Jungle Beach Resort

Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean

The hotel

Artfully incorporating existing trees and natural plant life into its design, you’ll feel like you’re staying in a tree house at the Jungle Beach Resort — but, we assure you, a tree house of the most luxurious kind. Rooms face either the beach, the lagoon or are immersed in the jungle. Teak walkways and stepping stones connect areas and lead the way to a rustic open dining area where you can hear the lapping of waves and birdsong. There is also a bar just across the lotus pond and a floating platform for lounge chairs by the pool, a waterfall cascading in the distance. If you can tear yourself away from such tropical splendour, the beach is well worth a visit — it’s one of the best in Sri Lanka. Enjoy a whale or dolphin watching excursion, or discover a wealth of underwater life as you snorkel at Pigeon Island Marine National Park. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served to suit your timetable, utilising only the best local ingredients. A private beach picnic under the stars is also highly recommended!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Volley Ball
  • Water Skiing
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Set between the sea and a lagoon, close to Trincomalee, on the East Coast of Sri Lanka. Transfer time from Habarana: 3 hours. Transfer time from Colombo International Airport: 6 hours 30 minutes. Cinnamon Air flights are also available from Colombo.

Hotel information

48 cabins. All have air-conditioning, satellite TV, DVD player, telephone, WiFi Internet access, mini-bar, tea/coffee-making facilities, iPod docking station, safe, hairdryer, iron and board, plus bathrobes, umbrellas and beach flip flops. Lagoon Cabins have 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

All Inclusive option: includes breakfast, lunch and dinner in the all-day dining restaurant, plus afternoon tea. Selected premium spirits and standard brands of imported spirits, an unlimited selection of local branded spirits, soft drinks, and bottled water, available from 11:00am–11:00pm. Selected International wines and sparkling wines. Complimentary DVDs and complimentary WIFI throughout the resort.

Half Board option: Includes breakfast and dinner in the all-day dining restaurant.

Full Board option: Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner in the all-day dining restaurant.

Jungle Cabins are immersed in the jungle, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Beach Cabins have a private walkway to the sandy beach, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Jungle Cluster Cabins share a private pool, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

  • Free Night Offers: Pay 6 nights, stay 7 nights or pay 10 nights, stay 12 nights. Valid for stays 1 Jul–31 Aug '19. 

    Pay 2 nights, stay 3 nights or pay 7 nights, stay 10 nights. Valid for stays 1 Sep '19–31 Jan '20.

    Pay 4 nights, stay 5 nights or pay 7 nights, stay 10 nights. Valid for stays 1 Feb–30 Jun '20.

    Offer is combinable with Early Booking Offer. 

  • Early booking offer: book 93 days in advance and save 15% off the accommodation costs. Book 62 days in advance and save 10% off accommodation costs. Discount not applicable to meal supplements or compulsory supplements. 

  • Honeymooners: couples staying a minimum of 4 nights will receive a fresh fruit basket on arrival, special room set-up, chocolates and a 3-course dinner with a bottle of house wine. 

  • Virgin Holidays bonus offer: guests staying 3 or 4 nights will receive 1 complimentary in-house activity, guests staying 5 nights or more will receive 2 complimentary in-house activities. Choice of activities: cookery demonstration, nature cycle trail or kite making. 

Restaurant (serving international, Sri Lankan, Continental and fusion cuisines), The Beach Bar (serving snacks, lunch and à la carte dinner). Pool bar. Swimming pool. Fitness centre. Spa*. Snorkelling*. Volleyball. Sand sculpting. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour reception. Complimentary WiFi available.

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out ourSpecial Assistance page

*Denotes local charge

Please note: it takes approximately 6 hours 30 minutes to travel to Jungle Beach by road from Colombo Airport and up to 3 hours from Habarana or Sigiriya. Cinnamon Air flights can be arranged from Colombo to the East Coast, then it is just a short onward journey to your hotel. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing place and Great service

Apr 15, 2019 669nizamm

We book 13th and 14th april 2019 full board 2 double room and we arrived at 11.30 am on 13th and the warm welcome was given by Ms. Thimasha the manager and accompanied by Imran to the reception and the hospitality by all the staff is excellent and offered us the welcome drink the raw mango juice it's was nice. It's was a suprise for us they have… Read more
We book 13th and 14th april 2019 full board 2 double room and we arrived at 11.30 am on 13th and the warm welcome was given by Ms. Thimasha the manager and accompanied by Imran to the reception and the hospitality by all the staff is excellent and offered us the welcome drink the raw mango juice it's was nice. It's was a suprise for us they have upgraded to jungle cluster 2 rooms with a private pool. We all were very happy special my son was overjoyed. After lunch we got our rooms it's was lovely. On 14th morning Sinhala Tamil new year they have organised aurudu celebration with lots of game we all took part and we won most of the games special my son . It's was a great experience for all of us . The dinner was 5 courses menu and thank Mr. Jagath the fb manager who really took care with his efficient staff and treated us very well. The morning b.fast is continental and local Sri Lankan it's super no words to say it's owesome. On 15th morning 11.30 am we checked out we were sad to leave they had prepared snacks to have on the way. Well done I thank all the staff and the management for the wounderful amazing service. I will recommend this place to local and foreigners to experience this lovely place. I will visit this place next year too its my second home. Read less
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Apr 11, 2019 thecassyput Bath, United Kingdom

Excellent hotel. Lovely staff who really aim to help and please. Breakfast on the balcony of our room watching the crocodiles in the lake was wonderful. The mutton curry was very good indeed and far too much for 1 person. The next night we shared the cuttlefish curry and it was good for 2 people. Prices in the bar are high.
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Apr 7, 2019 AliceP1447 Colombo, Sri Lanka

Living in nature's lap. Myriad sounds of birds chirping ..the roar of the oxean as the waves hit the shore ... live seashells desperately trying to dig into tge sand as the wsves throw them on the beach ...tranquil exquisite with most hospitable staff pampering you .
Image of the Tripadvisor rating All around fantastic hotel

Apr 6, 2019 dushyantha p

Stayed in Uga Jungle Beach for 3 nights and I cannot stress how good the experience was. The food is superb; probably some of the best hotel cuisine I have had in Sri Lanka (amd the portions are extremely generous). The staff are attentive and very friendly, and genuinely seem concerned about whether your needs and expectations are being met. I… Read more
Stayed in Uga Jungle Beach for 3 nights and I cannot stress how good the experience was. The food is superb; probably some of the best hotel cuisine I have had in Sri Lanka (amd the portions are extremely generous). The staff are attentive and very friendly, and genuinely seem concerned about whether your needs and expectations are being met. I was actually extremely (pleasantly) surprised by the quality of the service. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable (we stayed in a beach chalet) and open up to what is almost in effect a private beach (since there are no other people than the hotel guests). Well done to the entire UJB team. Will definitely come again. Read less
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Apr 4, 2019 Navigator141240

Incredible hotel but a particular mention for Kapilan and Selvi in Housekeeping. Our little room 'fairies' discreetly made our room immaculate the minute we left so that we could enjoy it on our return even just after breakfast. Also big thanks to Raj who felt like our personal barman not only with his drink service but knowledge on the local… Read more
Incredible hotel but a particular mention for Kapilan and Selvi in Housekeeping. Our little room 'fairies' discreetly made our room immaculate the minute we left so that we could enjoy it on our return even just after breakfast. Also big thanks to Raj who felt like our personal barman not only with his drink service but knowledge on the local wildlife. Thank You. Read less