Welcome to

Stay Golden

your oasis to explore and relax in the unique beauty of Arugam Bay, on Sri Lanka's East Coast.

A hotel off the beaten touristic track in Arugam Bay
Nestled on the outside of Arugam Bay town, our boutique hotel offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whether you're a seasoned surfer, a yoga enthusiast, a wildlife explorer, or traveling for relaxation: Our hotel caters to individuals of all preferences, ages, skill levels and backgrounds.


Cabanas and Rooms

Accommodations to make you feel home away from home

Indulge in one of our meticulously designed 5 cabanas and 2 rooms, each thoughtfully appointed with modern amenities to ensure your utmost comfort. Our family-friendly accommodations provide a cosy retreat after a day of exploration, with spacious rooms and convenient amenities to ensure everyone's comfort. When traveling as a couple, our high standard accommodations for up to 2 provide the ideal setting for romance and quality time together. Our premium double room provides superb sea views from inside the room, including your bathtub, and from your private balcony.



Nurture yourself in our fusion restaurant

Savor culinary delights at our modern restaurant. Our team combines local flavors with international influences to create a menu serving wholesome meals for both young and old. From delicious Sri Lankan specialities and seafood, to Western classics, we offer nourishing meals prepared with locally sourced ingredients in the mornings, lunches or dinners. Also guests from outside are warmly welcome.



Our Spaces


Stay Golden Sri Lanka - our story

Meet Angie and Rihan, the dynamic duo behind the magic of Stay Golden. Their journey began in 2016, when fate brought them together at the very place that would become their shared passion project. Rihan's story traces back to 2014, when he took over his family's guesthouse, Golden Beach, following his father's passing. Originally offering simple accommodation to NGO members after the tsunami, the guesthouse evolved into a haven for travelers seeking solace by the sea. In 2015, Rihan rebranded it as Stay Golden, setting the stage for a new chapter of growth and transformation.


The beauty of Sri Lanka's East Coast with

Personalized experiences

Holiday activities for everyone

Our experiences are a thoughtful selection of authentic, fun activities for everyone to make their holiday more colorful. Use your time to get a glimpse of the essence of East Sri Lanka. Whether you're a seasoned surfer, a passionate wildlife explorer, a yoga enthusiast, traveling for relaxation, or a blend of everything: our hotel caters to individuals of all preferences, skill levels and backgrounds. Most experiences are great for families, engaging for young and old. Join us at Stay Golden and let us be your guide to new, unforgettable memories.


Meaningful Journeys

Love, passion and faith

Our values and vision are inspired by our Founders, the Fernando family, who believe that business is a matter of human service. Our portfolio of resorts are located in scenic and environmentally sensitive areas, enabling us to drive our sustainability agenda across Climate Action, Land & Sea and People & Culture.

Cape Weligama is an oceanfront resort spanning across 12 acres of tropical garden. With five of the World’s seven species of sea turtles nesting along this coastline and a migration channel for blue and sperm whales a mere mile offshore, our resort is a cetacean enthusiast’s paradise. A historic fishing village, much of the local community is heavily dependent on fisheries and marine-based tourism activities for their livelihood. Whether you’d like to indulge in the rich cultural heritage or surf Weligama’s famous waves, Cape Weligama provides the most idyllic setting.

A Glimpse of

Our World

Explore our Island of Treasures

Known as Ceylon until 1972, Sri Lanka means Resplendent Island. Just off the southern tip of India, the island is about the size of Ireland and home to 20 million people. The small island packs in a continent’s worth of attractions with 8 UNESCO world heritage sites, mountainous tea country, spectacular wildlife, epic food, and breathtaking coastlines combine to form a tapestry, filled with intriguing characters that bring the story of today’s Sri Lanka to life. The country has a rich cultural heritage with its strategic location along the ancient silk route. Ancient Greeks called it Taprobane, Persians and Arabs referred to it as Serendib, the origin of the word “serendipity”.

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Special Offers

Golden Stories

At Stay Golden Sri Lanka, our focus is on our guests. They're at the heart of our vision, helping us turn our dreams into reality. Hosting is a rewarding exchange: we delight in meeting our guests, and their experiences with us shape us just as much as they create lasting memories during their stay. We're here to share some Golden Stories with you, whether it's offering insights into our life in Sri Lanka, providing tips for exploring our beloved area, or reflecting on Stay Golden's journey over the years. So take a peek and let your imagination wander, envisioning your next unforgettable holiday in Sri Lanka.

Yours, Angie and Rihan

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