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“nice beach”(17 reviews)
“off season”(23 reviews)
“sri lanka”(53 reviews)
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Arugam Bay 32500, Sri Lanka
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All reviews nice beach off season sri lanka tuk tuk the east coast seafood fishing boats laid back beach hut peanut farm main point other places surf house place to stay friendly locals main beach surfing point
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After visiting different destinations in Sri Lanka, we can tell this is one of the best, particularly if you want a night out. It allows guests to sample the exceptional street food and get a taste of the authentic Sri Lankan cuisine. Plus, the surf...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Amandasire
Reviewed 8 February 2019 via mobile

Arrived here off season and it was deserted. Found ourselves being stared at constantly and as a woman I felt very uncomfortable. We were used to local people staring but then smiling at us. This was not the case here. My husband walked to local...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank 248AnneM
Reviewed 22 January 2019

Very beautiful place.So relaxed. Sun rising is something worth to watch. But I think there must be certain rules to prevent garbaging this wonderful place.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SamuelLorenz
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

We went in the off season so nothing much was there. I think you can find a better place in tangalle or mirissa rather than going this far in the off season. The beach is quite nice though.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank casseer15
Reviewed 4 January 2019

suitable beach for surfing and water sports. shallow beach with beautiful sunrise amazing. diving also can do well,,,

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cptj2210
Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

The sketch good restaurant arugmbay very simple place. I am recommend the sketch arugmbay better taste food I recommend INDIAN DISH SEAFOOD. ASIAN AND LOCAL FOOD.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Companion14482221803
Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

THE SKETCH RESTAURANT ARUGAM BAY NO .#.1 # food is amazing very simple restaurant ALI CROSS ROAD. 150 m Seafood, special INDIAN DISHES SUPER service perfect. .. I am highly recommend this place. . Homemade food Mother styles cooking. .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank miosonm
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

This was favourite beach...for the December season. Arugambay best restaurant THE SKETCH Indian dish seafood also best food I recommend going to all restaurant. If you eating GOING TO THE SKETCH

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank b0elenb
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Arugambay Excellent view surfing point, 3 day's stay I try dinner the sketch outstanding food show many restaurants arugambay but now closed because low season December arugambay . The sketch open now specialist INDIAN FOOD ,SEAFOOD CATCH OF THE DAY local food aslo And Nicely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 620akma
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

Excellent Restaurant Arugambay the sketch beautiful place . Food also best choices INDIAN DISH SEAFOOD SRI LANKA AND Mango passion juice awesome Service best THE SKETCH TEAM. thank you.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Linh M
1 October 2018|
Response from iflas |
Hey linh Right now A Bay still have people and working some surf spots main point,whisky point and peanut point also you can surf there. If you are intermediate the waves so good .cheers IBU.
Shri M
27 September 2018|
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Response from krazychirz | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it’s good... there will be a party vibe, But I would suggest Mirissa to be more partying!
1 June 2018|
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Response from kellypatrick123 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I would wear something more modest in the street, but it’s fine on the beach.