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A great atmosphere with lots of food choices and various beaches! You don’t get much for your money... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stephanie D
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Great surfing place

Is the best spot on the east coast to surf, if you’re willing to take a bath you can try but the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Francesco B
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Beach Road, Arugam Bay 32500, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 5 days ago

beautiful beach, huge waves and fun. Loved it there, will defiantly be back again. Loved our hotel and loved the beach bars along the bay.

Thank HillTopBanter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great shop with all the things that every surfer must have in arugam bay Wondrefull service and sabba workers

1  Thank Jonathan18989
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great atmosphere with lots of food choices and various beaches! You don’t get much for your money in peak season regarding accommodation.

1  Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I first heard of Arugam Bay I thought it was going to be this huge tourist trap. While it is in a way, I found out why. Planning to be there only 3 days, we ended up staying 5. There is so much to...More

Thank kellydevore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you surf,, go to Arugam Bay.You will find may great surf.spots around the town. Easy to access by TukTuk.

Thank Tobias W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Is the best spot on the east coast to surf, if you’re willing to take a bath you can try but the waves are too strong to let you easily go in the sea, there are a lot of cheap bars where you can drink...More

Thank Francesco B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wish I had of gone 40 years ago. Over cooked now and developing not in a good way. If your going for waves definitely avoid the high season. Ridiculous amount of surfers from places that don’t even have surf. It’s a shame because geographical it...More

5  Thank Martin W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely beaches, great surf, chilled out vibe. in the summer A-Bay is home to hundreds of European 20-somethings having a great time. It's all about the beach here and A-Bay itself is a short strip of resorts and restaurants catering for the western palate. if...More

4  Thank OhBananas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a nice place once you get away from the main strip. The locals unfortunately have not yet adapted to the fact that tourism can be fickle if a place gets a bad reputation. We had several negative experiences here, mainly to do with being...More

1  Thank Rhys F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my favorite beach for the July season .... We started west side and worked our way here. Arugam Bay has the most hotel & restaurant choices of all the spots we visited. So many choices for food. All delicious. Many bars and happy...More

Thank Sandie02
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2 June 2018|
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Response from vadtravels2018 | Reviewed this property |
If you're a native woman, expect stares from the locals even if you wear modest swimwear. Sometimes you catch men working alongside the coast watching you.
26 May 2018|
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Response from Ayman M |
Its not an answer am just asking you if you are there .. because am planning to go two days from after tomorrow ? What is the weather and what if i want to see whales in mirrisa is it possible these days?
Ahmed B
21 May 2018|
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Response from donarugambay |
Salam Ahamed No boxing /MMA in arugambay You can find the gyms center in bule wave hotel