About this listing
Happy Panda is a small cozy guesthouse in Arugam Bay, and is only a 50 meter stroll from the beach. We have small cafe on a shaded terrace with hammocks and comfortable floor pillow. Continental breakfast is included in room price.
Happy Panda is a small cozy guesthouse in the surfers’ Mecca of Arugam Bay, and is only a 50 meter stroll from the beach. We have small cafe on a shaded terrace with hammocks and comfortable floor pillows. We like people to hang out, and we also care a lot about the atmosphere of our place, so we don't play loud music or have crazy parties. Almost all the people who stay at Happy Panda, spend more than two weeks with us, so our place feels like a family.
In our cafe we serve breakfast and fresh juices every day.
Guests can use their room and terrace. Garden is good for yoga :)
Interaction with Guests
During your visit you can ask us any advice you need: renting a bike or going for surf lesson. We will be happy to help )
We do not allow smoking and drinking liqueurs an our territory.
Beautiful seaside location just a minute's stroll from the beach. Arugam Bay is awash with places to stay, but this little nook away from the main bustle was ideal for us. Lovely communal space, tidy bedroom, glorious breakfasts. Natalia was away when we stayed, but was quick to reply to any of our queries.
Only issue, and it's not Panda's fault, is our 'safari' experience to nearby Kumana National Park was awful. Maybe we were unlucky, but do ask around about best times to go/what to expect if you're interested in going yourself. I mention this here because Happy Panda organised it for us.
1. The place is as described by the host just 50 m from the beach front.
2. The room was clean and well maintained
3. Had a library of books
4. Foods was good and reasonably priced.
5. Natalia and family were very prompt to response to any queries I had before and during the stay.
6. Really peaceful place!
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Really loved the place. I'd definitely stay again when I'm travelling to Arugam bay.
We had a great stay with Natalia, very welcoming hosts, great food, and a beautiful setting. Loved the wildlife and beaches just south of arugam.
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Super nice and comfortable place. Delicious breakfasts and everything for chilling out. Was gladly surprised when found a small local library with very good books. Perfect host location, 1 minute to ocean, 10 minutes walk to the main point surf sport which I found the best surf spot I have been in Sri Lanka.
Great place, very clean, good juice and fruit salad, the place to Chili in arugam bay next to the bay, you can hear the waves from your hammock.
the mama is so Nice too :)