Star Rest Surf Camp invites you to enjoy the best surf holiday you can imagine. Surf lessons with professional instructors, yoga classes, one complimentary massage, a lagoon safari, and many more are waiting for you in the beautiful Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka. If all these sound appealing and you want to become part of a big surf family, then don’t wait any longer and book this amazing surf camp which will make all your surfing dreams come true.

Single A/C Room – 1400 $
Double Two Person ( Double Room A/C ) – 1900 $
Three Person ( Triple Room A/C ) – 2800 $
Four Person ( Quadruple Room A/C ) – 3900 $
.Price Included
  • 16 two-hour surf lessons
  • Use of the surfing equipment
  • Professional team of instructors with ISA certificates
  • Transfers to different surf locations in Arugam Bay
  • 3 yoga classes
  • 1 complimentary massage
  • Sunset picnic at Crocodile Rock
  • Trip to ancient forest monastery of Kudumbigala and Okanda Temple
  • 1 lagoon safari
  • Free laundry and Wi-Fi
  • Daily delicious breakfast and king coconut
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Airport Transfer to our surf camp

                                       

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 9 reviews
September 7, 2019

Best Service and Highly recommended Company and Hotel
I was planning to go to Sri Lanka for surfing 9 days and travel around 11 days. I contacted with Budget Arugambay Tours and talked about my plans. In one day, everything was organized as I wished, fairly priced, no any problems.
Day of arriving to Colombo airport, driver was waiting inside airport with my name and took me safely to Star Rest Beach Hotel in Arugam Bay. Before starting surfing, everything was ready: Tuk-Tuk, soft / hard boards, king size coconut and etc.
I was planning to stay 9 days for surfing but I stayed 17 days. I would like to stay longer, but I had my plane tickets… High quality service, super friendly all staff, you feel like a friend, not just like a tourist. Manager Ansar and Fainas are super nice, always friendly guys. You can get everything you want: to go to surf in the morning, in the evening, you can choose surf point you want – no any problems. Everything on time, no any “tomorrow” or “maybe”. You want some additional fruits, another surfing board, change money, rent scooter, surfing instructor and etc. – here you are, with a nice smiling and super friendly. You don’t need to go to look services in the street, because in Star Rest Beach Hotel prices are the same or even lower and you get the best guaranteed quality. You get 300% more then you pay. Money can’t buy good feeling what you get in Star Rest Beach Hotel. I’ve been travelling really a lot, Europe, USA, Asia, Africa and etc., but this place made very good impression that I never had before. In free time I visited Kumana Park, some temple, Lagoon safari, places around, there was amazing barbecue evenings with super people.
Highly recommended place to stay in Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka. I definitely will come back to Star Rest Beach Hotel (Budget Arugambay Tours) again, that is for sure.

September 22, 2019

“Lanka Living Surf Get-Away”
Loved the energy of Mikaela, Abdullah, Ansa, Ishak, Faina and all the rest of the team helping to run the camp. It is well organised and yet there is a flexible, chilled vibe happening. Things to rate on were: the airport pickup was smooth, surf lessons were informative and helped my surfing heaps; both in and out of the water, the surf spots were epic, the food was delicious and healthy. I really enjoyed the communal dinners and nights out to! Love to see you again soon! XOOs

September 22, 2019

“An amazing Surf camp, people and surf!!”
The passion that Ansa has put into the camp’s creation is obvious, it is beautiful, it has some incredible views and sits right in the Start which is something you don’t get with Surf camp and other similar hostels. Faina and Abdull cooked some incredible food, I always looked forward to meal times! Isak and Ansa were so welcoming and were very inclusive, and with having a lot of solo travelers this is crucial, it breeds inclusivity throughout the camp. I improved my surfing a lot through lessons with Ansa and Nilam . Then the lessons I had with Ansa, he gave me some great tips to progress even further. he is very good at passing on her passion for surfing, and as a result I intend to go surfing a lot more, I am already considering booking for next year!

September 22, 2019

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September 22, 2019

“Just a fantastic experience!”
I was blow away by how friendly and involved everyone was, the staff as well as the other guests. This place has such a strong community vibe that it never feel like I was just staying at a Surf Camp . The surf instructors themselves are incredibly professional and driven. And the food was top notch, which is always a good bonus. 14 days was just not enough time hanging out there, I would 100% stay again!

September 22, 2019

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September 22, 2019

”Overall Experience”
Star Rest Surf Camp Arugambay was above and beyond what we expected in every way. Between the amazing location, adorable home decor, good food (thanks Ansa !), and wonderful team — this trip was absolutely top of our list. We came away with new friends (Abdul,Faina,Isak and Nilam), tons of insane / off-the-beaten-path experiences and of course knowing how to surf. Loved it and look forward to coming back! 🙂

September 22, 2019

“Incredible value, amazing staff, we didn’t want to leave!”
Whilst we were booking we received quick and helpful responses from Ansa who was able to assist us with all our questions and requests. I cannot rate our experience at the surf camp highly enough. The family were incredibly accommodating and couldn’t do enough to help us. The food was always fresh and delicious. The rooms were clean and comfortable, with a great view from the sunset terrace. We had Ansa and Nilam for our surf lessons and they were both great ISA instructors and fun to be around. They were patient with us and everybody definitely progressed a lot! The location is perfect if you are looking for a more chilled out vibe with easy access to the busier Star Rest Surf Camp Arugambay ). The beach that’s a couple of minutes from the surf camp is quiet and very beautiful, the perfect place to relax when you’re not surfing. There are also lots of tasty cheap restaurants locally if you don’t fancy going in to town. We stayed for a few days longer than planned and we will definitely be back!

September 22, 2019

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February 12, 2020

Sleep, surf, eat, repeat
I was on a fortnight’s break from work. While west and south Sri Lanka had been covered during a previous trip, Arugam Bay had been on my list for a long time.

Ansa was most helpful at the planning stages itself. Arriving in Colombo in the morning, I was driven about 8 hours through hills and along national parks from Western Sri Lanka to the Eastern coast town of Pottuvil.

Warm welcome by Ansa and team – Fainal, Rauf. Beer and Coke in the trust fridge – very interesting and practical concept.

My surf instructor,Nilam and I became friends over the fortnight or so that I was there – he understood my fitness level well and then we took baby steps and finally stood up. Caught a few good waves to my satisfaction. We were taken to Elephant Rock, Whiskey Point and Pottuvil Point. Special thanks to my teacher – Nilam

Nilam and Ansa are very mature about surfing etiquette. Faina photos are Instagram-worthy and the video sessions are quite useful. Ansa’ theory sessions gradually built familiarity about surfing, it’s history and technique.

There was also a BBQ night camp by the Elephant Rock beach. Very enjoyable.

Over the 2-week period, I found that sleeping to the sound of strong waves on the beach right off the camp is the best thing ever.

Made a lot of acquaintances over at the carrom table, pool table and over beer even on the warmest days.

Thank you, team Star Rest Surf Camp.

February 12, 2020

Great camp, amazing surf instructors
If you want to learn to surf, Star Rest Surf camp is a perfect choice. Through the intensive mentoring in the water, the video analysis, and the theory lessons, you can make significant progress within a few days. We slept in one of the very well maintained cabins and enjoyed the hammock in the time between the surf session. Ansa and the whole team are nice guys with the right mix between fun and professionalism. One of our highlights was the overnight stay directly at the spot. After surfing we were awaited with fantastic food, including fresh-made french fries, and after a night in the soft sand, we were the first to surf again in the morning.

February 12, 2020

A great introduction to the surf world!
My husband wanted to absolutely try surfing so after some deep research, I decided to go with Star Rest Surf Camp.
I did send an email, and the booking was done in one hour. Ansa was very kind to us, we came one night earlier and could stay in our room for the same price.
The classes started the morning after at 5:45. We were absolutely dead, but loved the vibe of being in the Tuk Tuk and trying this sport for the first time. We were heading the waves!
He provided us many tips as we were in the water but also after video analyzing. My husband could stand on the board during his first class, and i was able after the second one. The group of surfers in the camp was very nice so they were constantly encouraging us. Also, we had really nice evenings together.

We are more of action people but did try the yoga as well. It was a great experience after early surfing-mornings. I already miss falling asleep at the end of the class :’)
The staff in the camp is absolutely adorable. Very simple, humble people, with a great sens of service and generosity.

Also, in case you have any request or you are not happy with something, give it a chance and speak to the team or directly to Ansa. I am sure he will do his best to adapt to your request but you need to speak up. This is important mainly for yourself and for your vacation. It did work out brilliantly for us. We were also kindly offered a free surfing class.

I found the ratio of price/service provided, absolutely convenient and I did perform quite a lot of research.

At the end, I became more passionate about surfing than my husband. If I had to go back to Sri Lanka, I would not hesitate to go back to Star Rest Surf Camp again. We left Budget Arugambay Tours and Sri Lanka with many memories, a bunch of surfing videos and photos to laugh at.

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