Arugam Bay Hotels
The real lure of Arugam is the exception surfing which is considered some of the finest in the world and certainly in Asia. From May to September, the water is filled with surfers either learning or honing their skills in the warm water. There are 7 or 8 surfing spots that suit anybody from the expert to the novice.
As you might expect from such a spot, the ambiance is relaxed and surfer dude and the hotels and accommodation follow their lead. As yet no deluxe hotels have reached this far and even for most tourists, the 9 hour drive from Colombo is puts off all but the most dedicated. Even today this small fishing hamlet remains largely unexplored and is located near many national parks and bird sanctuaries. Kite surfing is also popular in Arugam Bay, which has a coaching centre as well to initiate the green horns into this exciting sport. You can hire the boards and surfing gear locally. (there are also repair shops)
Arugam Bay Beach with ample coral reef offers delightful snorkeling opportunities. The national parks, the forest hermitages of Buddhist monks and the archaeological sites near by are the other attractions here
The accommoadtion options in Arugam bay are diverse and cater to the various budget groups with ease . From the luxury Stardust hotel to the small beach resorts, guest houses and inns, there is something for everybody here. Refer our cheap Arugam bay hotel list to find out the best budget deals.