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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Apr 16, 2019 Samadi W Colombo, Sri Lanka

Stayed at Uga bay for the second time after the initial 2013 visit, and I would say service level is exceptional starting from chekin to the checkout. We received a very personalised service and I would rate this stay as the best hotel experience we have ever had in Sri Lanka. Food is very tasty and F&B manager and the staff is very… Read more
Stayed at Uga bay for the second time after the initial 2013 visit, and I would say service level is exceptional starting from chekin to the checkout. We received a very personalised service and I would rate this stay as the best hotel experience we have ever had in Sri Lanka. Food is very tasty and F&B manager and the staff is very attentive. Rooms are clean and the standard is outstanding, with breaktaking views of the ocean. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Phenomenal Stay

Apr 14, 2019 thashinthanp Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

Restaurant and beach bar staff and the service is one of the best I have experienced, food is phenomenal spically at the beach bar, well appointed and very cleen rooms, superb pool and great beach and well maintained and beautifully landscaped garden. All in all it was a very enjoyable stay. Thank you team Uga Bay.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 10 days of relaxation.

Apr 13, 2019 Vacationer795761

Had 10 days here after a hectic tour around the island. Full marks for hotel, beach, cleanliness and staff. Plenty of variety of food but not always to our liking. Not many places to walk to outside the hotel for eating etc but it was really too hot and humid to venture far anyway. Plenty of shade and air conditioning when needed , good… Read more
Had 10 days here after a hectic tour around the island. Full marks for hotel, beach, cleanliness and staff. Plenty of variety of food but not always to our liking. Not many places to walk to outside the hotel for eating etc but it was really too hot and humid to venture far anyway. Plenty of shade and air conditioning when needed , good organisation for trips out as required, if you can afford it, try the Beach Villa. Spot of luxury on the East coast !! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful Resort on the beach.....with great kitchen as well

Apr 8, 2019 Klimekurlaub

We stayed for 6 days (28.3.- 2.4.19) and had a wonderful, relaxing time! Hotel (including the beach) is very well maintained and clean. Very friendly and highly trained staff who, especially under the supervision of the restaurant manager Chatakka, giving one the feeling of being the only guest around!! We will surely come back. Thank you very… Read more
We stayed for 6 days (28.3.- 2.4.19) and had a wonderful, relaxing time! Hotel (including the beach) is very well maintained and clean. Very friendly and highly trained staff who, especially under the supervision of the restaurant manager Chatakka, giving one the feeling of being the only guest around!! We will surely come back. Thank you very much!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Brilliant.

Mar 30, 2019 nmpakr London, United Kingdom

As the gates slowly, we were treated to a beautiful view of a few arches , a swimming pool beyond and then beautiful inviting blue sea. We knew we were in for an amazing few days stay here. The food was excellent. The staff could not have been more helpful. The spa was amazing too. The beach was quite secluded and at no point was it busy.… Read more
As the gates slowly, we were treated to a beautiful view of a few arches , a swimming pool beyond and then beautiful inviting blue sea. We knew we were in for an amazing few days stay here. The food was excellent. The staff could not have been more helpful. The spa was amazing too. The beach was quite secluded and at no point was it busy. Walks along the beach reveals a fisherman’s village. It was fun watching them bring the catch in and selling it. The rooms all had 4 poster beds and were most comfortable. I would definitely re visit this lovely hotel. Read less