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Star Rest Beach Hotel offers amazing, fun-filled surf camps and a chill-out home away from home.
Mohamed will be your instructor during the surf camp.
Salman will be your instructor during the surf camp. He is also the founder of Star Rest Beach Hotel.
Ismail will be your instructor during the surf camp. He is also the manager and booking manager of Star Rest Beach Hotel.
Ali will be your instructor during the surf camp.
Irfan has been with Star Rest Beach Hotel Arugambay since March 2011 and has been instructing surfing enthusiast since then.
Julia is a nomad traveler from Switzerland, Geneva. She is based in Southeast Asia since 5 years ago. Julia's journey is crazy. She moved a lot since she was a child, Africa, Asia, Europe. She surpassed many blocks and fears. And now she wants to help you, she has some fun tools. You are born to be unique and awesome.
from Russia, September 2021
"Super Friendly Stay and great value for money!"
I was traveling alone. Ansar - the manager - and his team welcomed me warmly! There is nothing these guys can’t do)) One can relax, enjoy and forget about all the worries!
This a simple camp with no pretentious rooms or facilities. Everything is there, but some things you provide yourself like soap or shampoo. It is expected of such a place.
Small things like WiFi stability or some minor issues with insects or drain in the shower shouldn’t be a matter of judgment - everything in the end is taken care of.
Right now in Covid era everything is tough, still Star Rest team managed to get me food that I like, even though I adhere to the LCHF lifestyle (like avocado salads and fried eggs, beef or chicken). Also it was no problem to have a good advice on local prices of everything, and I easy managed to organize a safari or any other trip through the manager.
Salman was a great tuk-tuk driver, Nilam provided great surfing lessons, Fainas was a blast friend to talk to. I’m grateful to all of them and of course to Ansar - the manager of it all! 🙏🏽
from Italy, August 2019
"14 days surf camp"
My first time in Arugam bay and I have to say "very good experience of surf"! Nice staff, and the members of this staff early became my friends!! All them were very gentle and always ready to drive me at the various surf spots, far or near from the hotel, without any problems!! I hope will come back next year or sometimes to surf that waves another time and to spend more time with my new friends Fainas, Ansar, Isak, Rabbanà. Enjoy it!! 😉
from Republic of Lithuania, July 2019
"Highly recommended Hotel and Services"
I liked everything. I was planning to stay 9 days, I stayed 14. 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. 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 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, from USA to Japan and etc., but this place made very good impression that I never had before. Highly recommended place to stay in Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka. I definitely will come back to Star Rest Beach Hotel again, that is for sure.