Kottukal Beach House

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Surf Skill: 
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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Handpicked Hotel
Boutique Beach House
2 Chalets + 2 Deluxe Bedrooms
Ideal for Groups up to 8
Surf Snorkel Swim


Kottukal Beach House is a luxurious holiday retreat located in the serene, coconut palm-fringed village of Pottuvil, a mere 4 km from the invincible surfer’s paradise that is Arugam Bay.  Situated on Sri Lanka's South East Coast, this boutique villa is exactly 313 km away from Colombo and 348 km from Colombo International Airport (Bandaranaike).

The coastal tourist destination of Pottuvil has many top spots for surfing, snorkeling and swimming.  The area features wide sweeping beaches and the property itself sits on 2 acres making it the ideal place for a 'close to nature' holiday experience.  The national parks of Yala, Kumana and Lahugala are close enough to visit on a day trip, while boat rides through the mangroves of the Pottuvil Lagoon or fishing expeditions with local fishermen can be organised on request. Visits to the historical temple sites in the area can be arranged as well.


Kottukal Beach House accommodation comprises a total of 2 Chalets and 2 Deluxe Bedrooms. Take a group of friends and book the entire place to yourselves with up to 8 persons.

Spread out and enjoy the spacious luxury at Kottukal Beach House.  You can watch the sun set over the ocean from your own private balcony or terrace, as you relax in the serene ambience of the surroundings. All the rooms are fully equipped with air conditioning, a luxurious bathroom with hot/cold water outdoor rain shower and the many other modern conveniences that will ensure your total comfort.

List of Facilities:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Electric power – 220v to 240v
  • Private balcony or terrace
  • Bathroom with a rain shower with hot and cold water
  • Bottled water
  • Free internet
  • Safety deposit box
  • Iron and ironing board (on Request)
  • Cot (on Request)
  • Hair dryer (on Request)



Meals at Kottukal Beach House can be prepared to suit... from the menu, to the location, to when you'd like to dine. The main dining room overlooks the garden and the sea. Breakfast is included, which can even be taken on the beach at sunrise, whilst for lunch and dinner the property has a set menu with meals on request.

The ideal location for a family celebration or party, dining at Kottukal Beach House will be an unforgettable experience. Embark on a culinary journey that will take you from traditional Sri Lankan fare to Eastern and Western favourites.

A candlelit dinner for two on the beach, or a BBQ for family and friends; the dining options at this luxury beach villa are endless. Flexible meal times offer the luxury of a relaxed dining experience which is enhanced by the exceptional service that the Kottukal staff provide.


Pottuvil Point:  is a beautiful peninsula-like stretch, ideal for both beginner and intermediate surfers due to the multiple take off locations.  It is only a few kilometres from the famous Arugam Bay and can be seen along the beach from Kottukal Beach House.  When the Point is working, it is arguably one of the best right hand waves in Sri Lanka.

Pottuvil Point is a dream tropical wave and a favourite with a lot of the seasoned veterans.  It is usually less crowded than the more well known Arugam Bay.  The long deserted sandy beach is dotted with some huge boulders at the water’s edge and provides rides of up to 450m from the outside section right through to the beach.  The unique thing about this wave is that for most of it you can be working a four foot face and yet be only a few metres from the beach as the wave grinds down the sandy point.  The outside section sucks up and throws out as the swell raps into the point, giving a 30m wall to work with, before it fades as it hits deeper water for about 10 seconds. The wave then tends to double up as it hits a shallow sand bottom section that will have you hanging in there for all you are worth just to make the next 40-80m section. Pottuvil Point needs a decent size swell to work and a large swell before the middle section fires.  

Arugam Bay Point Break:  The Point is the main break at Arugam Bay.  It is a long right-hand point / reef break that breaks at the headland of Arugam Bay.  On a good day, it provides a clean ride-able wall that will barrel in sections and give you a 400m ride right through to the inside.  Booties can be useful as the reef starts from ankle depth. 

Crocodile Rock:   According to some, the long elongated ‘snout’ shape of this natural rock gives it its name.  In reality, the name is derived from the mugger crocodiles that access this area via the adjacent Heda Oya Lagoon.  You will be lucky to spot a crocodile, especially given their shy nature, however no need to panic as they just want to bask in the sun, atop the rock. After your surf, climb the rock for impressive views of the beach and surrounding paddy lands.  It’s a beautiful spot for a day surf mission.  It needs a medium to large swell for Crocodile Rock to work.  When Arugam Bay point is 6 foot, then Crocodile Rock will be 3 foot.  A sucky take-off section over sand leads on to a long wall that breaks right down the point for about 250-300 metres.

Whiskey Point:  Situated in Urani, Whiskey Point is an ‘off-the-beaten-track’ spot for novice surfers and the waves here provide fun for any surfer.  The waves break off a rocky outcrop near the beach and you can paddle out in the channel right beside the rocks.  Beginner surfers often visit Whiskey Point for practice after their initial surf lessons at the Baby Point of Peanut Farm. The warm and inviting water is a beautiful turquoise colour.

Peanut Farm:  is another epic break south of Arugam Bay in a great unspoilt location.  There are two breaks here that are referred to as the Main Point and Baby Point of Peanut Farm.  Main Point is a highly technical right-hand wave that requires negotiating a steep, fast take off in front of rocks, often into a barreling section.  Baby Point is the continuation of the Main Point wave but it is a lot mellower and slower by the time it breaks over the sandy bottom of Baby Point.

Lighthouse Point / Green Point:  Located along the coast from the Komari village, some 10km north of Pottuvil, this beautiful beach/point is well off the beaten track.  The beach stretch prior to the lighthouse is pristine and inviting.  The drive to reach the point is supremely beautiful, with unending swathes of paddy fields of either side.  For the more experienced surfer, the sandy/rock bottom produces nice waves.

Non Surf Activities

Excursions from Kottukal Beach House:

  • Pottuvil Lagoon
  • Kumana National Park
  • Lahugala National Park
  • Muhudu Maha Viharaya (religious outing)
  • Magul Maha Viharaya (religious outing)
  • Fishing with the local fishermen

Wellness:  Massages, Yoga and Ayurveda treatments can be arranged on

Reviews for Kottukal Beach House

Ron Boyd

Date of Stay: 
17 Sep - 5 Oct 2017
Surf Stoke: 
Quality Of Food: 

This was a great trip for general travel. We went as a group of 4 including 2 wives. This trip was ideal for that. The accommodation was extremely good including the food. The people were also highest quality. The location was great, and the cultural aspects great too. I would go back again, Read more...

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