There are many more options in Whiskey Point than appear online. Many locals are now building their own guesthouses and advertising on Airbnb or simply taking walk-in guests during the busiest months when accommodation at Arugam Bay reaches saturation point.
For those looking for a more organised or year-round option there are a few places to consider:
Paper Moon Kudils
New in 2015, built on the site of the previous Whiskey Bay Surf Resort and consisting of 20 “Kudils”, a restaurant and a pool. Website: http://papermoonkudils.lk/ (opens in a new window).
New in 2016, luxury accommodations with a restaurant and pool. Website: http://dreamgardensrilanka.com/ (opens in a new window).
New in 2017, six bungalows, a restaurant and pool close to the beach with access to both Whiskey Point and Pottuvil Point. Website: http://www.babarpoint.com/ (opens in a new window).