Sandy Beach Hotel, Arugam Bay

Sandy Beach Hotel was newly built  in 2012 to provide high quality, beach side accommodation at an affordable price. Located within a short walk (15 minutes) from the world famous Arugambay Surf Point, Sandy Beach nestles comfortably in the middle of the Bay.  Each of our beach front air double bedrooms provide en-suite shower rooms, and are cool and breezy all year round. For 2014, we have added air-conditioning to all our doubles for added comfort

For the 2013 season, we added a restaurant facility within the grounds, together with additional bedroom facilities to an equivalent standard to the main guest house. We offer "room only" style of accommodation in our comfortably appointed bedrooms overlooking the Indian Ocean.  All rooms have tea / coffee making facilities and refrigerators, with clean linen provided daily  For further information about room availability, Badurkhan can be contacted direct on 00 94 (0)773 242 764

 Web enquiries and reservations are handled by Badurkhan's Welsh/Australian partners, Rheinallt & Teresa.

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Latitude: 6.847559 Longitude: 81.831404 Elevation: 6 ft
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Inn Style

Our Air Conditioned Double Bedrooms 
​Our four double bedrooms (two upstairs and two downstairs) each have open views to the Indian Ocean. Ground floor bedrooms have spacious verandas whilst first floor bedrooms have comfortable balconies overlooking our garden towards the sea. Each double benefits from en-suite shower rooms with hot and cold running water.  Ample storage space is available, together with a writing desk and a plentiful supply of electrical sockets for your gadgets.  Rooms are equiped with a ceiling fan, refrigerator and tea / coffee making facilities.For 2014​, we have added A/C units to our beach facing double bedrooms

Our Two Single Bedrooms

Two single bedrooms are located to the rear of the hotel, offering simple but comfortable accommodation. Each single room is  equiped with a single bed, tea and coffee making facilities, ceiling fan and a refrigerator.  Individual shower-rooms are allocated to each single bedroom (conveniently located just outside the hotel entrance).  Ideal for the lone traveller looking for inexpensive accommodation with a degree of comfort, or for independent children travelling with the family.

Surfers Cabana
Our self-contained Surfer's Cabana, located within the grounds, is comfortably appointed with its own shower-room and  small veranda.  Ideal for two sharing on a budget


Breakfast Style Served

Breakfast Not Included

Seasons Open


Range of Rates

Cabana, Non Ac Rooms , AC Rooms , Villa -SLR - 1500.00 - SLR 20000.00

Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

Sandy Beach is owned and operated in parnership by your hosts Badurkhan and his wife Habza, who reside in nearby Pottuvil. Badurkhan is a former English language secondary school teacher who, following the tsunami disaster of 2004, became actively involved in the reconstruction efforts in the area, including a period as Vice-Chairman of Pottuvil Municipal Council. With those efforts virtually complete, Badurkhan realised his long-term ambition to own and operate a high quality hotel establishment, steering away from the cabana style accommodation which can be found in abundance in the area. Badurkhan's vision was to integrate modern construction standards with locally sourced materials and utilise the skills of local craftsmen to provide quality accommodation at an affordable price. This vision became a reality on the 20th June 2012, with the opening of Sandy Beach Hotel.

Accessibility Notes

Right on the beach at Arugam Bay water music road.

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