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. 

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Nov 12, 2019 Alexandrearumney

We stayed in the king beach cabin which was paradise, the jungle surroundings make is completely private and only footsteps walk from the ocean. Jagath and the whole team took amazing care of us ensuring we had a wonderful stay. The perfect place to escape and relax on a beautiful beach!
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Nov 11, 2019 chamaranana Colombo, Sri Lanka

Really relaxing experience by the sea. Our room was a cabin cluster with a private pool, it's big, comfortable, very clean thanks to Rajeev and Irsath who was very kind and given us a surprise room deco on our anniversary. The breakfast and dinner buffets were varied and filled with local flavours. Great location and friendly, helpful staff.… Read more
Really relaxing experience by the sea. Our room was a cabin cluster with a private pool, it's big, comfortable, very clean thanks to Rajeev and Irsath who was very kind and given us a surprise room deco on our anniversary. The breakfast and dinner buffets were varied and filled with local flavours. Great location and friendly, helpful staff. Special thanks to Yasanka who was very supportive from the day of reservation, he attended to each and every need of us. Made our anniversary gateaway even more special 😊 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awe-inspiring Hospitality

Nov 10, 2019 druvipompeus Colombo, Sri Lanka

Nothing short of absolute perfection! We were welcomed to Junglebeach by Yasanka. He was quick to point out all the little details we needed to keep in mind for our stay. Without a doubt one of the most welcoming persons you will meet. From the way he speaks & conducts himself you can say how enthusiastic he is about his job. Before we can say… Read more
Nothing short of absolute perfection! We were welcomed to Junglebeach by Yasanka. He was quick to point out all the little details we needed to keep in mind for our stay. Without a doubt one of the most welcoming persons you will meet. From the way he speaks & conducts himself you can say how enthusiastic he is about his job. Before we can say something about hotel we absolutely MUST say a few words about the hotels F&B Manager Jagath Jayawardana. Never have I, personally met a more humble and hospitable person. We first met Jagath while he was checking up on us with as to how the meal was. He was very professional and courteous. He did not miss the opportunity to check up on us during every service as he did with all the other guests. Jagaths team was top notch as he was. Very friendly and paying great attention to detail. All smiles and full of warmth. With Jagath at the helm, there's no wonder his team dishes out some of the best food we have ever had. True hospitality and warmth comes from the little things we do to make others happy, Jagath and his team has mastered the art of this. In our farewell all Jagath wanted from us was to "let the world know there's a beautiful place like this" and that's exactly what we thought we would do. Our stay at jungle beach was such a treat. Big thanks to Jagath, Yasanka and rest of the staff. The beach Cabana was a unique experience to us. As soon as you enter you hear the noise of the waves crashing into the shore at a distance, this transports you into a state of tranquility. The room was full of all the amenities you would need, including a Marshall Bluetooth speaker and not forgetting our complimentary pair of comfortable flip-flops. The hotel in itself is beautiful! The black-white sandy beach in all its unparalleled beauty is quite a relaxing sight. The beauty of this hotel is best witnessed from ones own eyes. Read less
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Nov 9, 2019 dharshanas318 Colombo, Sri Lanka

good food. excellent service. beautiful location. environmental friendly. perfect for a gateway from a busy schedule. loved the atmosphere. recommend to everyone. worth the money. staff very friendly.
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Nov 7, 2019 donaatdtsl Colombo, Sri Lanka

This was my second visit to Uga Jungle Beach and needless to say I was glad to be back to this jungle vibe, and this time with family! As always I got to say, Uga always stuns this industry with interesting concepts: Jungle + beach + privacy is all you could ask for, for the perfect getaway. If you're looking for relaxation in this surrounding, I… Read more
This was my second visit to Uga Jungle Beach and needless to say I was glad to be back to this jungle vibe, and this time with family! As always I got to say, Uga always stuns this industry with interesting concepts: Jungle + beach + privacy is all you could ask for, for the perfect getaway. If you're looking for relaxation in this surrounding, I recommend a minimum of two nights as then you will get to leisurely unwind and experience all aspects this place has to offer. We stayed at a Beach Cabana with all the top facilities and more. My favourite was the little foliage-covered pathways that lead to places such as the beach, restaurant, pool etc. The best part here was the privacy and nature. Staff do not come behind you too much so we had the space we needed. The food was great and was presented well, along with good service from the restaurant staff. Special thanks to Nadun from reservations (who confirmed my last minute booking) Yasanka (who had come all the way from Uga Bay Passikudah) he was very pleasant and guaranteed that we had the best time, Dilshan - Restaurant Manager and his team, Chirantha (Trainee from the Restaurant) & Madi. They all made our stay a good one. Will definitely return again. (Period of Stay: 29th & 30th November 2019) Read less