Imagine Kokomo (song by the beach boys) except in Sri Lanka. Arugam bay is the place! We got to be lazy for what was planned to be 5 days but ended up being 9! The only thing you do there is swim in the beach, eat, nap, and eat. You can take a doze on the hammock where the hotel restaurant is and wake up an hour later with nothing in your mind. The awesome Galaxy Lounge where we stayed provided some fun games we played like Trivial Pursuit (good brain game), Uno, Apples to Apples, cards, and puzzles! We completed two of the three puzzles, which were quite large!
The waves were also really big so there was plenty of surf. Good thing, the Galaxy Lounge provided a boogie board that we used to catch the waves.
The co-owner, P, was very friendly and loves comedy and jokes, like me! He would always come over to us and share some and riddles and jokes, and occasionally, a funny video. Here are some of them… 1) A man arrives outside of a hotel with a car and at that moment realizes he is bankrupt. How come? Answer: He was playing Monopoly! 2) Romeo & Juliet are lying in a room. Romeo is unconscious, Juliet is dead, and there is broken glass and water all over the room. What happened? Answer: Because Romeo is a cat and Juliet’s a goldfish! 3) A man lives on the 20th floor of a condo building. Every day he presses the lobby floor button on the elevator to go to work every morning and the 10th floor button when he returns home after work. And walks the rest up. Why? Answer: He is too short to reach the 20th floor button. 4) There is a river next to a telephone box. A man inside the telephone box is dead and his arms have gone through the windows on both sides of the telephone box. The receiver is hanging. Why? Answer: He described a big fish that he caught in the river.
The food we had there was really good too. The staff cooked us two amazing barbecues while we were there with curries, dahl, fish, and prawns. P also baked a really good chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. We loved the food there so much that we got a recipe for the Lentils Veggie Burger and the cookies so we could make them at home!