Uga Bay by Uga Escapes

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. 

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 £2,199  per person
Hotel Category
Luxury
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 1289 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • 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

Hotel Features

General Information

  • 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

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Uga Bay by Uga Escapes

  • Approx. 45 minutes from Airport.
1289 Reviews 92% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1005
  • Very Good 217
  • Average 56
  • Poor 8
  • Terrible 3

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Mar 29, 2020

Well organised big resort hotel

Suffolk, UK

Our two nights here were very comfortable but it is a big resort. The architecture is very pleasant and the grounds beautifully maintained. The hotel is set back from the beach and blends in with the surroundings, unlike one enormous hotel just to the south. Pasikuda beach is a wonderful crescent of pale sand, although in February the sea was very rough. The food was very good and we were able to sit and eat on the outdoor veranda. For non-package guests for dinner there is either a buffet or a la carte menu. We tried both. A la carte, the grilled reef fish 'catch of the day' was excellent, my husband's barbecued ribs less so. The Sri Lankan dishes in the buffet were good, although some seemed rather under-spiced. We also enjoyed having a beer at the beach bar. More negatively, the infinity pool was too shallow. Also whilst we were there a group of noisy youngsters moved from volley ball to the pool, taking it over completely for most of an afternoon which was offputting. We had a beautiful view of the sea from our beach studio but, with so many people in sun loungers right outside our window, our little patio area wasn't very private. The room could also be a bit noisy when the people upstairs moved their furniture around.
Feb 25, 2020

Lohnenswert

The hotel offers a best stay if you are looking for a quiet beautiful place in a not very touristic area. The good atmosphere with their stuff, makes it very pleasant to be there . For us is very important, a good care of the working people. Most employees are locals ,as well most products or cooperation partners are from the local area , which gives the local economy a good support.This important point for us is , investment in the local economy versus exploitation and only benefit for big investors. Next positive point is the respect towards the nature in many areas : no plastic ,all refill and reusable material, Solar energy system on the roof of the hotel. On top of all ,the very big and comfortable rooms , almost all with balcony and fantastic seaviews even from the shower . We have been the second time in Uga Bay and would any time like to come back . Our special thanks to some outstanding stuff : Tareek , Fairooz from the service and the lovely lady Patiba from the kitchen team ,the guys at the morning buffet pancake area. But really all stuff was amazing!!
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Facilities

a sunset over a body of water

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. Its furnished decking is a great place to sunbathe and relax.

a group of people in a room

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

Its 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.

Uga Bay by Uga Escapes

Room Types

Beach Studio

Beach Studio

With access straight to the beach, these contemporary ground floor studios come with a private terrace, complimentary Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi, 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 Wi-Fi.

  • 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 Wi-Fi, 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
Uga Bay by Uga Escapes

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 utilises 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.

Uga Bay by Uga Escapes

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