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 Staying in paradise with unbelievable service!

Jun 23, 2019 beanandseed London, United Kingdom

We stayed in Uga Bay for the final four nights of our honeymoon and could not have picked a better place (and wish we could've stayed for longer!). The place itself is situated on the best part of the most beautiful beach - it really does feel as though you are in paradise. Yasanka, our hotel manager, was the perfect host and the service from… Read more
We stayed in Uga Bay for the final four nights of our honeymoon and could not have picked a better place (and wish we could've stayed for longer!). The place itself is situated on the best part of the most beautiful beach - it really does feel as though you are in paradise. Yasanka, our hotel manager, was the perfect host and the service from all the staff was some of the best we have ever experienced. Everyone goes out of their way to make sure your stay is as special as possible (our personal dining experience was a particular highlight). We also hired bikes and explored the local village and met adorable schoolkids! Food was great and Sidarth made the most amazing mango daquiris! Fully equipped games room means there's always something to do, day or night. Can also recommend the massages - so good we went back for seconds! Thanks for everything, we hope to return. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating well organised and very friendly team

Jun 22, 2019 john f

Very warm welcome. Great and well organised team. Beautiful location and beautiful beach. Hotel is a beautiful building. Rooms are clean and spacious. Food is a' la carte and very good and plenty of it even for a big eater like me. You will love this hotel and the people. We came here after having a great experience at another Uga hotel. These… Read more
Very warm welcome. Great and well organised team. Beautiful location and beautiful beach. Hotel is a beautiful building. Rooms are clean and spacious. Food is a' la carte and very good and plenty of it even for a big eater like me. You will love this hotel and the people. We came here after having a great experience at another Uga hotel. These people know how to look after guests. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating UGA Escape Wonderful Hotel Paradise Passikudah East Coast Sri Lanka

Jun 17, 2019 Ron C Colombo, Sri Lanka

We last visited the UGA Escape Resort Passikudah in 2016 See My Previous Report We decided to support the hotel again after the terrible terrorist attacks that took place on Easter Sunday knowing quite well that the hotel tourist business would suffer greatly for months ahead, if not longer on this occasion we enjoyed out stay immensely but I… Read more
We last visited the UGA Escape Resort Passikudah in 2016 See My Previous Report We decided to support the hotel again after the terrible terrorist attacks that took place on Easter Sunday knowing quite well that the hotel tourist business would suffer greatly for months ahead, if not longer on this occasion we enjoyed out stay immensely but I have to acknowledge it was so sad to see the hotel was very thin with visitors This time we drove from Colombo to Passikudah leaving very early morning arriving just after midday,The security along the route was as expected but resulted in little to know delay for us We were meet at the hotel by Manager Neranjan Morais who greeted us like a long lost friends having remembered our previous two visits I have to say once again that despite the distinct lack of visitors (12 ) to be exact there is nothing I could add to my previous report as things were exactly the same as my previous visit with the same impeccably standards,with the exception there was a great feeling of more space to move around which wasnt exactly different from our previous trip Fortunately we were offered a special rate which enabled us to extend our stay but invite extra members of our family along During our visit we were hoping to spend the afternoon on Sail Lanka's Catamaran Topez which normally anchors in the UGA Bay but we were slightly disappointed that the yacht hadn't arrived for its summer stay yet,we were a week to early consequently we were however able to book an afternoon sailing from another location in Kuneswaram Bay Trincomalee On Board the Captain Sapphire which turned out to be be a great adventure despite the two hour road journey each way During out stay we made a video which includes the wonderful surrounding of the UGA Resort Passikudah, The video will be posted on you tube in June 2019 and will be called "Serendib" The Lion Island On a personal note to the Hotel Management I hope business improves quickly for you Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Superb quality and pampering experience!

Jun 14, 2019 Iryna I

I loved my stay at Uga, superb quality and pampering experience. I loved my room, the beach was super clean, calm, and nice, and the food was amazing. Breakfast menu isn't very big, so when I requested something extra my requests were efficiently met. Overall, it's a great value for money, thank you Uga team!
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Jun 12, 2019 isuruduzz Colombo, Sri Lanka

Well greetings & excellent service by the staff.There was a beautiful pool & an attractive beach area infront of the hotel.Hotel was so quiet & calm.Highly recommend for Honeymoon Couples.Thanx for the excellent service.