Stay Golden Location in Arugam Bay

The new Stay Golden location in Arugam Bay: Off the beaten tracks

Stay Golden was founded in 2014. After more than five years running Stay Golden in the middle of Arugam Bay at Panama Road 59, we moved it to a new property in 2019. It is now located off the beaten tracks of Arugam Bay, South of Main Point at the Cemetery Road. Stay Golden is surrounded by nature. Therefore, it is an oasis of peace and quiet directly at the beach.

Within a short 10 minutes walk via the road or the beachside, you reach Arugam Bay center. Important for all our surfers: Main Point is close, just take a short walk on the beach and you are directly at the spot! Bicycles are free of charge and available for all our guests. We also rent scooters and are happy to organize you a tuk-tuk if needed. Stay Golden reopened on the 1st of July 2019.

Here you see the new location on Google Maps:

Stay Golden Maps Location
Stay Golden Hotel Map
The Stay Golden Hotel map

Here is an overview of the layout of the hotel.

All cabanas have surrounding space to provide peace and privacy for you. At the beginning of the property, next to the little road, you will find the tower with our double rooms.

The family cabanas are on the left side of the property, providing a great sea view from their balconies. You will also find the kitchen and restaurant area on the left side of the property. The restaurant offers different sitting areas like couches, a community table, a coffee table, and a hanging chair. The yoga shala is located on top of the kitchen. We offer yoga classes all year long.

On the right side, there are the double cabanas and the premium cabana. The premium cabana is the closest to the beach and comes with a spacious private balcony with sea view.

How to get to Stay Golden

The postal address of Stay Golden is:

Stay Golden Hotel & Restaurant
Cemetery Road
Arugam Bay, Pottuvil-18,
32500 Sri Lanka

The road (and its name) existed before Stay Golden. Though, since we have moved here, the road was recently extended and connected to the beach. Therefore, we do not have a street number yet.

The easiest is to google our location before you travel to us to have a slight idea of how to get to us.

1) By taxi:

We are happy to organize a taxi for you. Find more information on our taxi service here. Our drivers know where to bring you, so you do not need to worry about it.

If you travel with a private driver or a different taxi company, please provide the following description to your driver. They can also call Rihan (Tel: (+94) 75 064 4409) in case they do not find us. Important: Stay on the main road until you see the Stay Golden sign!

2) By rental car/tuk-tuk on your own:

Once you’ve reached Arugam Bay, follow the main road. At the end of Arugam Bay, the road takes a natural bend to the right (at the left hand side, you’ll see the Tesco-Supermarket). Follow this bend. Then, leave the first left behind you (sign to “Coco Bay”), stay on the main road, to take the second to the left. At this crossroads, you’ll see the first Stay Golden sign. Follow the road crossing the field to turn right at the end. To the left, you will find “East Surf Cabanas”. From there, just continue on the road, follow the natural bend to the left, pass the mosque (on the right) and the cemetery (on the left), and go ahead straight in direction of the beach. The Stay Golden Gate will be in front of you.

3) By bus:

Once you’ve reached the Pottuvil Main Bus Stop, take a tuk-tuk to Arugam Bay and ask for the new Stay Golden at Cemetery Road. Some tuk-tuk-drivers are still confused by us moving to a new location. 😉

No matter how you get to us – safe travels! 🙂