Uga Bay was one of the first hotels to establish itself on the stunning Pasikuda Bay on the east coast of Sri Lanka and is built to a very high standard. The hotel comprises of 48 spacious rooms, all facing out over the gardens or out to sea.
It is worth bearing in mind that there is ongoing development in the bay whilst new hotels are being built
Uga Bay has some of the best beach in the Pasikuda Bay development
The hotel is Mediterranean and contemporary in style with some Sri Lankan touches
Guests can stay here for a single centre holiday as well as combining with other Sri Lankan hotels
Pasikuda Bay has wide beaches of stunning white sand combined with shallow water without the strong currents of the south and west coast of Sri Lanka. Uga Bay makes the most of its prime location on the widest part of the beach. All buildings face towards the sea and the garden is landscaped to make the most of the open space.
An enormous infinity pool is the focal point of the resort with more than enough space to swim long lengths and relax poolside. Alternatively there are sun loungers on the beach and every room has its own balcony with seating.
The main rooms are situated in two-storey houses with two rooms on each floor. The upstairs rooms have the most uninterrupted views of the Bay of Bengal and if you can face it, the view of the sunrise is spectacular.
For those who are more active, there are water sports available in the bay. Please note that the water sports are independently run as a cooperative between neighbouring hotels.
The food here is delicious and quite western in style and there is understandably a focus on seafood. Bread is freshly baked each day and was some of the best we tasted on our recent trip to Sri Lanka.
When to visit
Although there is plenty of room on the beach for everyone, it is not a private beach.
East coast of Sri Lanka south of Trincomalee.
Batticaloa by Bicycle
Spend the day exploring Batticaloa and the surrounding countryside by bicycle, visiting some of the more interesting sites and taking in the beautiful scenery.
Jeep Safari at Yala National Park
Enjoy a jeep safari to Yala National Park, the most famous National Park in Sri Lanka.
Jungle Beach - Visit Ancient Trincomalee
Known as the ‘Rome of the Pagans of the Orient’, visiting Trincomalee will offer the chance to understand the myths and legends that surround the ancient temples and colonial forts in the area.
Jungle Beach - Whale Watching
Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience whale watching during your time at Jungle Beach. You will need to wake up early as you go in search of the world's largest mammals who can be seen on the East Coast from May until around October.
Tour of Trincomalee
A visit to Trincomalee, also known as Trinco, will generally include a visit to Koneswaram Temple and Fort Frederick for a historical overview. This tour will also take in some of the lovely beaches in the area, including Uppuveli and Nilaveli.
Whale and Dolphin Excursion from Trincomalee
Go on whale and dolphin cruise in Trincomalee in the months of March to August.
Whale Watching in Trincomalee
Whales flock to the east coast of Sri Lanka mainly during the months of March and April and again in August and September as they continue their migrations around the teardrop isle.
Wilpattu Jeep Safari
Enjoy a jeep safari to Wilpattu National Park, the largest National Park in Sri Lanka.