Rafaella and Sudu are welcoming hosts. I stayed here for almost a month from
mid June and I enjoyed every moment. I wanted a place away from the noisy nights in Aragum, during the peak season there's parties every night so it's nice to be able to come back to your cabana and know you can get a peaceful safe sleep!
It's only a short walk from the beach going through the local
village where all the kids run out to say hello and you can pick up some local food treats when the local shop is open for only 5 rupees for a lentil cake.
You can walk to town in 10 minutes or they can arrange a tuk tuk. They can arrange tours to the jungle and their tuk tuk driver can take you to the nearby beaches of whiskey point, peanut farm, panama or okanda if you want to check the surf there.
The food here is amazing! They cook with fresh ingredients and Sudu is a local fisherman and he makes the best fish curry in Sri Lanka! If you're lucky he may catch some lobster, crab or prawns too!
Rafaella is a vegetarian and her veggie curries are so good! I tried beetroot curry, pumpkin curry and okra curry too.
Rafaella is really lovely, she shared with me her stories of her life in Sri Lanka and how she made the big move from London after she fell in love with Sudu. They are a beautiful and happy couple who will help you in any way for a magical stay in Aragum bay.
Make sure you do the cooking class on Wednesday night! Great value and truly an interesting and delicious experience!
This is one of the better value places to stay here and the cabanas are clean and I love the rustic natural style!
You can even get a massage and acupuncture in the massage hut right next to the cabanas.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- East Surf is out of the way from all hustle and bustle; we are 10 min walk to the centre of the village, and 8 min walk to the beach.We have 5 double bed cabanas, scattered inside the garden, with: bathroom, mosquito net, fan, hooks and shelves. Perfect for 1 or 2 people. And 3 large family rooms, for 3 or 4 people, with views. The restaurant offers fresh organic local and seasonal produce; we offer full breakfast; rice and curry, grilled fish and salads, some western food, and plenty of juices and coconut water. We also cater for vegetarians, with separate cooking pots/utensils. East Surf offers Holistic Massage, BBQ nights over Panama lagoon, fishing trips (wind permitting); we also have a machine wash laundry service. What makes us unique is the tranquility of the area, making it the most relaxed and noise free guest house in Arugam Bay, to ensure guests get a proper night sleep. We can arrange airport transfers from Colombo and/or Mattala airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- East Surf Cabanas Sri Lanka/Arugam Bay