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Lodging Review | Surf N Sun

Lodging Review | Surf N Sun

Surf N Sun Arugam Bay

WHAT: Surf n sun

when: Mid-June through August

Where: arugam bay, sri lanka

price: ~$80/night for a deluxe villa

(which we recommend because the villas are the only units with A/C)

Overview

Tucked away just off the main drag in Arugam Bay, Surf N Sun's open air, lantern lit, plant covered property takes on a mystical, Indiana Jones quality when arriving at night.  A sand pathway lined with clay lanterns leads to the different rooms, all set back with their own walkways and small patios.  The Deluxe Villas have been simply, but impeccably designed; their only fault (and it can be a big one on warm nights) is that the A/C can cut out if between the two villas (which share an electricity source) are taking too much energy with lights & outlets.  The owner takes a lax approach to customer service and you can expect little to no service from him outside of checking in and out.  There is a yoga shala and restaurant on site, but they are only open during peak season.  The beach lies across the road and through the beachside businesses; a close walk away.  A number of restaurants, shops, and surf rentals are in walking distance from the hotel.  Overall a charming hotel, at a great price in a great location, best for low-key guests.

Surf N Sun Arugam Bay

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