Things To Do

Whether your heart is set on surfing, beach hopping, exploring heritage sites or natural habitats abundant with birds and animals, there’s always a lot to do in the area.

Surfing

Maybe you’ve always wanted to crest waves like a pro but never had the opportunity. On the other had you may know the basics but need help to ride the bigger waves. Whatever your skill levels, we’ll help you enrol for lessons that are ideal for you.

Surfing Lessons

Arugam Bay is dotted with world famous surfing spots, all as amazingly beautiful as you’d see in the movies.

Check out the Instagram page of our official instructor Milan Hennadige a professional Surfer.

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Surfing Lessons

You can stroll down to Main Point from Bay Vista, while Whiskey Point, Peanut Farm and Elephant Rock are just a short drive away.

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Surfing Lessons

You can take on the most challenging waves, watch the surfers at their exhilarating best or feast your eyes on the glistening waves and endless sun kissed beaches. If you’re lucky, you might even encounter wild elephants during your drive.

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Heritage

Experience Sri Lanka’s rich cultural legacy by visiting some of the many ancient temples located in the nearby area, symbolic of Sri Lankan Buddhist and Hindu heritage.

Muhudu Maha Viharaya

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Magul Maha Viharaya

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Pottuvil Kovil

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Lagoon

Immerse yourself in nature’s wonders during this two hour catamaran tour through Urani Lagoon. Experience the serenity and beauty of an amazing mangrove ecosystem. In the trees you’ll see both varieties of Sri Lanka’s macaque monkeys, while in the water you’ll spot crocodiles, water monitor lizards, freshwater snakes and a multitude of fish.

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The Lagoon

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Kumana National Park

The Kumana National Park is a bird paradise and sanctuary where a variety of birds breed and roost, it is also home to elephants, leopards and bears.

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National Park

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National Park

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Kudumbigale

Serenity and wilderness envelope the ancient site of the Kudumbigala monastic complex that nestles amongst a range of rocks about two hours away from Arugam Bay. Built in 246 BC, during the time of King Devanampiyatissa, it was established as a refuge for Buddhist monks who wanted to spend time away from secular life. Since monks use this haven for meditation even today, visitors are required to dress appropriately and refrain from causing disturbance.

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Golden hours

You can experience breathtaking sunrises and sunsets in Arugam Bay. We highly recommend to spend an evening at Crocodile Rock a 10 minutes drive and easy climb of this flat rock. Make sure to visit Elephant Rock for sundown a 20 minutes drive and a bit of a steeper climb but still manageable, the view from the highest point is mesmerising.

Golden hours

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Golden hours

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Golden hours

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