• Cluster chalets and private pool

Jungle Beach Resort by Uga Escapes

Escape amongst the trees

Jungle Beach Resort by Uga Escapes is, as the name suggests, a beachfront resort nestled within virtually untouched jungle on Sri Lanka's east coast.

It offers an intimate boutique experience, having only one restaurant serving stunning local cuisine, and an assortment of cabins scattered between trees and sandy shores; each fitting into their natural setting with thatched roofs and a contemporary eco style. Relax on a lounger by the main pool, sipping cocktails in the sun, or discover your inner adrenaline junkie with jet skiing on the clear blue sea. A tranquil spa is there to discover too, providing a wealth of opportunity to relax and find your inner glow.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Guide Price

 £1,999  per person
Hotel Category
Location Type
Away from it all
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 1574 Reviews
Beach, Chena Huts

Hotel highlights

  • Plenty of nearby attractions to discover
  • Unwind at the spa or speed along on a jet ski
  • Beachfront boutique resort
  • Savour authentic Sri Lankan dishes at the restaurant

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 48 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Barefoot style
  • Boutique
  • Eco-friendly
  • H&J Recommended
  • Hidden gem
  • Lodge
  • Off the beaten track

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Jungle Beach Resort by Uga Escapes

  • Away from it all
  • Approx. 6 hours drive from airport or one hour domestic flight
  • Secluded and nestled amongst nature
  • Beachfront on Sri Lanka's famed yet undiscovered east coast
1574 Reviews 92% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1217
  • Very Good 273
  • Average 54
  • Poor 24
  • Terrible 7

What to Expect

  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Mar 27, 2020

High end Beach Resort near Tincomalee

Scotland, United Kingdom

We stayed here 3 nights and enjoyed the expereince. It was quiet and some distance away from other hotels - so most guests just stay on the premises. Tuk Tuks are available if needed. Very tranquill with attentive staff. Upstairs lagoon rooms were best - the beach view cabins didn't have much of a view. Dinners were excellent - but priced at European level. The beach is long but quite narrow - with a lot of rubbish if you walked a few hundred meteres off the hotel area. Lovely to have a sundowner on the balcony of the lagoon room as the sun set and the water birds had their last meals.
Mar 18, 2020

Unbelievable Uga Jungle Resorts

When we drove into the Uga Jungle Resorts, we could immediately sense that we were in for a treat. Welcomed by a warm and wonderful reception, the entry to the resort is gorgeous – picking up on traditional Sri Lankan coastal architecture and design and carrying it through all the common areas. The pool beckons you as you overlook it coming across a walkway toward the beach. And, we stayed in a very cool villa on the beach with a view of the ocean – stylishly designed and tastefully appointed with spacious sleeping, living areas and bathroom. But what really makes this resort sing is the staff and the fantastic service. From check in through check out, from the service manager, Ronson Francis to house keeping’s Kapilan & Selui, smiling accommodation, attention and service is a constant. I can’t recall everyone’s name and apologize for misspelling the ones that I do remember but I do want to highlight the restaurant food and service provided by Ravi, Navota, Harris and Shihan. And, the massage therapist, Tentri, is amazing. Plus one more mention – Vela, the lifeguard/boat pilot/snorkel guide is terrific. He took us on a great snorkel adventure to Pigeon Island and was a pleasure to be hang out with.
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Beach view

Daily Activities

From cooking classes to bike rides to kite making, there is always something to do in and around the resort

Pool area

Swimming Pool

Relax in the Jungle Pool, a tranquil space set against the striking back drop of the tropical gardens



Choose from a variety of watersports from kayaks to jet skis, you are by no means restricted to the land for activities and entertainment.

Jungle Beach Resort by Uga Escapes

Room Types

Jungle Cabin

These individual cabins have large terraces with two day beds and dining furniture. Inside is bright and modern with a king-sized bed and a bathroom with both an indoor and outdoor shower. There is complimentary Wi-Fi and, like the lagoon cabin, access to 24 hour room service (payable locally), a minibar, iPod dock and LED TV.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Cluster chalets and private pool

Jungle Cluster Villa

Jungle cluster villas are three villas orbiting a central private pool. Booked together, they make the perfect choice for larger families or friends, while likewise offering a good choice to couples—each with its own individual Jacuzzi®. Inside is a king-sized bed and bathroom with both indoor and outdoor rain showers, and you can make use of a 24 hour room service menu (at additional cost), complimentary Wi-Fi, and a minibar.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room
Resort view

Beach Cabin

Set on the beachfront, with private terraces and a private walkway leading down to the sand, these well-appointed and stylish cabins come with high vaulted ceilings, creating a bright and spacious atmosphere. There is a large bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower, plus a king-sized bed, complimentary Wi-Fi, minibar and more.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Jungle Beach Resort by Uga Escapes

Food & Drink

Open Air restaurant

Restaurant & Bar

With a menu bursting with local recipes, ingredients, flavours and succulent seafood caught fresh on the day there is no better way to immerse yourself in Sri Lankan culture. Spend a social evening with a cool ocean breeze, open air dinging and views of the surround vegetation.

Beach picnic

Private Dining

Not only do you have a choice of local cuisine for your meals but you also have a choice of the backdrop against which you eat them. Whether it is a beachfront picnic or on a terrace under the canopy of stars, there are countless ways to make your dining experience just as special as you a reason for being there.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

Breakfast daily at the restaurant.

Half Board

Daily breakfast and dinner at the restaurant.

Full Board

Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner at the restaurant.

Jungle Beach Resort by Uga Escapes

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