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. 

  • Free Night Offers: Stay 7 nights, pay 6 nights or stay 12 nights, pay 10 nights. Valid for stays 1 Jul–31 Aug '20. 

    Stay 10 nights, pay 7 nights for stays 1 Sep '20–30 Jun '21.

    Offer is combinable with Early Booking Offer. 

  • Last minute offer: Book within 14 days of arrival and receive 50% off accommodation costs. Not combinable with other offers. 

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 Well organised big resort hotel

Mar 29, 2020 KitSuffolk_UK Suffolk, UK

Our two nights here were very comfortable but it is a big resort. The architecture is very pleasant and the grounds beautifully maintained. The hotel is set back from the beach and blends in with the surroundings, unlike one enormous hotel just to the south. Pasikuda beach is a wonderful crescent of pale sand, although in February the sea was… Read more
Our two nights here were very comfortable but it is a big resort. The architecture is very pleasant and the grounds beautifully maintained. The hotel is set back from the beach and blends in with the surroundings, unlike one enormous hotel just to the south. Pasikuda beach is a wonderful crescent of pale sand, although in February the sea was very rough. The food was very good and we were able to sit and eat on the outdoor veranda. For non-package guests for dinner there is either a buffet or a la carte menu. We tried both. A la carte, the grilled reef fish 'catch of the day' was excellent, my husband's barbecued ribs less so. The Sri Lankan dishes in the buffet were good, although some seemed rather under-spiced. We also enjoyed having a beer at the beach bar. More negatively, the infinity pool was too shallow. Also whilst we were there a group of noisy youngsters moved from volley ball to the pool, taking it over completely for most of an afternoon which was offputting. We had a beautiful view of the sea from our beach studio but, with so many people in sun loungers right outside our window, our little patio area wasn't very private. The room could also be a bit noisy when the people upstairs moved their furniture around. Read less
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Feb 25, 2020 jeanettejs

The hotel offers a best stay if you are looking for a quiet beautiful place in a not very touristic area. The good atmosphere with their stuff, makes it very pleasant to be there . For us is very important, a good care of the working people. Most employees are locals ,as well most products or cooperation partners are from the local area , which… Read more
The hotel offers a best stay if you are looking for a quiet beautiful place in a not very touristic area. The good atmosphere with their stuff, makes it very pleasant to be there . For us is very important, a good care of the working people. Most employees are locals ,as well most products or cooperation partners are from the local area , which gives the local economy a good support.This important point for us is , investment in the local economy versus exploitation and only benefit for big investors. Next positive point is the respect towards the nature in many areas : no plastic ,all refill and reusable material, Solar energy system on the roof of the hotel. On top of all ,the very big and comfortable rooms , almost all with balcony and fantastic seaviews even from the shower . We have been the second time in Uga Bay and would any time like to come back . Our special thanks to some outstanding stuff : Tareek , Fairooz from the service and the lovely lady Patiba from the kitchen team ,the guys at the morning buffet pancake area. But really all stuff was amazing!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxation and attentive service

Feb 10, 2020 Mr_Mi Reading, United Kingdom

We spent 8 nights here in January originally booking a Beach Studio but were upgraded to the Ocean Studio. The difference between the two is that the Beach Studio is on the ground floor and the Ocean Studio is on the first floor. We couldn’t actually see the ocean as we were towards the back of the complex but that wasn’t an issue for us. Food -… Read more
We spent 8 nights here in January originally booking a Beach Studio but were upgraded to the Ocean Studio. The difference between the two is that the Beach Studio is on the ground floor and the Ocean Studio is on the first floor. We couldn’t actually see the ocean as we were towards the back of the complex but that wasn’t an issue for us. Food - we went for bed and breakfast and paid for each of our meals separately. The meals were of good quality when picked off the a la carte menu. When there was a buffet on (mainly for those guests who were on all inclusive, although you could pay for the buffet), the quality wasn’t all that but wpuld work out cheaper than paying for a la carte. We did want more specific Sri Lankan food, so we did push for the chef to make some “specials” for us. This was great service and done without fuss. Drinks - all the main stuff you could want. Not overly expensive compared to western countries but more expensive than going out. Beach - beautiful, just beautiful. Perfect place to unwind and relax. Pool - big enough. It was quite when we were there so could get busy if fully occupied. The staff always had towels ready and were ready to help when required. SPA - one of the best massages I have had (and I have had a few). Definitely worth a visit. Activities - there is a games room available with board games, table tennis and pool. Excursions - the hotel can arrange excursions for you. We had one to Sigiriya rock. Drivers money charged to the room and all extras were explained before leaving. I thought this was really good as you don’t get any surprises then. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would come back again. Definitely a place to relax for 4-5 days at least. Read less
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Feb 9, 2020 Aliensis Dubrovnik, Croatia

Hotel is on the best beach in Sri Lanka. The rooms are very spacious and clean The food is very tasty and has a great selection. I have to praise the manager of Chinthak is always available to guests and constantly visits the guests and helps whatever they need. The staff are friendly and want to help whatever they need.
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Feb 8, 2020 733muhammedt Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka

It was a great experience from the time we stepped into this great property. The staff were always ready to go the extra mile to satisfy the guests. Honestly, we couldn’t have asked for anything more. We enjoyed their very spacious rooms, the infinity swimming pool, sea bath, the games room & indeed the food which they prepared very carefully… Read more
It was a great experience from the time we stepped into this great property. The staff were always ready to go the extra mile to satisfy the guests. Honestly, we couldn’t have asked for anything more. We enjoyed their very spacious rooms, the infinity swimming pool, sea bath, the games room & indeed the food which they prepared very carefully according to my wife's food allergy requirements. I would like to pass my sincere gratitude to Chintaka (Asst. F&B Manager), Yasantha, Kavinda (Reception), Rohana (F&B Manager), and the whole crew with special thanks to Fairooze, Sachith, Thareek and Farhath for making us feel home with a generous smile & outstanding service throughout our stay of 3 days there & making my wife's birthday 🎂 an unforgettable one. It truly was a real 5 star hotel experience! I guarantee anyone a quality vacation at Uga Bay. 🤩 Read less