Stayed for 3 nights at this beautifully rustic place. It was a quiet oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of the Main Street cafés. We stayed in a garden villa - hidden within the beautifully kept gardens. The staff were friendly and accommodating and welcomed us with a smile even when we turned up at 1am. The room was clean & the water hot when the nights got cooler. Improvements for the future: daily refilling of water, small table with chairs inside the villa (as there is so much space), a small rack with hangers, towel change and room cleaning after 2 nights, a generator for when the electricity cuts out for the whole day and a basic snack menu - for when you just want to stay cocooned in your garden paradise.
Really amazing and extraordinary place. Definitely One of the nicest places in arugam bay. The place is being taken care of daily by the lovely stuff. You have many magical spots including big sitting area, yoga shale and long stretch garden. It’s a quite and peaceful place in the middle of the busy town. The stuff is really friendly and helpful. But the most important aspect is the privacy you get. It really feels like a home.
Hands down one of the worst experiences. 6 of us in total were on the way to Arugam Bay from Colombo and we had already booked Surf N Sun through booking.com. While on the way, we get a message from the property telling us that they are doing some renovations and that our booking has been cancelled. We tried calling the property but they never picked up. Even at the start, the owner Saman was extremely difficult to reach and very aloof about the booking. Clearly he is an extremely unreliable person. To anyone looking at booking this place, please save yourself the energy and cross the road to a place called "The Bay" and stay there instead. Surf N Sun is not worth your time or energy. There are much better places across from Surf N Sun with a sea view.
Do not recommend. This is the most arrogant and sarcastic hotel in Arugambay.Extremely rude and arrogant owner and also not cooperating with guests while talking and they don’t know how to treat guests .do not stay
I was staying two weeks at Surf N Sun and I just had a great experience there. The people are super friendly and open minded. The place was as well clean and comfortable with nice places to chill and hang out, especially the lounge was just very beautiful. Also you get to see a lot of plants and the work going on there, cause they are working on sustainability projects. Saman (the owner) is also very friendly and open to share his project thoughts with the guests if you are interested. Also there are plenty of things to visit and to see, the people there are always helpful to show you nice places where you can go to.