Jungle Beach Resort by Uga Escapes

Jungle Beach Resort by Uga Escapes

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
TripAdvisor Review
1100 Reviews

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.

  • 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

Top Tips from our Experts


Destination Manager

At about 3pm there is a nature cycle trail through the wildlife of the east coast. It is a great way to spend an afternoon spotting wild birds and mammals and is a must once during your stay. 

Hotel Features

Hotel Category


Location Type

Away from it all

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
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
1100 Reviews 92% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 828
  • Very Good 208
  • Average 40
  • Poor 20
  • Terrible 4

What to Expect

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


Jan 17, 2018

Great place! Great staff! Especially the tour guide Gray Robert! And Sudath!

Swansea County, United Kingdom

We visited Jungle Beach over Christmas and New Year 2017/18. We can honestly say we were completely blown away by the level of service we received. The place is absolutely beautiful and an idyllic way to ‘chill out, unwind and relax’. When you visit, we recommend that you quickly link up with the tour guide called Gary Robert. He was absolutely incredible and our stay would not have been the same if he was not around. He ‘bent over backwards’ to make sure we were shown a great time. He took us to a number of great places and made sure we got to see the best that Sri Lanka has to offer. We came to Sri Lanka with a few items that we were going to donate to a local orphanage. We had no idea how we would organise this, but after speaking with Gray Robert, he made sure the items got delivered to the right hands. He got in touch with a local monk, who took us to a poor young family, (who literally had nothing), and we delivered the items to the family directly. We had no idea that we would be able to meet the recipient family and it would not have happened if it wasn’t for Gray. Gray went out of his way to make this happen and he has agreed to help us when we send more things to this family from the UK. If you are visiting Jungle Beach, please take some items with you and Gray will take you to visit the families that need it the most. These poor local people are in real need of a helping hand. We are so grateful to all of Gray's hard work and we found his knowledge or Sri Lanka and it's history to be fascinating! Thank you Gray!! We appreciate all you did for us! We also met one of the waiters called Sudath, who was also extremely helpful and kind. He arranged to take us to a local lake during his time off and showed us where all the local wildlife hung out. He made us feel like nothing was too much trouble and we appreciate all you did for us. These guys are an asset to Jungle Beach!! We are astonished, by how attentive and friendly they were! Thank you Jungle Beach, we'll be back!! :) Sami & Andrea.
Jan 16, 2018

Nice Hotel, good stuff, friendly hotel manager

Our stay in this hotel was really nice, the service was perfect. Especially Naveen the hotel manager is friendly and helpful guy! The rooms are spacious and clean. Thank you for this holiday! Christine
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Jungle Beach Resort by Uga Escapes


Beach view

Daily Activities

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

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, and 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

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 and 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 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

Special Offers

Open Air restaurant

Board basis upgrade

Peak Season Offer

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

Blackout dates and terms & conditions apply.