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Amazing !

Alot of shops and restaurants, surfing vibes everywhere and amazing fresh seafood everywhere, whats... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adiel G
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Family holiday

Arugam Bay is absolutely beautiful! We loved surfing Peanut Farm every day, the water and waves... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Beach Road, Arugam Bay 32500, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Alot of shops and restaurants, surfing vibes everywhere and amazing fresh seafood everywhere, whats not to like ?

Thank Adiel G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arugam Bay is absolutely beautiful! We loved surfing Peanut Farm every day, the water and waves were clean and reasonable size. All of our Tuk tuk drivers were happy and friendly . Our favourite was Raseed. A great place for couples, family and single travellers....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great surfing town, even for learners, like me. Beautiful beaches, nice centre strip, full of restaurants and a few great bars (limited due to local laws). Very hospitable locals and friendly travellers.

Thank Harold L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Few spots for surfers which quickly get overcrowded. Beach is dirty n not ideal for swimming. Hotels r dirty, lack basic facilities n hygiene n r way over-priced.

Thank khalidsiddiquecz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time in Arugambay. Getting there is a bit of long drive but fully worth it. It's completely off the beaten track n a real surfing spot. Accommodation is much much cheaper than other beach spots in the island. Definitely worth going...More

Thank Thariq A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is beautiful and the city is well developed (and consequently overpriced relative to the rest of Sri Lanka). But what makes this place a world class surfing spot also makes it a mediocre place to simply swim for us less cool non surfers.

Thank martyetmoi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arugumbay is popular with all those interested in surfing. However the beach is ideal for relaxation anmd walking, and general swimming. Interesting little town with many cheap eateries.

Thank fjp4564
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All the hotels are soooooo average. Do some googling and what is offered for the same money in other places. Number one thing... get proper beds! Do not just push two single beds together. That happened in all 3 hotels we stayed in.

Thank Sharon F
Reviewed August 17, 2017

this is a great spot to visit, specially if you are a surfer. great weaves, could be crowed in high season. In low season was good! a local and friendly place.

Thank Joana R
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Yeah, there's a lot of people there, but it all works out and you quickly get caught up in the relaxed atmosphere of the lifestyle there (for tourists). Wake up, surf, eat, surf, chill, beers, maybe surf, have fun, sleep, repeat!

Thank Mike B
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Becca G
May 15, 2017|
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Response from Pasalaka T | Reviewed this property |
U can visit lagoonroughly 2000slk rupes for boat ride in lagoon, also safari can be aranged around 4500 per person. Or just explore the town by hiring a bicycle or scooty(need international licience). 1 temple nearby.
Sharon C
July 28, 2016|
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Response from 835chuckieh | Reviewed this property |
No this is not a good place for children, especially if they are girls. If they are girls they will be stared at and harassed by locals and generally for kids there is very little to do there since there are very few good... More