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Holidays To Arugam Bay

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Arugam Bay is a small town by a bay of the same name on the southeastern coast of Sri Lanka. Known for its stunningly beautiful sandy beaches and a great spot for surfing, Arugam Bay is one of the many destinations recommended for any travellers visiting Sri Lanka. Holidays to Arugam Bay don’t need to be just about the sand and the surf, as there is a host of activities that are available in the area. One can take a boat ride on the lagoon, go for a spot of bird watching at the nearby Kumana Bird Sanctuary, or see the ruins of an ancient civilisation. The area around Arugam Bay was closed to the public for security reasons until 2009, but its popularity, fuelled by the lovely beach and other attractions, has been growing ever since. Arugam Bay is a town experiencing a rapid infrastructural facelift. Travel Center offers all inclusive holidays to Arugam Bay, and makes sure yours is a memorable one. Get in touch with one of our experts today, and leave everything to us. Book holidays to Arugam Bay with us and experience this beautiful beach resort town in eastern Sri Lanka at its very best.


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Time Zone

UTC+05:30 hours

Airlines Flying

SriLankan Airlines, Emirates, Jet Airways, Kuwait Airways, Qatar Airways


Sinhala, English

Best Time to Travel

May to November

Modes of Transport

Bus, Boats, Car, Train, Tuk tuk

Currency Exchange Rate

1.00 GBP = 213.44 LKR

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Arugam Bay Beach

Popularly known as the surfer’s paradise, the Arugam Bay beach is spread across 320 km. Featuring a number of quality surf breaks, the Arugam Bay beach is an extraordinary sight with its soft sand and scenic views. This exotic beach is host to a string of beautiful beach side restaurants and surf schools.

Kudumbigala Monastery

Recognized as the only cylindrical Dagoba of Sri Lanka, the Kudumbigala Monastery complex is a rock cave elegantly carved on the mountain ranges of Ampara. Once a refuge and hermitage site for Buddhist monks, the ruins of this sacred historic site are believed to date back to the pre-Christian era.

Kumana National Park

Famously known as Bird’s Paradise, the Kumana National Park is home to over 200 species of Birds. Visitors to this National Park can spot other animals like elephants, deer, bears and leopards. A famous tourist attraction, the Kumana National Park is also home to a spectacular collection of flora and fauna.

Crocodile Rock

Located at the breathtaking Crocodile Lagoon, the popular Crocodile Rock is a 340m long flat rock that resembles a pair of sunbathing crocodiles. The perfect monument for wildlife in Sri Lanka, the renowned Crocodile Rock offers a beautiful environment and a picturesque view with elephants roaming and eagles flying overhead.


A heritage reserve and sacred grove, Okanda is a whale shaped rock that is home to the revered shrine of Lord Murugan. A popular pilgrimage site, Okanda represents a multicultural monument visited by people from many religions. Okanda is beautified with its pools and rocks that offer panoramic views of Arugam Bay.

Pottuvil Lagoon

A mesmerizing sight, the Pottuvil Lagoon features a rich ecosystem with mangroves, islands and waterways. The Pottuvil Lagoon showcases an extraordinary collection of fauna and flora that includes eagles, peacocks, crocodiles, elephants, pelicans and much more. Visitors can enjoy a ride in a paddle boat while experiencing the beauty and serenity of the Lagoon.

Muhudu Maha Viharaya

An iconic landmark in Sri Lanka’s rich and colourful history, the Muhudu Maha Viharaya is a Buddhist Temple that was built over 2000 years ago. This Temple was built as a tribute to the famous queen Viharamahadevi. Today this Temple features that ruins and remains of prominent ancient statues and stupas.

Lahugala National Park

A wildlife sanctuary located at the basin of Heda Oya, the Lahugala National Park is home to elephants and aquatic birds. The Lahugala National Park features 3 massive tanks and rivers fringed by forests. A walk through the evergreen forest of the Park, will have visitors mesmerized by its brilliant green surroundings.

Elephant Rock

The Elephant Rock is an amazing surf break that resembles Sri Lankan elephants. The Elephant Rock is the perfect place to enjoy a breathtaking sunrise or sunset at the exotic Arugambay Beach. From the Elephant Rock visitors can experience the wildlife of Sri Lanka that includes elephants, crocodiles and peacocks.

Magul Maha Viharaya

Located in the luscious green forest of the Lanugala Village, the Magul Maha Viharaya is believed to have been built in the 2nd century BC. The prominent feature of this Temple is its unique moonstone. Other features of this Temple include the ruins of a palace, a monastery, ponds and the beautiful stupas.