Wonderful things to do in Arugam Bay

Grab your sunnies and hats and slather on sun block. Right now, the seas and skies of Arugam Bay are the right kind of perfect for a sunny holiday in the paradise. The picturesque, laid-back vibes and lit beach parties and quaint historical landmarks are sure to have you in love in no time. The amount of fun things to do in Arugam Bay is really endless.

Things to do in Arugam Bay, man with surfboard in Arugam Bay beach

From April to October, when the seas are clearer and skies are bluer, and when beaches are warmer sun lovers flock to the scenic beach town. Arugam Bay beach is located on the Southeast coast of Sri Lanka, over 300km east of Colombo.

Surf the perpetual waves

hotels in arugam bay, girl enjoying sunset with surf board

Surfing is one of the coolest things to do in Arugam Bay. Your romance with water will start in Arugam Bay. Or it will get better here. The diamond-like mesmerizing seas have earned international renown as one of the best point breaks in the world. From April to October the wind is offshore and the turquoise waves are excellent. The waves break in such an animated, thrilling rush. Arugam Bay is home to the right kind of breaks that every surfer dreams of, the Main Point and Whiskey Point being two of the best spots.

Bird time at the Kumana National Park

About an hour’s drive away is the Kumana paradise of birds. Partake in a colourful musical experience of endemic and migratory birds. A safari through the Kumana National Park is one of the happiest things to do in Arugam Bay.

hotels in arugam bay, Kumana National Park


Immerse in wildlife

Lahugala National Park is a small sanctuary snuggled within an hour’s drive from Arugam Bay. It may be small, but is the happy home of herds of Sri Lankan elephants too. Also you will come across a sloth bear retreating to the woods.

Tranquillity of Kudumbigala Monastery

things to do in Arugam Bay, view from Kudumbigala Monastery

Amid a beautiful thick jungle is this wonderful place called ‘Kudumbigala Monastery’. The road to the monastery is a bit rough, but the views from the top are beautiful. It dates long back to history when the Buddhist monks were occupying this serene monastery. Back then the monks sat here and meditated away the hustle and bustle of busy life. The air over here is still serene as if looking back at its best days. Hence visiting this monastery could be one of the most relaxing things to do in Arugam Bay.

Quaint loveliness of Muhudu Maha Viharaya

hotels in arugam bay, The ruins of ‘Muhudu Maha Viharaya’ temple

‘Muhudu Maha Viharaya’ is a quaint temple located within 4kms of Arugam Bay. The ruins here have got an ancient feel and an olden charm to it. Obviously. The temple is more than 2000 years old. It’s beautifully located so close to the ocean.

Arugam Bay will make it hard for you to leave the paradise.

things to do in Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay beach

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