Activities

Whether it’s bird, leopard or elephant watching you’re after,  sightseeing, surfing, or sunbathing, we will cater for your favorite activity. 

All tours run from the Galaxy Lounge and range from half day trips to overnight stays.

Please note that while Galaxy aims to find the best safaris and trips for its guests, we do not take commission and are therefore not ultimately responsible for the trip.  We base our judgements on reviews from other guests and aim to bring to you the best that Arugam Bay has on offer. Prices are an approximate guide and subject to change.

Yala East Safaris

Discover Sri Lanka’s Abundant Wildlife in Yala East National Park

The jeep seats up to 6 people and costs approximately Rs12,000 to hire for the day.  You will leave Galaxy around 6am and travel 1hr to Okanda where you will need to pay the park entrance fee which costs approx. Rs2000 per person.  We can provide you with a food hamper that costs Rs1000 per person.  In Okanda you can visit the Hindu temple and the Buddhist Monastery.  The beach at Okanda is good for surfing. You will drive through the park until you reach the bird sanctuary at Kumana and the river which divides Yala East from Yala West.  It is not possible to drive through to the other side.  The animals that you may see in the park are; elephants, crocodiles, leopards, deer, wild buffalo, wild boar, bears, birds, monkeys and jackals as well as the abundance of butterflies, dragon flies, bees, lizards and other smaller creatures.

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Pottuvil Lagoon Boat Trip
Visit the tranquil scenery of Pottuvil lagoon at sunset.  Watch out for the crocodiles hiding in the mangroves.  See the amazing bird life fishing for their supper.

Cost approx. Rs1500 per person plus Rs1000 tuk tuk

Panama Tankcrocodile
Catch the crocodiles having their midday sunbathe!

Tuk tuk charge – approx. Rs2000













Lahugala Nature Reserveelephants
Visit Lahugala at sunset and spot the large herd of elephants.
Tuk tuk charge – approx. Rs2000













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Visit the Hindu temple and Buddhist monastery,
go surfing or wildlife spotting.

Tuk tuk charge approx. Rs3500













Whiskey Point (surfing)surfing
Tuk tuk charge approx. – Rs900

Pottuvil Point (surfing)
Tuk tuk charge approx. Rs800

Peanut Farm (surfing)
Tuk tuk charge approx. Rs1000

Surf Board Hire
There are many places to hire surf boards in Arugam Bay.

Ask us for recommendations.

Approx. Rs800 – Rs1000 per day.

Surf Instructors
We can put you in touch with reputable surf instructors.

 

 

Tea Estate
Visit a working tea estate up in the hills between Ella and Badulla.  Take a walk to the highest point and look down on the Ella gap.   Be a guest in the manager’s bungalow for only Rs6000 full board for 2 people sharing.  Taxi from Galaxy Rs11,000 for a one way trip.

 

 

Jive Dance Classes
Learn to swing with our resident jive teacher P.  You will find him at the Galaxy reception desk.

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Bicycle Hire / Self Drive tuk tuk / Motorbike Hire
Self drive tuk tuk Rs1600 per day (off season only)
Motorbike Rs1000 per day
Yoga
Yoga is run by Kevin and Yael and takes place daily at Stardust during season time.  Classes cost approx. Rs700

Massage
There is an Ayuvedic Clinic in the center of Arugam Bay or you can arrange a massage with Kevin or Yael. approx. cost Rs5000

Rest & Relaxation
This is our most highly recommended activity.  It is included free of charge in your stay at Galaxy!

The Galaxy beach is peaceful and undisturbed.
Have a sunbathe or a refreshing swim, a swing in our beach side hammocks or a siesta on our comfy lounge cushions.
We also encourage non-resident guests to come and visit our restaurant, sample our delicious menu and while away the hours soaking up the sun to the sound of the waves.