Uga Bay

Steps from beautiful Passikudhah Beach, Uga Bay is an outstanding resort that seamlessly blends tropical and Mediterranean architectural styles.

Steps from the dazzling white sands and clear blue waters of Passikudhah Beach, Uga Bay is an outstanding resort that seamlessly blends tropical and Mediterranean architectural styles. Choose from 48 garden or ocean-facing rooms and suites, each a cool, contemporary haven equipped with luxuries such as rain showers and private furnished balconies or terraces.

At the heart of Uga Bay is a huge infinity pool, while there is also a gym if you can’t bear to miss a workout. Otherwise, head down to the watersports centre to rent a jet ski, borrow a kayak or go on a scuba diving excursion to a World War II shipwreck. If you wish to travel further afield, staff can also arrange Sri Lankan cooking classes, a bicycle tour, a visit to the attractive Batticaloa Lagoon or a safari in Minneriya National Park, which is very popular with elephants during the dry season.

On your return, enjoy the freshest seafood in Uga Bay’s airy main restaurant, which overlooks the pool and ocean. For a relaxing massage, head to the tranquil underground spa. You can also receive a rejuvenating treatment in a poolside cabana.


How to get to Uga Bay, Passikudhah

In Passikudhah, on Sri Lanka’s eastern coast, Uga Bay is around 6 hours’ drive (265km) from Colombo’s international airport.

Uga Bay, Passikudhah Activities

  • Swimming, snorkelling and water sports in Uga Bay
  • Cycle and walking tours
  • Cooking classes
  • Batticaloa Lagoon excursions
  • Minneriya National Park safaris

*Some activities are at extra cost

Uga Bay, Passikudhah Highlights

  • A sensational seaside retreat steps from the blue waters of Passikudhah Beach
  • Which marries tropical Sri Lankan style with modern European accents
  • An enormous central infinity pool and comprehensive watersports centre
  • A tranquil underground spa with a tempting menu of therapies
  • Explore Sri Lanka’s eastern coast including the beautiful Batticaloa Lagoon

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Accommodation in Sri Lanka

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