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Places to stay in Panama

Places to stay in Panama
We have one double room with fridge and en suite bathroom and one triple room with fridge and en suite bathroom, balcony, kitchen dining area and chill out platform and a huge garden with plenty of room for campers. We have great views of the beach break and lagoon with all its wildlife! We are on the border of Kumana National park so can see a variety of animals roaming free in their natural wild habitat. We have our own surf break and are close to many others .
Our long-term aim is to develop Footprints land as a sustainable farm to support the kitchen for the surfers, cabana guests and campers. We want a business that is ecologically sound and build a community to share the simple life with us! We want to build a community of like-minded people who love to surf, wildlife and care about the environment. We run off solar ,wind and have our own tube well, we supply free filtered drinking water.
We don't have many neighbors but the wildlife around us and the odd fisherman, there is vast beach and lagoon areas to explore and Panama village is 3 km away.
  • This is a really special place to stay, away from people and close to nature. It is situated on a beautiful wild beach close to kumana national park. There are two rooms high up on the second floor wooden platform and we stayed in the sunrise room, with a balcony view towards the beach. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was exactly what you need. There’s running water and electricity which is a luxury considering you are in the middle of the beach jungle. Delicious Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be arranged with the host and also any other tours or activities. I would definitely recommend this place to people who want to get away from the crowds and enjoy the natural surroundings of the beach and jungle.

    Alice2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Panama footprints, “life is easy, we make it difficult”. Off grind, clean air, chirping birds, wild life, home cooked food, fish directly from the fishermen after a surf session. Wonderful family! Best surf lessons ive ever had. Rented a scooter to go into town whenever i want to. Akila didnt mind dropping me there too on his grocery shopping days. Loved my room, breezing at night. My view! Everything was special. Thank you Menna Akila Stanely, and Sarin!

    Mimi2019-07-23T00:00:00Z
  • Wow! This place is amazing, Menna and Akila are beautiful hosts. Akila was able to show us all of the surrounding surf breaks which included his secret spot within walking distance of panama footprints. The vibe is very relaxed, cool sea breeze, nice coffee, cute litter of puppies and a lovely host family. As it is off the beaten track they can provide you with delicious meals at a reasonable price. The new sunrise and sunset rooms provide a great view, stay cool in the heat and are very clean ! We highly recommend this special place.

    Lloyd2019-07-03T00:00:00Z
  • This is a hidden gem outside of the hustle and bustle of Arugam bay. If you’re okay with a bit of off the grid living, then I couldn’t recommend this enough. Power is limited so you will need a battery pack for your devices (or you could just take a break from tech all together!). The open plan surf shack was clean and breezy. Often we were treated to freshly caught seafood for lunch/dinner. Water is collected from a well and filtered. Akila is a great dude and an all round super host. Im sure this place will only get better as time goes on. stoked to be the first guests to stay via air bnb!

    Taylor2018-08-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Hut


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Panama, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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/flat


    Property Type

    House


    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
  • Very clean accommodation, well equipped. Close to the beach and shops

    Pierre2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • 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
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Guest house


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugambay, 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

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    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

    Enjoy the private specious Emma home stay and easily Experience all the great things arugambay has to offer ,
    The Emma Home Stay Is A Private Beach Front Home Situated on East Coast Of Sri Lanka It's Known As Arugambay .5 Minutes Walk To The Arugambay Main Surf Spots . Enjoy The journey while being close enough to the fully enjoy arugambay beach and the nature .salt water Indian ocean , golden sands long beach , hammock Grove and the chilout lounge make its for families , friends and work
    wireless internet through out the property , groundskeeper lives on adjacent property and the it's available 24/7 if needed , transportation and concierge service available by request • 15 minutes to pottuvill town . • 1 minutes to local dining , groceries , supermarkets and retail . • walking distance to the surf schools and main surf spots • 30 minutes to the yala national park . •30 minutes to the whiskey point beach . •30 miniutes to the peanut farm beach •30 minutes to the kudumbigala monestry • 15 minutes to the muhudumahaviharaya temple
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugam Bay, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    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

    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/flat


    Property Type

    Chalet


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    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

    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

    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

    This room is suitable for 2 guests and has a private bathroom.
    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.
  • We had a nice stay in a clean room. The place is located directly at the beach and a street where you can find shops and restaurants. We especially liked the garden area at the location and the delicious breakfast. The only bad thing was that we had problems to find it. You have to take the road between the golden buddah and tesco!

    Stephan&Janine2019-07-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Guest house


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugam Bay, Eastern Province, 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/flat


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugam Bay, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

    Brand new, tidy and clean accommodation in the centre on Arugam Bay. Close to all amenities, restaurants and the desirable Surf Break Point. Taxi service also available. Airport pick up and drop off.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Other


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugam Bay Beach, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

    heart of the Arugambay.spacious rooms
    best nature outlook with relaxed area
    very quit area close to sea 200m .with nice birds watching right side of the property.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Guest house


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Arugam Bay, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

    heart of the Arugambay.modern cabanas
    very attractive place and nature loving people can enjoy well.very vast area
    very quit area close to sea 200m .close to many essential places
  • We loved our stay and had great help with everything. Thank you!

    Matthew2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Very good location, just off the main road! We stayed an extra night and this was not a problem. Rooms are comfortable and bathroom was nice and clean!

    Clem2019-04-19T00:00:00Z
  • Its superclean, Fouzi and everyone around here is friendly. A good chill place for familys and couples

    Chris2019-04-17T00:00:00Z
  • Really lovely, clean, spacious cabanas. All feels very new. Comfy bed. AC and fan worked well. Set in a quiet location, so it’s easy to get to the beach (only a few minutes walk) but the noise of the road doesn’t disturb you. Fouzi was really responsive and helpful. We stayed extra nights because it was so comfortable.

    Flora2019-04-14T00:00:00Z
  • Communication was great! Fouzi is a excellent host, he gives good tips, organizes tuctuc's/tours for a cheap price and a late check-in isn't a problem. Thank you for your hospitality!

    Cedric2018-09-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Guest house


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    LK, Sri Lanka

    A TREMENDOUS PLACE TO SPEND YOUR VACATION WITH RELAXING STRESS FREE SUNNY EASTERN COAST OF SRILANKA ARUGAM BAY - THE SURFERS HEAVEN WITH MOUNTAIN WAVES OF SHORE AMAZE YOU WITH ADVETURES . EXPERIENCE A GOOD QUALITY SRILANKAN TIME WITH FRIENDLY NEIGHBOURHOOD WHICH LETS YOU EXPLORE THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF KUMANA AND EASTERN SHORE WHERE INTACT LIVELIHOODS OF TRADITIONAL SRILANKAN LIFE pls contact MUSTHAFA +94 773654435 email mylittlerest116@gmail.com
    HAVE A SRILANKAN CUP OF TEA AND FEEL THE BREEZE OF COUNTRY LIFE .. GET MESMERIZED WITH TOUCH OF THOSE GOLDEN DAYS WHICH YOU WISH TO GO BACK..
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    2


    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

    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

    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

    Set in Arugam Bay, Drift offers accommodation with a patio and free WiFi. The villa, housed in a building dating from 2016, is 4.3 km from the Muhudu Maha Viharaya. A continental breakfast is available daily at the property. This is our guests' favourite part of Arugam Bay, according to independent reviews. This property is also rated for the best value in Arugam Bay! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Nature lodge


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    2

    Arugam Bay, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

    Enjoy the private specious Emma home stay and easily Experience all the great things arugambay has to offer ,
    The Emma Home Stay Is A Private Beach Front Home Situated on East Coast Of Sri Lanka It's Known As Arugambay .5 Minutes Walk To The Arugambay Main Surf Spots . Enjoy The journey while being close enough to the fully enjoy arugambay beach and the nature .salt water Indian ocean , golden sands long beach , hammock Grove and the chilout lounge make its for families , friends and work when u stay at Emma home stay u get a personal groundskeeper that's take care of anything .He's there is to help you out but respect to your privacy
    15 minutes to pottuvill town . • 1 minutes to local dining , groceries , supermarkets and retail . • walking distance to the surf schools and main surf spots • 30 minutes to the yala national park . •30 minutes to the whiskey point beach . •30 miniutes to the peanut farm beach •30 minutes to the kudumbigala monestry • 15 minutes to the muhudumahaviharaya temple
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Guest house


    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 cozy, simple and clean. It comes with a sea view. 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-conditioning. Your private en-suite bathroom has everything you need. Beautiful nature surrounds us. The room is located on the upper floor in a house that contains two double rooms in total.
    Our hotel is located on the beach. At the beachside, 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. Sunbeds 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.
  • The Stay Golden is a very nice hotel with a very nice location right by the sea. The hosts are very open, friendly and helpful and the kitchen offers a variety of delicious dishes. Especially in the off-season, it is calm and relaxing here. The area offers many opportunities to do various things. Thank you for the nice days :)

    Hannah2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely time at Stay Golden. Apart from the amazing location, the cute cabanas, the relaxed atmosphere, and the very nice food at their cafe I really appreciated the little extras: two towels per person, enough toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and hand soap and free bicycles. I Would recommend this place to everyone!

    Sarah2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Rihan & Angie were excellent hosts in their modern and cool Airbnb that is in a beautiful mans quiet part of Arugam Bay. They had superb local knowledge of the area and offered top advice on where to eat and things to do. If you’d like to try surfing then Rihan can teach you and Angie offers yoga classes which just adds to the chilled vibe. The food was really tasty and I don’t know what they did to the French Fries but I’ve never tasted any so good before. Ha. Thanks for having us.

    Paul2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • Rihan and Angie were great hosts, very nice staff, too; the location right at the beach is beautiful and also the food was very tasty. We extended our stay. I recommend staying there :)

    Lisa2019-12-13T00:00:00Z
  • We came to Arugambay and were a bit negatively surprised by the city, had presented us everything a bit different, but the Stay Golden (located about 20 minutes walk along the beach away) has totally convinced us! Direct access to the beach and super hosts who are dedicated to your interests and give tips. It was a great atmosphere and we would have liked to stay one more day. Gladly again!

    Mia Scott2019-09-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Arugam Bay, 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, Eating good food, Surfing & Chilling ... Please Book your dates @ Arnes Place. The Most Friendliest Staff working at our Accommodation to Find anything you need at any time. Arnes Place Only 20 Seconds walking distance to Beach. seaview at the Property. Friends, Decent Couples & solo travellers Would Love spend Their Time with us. 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 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 of Sri Lanka. We are at the middle of town, yet half minute walking distance to the beach and village shops.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    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 (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

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