GETTING TO ARUGAMBAY
Taxi from Colombo The easiest way to get to Arugam Bay from Colombo is by car/van. The journey lasts about 8 hours depending on the traffic and the time of day you are travelling.
Train from Colombo Central Railway Station to Ella (9 hours) or Badulla 10 – 11 hours. Expo Train Fees 25$ first class Service With Meal
Cinnamon Air has regular flights to Batticaloa with a stopover in Sigiriya for US$ 258 per person 4 times a week – Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Why Arugam Bay?
Arugam Bay on the East Coast of Sri Lanka is one of the hidden gems that Sri Lanka has to offer. For years Arugam Bay was rendered all but inaccessible due to the civil war and it was devastated by the 2004 tsunami; but now it is open for business and has so much to offer!
Arugam Bay itself features an amazing and ever changing beach landscape from Main Point in the South to Potuvil Point in the North. The sweeping beach, long rolling surf and low tidal change makes it a wonderful place to visit in and of itself.
If it is surf that you are after Arugam Bay is the single best place to base yourself in Sri Lanka. If the Bay itself proves to be too rough one day a short tuktuk journey to Peanut, Whiskey, Potuvil or Elephant rock will yield completely different conditions.
But it isn't just surf that makes Arugam Bay such an attractive destination. The Sri Lankan annual weather cycle turns river mouths from estuaries into lagoons during the dry season. These lagoons offer an incredible range of wildlife and a livelihood to the local community.
Then there is the National Safari Park, ancient temples, great places to eat and so much more besides. Arugam Bay should be your first destination in Sri Lanka whether you wish to simply relax on holiday or travel and discover.
-Surfing points-Pottuvil Point, Whiskey Point, Sangamankanda Point, Peanut Farm, Panama Point
-Temples and much more-Muhudu Maha Viharaya, Magul Maha Viharaya, Okanda, Kudumbigala,
-National Parks and Lagoons-Yala East National Park , Kumana Bird Sanctuary, Kudumbigala, Lahugala National Park and more.
-From Cabanas to luxury-Bay Vista, Tri Star Beach Hotel, Blue wave, Ocean Beach Hotel Arugam Bay, Mooneyes, Star Dust