6 Days Invigorating Surf and Yoga Retreat Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Rustic Surf Camp Sri Lanka

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Come experience a relaxed atmosphere and casual dining topped off by a beautiful view of the Indian Ocean at Bay Vista! Ensconced amidst rustling coconut palms by the famous Arugam Bay beach along the east coast of the tropical island of Sri Lanka, Bay Vista welcomes you with a sunny warmth and promises you lasting experiences. Each day at Bay Vista lures you towards different adventures, from cresting the most challenging waves to strolling on the beach at sunrise and breathtaking scenery, from experiencing local cuisine and tranquil life in Arugam Bay to connecting with your inner self through yoga or meditation. Bay Vista invites you to discover the way of life of the locals and lose yourself in the rustic charm that surrounds Arugam Bay.


  • 4 surf lessons
  • 3 yoga classes for 90 minutes
  • Half-day Panama village and temple tour
  • Level-1 ISA certified surfing instructor
  • Surfing board rental and transport
  • 5 nights' accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Italian, lang_si, English
The maximum participants in the group is 2
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After a day of surfing, exploring, and walking around Arugam Bay, you will enjoy relaxing in the comfortable rooms. The rooftop open to the cobalt sky is the ideal spot for yoga practice. A sunrise witnessed here will, undoubtedly, leave a lasting impression. The rooftop is also a nice place to chill, watch the action on the beach, and check out the snack bar whenever you get the munchies. Bay Vista Hotel does not allow smoking in the rooms, but there’s plenty of open space around whenever you wish to light up.

Sea View Double Room

This room is overlooking the stunning Indian Ocean and the famous Arugambay Bay. The sound of the waves and the breeze will accompany you during your stay. You will be able to watch the sunrise while laying in your comfortable beds. The rooms have AC, ceiling fan, private balcony, hot water, fridge, and TV.

Bay Vista Hotel Sri Lanka Surf Camp Program

Surfing lessons

Maybe you’ve always wanted to crest waves like a pro but never had the opportunity. On the other hand, you may know the basics but need help to ride the bigger waves. Whatever your skill levels, Bay Vista Hotel will help you enroll for lessons that are ideal for you.


Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline that is both rejuvenating and calming at the same time. If you’d like to try it out for the first time or if you practice yoga at home and would like to continue to do so, you’re welcome to join the classes held on the rooftop, with the sounds of the ocean in the background and a salty breeze wafting through.

Included excursions

  • Half-day Panama village and temple tour (Okanda and Kudumbigala) by Jeep
  • Lagoon safari


Milan Hennadige
Milan Hennadige is a professional surfer and Bay Vista Hotel's official instructor.


Arugam Bay is located on the south-east coast of Sri Lanka, 322 kilometers from the capital Colombo. It is an ideal getaway for relaxation and popular for surfing, rated the 11th best surfing destination worldwide and third best in Asia. Arugam Bay is dotted with world famous surfing spots, all as amazingly beautiful as you’d see in the movies. You can stroll down to Main Point from Bay Vista, while Whiskey Point, Peanut Farm, Okanda, and Elephant Rock are just a short drive away. You can take on the most challenging waves, watch the surfers at their exhilarating best, or feast your eyes on the glistening waves and endless sun-kissed beaches. If you’re lucky, you might even encounter wild elephants during your drive.



  • Café
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio


  • ATM / banking
  • Board rental
  • Car rental
  • Conference room
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet


This retreat includes breakfasts. There will be choice of healthy meal from the rooftop cafe after the yoga class. You can enjoy breakfast in the healthy bar where Bay Vista Hotel serves super juices, fruit bowls, salads, bruschetta, raw, vegan, gluten-free desserts, and energizing coffees. Bay Vista Hotel only serves vegetarian and vegan dishes.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Kumana National Park visit
  • Magul Maha Vihare visit
  • Muhudu Maha Vihara visit

What's included

  • 4 surf lessons or guiding (2 hours each lesson)
  • 3 yoga classes (90 minutes each lesson)
  • Half-day Panama village and temple tour (Okanda and Kudumbigala) by Jeep
  • Lagoon safari
  • Level-1 ISA certified instructor
  • Board and transport
  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • Breakfasts

What's not included

  • Transport to and from the hotel

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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