It is now possible to get a massage at the new spa in the Blue Wave hotel. Follow the link to their Facebook page for more info. For other spa options in Arugam Bay see the page Ayurveda and Massage or […]
Northeast Monsoon (Dec to Feb) The northeast monsoon is also known as the Maha Monsoon and affects the north and east of the island. Heavy rainfall and strong winds are common and it is generally worse as you travel further north. The […]
There is a new safari sharing forum at srilankataxishare.com. This is the ideal place to find people to share the cost of a Kumana safari. Follow this link to the new Safari Shares forum (opens in a new window). Also see our Business Directory for […]
For a party town it can be surprisingly difficult at times to buy alcohol in Arugam Bay. This is because there are actually very few places that sell it legally with a licence. During the off-season from November to March […]
Extend from 30 Days to 3 Months You can extend the 30 day visit visa by an extra two months at any time after arrival at the Immigration Office in Battaramulla, Colombo. The official website is: www.immigration.gov.lk. Department of Immigration (opens in Google Maps) The […]
If you are looking for a driver or guide in Sri Lanka then please check out the following Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/srilankacaranddriverhire It is 100% independent and features drivers, guides and small tour operators with a growing number of independent reviews.
Costs It is possible to rent a motorbike, scooter or tuk tuk in Arugam Bay but you should be aware that it is not 100% legal. As of now there are no official registered hire providers in the local area. […]
Recommended Banks Most banks in Sri Lanka accept foreign debit and credit card withdrawals at ATMs. The most reliable banks for this service are: Sampath Commercial Bank Hatton National Bank (HNB) Withdrawal Charge Almost all banks now impose an ATM […]