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Sri Lanka

From $60USD Per Night

Arugambay Surf Resort is located in the small fishing village of Arugam Bay, south of Pottuvil in the Ampara District. Set right at the beachfront, we’re only a few minutes walk away from Arugam Bay Point, which is among the top 10 surf points in the world.

But, this is not all. At Arugambay Surf 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.

How it began

Arugambay 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 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 travellers 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 to guests and attracting more and more people.

 

Accommodation

Currently Arugambay Surf Resort provides 15 guestrooms, which offer a range of facilities to suit all budgets.

We offer traditional beachside cabanas with thatched roofs and balconies, clean and comfortable budget rooms, as well as more spacious rooms on the upper floor with balconies and double fans. We also offer deluxe rooms with A/C and hot water. We have four family bungalows available, which can be rented to groups or families who wish to stay together; maximum occupancy is four or five people. Two of the family views have direct views of the sea.

All guestrooms are equipped with fans, mosquito nets and private bathrooms. Sheets, pillowcases, soap and towels are provided for guests to ensure they have a comfortable and enjoyable stay at the Surf Resort.

Beach side Restaurant

The open-air restaurant is located overlooking the beachfront offering some stunning views across the ocean, with shaded patio seating and beachside seating both available. the restaurant serves Western favourites like burgers, sandwiches, and pasta, as well as Eastern and Sri Lankan specialties like rice and curry. We specialize in fresh seafood dishes prepared with locally caught prawns and fish. We have also introduced MEXICAN cuisine to the menu, such as burritos and tacos.
Morning surfers can grab a bite before they head out – We open up the breakfast hut as early as 5 am and offer tea, coffee and some light meals. Fruit juices, tea, coffee and bites are available all day long. At night, guests can dine under the stars on the beach or enjoy the sea breeze on our comfortable patio.

Features

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The open-air restaurant is located overlooking the beachfront offering some stunning views across the ocean, with shaded patio seating and beachside seating both available. the restaurant serves Western favourites like burgers, sandwiches, and pasta, as well as Eastern and Sri Lankan specialties like rice and curry. We specialize in fresh seafood dishes prepared with locally caught prawns and fish. We have also introduced MEXICAN cuisine to the menu, such as burritos and tacos.
Morning surfers can grab a bite before they head out – We open up the breakfast hut as early as 5 am and offer tea, coffee and some light meals. Fruit juices, tea, coffee and bites are available all day long. At night, guests can dine under the stars on the beach or enjoy the sea breeze on our comfortable patio.

Stay connected with your loved ones or work with our internet café, we have high speed Wi-Fi Internet Access also.

Arugam Bay is central to many places of interest. If you are a wildlife enthusiast, Lahugala, Gal Oya, and Kumana National Parks are within easy reach. If you are someone who likes historic places and ancient ruins, etc., Muhudu Maha Vihare, Magul Maha Vihare, and Kudumbigala monasteries are also nearby. It is a famous destination for ecotourism, wildlife, birdwatching, elephant watching, and sea safaris. If you want to know more about what you can do during your stay, feel free to speak to one of us and we will provide you with all the information necessary to make sure you wont miss out.

Activities

Arugam Bay is home to over 10 surf points .Its fantastic waves attract surfers from
all over the world. Surfing points include:

– Sangamankanda Point
– Pottuvil Point
– Arugam Bay Point
– Whiskey Point
– Arugam Bay Point Break
– Crocodile Rock
– Peanut Farm
– Panama
– Okanda
– Yala

Although, it’s possible to surf all year around, the waves are best between April to October. The average height of the waves is between 1.5 and 2.5 metres.

We are just minutes away from Arugam Bay Point, which is regarded as Sri Lanka’s best surfing point, and is also among the top 10 surf points in the world.

Get on your surfboard and get ready to jump on the waves, because Arugam Bay is the surfers’ paradise.

Arugam Bay also hosts international surf championships, namely, the SriLankan Airlines Pro 2010 – Arugam Bay Surf Competition and the British Pro Surf Association (BPSA) Champion of Champions Surf Contest.

If you do not have your own surfboard, hire one from us, or let us arrange a surf lesson to get you started.

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