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 Incredible hospitality

Nov 9, 2019 UZI-BOY Colombo, Sri Lanka

After a hectic 6 hours nonstop drive from colombo uga bay staff welcomed us in the warmest way possible. From the very first second all the staff was very attentive and friendly. Have to mention FNB manager chinthaka who never missed to talk to each and every visitor. Great stuff from him and his staff. Overall the room is nice and specious. Food… Read more
After a hectic 6 hours nonstop drive from colombo uga bay staff welcomed us in the warmest way possible. From the very first second all the staff was very attentive and friendly. Have to mention FNB manager chinthaka who never missed to talk to each and every visitor. Great stuff from him and his staff. Overall the room is nice and specious. Food was great throughout the stay. Read less
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Nov 7, 2019 Willem H Barcelona, Spain

After a nearly 7 hours drive from Colombo we arrived at UGA bay. The welcome was warm and friendly! We have experienced a fantastic 10 day holiday. Great location, beautiful bay, very friendly team members who really want to ensure that you have a great stay. Management and team alike so welcoming, a real pleasure. The room spacious, clean and… Read more
After a nearly 7 hours drive from Colombo we arrived at UGA bay. The welcome was warm and friendly! We have experienced a fantastic 10 day holiday. Great location, beautiful bay, very friendly team members who really want to ensure that you have a great stay. Management and team alike so welcoming, a real pleasure. The room spacious, clean and comfortable. Breakfast tasty with lovely local food however the choice could be enhanced certainly if you are here longer that a couple of nights. Dinner times were every day again a real threat, good choice, fresh and you just see that it is cooked with "love". The bar again did not disappoint, great cocktails!!! The pool area is also excellent, plenty of space and great views over the bay. I could continue to write for hours about this lovely resort. We look forward to come back next year and thank management and team for an excellent holiday!!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing stay at uga bay

Nov 7, 2019 poorni12345

We stayed one night with our family and had so many unforgettable experience. Rooms are very clean. Thank you so much for the surprise birthday cake and the bed decorations... Food was really amazing...we walked along the beach and it definitely seemed the nicest hotel.we recommend this property anyone who is considering to stay in passikudha..… Read more
We stayed one night with our family and had so many unforgettable experience. Rooms are very clean. Thank you so much for the surprise birthday cake and the bed decorations... Food was really amazing...we walked along the beach and it definitely seemed the nicest hotel.we recommend this property anyone who is considering to stay in passikudha.. Thank you Mr. Roshan, Ayesha(receptionist) and the entire staff members for making our holiday soo special and with soo many memories.. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely Amazing Srilankan hospitality

Nov 2, 2019 Gayanath

Uga bay was an incredible experience. It was entering paradise,serene,calm and impecable. The food was exquisite and succulent. From the moment we entered the staff were exceedingly nice and were very genuine. Would reccomend this place to anyone.
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Oct 28, 2019 ggsanjeewa Ampara, Sri Lanka

I have visited almost all hotels in kalkudah and uba bay is the best and most friendly hotel you can visit.They have most calm and beautiful beach I have ever seen. Rooms are luxurious .Foods are delicious and Restaurant manager Mr Chinthaka and His staff always tried to fulfill our requirements.I think he is the best restaurant manager I have… Read more
I have visited almost all hotels in kalkudah and uba bay is the best and most friendly hotel you can visit.They have most calm and beautiful beach I have ever seen. Rooms are luxurious .Foods are delicious and Restaurant manager Mr Chinthaka and His staff always tried to fulfill our requirements.I think he is the best restaurant manager I have ever met for last few years when I visited several hotels. Don’t think twice to book Ugabay hotel and have a nice holiday Read less