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A quirky, locally owned beachside place with loads of atmosphere and a loyal clientele of backpackers and surfers. There's a choice of 22 digs (all built from timber, bamboo and thatch), including tree-house-style cabanas and A-frame huts split across to neighbouring sites. Most are only steps from the ocean. The cheapest huts share bathrooms.
The restaurant to the rear has a large table for socialising, a shady terrace and good-value meals (Rs 400 to 700). Laundry and good local tours, including boat trips on the lagoon, are also offered.
Boasting on-site dining, Beach Hut offers rooms in Arugam Bay, 2.3 km from Muhudu Maha Viharaya and 11 km from Magul Maha Viharaya. Both free WiFi and private parking are accessible at the guest house. The units at Beach Hut are fitted with a seating area. Breakfast is available every morning, and includes Full English/Irish and Asian options. Staff at reception can help around the clock with advice on the area.