The East Coast
Uga Bay

Renowned for its charm, cuisine and glorious location in Pasikunda Bay, Uga Bay is a luxurious beachside haven offering breath-taking sea views and a genuinely warm welcome.

At its most temperate during our British Summer, Sri Lanka’s East Coast it is a great choice for families looking for a mix of beach, wildlife and culture as it can easily be combined with Yala National Park and Sri Lanka’s cultural gems.

Facilities & Activities

Beautifully positioned right on the pristine beach, Uga Bay is the perfect choice for those who want to soak up the sun. The bay is protected by a wide coral reef and its calm waters are ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Further out is great for windsurfing and kayaking or, if you fancy exploring the wrecks underwater, diving can be arranged. At the heart of the resort is a huge sparkling infinity pool which appears to waterfall into the ocean. Choose a refreshing cocktail and flop onto one of the many sun loungers so you can soak up the fabulous views.

For some proper pampering, the unique spa is a must. Built underground with views of the sea, it offers a huge range of treatments which will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Sri Lanka’s East Coast is still quiet and relatively untouched, and the stunning coastline sits against a backdrop of peaceful lagoons. Borrow a hotel bicycle and explore the markets and colourful local villages with their faded colonial charm or take one of the guided excursions to the numerous cultural and historic sites nearby. The staff will organise a tailor made itinerary to suit all ages and will pack up a delicious picnic to take with you.

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The seafront location means the freshest of seafood is delivered daily from the local fishermen. Although Western in style, the menu is inspired by traditional East Coast Sri Lankan and Asian fare. Locally sourced ingredients are fresh and organic, and the bread is freshly baked daily. Savour every mouthful and enjoy the extraordinary views over the pool and out over the ocean. Alternatively, the staff will happily set a table up for you somewhere else, whether that be tucked into a poolside cabana, beach-side under the shade of a palm tree or on your own private terrace under the stars.


Choose from one of the spacious Beach or Ocean Studios. The 22 Beach Studios are set on the ground floor with a private terrace and direct access to the beach through the gardens. The 22 Ocean Studios are on the first floor with private balconies and views of tropical palms and the ocean beyond.

For a little more room, we recommend the Bay Suite with 2 bedrooms, separate living area and private plunge pool. The slightly larger Beach Villa is spread over 2 floors with the bedrooms upstairs, a separate living and dining area downstairs and a private plunge pool with terrace and bar! Both the suite and the villa come with a personal butler to cater to your every whim.

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The resort is a lovely choice for a family stay. At its best during the summer months (perfect for those long school holidays), it is very child friendly. Children will love the huge pool, the beach is safe with calm, warm waters which are shallow for quite some distance out. There are plenty of water sports to keep older ones entertained and supervised activities available should you prefer more formal childcare.

The hotel prides itself on its flexible approach to dining – great for families with little ones who don’t want to stick to a set mealtime. The chef is also happy to cater for small or fussy appetites.

Interconnecting rooms are available. The Bay Suite offers plenty of space with a separate living area, 2 bedrooms and a private plunge pool or, for the ultimate indulgence, stay in the opulent 2-storey Beach Villa set right by the sea.


UGA is committed to sustainable practices with a dedicated Sustainability Team ensuring the hotel meets its targets for minimising energy, water and waste. Uga Bay is also actively involved in various community projects including beach cleaning, tree planting and offering donations of food and building materials to support local initiatives surrounding the property.


Located on Sri Lanka’s stunning and relatively unspoiled East Coast. You can transfer directly from Bandaranayke International Airport, which takes around 6 hours, however we think it’s the perfect add-on to a stay in the Cultural Triangle, and from here the transfer time is around 3 hours.

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