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Surf 'n Sun Guesthouse & Restaurant
Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

Amazing place . You will feel the vibe when you walk in there .We stayed there for 4 nights . Very unique designed hotel.
The owner Saman is a very nice & helpful guy who explained us the history of Arugambay. Him and his family lived all their life in Arugambay and have experienced every single thing happened to this small surf village during the civil war and the tsunami. His story was mind blowing . If he has time pls go have a friendly chat with him , even tho he come across very quite guy. You will not regret it!
The hotel situated in the center of Arugambay . Easy to get to surf point ,shops and cafes.If you need to surf board go speak to Nuwan at surf and sun tour . I only pay 1000 rupee for full day !
Highly recommend this place .
Definitely stay there on my next visit.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

the place is very nice , in the wild , very in the wild staying there we saw monkeys, big one just fluing on our room, the only thing we arrive here in january this period seems to be rainy and often cluody, price was cheap but rooms and cabanas are in a nice area the entrance restaurant and so very beautiful, cleaning men very active owners little less but very good

Stayed: January 2014
Thank toncelli
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

Surf 'n' Sun is family run by father and son. The cabanas are in beautiful gardens and were very well kept. There is a huge 'chill out' space, wifi, a fish pond - with pet turtle, beautiful garden lights and just generally lovely. Cabanas are clean, spacious, each have big outdoor areas with patio, seating and hammocks. We got a really good off season bargain when we stayed. Food was good but the menu was limited whilst we were there due to low season.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Danny276
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

Stayed here in the off season as had come to photograph birds at the Kumana Wildlife Reserve. I had an excellent tour around Kumana in the owner's jeep. He was most knowledgeable and helpful and I had a most enjoyable time. The guest house has a number of cabanas with their own little garden around each cabana. It is the most attractive guest house that I managed to find in Arugam Bay - thoughtfully planned and attractive. The rooms were clean, service was excellent and the staff welcoming, most helpful and obliging. Would have no hesitations in recommending this to anyone looking for a good place to stay and who wants a good tour of the wildlife park.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Thank glyn j
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Surf & sun is one of the beautiful place in A bay. garden restaurant is amazing with trees, lights & good atmosphere. and of cause, cool music :) staff is friendly and the food is excellent. i use to go hang around in surf & sun when i'm in Arugmabay. i just like it there very much :D

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Thank surfchami
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

We didnt stay in cabanas, had only dinner and drinks in the restaurant. It is probably nicest place to eat in Arugam bay, garden is designer masterpiece. Lights, chairs, trees, decorations, everything simply "clicks" together and make cozy atmosphere. We had prawns which were delicious. It is definitely must if you are in Arugam bay.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

Even if not located on the 1st line, the hotel is very near the beach anyway,
Very relaxing / clean / romantic / inspiring place with nice cabanas...
Food is also very good and personal helpful and friendly.
Be cool, stay here!
PS: but only advise, do not let food in you cabanas, as some nice squirrel may then want to visit your cabana!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Mainstreet, Arugam Bay, Pottuvil, Arugam Bay 32500, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Arugam Bay > Pottuvil
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Ranked #6 of 24 Speciality Lodging in Pottuvil
Price Range: £24 - £30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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