Hotel

Uga Bay

Uga Bay

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
TripAdvisor Review
1084 Reviews
Guide Price £1,199 per person
Based on 14 May 19 departure from London Gatwick flying with Emirates, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Beach Studio (2 adults sharing) including return private transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Contemporary luxury on Sri Lanka's east coast

Idyllically situated on the beautiful east coast of Sri Lanka, Uga Bay is a contemporary boutique-style resort offering luxurious accommodation in 22 Beach and 22 Ocean Studios with personalised experiences that creates the perfect atmosphere for couples and families alike. Choose a beachfront suite with direct access to the pristine sands, or an extravagant villa with private plunge pool and butler service. Beyond the large main infinity pool is the restaurant, offering delicious dishes prepared with fresh local ingredients, and down by the water is a laid back beach bar. 

  • An intimate and laid back boutique resort
  • Spacious villas and suites offering ocean views
  • Infinity Pool overlooking Passikudah beach
  • Two hour drive from historic Sigiriya

Top Tips from our Experts

Valerie

Destination Specialist

"Uga Bay is a great base to explore the cultural sights of Sigiriya, only a two hour drive and you can delve in to the dramatic history and culture." 

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Deluxe
  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 46 rooms
  • Transfer duration: Approx. 45 minutes from Airport

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • H&J Recommended

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast
Location Highlights

Uga Bay

  • Approx. 45 minutes from Airport.
1084 Reviews 92% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 816
  • Very Good 203
  • Average 54
  • Poor 8
  • Terrible 3

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Oct 18, 2018

Honeymoon

Melbourne, Australia

Wonderful resort, wonderful location, wonderful weather, wonderful food and service ! Just wonderful ! Views, food, dining experience and weather - second to none ! 30C every day. Stayed here for 5 nights as a part of our month long honeymoon throughout Sri Lanka & Maldives. Uga Bay has everything you can ask for, and service like we've never seen. At times it felt like there was 5 staff to our 1. The grounds and resort are immaculate. Food and drinks !!! Hard to beat. The bartender is of the absolute best we've ever seen and Parjeep in the restaurant was fantastic ! The most attentive, yet easy going and not too 'much' service we've had and he made our stay so enjoyable - always going above and beyond and worked so hard always! My husband enjoyed watching and admiring his hard work ethic from day to night. Would highly reccomend.
Oct 17, 2018

Beautiful beach resort.

Staffordshire

A good hotel on a beautiful, golden beach. We had a first floor room which had a lovely view of the gardens and the Indian Ocean. The furniture in the room was a bit battered but we hardly spent any time in it and either way it was clean and the bed very comfy. Food at breakfast and dinner was plentiful and tasty. We didn't do the private dining option because we felt it was very expensive and other than the 'beach experience' it didn't seem that special. The view as you enter the reception area is unreal. Your eyes are drawn down towards the golden sand and the bluest ocean. Incredible. Pool area and sunbathing areas on the beach or lawn are also lovely. I haven't given Uga Bay 5 stars because it is in need of a bit of tlc here and there but also and maybe unfairly because we had had such an amazing experience travelling around Sri Lanka we did feel a bit trapped at Uga Bay. You can venture along the beach or into the small town but we definitely noticed a different attitude towards tourists on the east coast compared to other areas in Sri Lanka. This is not the hotels fault and if you are looking for a fabulous beach holiday then this will do the trick.
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Facilities

Swimming Pool

The large infinity pool is certainly one of the prime focal points of the resort, it stretches from the main building seemingly into the ocean's horizon. It's furnished decking is a great place to sunbathe and relax.

Fitness Centre

With cardio machines and a selection of free weights, the onsite fitness centre is well equipped for most workout goals.

Activities

A variety of activities are available as part of your holiday; including movies, guided cycle tours of the local village, darts, chess, volleyball and football.

Watersports

It's prime beach location means that watersports at Uga Bay are quite exceptional. You can enjoy jet skiing and windsurfing, hire out a kayak, or try some snorkelling, and there is also great diving to be had; with experienced divers able to explore the nearby HMS Hermes wreck.

Spa

This haven of relaxation has sights onto the ocean and offers a range of world-class therapies including aloe vera wraps to soothe the effects of the sun, hydrating facials, and classic massages. The spa at Uga Bay is unique as it's located beneath the infinity pool and offers fantastic views of the Indian Ocean from each treatment room. Restrictions: Payable locally.

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Room Types

Beach Studio

Beach Studio

With access straight to the beach, these contemporary ground floor studios come with a private terrace, complimentary WiFi and rain showers. They feature king-sized beds, minibars, and 24-hour room service too (payable locally).

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Ocean Studio

Set on higher floors, these attractive studios have uninterrupted ocean views and private balconies, as well as complimentary WiFi, minibars, rain showers, and king-sized beds.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Bay Suite

Consisting of two bedrooms and a private open-air plunge pool, these suites come with views of the beach and a dedicated 24-hour butler service who can offer drinks from a private bar and meals. Additionally, the contemporary interiors are home to living and dining areas, two bathrooms and complimentary WiFi.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Butler Service
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Beach Villa

The two-storey Beach villa is luxuriously appointed with an outdoor bar and two bedrooms, as well as living and dining spaces and 24-hour butler service. Relax on the private terrace which leads directly to the beach and unwind in your own private plunge pool. Additionally, they offer complimentary WiFi, private gardens, sun loungers, and two bathrooms.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Butler Service
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
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Food & Drink

Bar

A stylish and laid back setting for drinks.

Beach Bar

Chill out at the small beach bar and enjoy cocktails under the sun with your feet on the sand.

Chalk & Cheese

Located right at the edge of the resort under the shade of some palm trees Chalk & Cheese is a fully equipped mobile beach restaurant and bar that offers cooling tropical cocktails, daiquiri, mojitos, margaritas among many other drinks . In addition the bar offers grilled seafood, or satay with smooth peanut sauce.

Restaurant

Overlooking the infinity pool and the ocean beyond, the restaurant features a rich menu of inspired cuisine which utlises fresh catch of the day from local fishermen.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

Breakfast daily in the restaurant.

Half Board

Breakfast daily in the restaurant, and a choice of lunch or dinner daily from a three course set menu or buffet.

Full Board

Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily in the restaurant from a three course set menu or buffet.

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Special Offers

Restaurant

Board basis upgrade

Peak Season Offer

Book selected 2018 travel dates and receive a complimentary upgrade to Half Board and a reduction of your nightly room rate.

Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.