Uga Bay by Uga Escapes

Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean

The hotel

Fusing Mediterranean architecture with tropical style, Uga Bay by Uga Escapes is set on one of Sri Lanka's most beautiful beaches, making it perfect for a relaxing holiday. Every guest room not only has a wonderful selection of amenities but also views of the ocean through the coconut trees. Protected by a coral reef, the water is ideal for swimming and aquatic sports, with some of the best snorkelling in Sri Lanka, or head to the infinity pool, which appears to be a part of the ocean too. A trip to the spa is highly recommended; after all, this is not just any spa, this is an underground spa! Cool and relaxing, Balinese techniques are utilised to leave you feeling rejuvenated and ready to tackle the sightseeing opportunities nearby. The hotel’s restaurant serves locally sourced fresh fish, keeping old traditions alive and satisfying your taste buds at the same time.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling

Where is it

In Passekudah Bay, on Sri Lanka’s unspoilt East Coast. Transfer time from Habarana: 3 hours. Transfer time from Colombo International Airport: 7 hours. Cinnamon Air flights are also available.

Hotel information

48 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, high-speed Internet access, mini-bar*, tea/coffee-making facilities, iPod docking station, safe, hairdryer, iron and board, with partial ocean view through the coconut trees to the ocean. Beach Studio with beach access, 1 king-size bed and sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

All Inclusive option: includes breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurant. Selected premium and standard brands of imported spirits, unlimited selection of local branded spirits, soft drinks and bottled water from 11:00am–11:00pm. Selected international sparkling wine. Afternoon tea. Complimentary DVD movies. Complimentary WiFi throughout resort.

Half Board option: includes breakfast and dinner in the main restaurant (excludes beverages).

Full Board option: includes breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurant (excludes beverages).

Ocean Studios are on the upper levels with views across the gardens to the bay, and 1 king-size bed and sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Bay Suites with private plunge pool and Ocean views, master en-suite bedroom, additional bedroom and living area with sofa bed, sleeping maximum 5 adults.

Beach Villa is a 2-storey villa with private plunge pool and terrace, outdoor bar, views of the bay and access to the beach through a garden. It has a large living space with a dining area on the ground floor, a master en-suite king bedroom, a twin bedroom and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 5 adults.

  • Free night offer: 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 completed between 1 Sep '19–31 Jan '20.

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

  • Early booking offer: book 62 days in advance and save 15% off accommodation costs or book 31 days in advance and save 10% off accommodation costs. Valid for stays completed between 1 Jul '19–30 Jun '20. 

  • 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 bottle of house wine. 

Restaurant (Sri Lankan and continental cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Pool bar. Beach Bar (cocktails and seafood on the beach). Infinity swimming pool. Fitness centre. Spa*. Water sports including snorkelling*, diving* and kayaking*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour reception. Complimentary WiFi available.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: it takes approximately 7 hours to travel by road to Uga Bay 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 Lovely luxury beach retreat

Sep 18, 2019 shopna a London, United Kingdom

Great beach resort in Sri Lanka, lovely large rooms, mostly overlooking beach front, private beach, great food, breakfast and dinner included, great massage, great relaxing 3 days. Beautiful and did not leave resort, very friendly, not the greatest shisha only complaint LOL.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Gorgeous beachside resort

Sep 13, 2019 Ruvanya

We stayed at Uga Bay for 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The resort was quiet, due to the tragic attacks in Sri Lanka that led lots of tourists to cancel their holidays. However, we were so happy with our decision to keep our booking. We received excellent service throughout, from the general manager greeting us on arrival, through… Read more
We stayed at Uga Bay for 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The resort was quiet, due to the tragic attacks in Sri Lanka that led lots of tourists to cancel their holidays. However, we were so happy with our decision to keep our booking. We received excellent service throughout, from the general manager greeting us on arrival, through to friendly and attentive front desk staff and in the restaurant. The food was delicious and abundant, especially at breakfast- we didn’t really need lunch due to the generous serving sizes! The range of both Sri Lankan and western dishes was excellent, with a seafood platter on the first night being a real highlight. Our room was spotlessly clean and very spacious, and remained cool despite the muggy temperature outside. The beach is very safe for swimming, due to being in a lagoon, and the water was almost too warm! One thing to keep in mind is that resort itself isn’t close to any townships, and the only places within walking distance are other similar resorts. Further exploration would need to be through a day trip or if you had your own car arranged. Overall, this was a great spot and we’d love to visit again one day. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful in every way

Sep 13, 2019 MartinL701 Bronte, Australia

Brilliant place to end a busy holiday. Excellent food, friendly staff and good scuba diving. Water is like a bath! We walked along the beach and it definitely seemed the nicest hotel available. We also then did the scenic flight back to Columbo, which was a great way to finish the holiday.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic hotel !

Sep 8, 2019 Knighpau01

We stayed at Uga Bay for three nights. The staff couldn’t have been more helpful especially Rohana The room we had overlooked the beach and was kept impeccably The food was varied and very well presented I would recommend this hotel to anyone
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous 3 days!

Sep 8, 2019 KKnightsy London, United Kingdom

We stayed at Uga Beach for three nights, following a stay at their sister property Jungle beach and what a fabulous three nights it was. From the very beginning, nothing was ever too much trouble and the attention to detail from the staff was amazing. The property itself is gorgeous with a fabulous beach but it’s the staff that made our stay… Read more
We stayed at Uga Beach for three nights, following a stay at their sister property Jungle beach and what a fabulous three nights it was. From the very beginning, nothing was ever too much trouble and the attention to detail from the staff was amazing. The property itself is gorgeous with a fabulous beach but it’s the staff that made our stay memorable! Especially the food and beverage manager Rohana who always took time to make sure we had everything we needed. I would highly recommend this property and encourage anyone who is considering where to stay in Passikudah to stay here. A big thumbs up from me!! Read less