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Top 05 Things to do in Arugam Bay – Laidback Coastal Getaway

Gorgeous Arugam Bay is certainly one of the most beautiful seaside resorts in Sri Lanka. The laidback atmosphere, stunning scenery, surfing and happy party vibes all combine to make this a top spot.

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Surfing in Arugam Bay

Surfing in Arugam Bay

Tipped to be one of the world's best surfing points Arugam Bay is not short on big thrills. Drawing professional surfers across the world the resort is home to a number of top break points. These are Main Point – ideal for intermediates and beginners this point is located right within the bay. Whiskey Point – is one of the most popular spots about 15 minutes from Arugam Bay; the place is recommended for beginners and is a notorious learning point for would-be surfers and sun lovers enjoying the beautiful beach. Peanut Farm is the third point; it is 25 minutes from the bay and is a lovely hidden beach that comes highly recommended.

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Yoga in Arugam Bay

Yoga in Arugam Bay

Surfing and yoga are well known to go hand in hand; this probably is due to the soothing and relaxing vibes both activities offer. As such Arugam Bay is a top yoga destination; just walking along the main road you will see lots of yoga centres. After a long drive to the east coast, a yoga session will prove to be quite invigorating. And yes, driving to Arugam Bay is highly recommended in order to drink in all the splendours along the way. Sri Lanka being a small and very diverse nation offers a marvellous collection of experiences best relished on a road trip. Hook up with a car rental Sri Lanka has to offer and you can enjoy the pleasures of driving along the beautiful coast. If you are worried about quality and dealing with car trouble, consider Casons Rent a Car for well-maintained vehicles.

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Total Beach Days

Total Beach Days

Sun sand and surf are the main allures of this fabulous destination. Do plan loads of sun-kissed days doing nothing on the beach but chilling with your favourite drink. Find the perfect spot on the fabulous beach; open up a book and sip the juice of a refreshing king coconut. You can relax, people watch and swim to your heart's content.

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Drive Down to Panama Tank

Drive Down to Panama Tank

Panama Tank is just 25 minutes from Arugam Bay and well worth the drive. It is a beautiful water reserve surrounded by exotic foliage and stunning backdrops. Drive down to the tank and explore the area, look out for the quirky wildlife amidst which you will spot a few crocodiles.

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Explore Kumana National Park

Explore Kumana National Park

Kumana is located in east Yala and quite close to Arugam Bay. Do make the effort to drive down to the park and take a refreshing safari into the lush folds of the nature reserve. You will be rewarded with sights of wild elephants and maybe even the occasional leopard. Plenty of tour operators in Arugam Bay offer safari tours into Kumana National Park.

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