#03 Galaxy Lounge is the third hospitality place on your left as you enter Arugam Bay.
It is one of the best and perhaps certainly the most interesting one of recent developments the Bay has seen in many years.
Well, actually it is the result of two developments in the same location..
Pretty London raised Sri Gunasena and Aussie hunk Surf-Waine just completed the first Galaxy Hotel in 2004….
Everybody agrees, that their second attempt, completed 2006 resulted in an even better and more beautiful ‘Lounge’ than ever before.
The couple had a very narrow escape at the time, but fate has blessed them with a nice baby son during 2005.
The family can be proud to be recognized as a fine meeting place for musicians and artists, such as painters. This seems obvious as you approach the seafront restaurant.
Cabanas, some build on high stilts, are all made of natural, local materials and are often decorated with innovative, beautiful works of art.
And there are paintings of a kind and quality not usually found in this remote region.
It almost seems like there is a Spanish influence somewhere; the odd Latin dance lessons are a fine compliment to this great ambiance.
There also is a good menu with fresh Humus, a good drinks selection and an open air restaurant with a clear view of the open ocean right in front.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Our beachfront cabanas in Arugam Bay boast a natural style, a perfect blend of luxury and nature. Our warm service, comfortable surrounds, and reasonable prices will impress the mind, body and soul. We cater for groups as well as independent travellers. We have five spacious beachfront Cabana’s with private outdoor bathrooms.
The cabana’s can sleep one to four people and are designed to maximise views and fresh sea air. The eco-designed cabana’s factor in the elements such as shade and predominant winds therefore do not require air conditioning. Our cabanas provide a secure environment with oversized beds for maximum comfort, and outdoor onsite amenities for moon light bathing. The Galaxy Lounge kitchen caters for western tastes and traditional Sri Lankan cuisine.
All food is freshly prepared each day and will tantalise the tastebuds and vitalise the body. If you like fresh tropical fruits, vegetables and seafood, Arugam Bay is the place for you. Our juice bar and freshly ground coffee is the only way to start the day, and if ingredients are available any dish is possible.
The surf point at Arugam Bay is undoubtably one of the best point breaks in the world. In season, Arugam Bay provides a consistent perfect 2-5ft waves sometimes breaking at 6-8ft on a good swell chart. The wind is predominately offshore all day, due to the south west monsoon and breaks hollow on the rocky reef and sand point from May through to September.
The official web site can be found here.