Galaxy Lounge, Arugam Bay

Welcome to Galaxy Lounge

The Galaxy lounge is situated at the quiet end of Arugam bay beach, near enough to walk to the full moon parties  and world class waves at the point, but far enough away to get a good nights sleep! The Galaxy Lounge offers a secluded beach environment and caters to families, couples, groups and individuals. We believe in fair trade and employ our staff from the local area. The Galaxy Lounge was built by local craftsmen and all the building materials were bought locally.

Galaxy Lounge offers a perfect blend of luxury and nature.Our reasonable prices, comfortable surroundings, and warm service will impress the mind, body and soul. Spend your time in Arugam Bay staying in our gorgeous beach front cabanas. Relax and unwind at Galaxy Lounge……


Welcome to the Galaxy Lounge Restaurant in Arugam Bay

The Galaxy Lounge offers the best in traditional Sri Lankan cuisine and also caters for western tastes. All food is freshly prepared each day and tantalises the taste buds whilst vitalising the body. Please order early as food preparation can take a while. We do not pre prepare any of our dishes or sauces as we believe food should be as fresh as possible to maximise nutritional value and taste. If you like fresh tropical fruits, vegetables and seafood, this is the place for you.

The Galaxy Restaurant now has free WiFi for all its guests.

Please come and enjoy our restaurant, the hammocks and our 2 huge lounging sofas even if you are not staying with us. You won’t want to leave

Our Delicious Menu

Our menu offers fresh seafood bought directly from the local fishermen.

Butterfish, Seer, Tuna, Lobster, Crab, Squid and Prawns are common seafood ingredients. Combined with fresh aubergine, carrot, tomato, onion, chilli, garlic, cashews, potatoes, pumpkin and salads, these are just some of the dishes on offer.

Our juice bar and freshly roasted coffee is the only way to start the day!

Chicken and beef are available however pork is not within this largely Muslim community.

Prices are typically US$8 per person for a main meal.

The chefs at Galaxy are always keen to try their hand at new dishes so please ask if there is something special you would like us to prepare. Anything is possible!

Enjoy the extensive range of dishes from our menu or share a BBQ buffet with other guests.  For special occasions we can arrange fire side dining on the beach.

Please let us know if you have special dietary requirements and we will make your dish with alternative ingredients.


Whether it’s bird, leopard or elephant watching you’re after, sightseeing, surfing, or sunbathing, we will cater for your favorite activity. All tours run from the Galaxy Lounge and range from half day trips to overnight stays.

Please note that while Galaxy aims to find the best safaris and trips for its guests, we do not take commission and are therefore not ultimately responsible for the trip. We base our judgements on reviews from other guests and aim to bring to you the best that Arugam Bay has on offer. Prices are an approximate guide and subject to change.

  • Yala East Safaris
  • Pottuvil Lagoon Boat Trip - Visit the tranquil scenery of Pottuvil lagoon at sunset. Watch out for the crocodiles hiding in the mangroves. See the amazing bird life fishing for their supper.
  • Panama Tank crocodile Catch the crocodiles having their midday sunbathe!
  • Lahugala Nature Reserve elephants -Visit Lahugala at sunset and spot the large herd of elephants.
  • Okanda -Visit the Hindu temple and Buddhist monastery, go surfing or wildlife spotting.
  • Surfing locations
  • Surf Instructors -We can put you in touch with reputable surf instructors.
  • Jive Dance Classes - Learn to swing with our resident jive teacher P. You will find him at the Galaxy reception desk.
  • Bicycle Hire / Self Drive tuk tuk / Motorbike Hire
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Latitude: 6.849157 Longitude: 81.83165 Elevation: 6 ft
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The Galaxy Lounge Cabanas in Arugam Bay

We have 11 spacious cabanas set around a shady garden. The sea view cabanas have uninterrupted views of the beach. The standard and budget cabanas are set further back but views of the sea can still be seen through the trees and the open plan restaurant. The cabanas are comprised of polished concrete floors, wooden elevated balconies, private outdoor bathrooms and breezy windows within wooden walls. Rooms are supplied with fans, backup power, double / single beds, linen, towels and basic toiletries. The showers feed from the huge freshwater aquifer providing cool and refreshing power showers for those hot tropical days in the luxury of your own private garden.

1 Sea View Air Conditioned Cabana Rs6500 per cabana per night. Sleeps 3

This cabana has the best views of the sea and the main surf point. It is air conditioned with an inside tiled bathroom. This cabana would suit guests who prefer not to share their accommodation with the local wildlife! There is an over-sized 7ft double bed for maximum comfort, a single bed, mosquito nets and ceiling fan.

2 Stilted Sea View Cabanas Rs5000 per cabana per night. Sleeps 2. Extra person is Rs500 per night.

These cabanas are up on stilts with a trapdoor leading downstairs to the outside private bathroom. They are designed to maximize views and fresh sea breezes. There is a 7ft double bed with mosquito net and fan. The cabanas are made of wood with a tiled roof. You may get the odd visitor – mainly frogs in the bathroom, squirrels hopping across the beams, or sometimes the occasional monkey!

3 Standard Cabanas Rs4000 per cabana per night. Sleeps 3 / 2 Standard Family Cabanas Rs4500 per cabana per night. Sleeps 4 to 5.

The standard cabanas are eco-designed and factor in the elements such as shade and predominant winds therefore do not require air conditioning. They have slats at either end of the roof which keep the room cool and let in the beautiful east coast sunshine. The cabanas are made from wood and cadjan (woven palm fronds). They have private outdoor bathrooms for moonlight bathing. The room and bathroom are both on the ground floor and there are verandas both upstairs and down. In each standard cabana there is 1 7ft double bed and 1 single bed. There are 3 options for beds in the family cabanas subject to availability; 2 king size beds, 1 king size bed and 3 single beds or 5 single beds. All come with mosquito nets and stand fans.

2 Budget Cabanas Rs3000 per cabana per night sleeps 2 or 3.

These cabanas are about 60m from the beach. They are made of wood with a cadjan (woven palm fronds) roof. The outdoor bathrooms have a separate entrance to the cabanas.  These cabanas also have 7ft double beds, mosquito nets and fans.


Breakfast Style Served

Breakfast Not Included

Seasons Open

Whole Year

Range of Rates

SLR 3000.00 -SLR 6500.00

Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

The management team of The Galaxy Lounge is Bary, Wayne and Sri. Bary was born and raised in Pottuvil and is an English teacher. Wayne is from Brisbane, Australia and is our resident expert on the waves! Sri is an Anglo – Sri Lankan from London and moved to Sri Lanka in 2003.

Accessibility Notes

You will find us just over the bridge, beach-side as you enter Arugam Bay

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