East Surf Cabanas, Arugum Bay

East Surf is out of the way from all the hustle and bustle; we are a 10 min walk to the centre of the village, and 7 min walk to the beach.

We have 5 double bed cabanas scattered inside the gardens. Each is equipped with its own bathroom, mosquito net, fan, hooks and shelves. Plus 2 large family rooms situated at the end of the garden on a sand dune overlooking the palm trees, the surrounding areas, and the ocean. One family room sleeps 3 and the other sleeps 4.

The restaurant offers fresh organic local and seasonal produce; we serve rice & curry, grilled fish, some western food, and plenty of juices and coconut water. We also provide for veggie friendly guests, using separate pots, kitchen utensils, fridge, juicer and blender.

East Surf also offers jungle BBQs, cooking classes, surf lessons, fishing trips (wind permitting), mini safaris, holistic massage, machine wash laundry service, and we sell great postcards.

What makes us unique is the tranquility of the area—making it the most relaxed and noise free guest house in Arugam Bay to ensure guests get a proper night sleep. The original design of the family room, and especially the Tree House are very unique. 

We can arrange airport transfers to/from Colombo and/or Mattala. Also trips to Ella, Yala and Galle.
Driver accommodation is not provided.


Latitude: 6.83556 Longitude: 81.832156 Elevation: 19 ft
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Raffaella D'Agostino

Breakfast Style Served

Breakfast Not Included

Seasons Open

We are open April to October and Christmas.

Range of Rates

Visit our website for rates at different time of year.

Eco-Friendly Notes

Our cabanas all have open roof bathrooms and thatched roof to give them a more unique and eco-friendly feel. As well, our tree house has home made rustic beds and uses all natural materials.  

Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

East Surf is owned by Sudu, an Arugam Bay born fisherman and wildlife guide. Raffaella, Sudu's wife, manages the guesthouse. Together they are full of local knowledge and a western understanding to ensure guest satisfaction and a true Arugam Bay experience. 


Accessibility Notes

We have a tuk tuk available for hire to various spots. 2 bicycles to use, free of charge. A van for airport transfers and all island service. 

Pet Friendly Notes

We have 2 dogs and 2 cats, all vaccinated and de-wormed.

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