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The Ultimate Guide to Elephant Rock, Arugam Bay

Elephant Rock is a very popular beginner surf spot located approximately 4km south of Arugam Bay. In addition to surfing, the location offers the chance to explore isolated and untouched beaches, climb the rock to view an amazing sunset and, of course, the chance to see wild elephants roaming nearby. […]

Dengue Fever in Arugam Bay

After receiving a large number of emails on the subject of dengue fever in Arugam Bay we decided to release this update. Arugam Bay lies on the East Coast and is located in the Ampara district. This is one of the least affected areas in Sri Lanka. Follow this link […]

Arugam Bay Half Marathon 2017 – Run for Education!

The second Arugam Bay Half Marathon will take place in less than two weeks. If you are interested in supporting this event here is what you need to know… Who are the Organisers? The event is being organised by the Arugambay Development Forum (ADF) an organisation that actively supports […]

Arugam Bay Hostels 2017

Overview There are now three hostels in Arugam Bay offering a mix of dorm beds and private rooms. Little Lagoon hostel is located at the quieter northern end of the bay near the lagoon. The Long Hostel and Arugam Hostel (formerly the YMCA) are located nearer the surf points at […]

New Donation Based Yoga Classes

For those searching for a more personalised yoga experience away from the larger hotels the Yoga Love Shala (follow the link for more info) may interest you. Rooms are also available in this traditional Sri Lankan home run by a French yogi. Yoga classes are run for smaller groups and are […]