Lovely Arugam Bay is by far and away the east coast’s most traveller friendly destination. Approximately 314 KM from Colombo, Arugam Bay is home to an eclectic local population of Tamils, Muslims, Sinhalese and expat Europeans. Arugam Bay was first put on the map by visiting surfers, who came in search of the best waves of Sri Lanka. In fact, Arugam Bay is known as one of the best three surfing spots in the world. Now this little fishing village and unspoilt town attracts many a non-surfer as well due to its unconventional laidback charm.
Whisky Point, Crocodile Rock and Pottuvil Point are the three main surfing points which are frequented by avid surfers. Other than surfing Arugam Bay offers an abundance of opportunity for underwater photography and other water sports such as kite surfing, wakeboarding etc. The quiet town comes alive on weekend nights with beach parties and mini raves catering to the party animals.