Surf’s up at famed big-wave Sri Lanka hotspot Arugam Bay and a nearby newly-opened eco-lux resort


Condé Nast Traveller is singing the praises of Sri Lanka surf hotspots Pottuvil Point and Arugam Bay, while the nearby Jetwing Surf eco-lux resort also gets the thumbs up.

Says the piece: “With pristine beaches and gushing waves, Sri Lanka’s Arugam Bay is every surfer’s dream escape. Better still, there’s good news for those planning a trip to this hamlet.

“Just a few minutes away, Jetwing Hotels’ new eco-lux resort, Jetwing Surf, has opened doors in Pottuvil Point to help you make the most of your trip to the east coast.”


It spotlights how the resort is “truly local in its appeal”, with 20 beach cabanas built using wood, woven coconut palm leaves and dried locally-sourced “illuk” grass.

“Nestled on an untouched stretch of beach in Pottuvil Point, Jetwing Surf guarantees a quiet getaway from the chaos of the crowds.” And Jetwing Surf’s resident naturalist is on hand to advise on the local wildlife.

Pottuvil Point, which competes with Arugam Bay proper, is ideal for beginners and old hands alike while being surrounded by the wonders of nature.


Meanwhile, “history enthusiasts must bookmark the Kudumbigala Monastery and the ruins of Sastrawela Maninaga Pabbatha Viharaya and Muhudu Maha Viharaya for a glimpse into the glory days of the past”.

Leopards and sloth bears can be observed in all their natural glory in Kumana National Park, while Gal Oya National Park is home to mugger crocodiles and star tortoises.

For a day trip, you can visit one of the many lakes in the vicinity— Panama Lake, Semanikulam Lake and Rotakulam Lake—to relax in the company of migratory birds.

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