Star Rest Beach Hotel offers amazing, fun-filled surf camps and a chill-out home away from home.

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Instructors (7)

Mohamed Jeleel

Salman Faris

Ismail Ansa

Ali Moha

Mohamed Ibrahim Irfan

Julia Turcato

Isha Khan

Reviews (5)

David Cruz

from Singapore, March 2022

"Great Surf Experience at Arugam Bay"

The surf camp at Arugam Bay is a great economical option for someone interested in surfing at Arugam Bay. You are minutes away, walking from the beach and a quick Tuk Tuk ride from your surfing spot. The surf teacher is very professional, encouraging, and courteous. The hotel is very good at ensuring that someone is available to pick you up from the airport and transport you safely in a taxi. The hotel is very basic in terms of amenities, so be prepared for what to anticipate. The host, Ansar, is very kind and professional. His genuine warm smile is welcoming, and he will do what he can to ensure that you have a rewarding experience. The food is also very fresh, including fruit bowls, Prata, coffee, and other fruits. I arrived with zero knowledge of surfing and left with a good understanding and a great experience.

Kirill Kiriushin

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! 🙏🏽

Stefano Menchinelli

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!! 😉

Andrius Levickas

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.

Pontus Loevinger

from Sri Lanka, July 2018

"Lovely place with very friendly staff"

The hotel is located close to the beach. Every day I got some small breakfast like fruit and coffee before the morning surf and after the surf I got a proper breakfast. I always got help with booking transport and anything else I might need. I booked 5 nights but in the end I ended up staying for two week. I was very pleased with my stay! I was traveling alone and they made sure that I had a really good time in Arugam Bay.