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ArugamBay PodBay

Main Street, Arugambay - Arugam Bay , Sri Lanka
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Nearest Wave
50 metres

ArugamBay Podbay is a one to of to a to kind beach resort featuring colorful concept, located in the heart of Arugam Bay alongside Sri Lanka’s spectacular southeastern coast. The resort is vibrant and chic, and extends from main road to the beach.

The novel concept features colourful and compact NapPods arranged symmetrically together in the front and HomePod and Bay rooms facing the WaterPod (swimming pool), Sea & AirPod (beach). The spacious restaurant is known as the PotPod.

The name ArugamBay PodBay is inspired by the famous line ‘Open the Pod Bay doors HAL’ from the sci to fi movie ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ based on the novel by Sir Arthur C. Clarke, and Apple’s invention of the iPod by Steve Jobs.

Location

Spreading from the main road to the ocean, ArugamBay PodBay is perfectly situated to make the best of the sun, sea and sand.

  • Facilities
  • Room types
  • Getting there
  • Surf Lessons
  • Waves
  • Terms
Number of people: 63
24-Hour reception
Air Conditioning
Bath Towels
Beach Towels
Parking (free)
WIFI (free)
Daily housekeeping
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
BBQ Facilities
Breakfast (additional)
Dinner (additional)
Restaurant
Room service
Surf school

Additional Fees:

VAT 15%
NBT 2%
TDA 1%

Extras:

Cribs
- Children 3 and under stay for free when using an available crib.

Extra beds
- Children from 4 to 11 years old stay for USD 20.00 per person, per night when using an available extra bed.
- Children over 12 and adults stay for USD 40.00 per person, per night when using an available extra bed.
NapPod
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 3

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We provide Airport Transfers from and to Colombo International Airport (CMB) and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: USD$150
  • - Nearest Airport: Colombo International Airport (CMB)
  • - Distance from Airport in kms:
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 7 hours
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is no bus from the airport

Come Surf With Us

Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.

Surf Lessons we offer:

Beginner Surf Lessons

Learn to surf with a surf trainer at one of the surfing spots located close to the hotel.

- Private lessons on a 1:1 basis
- Lessons are $10/hr or $30/day for a 3 hour lesson
- Surf boards are available for hire on site for $6/day
- Availability depends on weather and surfing conditions, as well as the availability of surf trainers

Intermediate Surf Lessons

Perfect your surfing techniques with a surf trainer, at one of the surfing spots located close to the hotel.

- Private lessons on a 1:1 basis
- Lessons are $10/hr or $30/day for a 3 hour lesson
- Surf boards are available for hire on site for $6/day
- Availability depends on weather and surfing conditions, as well as the availability of surf trainers

Surf Guide

We offer surf lessons for those who want to explore the coast and experience the best waves.

- Private lessons on a 1:1 basis
- Lessons are $10/hr or $30/day for a 3 hour lesson
- Surf boards are available for hire on site for $6/day
- Availability depends on weather and surfing conditions, as well as the availability of surf trainers


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33°

JUL/AUG

33°

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32°

NOV/DEC

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Season

May to October is the best time to Surf


Arugam bay is known to have perfect fun right handers that rarely get above head high, so it's perfect for intermediates and beginners. It is one of Sri Lankas best reef breaks.

Waves are super fun so you will use a mix of a fish or a small wave board along or a shortboard for the bigger swells that might come in.

Slightly southwards around the point of the town is Arugam Bay reef break. This reef is a consistent, small wave that creates both rights and lefts over deep reef and is quite a mixed bag in that it can produce mushy waves close to shore that are excellent for gaining balance and practicing your pop up, while also forming faster, clean waves out back that are ideal fun waves for intermediates to advanced surfers.

In contrast to the South West, where a multitude of spots are dispersed along the coast, the best surfing in the South East is all centralized in the vicinity of Arugam Bay. This means you can set yourself up in the town without having to think about packing any time soon.

Even uncrowded breaks are within a short tuk-tuk trip of the bay. Ten minutes from Arugam Bay are Crocodile and Elephant Rock, each wave caters for a different style of surfer.

Elephant Rock is a beautiful, serene spot for beginners while Crocodile Rock can be powerful and challenging.

The additional beauty of these spots is their remoteness, being situated on a stretch of beach largely populated by wildlife rather than people. There is also a Buddhist temple a short 5KM journey away that is well worth the visit, and just a snapshot of the islands ancient Buddhist culture.


PAYMENT

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due to the property 90 days before arrival. The Property will contact you to collect payment. If you book within this 90 days then the property will contact you shortly after you book to collect the balance.

CANCELLING YOUR BOOKING

  • To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
  • Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
  • (Non refundable): This is a non refundable rate. If you cancel you will not be refunded.

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