In the corner of Sri Lanka’s southeast coast lies the Arugam bay. Calling it a small town would be an understatement, because this moon shaped bay is as tiny and quaint as it can get. If you want to get some sun and sand time, away from the gleaming eyes of all the tourists and the traveller’s Arugam Bay is your place.
Sri Lanka has long been a hot favourite traveller's destination, especially for Indians. Its close proximity and the competitive air ticket prices make it an easy access. The easily available Sri Lanka visa makes it even better as an option. Granted Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya are all beautiful places, but they’re also commercial and attract a lot of tourists. So if you want to experience Sri Lanka but at the same time have some quiet peaceful time, heading over to Arugam Bay is your best option.
Surf n Turf
Surf, sand and the sun all come together in a perfect combination to become the Arugam bay. With beach front guest houses, hammocks swinging along lazily, the warm sun giving you the perfect tan and the occasional stray breeze turning around the straw of your coconut cocktail looks like too good to be true. But that’s just what an ideal day at Arugam looks like.
The beach here has some strong waves, making it one of the premium surf spots of the country. So if you’re busy lazying around on your hammock you can catch some entertaining surfer action.
The way to the heart is through the stomach
The narrow lanes surrounding the Arugam bay might not seem like much, but they are enough to give you a taste of Sri Lanka. With some restaurants being bang on the beach, you can enjoy delicious crab, fresh seafood with a glass of beer, all the while feeling soft sand beneath your feet. Long communal wood benches make sure you make new global friends.
From pizzas, mozzarella sticks to papaya boats filled with muesli and fresh yoghurt, a wide variety is guaranteed. If all the surfing makes you tired, Ali’s and The Folly’s are some of the restaurants you can try.
So head on to Sri Lanka’s Arugam Bay, nature and bliss await!
Author : Sanjana Sule