops, restaurants, cafes, Tesco (supermarket), and nightlife. The space although close to everything is quiet and secluded.
  • Very nice bungalow near the sea! Near all local businesses. A team attentive and very accommodating, I recommend

    Damien2019-07-12T00:00:00Z
  • Great location and cute huts. I was unwell so we ended up upgrading to an air conditioned room and they were so accommodating. Good bonus free breakfast and very friendly helpful staff.

    Alix2019-07-04T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay at the Beach View Hotel. The little huts are really cute and clean. Thanuja and her family are very friendly and welcoming. The breakfasts are good! Hotel 2 steps from the beach and the center. Only downside, quite noisy at night but it seems to be like that everywhere in Arugam Bay.

    Stéphanie2018-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

    In the shade of the palm trees, under the humble sun, far away from busy life, there is a hidden place called Lazy Bay and Surf Camp. Lazy Bay is a small but cozy hotel in the heart of world famous surf spot Arugam Bay, walking distance from the beach, close to the vibrant area with restaurants and cafes. Should you desire to spend your peaceful holiday laying under the sun, sipping from a delicious coconut or your heart is craving an adrenaline rush while rocking the waves, Lazy Bay is..
    Arugam Bay Lazy Bay- Deluxe Double Room With B&B- Rooms are spacious (196 sq ft) at the Ground floor and up-floor - private entrance, Cozy Hammocks, little tables outside rooms.rooftop -good desk and chair In the Room - A King size bed with a big mosquito net, - Air conditioner and Centralized Ceiling Fan. - Attached bathroom with shelves, free toiletries, exhaust fan, hot & Cold shower, - big windows provided with the Garden View - free wifi -Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management. & Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
    The Arugam Bay Beach is a wide sweeping sandy beach in front of the village of Arugam Bay and is an attraction for surfing and swimming all year-round. Arugam Bay‘s first international surfing competition was held by the ISA (International Surfing Association) in the summer of 2004. Despite the shocking destruction of the Tsunami on December 26, 2004, the ISA returned in 2005 to give the battered local economy of Arugam Bay a boost. The long and consistent right hand point break at the southern end of the Arugam Bay beach makes it one of the finest surf spot in Sri Lanka as well as Asia. The Arugam Bay Beach consists of a coral reef which is home to an abundance of tropical fish and is a delightful snorkelling paradise. The beach isn’t the only attraction at Arugam Bay. The village of Arugam Bay brings about the loveliest sceneries that span over mangrove, jungle, lagoon, river, rice fields and sand dunes. Within such a varied landscape is a pair of National Wildlife Parks that are home to mammals including elephants and also myriads of birdlife. Moreover, the historical and archaeological sites in the area reveal the history of the area with its stone inscriptions and...
  • We really liked this place!)) It was clean, comfy, had a nice huge bed. The host was really nice, made us welcome juice, and was so nice to cut up our fruits into pieces for us to eat on our way when we left. I definitely recommend it!))

    Tash2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • Really nice place, very clean rooms and fun vibe. The lime juice is amazing! Hosts are really friendly too

    Tom2019-09-16T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful hotel right in the center of Arugam bay. The staff was very warm, accommodating and have fulfilled every wish! The rooms are spacious and clean. The breakfast was generous and delicious! Thaks for the great time!

    Elsbeth2019-04-27T00:00:00Z
  • What an amazing little gem in a ideal location just tucked off the main hustle and bustle. It is perfectly placed to explore Arugam bay by foot. The highlight has to be the Lazy Bay team who were the most friendly and helpful hosts we've experience during our time in Sri Lanka. They were always on hand to help and cooked up some lovely dinners and breakfast and even taught us how to play the local board game Carrom, even though we were very slow to learn!! The place looks lovely at night and has a very sociable feeling with lots of hammocks to lounge around in between surfs or feeds, which were much appreciated. Great value for money and amazing service, highly recommend booking with Lazy Bay if you're heading to A-Bay.

    Dale2019-04-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Boutique hotel


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugam Bay, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugam Bay, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

    paradise sand beach hotel is locating in the hard of Arugam bay beach, we have partial sea view and garden view rooms and a beach restaurant in the city center. main surf point is in 200 meeters, ATM is in 50meeter. we have popular restaurants and surf shops very closed to us. it's very easy to access to other surf points from here. we have transport services, tour organize and surf lessons here.
    main surf point-200meeter Whisky Point- 10KM Peanut Farm Beach-6KM Kudumbikala Sanctuary-16Km Pottuvil Lagoon-6KM
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Hotel


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugam Bay, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

    The bed & breakfast offers a restaurant. A complimentary breakfast is offered. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. For a surcharge, the property provides a roundtrip airport shuttle and an area shuttle. This Arugam Bay bed & breakfast also offers a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and laundry facilities. The Arugam Bay Beach is a wide sweeping sandy beach in front of the village of Arugam Bay and is an attraction for surfing and swimming all year-round.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    0

    Pottuvil, Sri Lanka

    New place with good finishing’s, 50 meters from the shore line (not beach front). Great getaway with privacy, excellent for families, couples or individual travelers that like peace and nature. The space is very bright, airy, and spacious. The room has a king size with a comfy orthopedic spring mattress and mosquito net; for additional comfort, AC and fan are available. The bathroom is large and has an indoor garden. There is also a kitchen available for use at an extra charge.
    Room Sol - Is spacious, plain, and simple. The interiors and furnishings, were locally sourced or made in the region. The rooms have a lot of natural light; a fan and AC are also installed for additional comfort. King size bed in solid teak wood which can be installed with mosquito if needed. The front porch is in sand and has hammocks and lounge chairs for chilling. There is also a kitchen and dining cabana available for use at an extra charge of 2 € a day.
    A very quiet, friendly, and safe neighbourhood. At the beach its very interesting observing the fishermen bring ashore the large nets full of fish. If you help they will reward you with fish. Walk south through the beach to crocodile rock for surfing where you have long and easy rides. On the way, there stop by the lagoon where you can see herds of elephants (go during sunset). Walking north to the "main point" you will find the best surf spot in all Eastern Province; reef break for more experience surfers where you can get rides up to 800 meters on the same wave.
  • It was my first time in Potuvil and the stay didn’t definitely disappoint me at all

    Bhagya2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed eight nights and it was absolutely amazing! Shali and his family are the nicest people and take every effort to make your stay as good as possible! After a 1min walk you get to a beautiful, yet lonely beach from where you reach Arugam Bay and Crocodile and Elephant Rock within 30mins of walking. We'd absolutely recommend staying in this place, - and also listen to Shali's tips for lonesome spots to visit!

    Sophia2019-08-31T00:00:00Z
  • Rafael homestay was in a beautiful, quiet & friendly area slightly outside Arugam village. The sound of the ocean waves could be heard from your little Kabana, it was gorgeous. This Kabana is spacious, beautifully clean, big & lovely comfortable bed and pillows, with everything you need. There is also A/C in the room, a nice treat when it’s so hot. I loved the lovely design of my private bathroom here, I was showering listening to the ocean & nature, it was like a dream. It is an outdoor bathroom area, but it is covered from the elements also. Shali & his family were really lovely hosts, they were kind and gentle and always on hand. They called me a tuktuk a few times & were always around to look after whatever i needed. Also I communicated with Rafael the owner, when booking the property and throughout my stay there. He went above and beyond for me, he listened to my needs and respected my journey and what I needed during my stay here. I am beyond greatful for all his help and kindness. He was really super. Thank you so so much for having me @ your place in the amazing Arugam Bay. 💛

    Fiona2019-08-22T00:00:00Z
  • Great spot a little bit outside the main town, Rafael was super quick with responses and always had tons of helpful info about all things Arugam Bay and Sri Lanka, a really great host! Would recommend it!

    Brian2019-08-11T00:00:00Z
  • Kadjan Villa is a really beautiful place. Our Cabana (Sol) was really nice, clean and had everything we needed for our stay. Shali, who takes care of the place and guests, was very helpful and gave us a lot of tips. Rafael, the owner, was very quick to response over airbnb and helped us out a lot. All in all we had a very nice stay there. The place is a bit outside of the main part of Abay and the beach where you can swim and surf. It is within walking distance but a couple of bicycles would make it a lot easier to get there and back :) Yet Shali helps out with tuktuks and/or scooter rental.

    Max2019-08-08T00:00:00Z
  • Silent, beautiful and close to surfing. We enjoyed all the pleasures of Arugam Bay without suffering the noise, as Kadjan Villa is removed from the main part of the city. We had a peaceful sleep in a comfortable bed before going surfing. Local host Shali helped us in so many ways, and we enjoyed having acces to the kitchen. The place is really tastefully designed, especially the bathroom with an indoor garden. I felt truly at peace here.

    Josefine2019-05-28T00:00:00Z
  • we had a great stay. the host and his were so kind to us. we had great talks. the host is always happy to help and wants his guests to be happy. we could use the kitchen, which was nice too. the place is not far from the main city but still you can take a break from crowded arugam bay there. we would recommend everyone to stay there ! we had a great time.

    Kristina2018-08-24T00:00:00Z
  • My fiancé and I came to Arugam Bay with the plan of staying 4 nights. We loved it so much and looked around somewhere we could extend our stay. We found Kadjan Villa and really lucked out! It’s just out of Arugam Bay which suited us perfect. The sound of the waves and nothing else was just what we needed! The perfect space to relax and chill. Shalieen and his family were incredible! We loved meeting the children and playing uno with them :) Shalieen’s wife cooks the best pumpkin soup I’ve ever had!! The breakfast were different every morning and so delicious. Shalieen also organised a home cooked chicken bbq one night for all the guests staying. We had the best night! I even had 2 dresses made while we were staying here through a friend of his and I love them! We had great service here. From the booking communication with Rafael to getting local tips from Shalieen - we were stoked! We highly recommend staying here. We look forward to coming back again in the future. Thank you!!

    Pia-Ariel2018-08-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugam Bay, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

    A beautiful large room with a/c and a large terrace; or a Tree House with a large balcony and lovely views. Each room has a small fridge and kettle. Both rooms are ideal for 2 or 3 people.
    2 separate rooms with a large terrace in the shade and breeze. The TERRACE ROOM is a deluxe room, also known as the honeymoon suite. It is ideal for couples who wish to have more space and tranquility; also ideal for families of 3 with a small child, as its on the ground floor. The room has 1 large double bed, and 1 single bed (which can be moved outside and used as a day bed); a large bathroom; a desk, rail rack, and shelves. The TREE HOUSE sleeps 3, and is a top floor open space bedroom with a balcony, the only room in the bay with a sunset view. It is nestled under a large thatched palm leaf roof and is well ventilated due to its wooden frames as windows. It overlooks the garden, surrounding palm trees and the ocean. The room compromises of 1 double and 1 single bed in the main area, 1 large bathroom with an open shower, 2 lockable built in wardrobes. We have one listing for both rooms, so do specify which one you are interested in; if the calendar is full the other room might still be available; or find our website and contact us. The restaurant offers fresh organic local and seasonal produce; we serve rice & curry, western food, and plenty of juices and coconut water. We also provide for vegan guests, using separate pots and kitchen utensils. East Surf also offers wildlife BBQ nights, surf lessons, fishing trips (wind permitting), tuk tuk safaris, machine wash laundry service, and we sell great postcards. What makes us unique is the tranquility of the area, our beautiful spacious rooms with king size beds; and fresh produce in the kitchen. We can arrange airport transfers to/from Colombo and/or Mattala airport. as well as Ella, Yala, Galle, Trincomalee etc. Driver accommodation is not provided.
    We are a little out of the way, yet 8 min walking distance to the beach and village shops.
  • Little paradise in Arugambay offside mainroad and in walking distance to main point. Very clean, large rooms. Lovely details. Delicious food. Great friendly stuff. Charismatic, warm, attentive host makes us feeling very wellcome, relaxed and happy. Raffaela and Sudu, it was a pleasure to be your guest. Thanks a lot for sharing your place, thoughts, ideas, recommendations, experiences and love.

    Ute2019-04-20T00:00:00Z
  • Super friendly owners. They make you feel like part of their family. Their cooking is some of the very best we had in Sri Lanka. Room is great. Recommend them to anyone.

    Jade2019-01-07T00:00:00Z
  • This place has everything you need from surf lessons to a jungle barbecue. The owners are very welcoming. The location is quite as it’s a short walk out of town which makes it so much more relaxing. The breakfasts are very tasty too!

    James2018-07-24T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful Place, located a few mins walk from the village of Arugam Bay, perfect location in order for it to be extremely calm but not isolated. Rafaella und Sudu are very good guests, lots of local tips for surfing and other activities, perfect breakfast, highlight is Sudu's Bbq night in the jungle with some seriously good food. Rooms are spacious, open to many frogs and other cute little beings, so be prepared !! From our room we got to see good monkey shows every afternoon as well! Recommended from every aspect!

    Jussi2018-06-19T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful breakfast area and amazing breakfast options. Wow. Felt like a beautiful resort with then palm trees and sea vreeze blowing through each morning. We loved it. Highly recommended

    Emi2018-06-05T00:00:00Z
  • We slept 4 nights in the treehouse, it was amazing. Even more relaxing than we thought. Birds, monkeys and waves sounds helped our meditation moments. The staff also cleaned the room on our second day, which is something truly rare while visiting SriLanka!! The kitchen was outstanding, a bit of Italian tradition perfectly mixed with the spicy singhalese. The breakfast? Breathtaking! Go for Sudu's omelet!!! Just magnificent! We totally recommend the jungle BBQ with Sudu the "Shaman". He spots all the animals you'll see only later!! Never ate that good in an open air BBQ, Fish, prawns and salad! All of this in the jungle, at night! Need a Guru? Go for Sudu!!! Ragazzi, se siete Italiani di buon cuore questo posto ha sicuramente una marcia in più per voi, Raffaella ha tante cose da raccontare ed è speciale nel farvi sentire a casa. Tutti ad East surf cabana ci hanno fatto apprezzare ancora di più la bellissima esperienza di viaggiare in SriLanka. Vi abbracciamo forte! Speriamo di tornare presto! Un bacione a Giada! Luca e Marta

    Marta2018-05-19T00:00:00Z
  • We loved East Surf! The place is very well laid out and clean. You have to walk a few minutes to get to the beach, but it's worth it! The hosts are welcoming and helpful. We loved the BBQ safari with Sudu! All our meals were excellent and quality!

    Vanessa2017-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely beautiful place in Arugam Bay. Probably the best. Scenic, peaceful area. Shady and comfy terrace. Beautifully designed rooms, where it is possible to have the windows and shutters open all night and still have privacy. Warm and friendly hosts. A very short walk to the busy area of town (5-10 mins) and to the beach (also 5-10 mins). Yummy breakfast included in the room price. Highly recommend - look no further!

    Eleanor2017-05-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugam Bay, eastern province, Sri Lanka

    Sea Rock Hotel.The Beachfront and Sounds of Ocean just few steps away from the pristine beaches of ArugamBay. Hotel is boast well appointed semi-detached rooms are with attached bathrooms, Fan, Air Conditioning, Hot Water, fitted with a desk, Cupboard,Clothing Track & so and so
    Sea Rock Beach Hotel set along the SEA ROCK, the Beachfront and Sounds of Ocean just few steps away from the pristine beaches of Arugam Bay. Rooms in Sea Rock Beach Hotel is boast well appointed semi-detached rooms are with attached bathrooms, fitted with a desk, Cabot, safety locker, a fan and mosquito net, some rooms Air-Conditioned, Featuring a cloth track also come with towels and covering sheet, 24-hour room services. Some rooms have a sea view and a garden view. Sea Rock Beach Hotel features the beautiful sea views of Arugambay Beach, , Hi speed free Wi-Fi access, a 24-hour front desk service, a sun terrace, Garden View, balcony, a shared lounge, beach bench & Umbrella, a tour desk and luggage storage, an array of activities can be organized by Hotel in the surroundings, including fishing, diving, safaris, surfing also A 24-hour front desk can assist with laundry/dry-cleaning services, bicycle rentals, Tuk-Tuk services, airport Transportation services and the Hotel offers free parking on site. The Hotel is 3 km away from the city Centre, just 10 min walking away from the Hotel to the main Surfing point of Arugam Bay and 325km away from Bandaranaike International Airport. For convenience, Airport shuttle services are available at a surcharge. Guests can enjoy dishes from local Sri Lankan and continental cuisines.
    * Handling their Children,may cause others disturb.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugam Bay, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

    Water Edge Resort is located in the small fishing village of Arugam Bay, south of Pottuvil in the Ampara District. Set right on the beachfront, we’re only a few minutes walk away from the Arugam Bay Point, which is among the top 10 surf points in the world. But, this is not all. At Water Edge Resort, we ensure you don’t miss out on the fun. Make sure you get up early to catch the sunrise over the sea. The sky is ablaze with shades of bright orange, yellow and red, making
    Water Edge Resort is located in the small fishing village of Arugam Bay, south of Pottuvil in the Ampara District. Set right on the beachfront, we’re only a few minutes walk away from the Arugam Bay Point, which is among the top 10 surf points in the world. But, this is not all. At Water Edge Resort, we ensure you don’t miss out on the fun. Make sure you get up early to catch the sunrise over the sea. The sky is ablaze with shades of bright orange, yellow and red, making the area ever more picturesque. Stroll along the beach, or take a dip in the waters when the sun goes down. Or, if you dare, get on your surfboard and pick the right wave. Better still, the area is rich in wildlife. Drive into the wilderness of Kumana to see for yourself. If you are looking for more adventure, get on your jeep, fasten your seatbelt and make your way towards the sand dunes of Panama. Alternatively, if you are looking for some peace and quiet, unwind at our beachside cabanas or sway in the breeze on the outdoor hammocks. Enjoy some music while you sip a cool drink in the afternoon sun. It’s all part of the experience.
    KUMANA NATIONAL PARK Home to over 200 species of birds, including rare and migratory birds, the Kumana National Park is just over 10 km away from the Water Edge Resort. It can be reached via the Panama – Kudumbigala Sanctuary. Kumana is best visited during May, June and July. The mangroves of the Kumana Villu, a 200-hectare natural swamp lake, which is fed by the Kumbukkan Oya, is filled with birds at this time. Popular birds spotted in the park includes pelicans, painter’s stork, spoonbills, white ibis and herons. Hoards of wildlife also inhabit the park, among them, leopards, elephants, deer, fox, wild boar and sloth bear.
  • Fantastic stay at Water Edge. The staff here were so lovely it really made our stay. The breakfast every morning was always so great and the location is perfect - close to everything in the main town at Arugam Bay and a short walk to the main beach. Loved our stay here and would recommend it to anyone, amazing value for money.

    Hilary2019-09-23T00:00:00Z
  • Water Edge is very well located in Arugam Bay. The beach out front is beutiful and perfect for a swim. Short walk to the waves. We initially booked the multiple bed room downstairs but decided to move upstairs. The room downstairs is ok, but we 100% recommend staying in the room upstairs. It is so much better! Nicer bathroom and layout. Arugam Bay is a party town and the music gets loud downstairs but it stops around 10:30pm which is a relief. They have a restaurnt in the front and one in the back which is really convenient. The one in the back offers incredible fresh seafood plates at a great price. The stuff is very friendly! The place i ideal for surfers, yogis, backpackers. Do not expect luxury, however expect a very clean and comfortable room with lots of space and a perfect location! You will spend the entire day outside and come to a nice AC room to sleep. We enjoyed our stay.

    Felicidad2018-09-13T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely place on the side of the beach. We stayed with our two daughters 2 and 7 and had a lovely stay.

    Eurgain2018-07-25T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugam Bay Beach, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Arugam Bay, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

    Located 15 meters from the baby point and a 50 meter walk to the main point along the beach.We also arrange surf lessons.Our services include surf board rentals,arranging wild life & adventure tours to Kumana national park and Yala and many more.Hotel has been there since 1970's and has earned a good reputation among locals as well as foreign guests due to our friendly professional approach to guests.Our Restaurant is mainly specialized in sea food.Hope we'll be able to take care of you soon.
    Neighborhood consist of other boutique hotels and residents
  • Rupa's is perfect for a stay in Arugam Bay. It's literally 5 m away from the beach. Sam and his staff are very helpful and chill. They are doing everything to make your stay even more enjoyable. Also the restaurant serves delicious food. Highly recommend Rupa's if you want to have a great stay in Arugam Bay !

    Oliver2019-09-09T00:00:00Z
  • Sam was such a great host, he provided us with everything we needed and more! Appreciate it

    William2019-08-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Resort


    Accommodates

    16


    Bedrooms

    5

    Arugam Bay, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

    Local style hut. Pillar's in local teak logs; the roof skeleton in wood and covered in coconut leaf mesh. The walls are in wood and brick; on both sides (north and south) there are two openings on the upper part of the walls allowing wind circulation and fresh air in the room; adding to that there is a ceiling fan for additional comfort. The attached bathroom has an open roof and a small garden. The front porch is directly on the sand and has a shade where you can chill in hot hours.
    Kadjan is a property located 100 m from the passarichenai beach (not beach front). There are 2 beach cabanas (huts), sand I and sand II and a small villa converted to 2 separate mirrored suites, sol and Mar. At the kitchen cabana you can enjoy a la Carte meals or prepare your own meals. (additional cost for usage) The property ground is sand, there are coconut trees and, other fruit trees such as papaya, mango, and lemon trees. Out of the main gate, you walk 1 min to the left where you will encounter a beautiful virgin beach that stretches from the main point, north (abay side) and all the way to the elephant rock, south (peanut farm). In between, there are several lagoons with access to higher grounds for spectacular views of the surroundings, including wildlife spotting.
    A very quiet, friendly, and safe neighbourhood. At the beach its very interesting observing the fishermen bring ashore the large nets full of fish. If you help they will reward you with fish. Walk south through the beach to crocodile rock for surfing where you have long and easy rides. On the way, there stop by the lagoon where you can see herds of elephants (go during sunset). Walking north to the "main point" you will find the best surf spot in all Eastern Province; reef break for more experience surfers where you can get rides up to 800 meters on the same wave.
  • This place is just wonderful! Located in a very quit area, not far from the beach, very stylish, clean and comfortable. Rafael is a very nice person and can help to arrange scooter and all you need. There is a barbecue area and you can buy a fresh catch and grill it on yourself or ask people, working there to prepare it! Rafael is a very good designer and you can see how well thought every piece of this property! This is really excellent choice in Arugam Bay!

    Kirill2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • I can not recommend the place more for Arugam Bay. It’s a short walk along a pristine beach and you arrive at the point from the less touristy side. It’s very cool! The bungalo has the best setup with a clean, neat layout and en suite outside bathroom. Palms overshadow you as you shower, and Shali helps you with all the rest - a good place to rejuvenate and get some sea, salt and sun!

    Alexander2019-10-08T00:00:00Z
  • What a nice place! On the beach just south of town, perfect for a relaxing stay. Or host on location, Shali, is amazing. He helped get things done, we hung out with him, he really did everything to make our 6 night stayover great, and it was!

    Jonas2019-09-26T00:00:00Z
  • The bungalow is beautiful, the territory is pretty, everywhere there are pretty tints, the autumn is atmospheric. The location is not ideal, you need to go to the center, not reach on foot. There is no air conditioning, it's a minus. On the whole, we liked it, for the money it is quite adequate.

    Анастасия2019-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay. Close to the more quiet part of the beach. We rented a scooter, super easy to reach everything! Shared taxi was organised perfectly:)

    Wienke2019-08-23T00:00:00Z
  • Great place if your looking for a peace and quite stay. It's away from the noice of Arugambay which I personally like. Rafal is very quick with his responses which was convenient. Will certainly visit again.

    Sameera2019-08-10T00:00:00Z
  • Great property, beautiful garden, very comfy house, amazing outside bathroom. Would highly recommend the place! Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. Close to the house you can find small shops and a restaurant, for going to Arugam you pay like 1 or 2 $ by Tuk Tuk. During our stay in August we had heavy wind and waves, so swimming and surfing were only possible directly in A-Bay and Peanut farm, not on the beach nearby.

    Claudia2019-08-03T00:00:00Z
  • We enjoyed 9 nights at this beautiful property. An easy, ten minute walk to the bustling (touristic) main street of Arugam Bay, we appreciated the quietness of this property and it's location in a village. The property is a 2 minute walk to the beach (not a surf beach). Irshar, our wonderful tuk tuk driver met our every need taking us on early morning (530am starts) to near by surf breaks such as peanut farm (favorite) and Elephant Rock. The number of wild elephant encounters we had during dawn and dusk tuk tuk rides was fantastic. Irshar also drove us to Ella where we stayed 1 night, two days (the drive was 3-4 hours and very pleasant) - recommend highly traveling with him! The property is 2 minutes walk to Robbo's surf camp (family connection with the property) where we hired surf boards much cheaper than in town. We recommend you definitely use these guys as they are incredibly friendly, welcoming and have every type of board. The room itself; - comfortable bed (slept great) - loved the outside bathroom - clean - the cabanas and restaurant/kitchen is close to one another so there's not a great deal of privacy on the property itself Highly recommended staying here!!!

    Jordine2019-07-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Hut


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugam Bay, EP, Sri Lanka

    A LOVELY DOUBLE BED CABANA ON THE FIRST FLOOR, WITH PRIVATE BALCONY, OVERLOOKING THE MANGO TREE. THE ONLY CABANA OFFERING HOT WATER SHOWER AND A FRIDGE.
    East Surf is out of the way from all the hustle and bustle; we are 10 min walk to the centre of the village, and 8 min walk to the beach (right behind the main point). ThIs spacious and airy double bed Deluxe Cabanas on the 1st floor; equipped small frIdge, own bathroom wIth hot water, mosquito net, fan, hooks and shelves. The restaurant offers fresh organic local and seasonal produce; we serve rice & curry, western food, and plenty of juices and coconut water. We also provide for vegan guests, using separate pots and kitchen utensils. East Surf also offers wildlife BBQ nights, surf lessons, fishing trips (wind permitting), tuk tuk safaris, machine wash laundry service, and we sell great postcards. What makes us unique is the tranquility of the area, our beautiful spacious rooms with king size beds; and fresh produce in the kitchen. We can arrange airport transfers to/from Colombo and/or Mattala airport. as well as Ella, Yala, Galle, Trincomalee etc. Driver accommodation is not provided. If the calendar looks full, do write to us, we might still have a room available that is not listed on airbnb. We have a website, search & find us.
    Situated south of Arugam Bay, minutes walk to the bay and main point.
  • Raffaella's cabanas are extraordinarily beautiful and spacious. Each cabana has its own small terrace with hammock and seating and also the interior, with large double bed and storage for clothes etc. we really liked. We liked the location a little outside the beach and the main road very much, because here you don't notice the hustle and bustle of tourism and you can let your soul dangle. The beaches of Arugam Bay and the surrounding hotspots like Peanut Farm or Crocodile Rock were the most beautiful and cleanest beaches we saw on our trip through Sri Lanka. A really fantastic spot that we can only recommend.

    Julia2019-10-05T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful peaceful place and good for families

    Gracia2019-05-24T00:00:00Z
  • This is by far the best place to stay in Arugam Bay and was the best place I stayed my whole time in Sri Lanka! The cabanas are large and clean, with comfortable beds and a great outdoor shower. The location is a short 10 minute walk to the main town and beach, which makes it super easy to get to while still being away from the hustle. Raffaella and Sudu are so warm and welcoming and do everything to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. The jungle BBQ is a MUST! I was lucky enough to get to go out on two of them during my short stay, and both of them were trip highlights for me. Sudu is an incredible guide and an amazing cook, do not miss out! I cannot recommend this place enough, I wish I could have stayed longer and look forward to coming back again. Thank you for everything Raffaella and Sudu!

    Andrew2019-04-09T00:00:00Z
  • Cabanas are beautiful, breakfast is delicious (sri lankan breakfast but also Muesli or Toast, Egg and Fruit) and Sudu and Raffaella are very welcoming and know everything about the area. We very much enjoyed our stay!

    Anna2019-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Friendly hosts!

    Liezl2019-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • Sudu and Rafaella are very down to earth genuine people and are the ultimate hosts! Their cabanas are close to the beach and village but not too close so it’s very quiet. Rafaella and her staff have a delicious breakfast menu that’s available each morning which was awesome. They have bicycles for use and surfboards to rent which was an added bonus as well. One of the best parts of our stay here, and our entire trip, was going on a night safari and bbq out in the wild with Sudu. Exploring his land and having him as a personal guide was incredible. We saw elephants, a bunch of crocs, mongoose, owls and much more. Then he prepared an insane bbq out on a remote rock in the middle of the park. No one around for miles and miles. Coolest experience ever! Thanks again Sudu! If you come to Arugam Bay, you have to stay at East Surf Cabanas. I know we will be coming back soon!

    Kevin2018-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • East Surf is a great place to stay in Arugam Bay. The location is just perfect, a short walk away from the main street and the beach. We loved our cabana with an outdoor shower and drinkable water throughout the propriety is a great plus. We also had an amazing jungle BBQ, which was one of our best nights in Sri lanka.

    Karla2018-09-25T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay at east surf cabanas was just perfect. We would have loved to stay longer. The cabanas are really pretty and the location is since it is a bit off the Arugam Bay hustle really calm and peaceful. Beach and everything else is in 5 mins walking distance. They have super breakfast and Sudu cooks a great dinner, especially on his jungle bbq which no guest should miss! It was a unique expierience. Rafaella, Sudu and the whole staff take really good care of their guests. When we come back to Arugam Bay we will make sure to stay here again!

    Georg2018-08-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugam Bay, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

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