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Upali Beach Surf Resort

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Main Surfing Point, Arugam Bay 0018 Sri Lanka See on map
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Free Wifi
Breakfast Available
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Concierge
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

The Upali beach surf resort is my kind of definition of personal little piece of paradise. We planned to stay 3 days but we extended to 5 days and leaving this place was horrible. The staff is friendly, the resort is clean, the bungalow is...More

Thank oumniak2015
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Upali beach is located on one of the more secluded, picturesque areas of Arugam Bay. The location itself makes the price tag worth it. Removed from the hustle and bustle of main roads and thoroughfares, it’s packed with awesome surfers and locals during the day,...More

Thank lonewandererkm
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We loved staying here. We were a little unsure on arrival as we had no idea where we were going: just walking along the beach in the dark! But once we arrived, it was all fine. The bullock driver had seen us wandering & taken...More

Thank Fiona M
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Expensive low quality and small portions. You can feel that money is the main driver here. Try another place in Arugam Bay, there are plenty of better place. What a pity to spoil such a lovely location.

Thank Alain L
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Upali do a great job on their website of managing your expectations of what a "glamping" experience involves. They are really up-front that this is a different experience. I read these pages and decided that since I go camping in Australia I was probably up...More

Thank tanyal816
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Description
"The luxury of simplicity" An eco friendly and remote Surf Resort on the wildest and much preserved side of the bay, right in front of Arugam Bay Main Surfing Point, which is considered as one of the best world More class surf break and obviously as the most beautiful wave in Sri Lanka. 10 "glamping" accommodations mixing the traditional srilankan cabanas architecture (wood skeleton and coconut leaves roof) with the tent concept using canvas as walls. The result is a surprisingly well ventilated cage of light during the day and a full nature and sea sounds immersion at night. Upali Beach Cafe, the beach shack is open from 7am to 7pm and serves western and fusion food in a relax atmosphere with good music. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Beachfront
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Shuttle Bus Service
Pool
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Number of rooms
10
Price range
US$ 21 - US$ 70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Arugam Bay
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Number of rooms
10
Price range
US$ 21 - US$ 70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Arugam Bay
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Traveller (68)
Room & Suite (61)
Dining (9)
Pool & Beach (6)
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nitzaneta
6 August 2016|
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Response from Ryan-CM-Upali | Property representative |
Hi Neta, Thank you for your interest in staying with us at Upali Beach. Yes we can arrange transfer to or from Arugam Bay from anywhere in Sri Lanka. Regarding availabilities, we may have an option for a special kiosk. get... More
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hjnina
9 July 2016|
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Response from Alecse | Property representative |
Hi, Mid September the weather is very good in Arugam Bay, usually very sunny and dry. Regarding the waves, it's one of the best period where all breaks are working. Usually windy in the afternoon from 12 to 4pm. Best... More
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Room Tips
"One of the three bungalows with private bathroom - i could've lived there forever. simple and beautiful."
oumniak2015
9 Oct 2018
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"The cabin suites are at the rear of the resort & perhaps are a little more private"
34fionam
1 Aug 2018
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"The superior cabins have cool armchairs"
tanyal816
16 Jul 2018
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"I recommend the luxury cabana"
PhilippSchwarz
22 Nov 2016
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