Arugam Bay is a bay situated on the Indian Ocean in the dry zone of Sri Lanka’s southeast coast. The bay is located 320 km due East of Colombo. “Ullai” as Arugam Bay is locally known is a small fishing village, popular surfing and tourist destination. Beyond surfing there are many things can be enjoyable, Lagoon tour, bird watching, elephant watching, Kumana National Park, many ancient ruins & archaeological sites. Arugambay is a place for surfers Nature Lovers and people whom enjoy a simple laid back lifestyle, associated with beach life. The bay fills up during the European Summer Holiday period this is a happening time, a lot of late nights and good times to be enjoyed by all.
Whether you want to dine on the beach in view of the sea or watch the world pass by from a sidewalk cafe, the cuisine of Arugam Bay offers just what you’re looking for. A stroll along Main Street will take you past many traditional Sri Lankan restaurants serving some of the best rice and curry on the island. You’ll find a variety of accommodation in Arugam Bay with something suitable for every budget. Many of the hotels are small ‘guesthouses’.
Unfortunately Arugam Bay is on its way to become a major tourist destination, so you better hurry up while it’s still laid-back and original!