We stayed at No Worries at the beginning of the East coast season, Shiva and Ben were completing the finishing touches of the refurb to 'No Worries' guesthouse. We were planning on staying for just a couple of nights and ended up staying for a week - the hospitality, friendliness, warm smiles and relaxed atmosphere surpassed that experienced in every other guesthouse we stayed in during our trip (and we stayed in a fair few!). The rooms were comfortable and clean and a good selection on offer, each offering something different.
Unfortunately we weren't able to sample Shiva's cuisine (the work on the kitchen hadn't quite been completed) though the menu looked to offer something a little different to that of the usual menus found in most places we visited. Having chef experience in prestigious boutique hotels, I am certain Shiva will entice the taste buds of the most discerning surfer and guest!
No Worries is just a few metres from the beautiful golden sands of Arugum bay from which you can watch the beautiful sunrise and early morning surf (and surfers!). The surrounding area offers more beaches, reasonable shopping facilities, an excellent ayurvedic medical centre, an ancient forrest hermitage and the beautiful nearby national parks.
I felt that even in our short stay we arrived as strangers and left as friends -
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- No Worries is at the North end of the bay next door to our good friends at the popular Beach Hut Resort and a 20-second walk from the water.We're a 15-minute walk along the beach to Main Point, and a short motorbike or tuktuk ride to Whiskey Point and Crocodile/Elephant Rock. We have 12 clean and affordable rooms including Singles with ensuite and fan, Twins/Doubles with ensuite and fan or AC, and a 4-bed dorm with fan and shared bathroom. We offer free WiFi, motorbike and tuktuk rentals, safari tours and laundry service, and can help you organise surf lessons and board hire. Our restaurant serves breakfast daily and family-style dinners when we're full. Enjoy a few beers in our relaxed courtyard area, or easily stroll to nearby bars and restaurants. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- No Worries Guesthouse Sri Lanka/Arugam Bay