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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Jan 22, 2020 CaraAdelaide Adelaide

We only had one night here but would have loved to stay longer. Stunning decor, lovely spacious and clean room with good amenities. Good food in the dining room and helpful, friendly staff. The pool is magnificent and lunch at the beach bar with a few beers was just what we needed!
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Jan 19, 2020 rajeevaa2019 Panadura, Sri Lanka

It is such a beautiful hotel. Very clean and the staff were exceptionally friendly. A special mention about Fahath and Thareek who attended to us during our meal times. Very Nicely maintained garden and the beach looks so beautiful. Management upgraded us to an ocean suite based on availability which was a very nice gesture by them. May be Buffet… Read more
It is such a beautiful hotel. Very clean and the staff were exceptionally friendly. A special mention about Fahath and Thareek who attended to us during our meal times. Very Nicely maintained garden and the beach looks so beautiful. Management upgraded us to an ocean suite based on availability which was a very nice gesture by them. May be Buffet could have been better. But overall it was such a delightful experience. Thank You Uga Management! Read less
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Jan 12, 2020 sithumw2018

Dear Mr Neranjan I am writing to express my appreciation for the quality service you offered me and my wife the days 9th,10th and 11th 2020 of our stay at the ugar Bay by ugar Eacapes it was our 1st time in here! we had a wonderful 3 days vacation. Despite of the many offers we received from other hotels,we decided for your hotel because of the… Read more
Dear Mr Neranjan I am writing to express my appreciation for the quality service you offered me and my wife the days 9th,10th and 11th 2020 of our stay at the ugar Bay by ugar Eacapes it was our 1st time in here! we had a wonderful 3 days vacation. Despite of the many offers we received from other hotels,we decided for your hotel because of the one of my friend recommend It was a very good decision;we enjoyed the peace and quit we needed,very high quality offered in all the facilities of your gorgeous hotel.this definitely added to the excellent service of the staff in every segment of your hotel. Every staff member with whom we came contact was attentive,kind and professional including receptionist,rooms service,pool boy,also the resturant management and especially Mr Rohana Jayathilaka I just wanted to let you know how much we valued that effort,how impressive and gracious and how greatly we appreciate everything that you did for us. We have always a great time staying at Ugar Bay by Ugar Escape and loved the property. we will definitely recommend your hotel to our friends,colleague and family and im sure we will be back. We have already decided to stay Ulagalla,Jungle beach and chena Huts I hope to get the same quality of service when we return. Thank you very much again for such outstanding service and see you soon. Sincerely yours Sithm wanigasingha & Gayani wanigasingha Read less
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Jan 11, 2020 Nina D

Beautiful spacious rooms . Very clean . Stunning surroundings with infinity pool and beach . Wonderful decor. We stayed 4 nights with our family of 13. We were very disappointed with the quality of meals . Alacarte meals . Certainly had deteriorated since our last visit 3 years ago. Also the cocktails were the most expensive of all the hotels we… Read more
Beautiful spacious rooms . Very clean . Stunning surroundings with infinity pool and beach . Wonderful decor. We stayed 4 nights with our family of 13. We were very disappointed with the quality of meals . Alacarte meals . Certainly had deteriorated since our last visit 3 years ago. Also the cocktails were the most expensive of all the hotels we had stayed at during this visit . Read less
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Jan 11, 2020 upali2019 Melbourne, Australia

Thirteen of our family members spent four days in the resort. Staff and service was fabulous. Cleanliness and the environment was outstanding, rooms were spacious and the beach was great and supervised by life guards. This was our third visit to this resort. One thing we noticed was the standard of food has deteriorated since our last visit, three… Read more
Thirteen of our family members spent four days in the resort. Staff and service was fabulous. Cleanliness and the environment was outstanding, rooms were spacious and the beach was great and supervised by life guards. This was our third visit to this resort. One thing we noticed was the standard of food has deteriorated since our last visit, three years ago. Must compliment the management for receiving our feedback graciously and said they would take it seriously and would address the issue with meals. We would certainly go back to this resort. Read less