About This Listing
5 very basic, clean, and comfortable double bed cabana with private patio area; breakfast is not included.
East Surf is out of the way from all the hustle and bustle; we are 10 min walk to the centre of the village, and 7 min walk to the beach.
We have 5 double bed cabanas scattered inside the gardens equipped with own bathroom, mosquito net, fan, hooks and shelves; and 2 large family rooms situated at the end of the garden on a sand dune, overlooking the palm trees, the surrounding areas and the ocean. One sleeps 3 and the other sleeps 4.
The restaurant offers fresh organic local and seasonal produce; we serve rice & curry, grilled fish, some western food, and plenty of juices and coconut water. We also provide for veggie friendly guests, using separate pots, kitchen utensils, fridge, juicer and blender.
East Surf also offers BBQ nights, surf lessons, fishing trips (wind permitting), mini safaris, therapeutic massage, machine wash laundry service, and we sell great postcards.
What makes us unique is the tranquility of the area, making it the most relaxed and noise free guest house in Arugam Bay, to ensure guests get a proper night sleep.
We can arrange airport transfers to/from Colombo and/or Matale. Also trips to Ella, Yala and Galle.
Driver accommodation is not provided.
If the calendar looks full, do write to us, we might still have a room available that is not listed on airbnb. We have a website, search & find us.
Free wifi and Free bicycles.
Interaction with Guests
We live on the premises, so we are available 24/7.
Situated south of Arugam Bay, minutes walk to the bay and main point.
Everywhere is within walking distance, but we do have a tuk tuk and bicycles if you need to get to places fast.
Other Things to Note
We are not on the beach front; and we do not have a/c rooms; not yet anyway :)
Minimum stay is 2 nights
In July and August the minimum stay is 3 nights.
No smoking inside the cabanas; and no Techno music allowed.
For dinner it is advised to order by 5pm, as all ingredients are fresh and sometimes we need to go shopping.
No driver accommodation available;
Awesome cabanas and surrounds! Made to feel very welcome and very much at home. Food was great and Sudu and Raffa put on a lovely dinner for us one of the nights. Would definitely reccommend! Arugam Bay on the whole is awesome and Sudu and Raffa have plenty of knowledge about the area, what to do etc so just hit them up. Thanks guys - Matt, Blake, Will
Beautiful stay. Couldn't have chosen a more chilled, welcoming and homely beach stay for our week in A-Bay. We were made to feel so welcome. Room was comfortable, grounds were lovely and the rooftop made a perfect place to practice yoga in the mornings. Food here is AMAZING. Tried a few other places in town but you really can't do better than the fresh, healthy and authentic meals here. Book here and you will be happy :)
I loved my stay with those guys. You feel like in a big family. Raphaelle and Sudu are really helpful and have been a great support when needed. Room are nice and simple. Nothing fancy but clean. No hot water but that wasn't an issue with the hot weather. Would definitely go back there for both their company and the room :)
Fantastic place to stay! Clean and comfortable cabanas. And lovely hosts! Thank you for having us.
Danielle and Ally :)
Me and my boyfriend spent almost one week in this great place in Arugam bay. Cabanas were clean,simple but very comfortable!!Staying in cabanas has great atmosphere little huts with roof from the palm leave,cold shower but it doesn't matter it is soo hot in Arugam bay in April.Raffaela and Sudu are very nice people they always wanted help us. Their little girl is so adorable!!Breakfast was very good fresh fruit,curd,mussli and honey!We love it!Their coffee is great as well not like on other places in Sri Lanka. We used their laundry service which was very usefull during our travelling. We were using their bikes which was perfect and very fast. I wanted do the joga and raffaela reccomended me one of her friend who is great joga teacher.Thank you for that!!Last thing which I like on this place is drinking water everywhere. Very comfortable for us instead of buying the bottles of drinking watter all the time! We enjoyed our staying at your place!!
We had a marvellous stay at East Surf Cabanas. We were the only guests since it is low season at Arugam Bay. The host couple were extremely nice. Breakfast and food delicious!! The lobster we had on the last night unforgettable!!
We really enjoyed chatting with the hostess Raffaella.
The holistic massage you can get by Raffaella is really good.
This is the place to stay!!
We had a great time staying at EastSurf. We would particularly recommend doing the Tuk Tuk Safari and Leopard Rock BBQ! Thanks for having us :)
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About the Host, East Surf
East Surf is owned by Sudu, Arugam Bay born and bred; he is an expert fisherman, and LOVES the jungle. His perfect night out is in the wild, listening to the sounds of nature and watching wildlife. Back at the guest house, he will make you the perfect fish curry or BBQ fish. Sudu's wife, Raffaella, manages the guesthouse and is half italian-half dutch, with a british upbringing. Passionate about photography and art in general. Raffaella is a strict vegetarian and has organised separate veggie tools, pots and fridge for veggie friendly guests. She is also into meditation and gives an awesome relaxing massages. Giada is the new member of the management team. Born in August 2014, her hobbies are sleeping and making goo goo gaga sounds.
They live in Arugam Bay all year round.