Uga Bay

Uga Bay resort is located at Passekudah, just 36 kilometres from Batticaloa airport, on Sri Lanka’s East coast. This fusion of tropical and Mediterranean design which creates a stunning centrepiece in a beautiful bay is the perfect place to relax while surrounded by the natural wonders of the area.

The Experience

Guests at Uga Bay do not have to follow set mealtimes, instead they are encouraged to follow their own body clock and eat whenever they want. The emphasis in the Restaurant is on fine fresh seafood, with the chefs supporting the local fishermen from Passekudah. There are many options if guests want a Private Dining experience; a romantic dinner for two in one of the pool side cabanas, or a barbeque on the beach under the palms, perhaps a dinner served on the private terrace of the suite.

With a huge stretch of pristine beach which slopes gently into to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean this is a haven for water sports enthusiasts who can try kayaking, windsurfing or even jet skis. In deeper waters there are coral reefs for snorkelling. Experienced divers will be thrilled to experience wreck of HMS Hermes, which lies at a depth of 44 metres; she was the first purpose built aircraft carrier in the world and was sunk by the Japanese in World War 1. Guests can borrow bicycles and explore the surrounding area with its local fishing villages, markets and Hindu temples. In Batticaloa there are the remains of an Old Dutch Fort or further afield the ancient UNESCO World Heritage sites of Polonnaruwa are well worth a visit.

For those who just want to laze at the resort, the swimming pool overlooking the beach and sea is the perfect place in which to cool off. The therapists at the underground Spa offer a range of massages which range from traditional Ayurveda, through typically Asian to European, for guests who prefer to have their treatment outdoors, poolside cabanas are available. Yoga and Meditation are also available on request.

The aim at Uga Bay is for complete relaxation and rejuvenation.

The Accommodation

The semi-circular design of the hotel ensures that all the rooms enjoy a view of the Indian Ocean. All are comfortable and well equipped with modern amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi, DVD players and satellite TV; the bathrooms all have rain showers. The 22 Beach Studio rooms which are situated on the ground floor have a terrace and benefit from having beach access. Upstairs each of the 22 Beach View Studios has a private balcony on which to sit and catch the sea breeze while watching the uninterrupted view over the ocean. The two bedroom Ocean View Bay suite gives complete privacy and a private beach view. It has an open air plunge pool and comes with a butler who is on hand 24 hours a day to serve meals or drinks on the private terrace or inside the spacious accommodation. The two storied Beach Chalet, set by the sea, has its own private plunge pool and terrace from which there are uninterrupted views of the Bay.

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