Pottuvil or Pothuvil or Poththuvil is a town in the Ampara District of Sri Lanka, located along the Eastern coast of the Island, it is 4 km due North of the popular tourist destination Arugam Bay. It was affected by 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The 2007 population estimate, the city’s population is 33,625.
The Arugam Bay area is home to a number of quality surf breaks, the most popular of which being ‘Main Point’ located towards the south of the bay. This is a right hand point break, with a rock/reef bottom, and has a number of sections with occasional barrels. Other breaks in the area include Whiskey Point and Pottuvil Point to the north, and Elephant Rock, Peanut Farm and Okanda to the south. These breaks have attracted a steady stream of international tourists for several decades. Arugam Bay has a good local surf scene and is home to some of Sri Lanka’s most talented surfers and in recent years surfers from Arugam Bay have dominated national competitions. In mid-2010 the Association of Surfing Professionals hosted its first international surf contest in the Bay. The winner of such was Australian Julian Wilson. ASP repeated their contest tour in 2011 added a women’s competition to the men’s long board championship at Arugam Bay.
Things to Do:
Explore Pottuvil Beach / Explore Pottuvil Lagoon / Explore Arugam Bay Beach / Surfing / Surfing Schools / Muhudu Maha Viharaya / Whiskey Point / Water Sports / Kitesurfing / Kiting / Photo Shoots / BBQ Nights / Adventure Activates / Boat Riding
Approximately Time & Distance from Colombo: 6 h 49 min (362.6 km)
Province: Eastern Province | District: Ampara District
Luxury Hotels in Area:
Lagoon Cabanas Panama | Approximately Price Range: 120 to 130 USD | Click here to see the hotel
Pacific Hotel | Approximately Price Range: 100 to 110 USD | Click here to see the hotel
Normal Hotels in Area:
Tri Star Beach Hotel | Approximately Price Range: 70 to 80 USD | Click here to see the hotel
SURF N SUN Arugam bay | Approximately Price Range: 50 to 60 USD | Click here to see the hotel