If you are seeking the silent untouched beaches of Sri Lanka and wish to visit March-Oct, it doesn’t get better than Uga Bay. Located on the less ‘touristy’ East Coast of Batticaloa- just a short internal flight from Colombo International Airport.
This retreat has everything you need to unwind, pamper or absorb Sri Lankan village life. The more active guests wont be disappointed with the cycle rides, watersports, and snorkeling in the protected bay. Venture a little further for historic delights.
Uga Bay combines 21st Century indulgence with traditional architecture and locally inspired cuisine, ensuring you gain a truly Sri Lankan experience. An ideal way to end an eclectic tour of the island.
Luxury and tranquility are available for all. The different room styles simply provide options for varying travel groups and budgets. An Ocean view is guaranteed with enviable sunsets.
Beach Studios (22) offer direct beach access and air conditioned Kingsize ensuite bedrooms.
Ocean Studios (22) equal in style and layout but the here the terrace is replaced by uninterrupted first floor views of the Ocean from the balcony.
Bay Suite. Perfect for families or friendship couples with two separate bedrooms and connecting sitting room and dining area. A private plunge pool and views over the star lit infinity pool, which kisses the Ocean. A 24/7 butler is on hand to provide endless cocktails and snacks.
Beach Villa. A private duplex villa by the sea with clear views of tehs ecluded Bay. A spacious kingsize bedroom, private plunge pool and terrace- perfect for honeymooners.
With a strong East Coast influence, the chef has a fusion approach to the menu- obviously seafood features heavily most days, so meat-eaters beware!
Dining venues are your choice- the conventional verandah restaurant, or a private location of your choice.
A first class spa which blends traditional Asian Ayurveda with European and Malaysian techniques. Full wellbeing packages, yoga and meditation are available in the treatment rooms or at the poolside cabanas.
Escapes: the ancient Ruins of Pollonaruwa are just 1-1.5 hrs drive
Safari excursions to see wild elephants and wildlife in nearby National Parks or head further South for an overnight visit to Yala for plentiful leopard sightings.
Local Culture: Graba hotel bicycle and visit the local fishing villages, local markets and Hindu temples. Batticaloa still prides its Fort ruins but the City drivers may put of the ambling holiday cyclist. A driver or Tuk tuk may be preferable.
Watersports. Uga Bay’s protected Ocean mkes for ideal conditions for kayaks, windsurfing and when no one is about, have a wild ride on a jet ski. Snorkellers can head for coral reefs and see colourful fish and fauna but don’t expect the underwater delights of the Maldives. Shipwreck diving can be arranged if the undertow is safe. Worldwar I relics (ships and Japanese bomber planes) can be explored at 45m deep if you are an experienced diver.
Gym. For those who miss the well trodden running machines of home, there is a basic air conditioned gym.