Uga Bay Hotel


Those that travel to Sri Lanka in search of its famously idyllic beaches need look no further than Passekudah Bay, whose crescent of pristine white sand is renowned as one of the best in the country. Perfectly situated along the shores of Passekudah is Uga Bay, a luxury hotel that commands spectacular views of the Indian Ocean and offers all those that visit an unforgettable taste of Sri Lanka’s coastal beauty. Relaxation comes naturally at Uga Bay, and yet, this remarkable hotel also offers the potential for unlimited adventure and exploration. From snorkelling to fishing, and from wildlife viewing to guided tours of nearby historical sites, Uga Bay caters to all tastes- and as such, is the perfect choice for couples and families alike.


  • Spend the day relaxing on one of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful beaches
  • Borrow bicycles from the resort and use them to explore the surrounding countryside
  • Make the most of Uga Bay’s sumptuous private dining experiences
  • Explore the giant Buddha statues of Polannaruwa, a nearby ancient city and World Heritage Site


Passekudah, Sri Lanka

Best time to go

Passekudah’s weather is reliably warm all year round. However, November through February is monsoon season on the east coast of Sri Lanka and can be rainy; as such, the best time to visit Uga Bay is from March to October. 

Our thoughts

In addition to its magnificent location, Uga Bay offers exquisitely fresh cuisine, first-class service and a wonderful sense of luxurious exclusivity. It is the perfect place to experience Sri Lanka’s barefoot magic at its very best, and those fortunate enough to do so may well find themselves wanting to permanently extend their holiday. 

  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Infinity pool
  • Bicycles
  • Watersports equipment
  • Jet skis
  • Tour guides and naturalists
  • Complimentary wifi
  • 24 hour in-room dining


Uga Bay’s beautiful restaurant looks out over the infinity pool to the ocean beyond, from which its specialty seafood is sourced. The hotel supports the local fishing community, enabling its guests to sample the very freshest catch whilst also keeping Passekudah’s traditions alive. Uga Bay also offers a wide range of private dining experiences, ranging from intimate dinners in its dedicated poolside cabanas to sumptuous seafood buffets on the beach. 

All of the rooms at Uga Bay boast magnificent views of the Indian Ocean, and a range of luxury amenities that include an iPod docking station, a DVD player, a mini bar, complimentary wifi and an LED television.


Ocean Studios:

Enjoying an elevated position on the hotel’s upstairs floor, these beautiful studio rooms offer an uninterrupted view of the ocean and come complete with a private balcony from which to enjoy it. Each one features a king-sized bedroom, and a large en-suite bathroom complete with a rain shower.

Beach Studios:

Similar in size and amenities to the Ocean Studios, these spacious rooms are located on the ground floor and offer direct access to the beach as a result. All Beach Studios enjoy the privacy of their own secluded beachfront terrace.

Bay Suite:

This wonderfully intimate suite features two en-suite bedrooms, a separate living and dining area, and a spectacular cantilevered open air plunge pool. This room also comes complete with a dedicated butler, ensuring this accommodation option’s status as one of Uga Bay’s most luxurious.

Beach Villa:

Offering romance and privacy in equal measure, this two-storied villa is situated right next to the beach and enjoys unobstructed views of the bay. In addition to its own open air plunge pool and fully furnished terrace, the villa offers private access to the beach via a lush oasis pathway. It comes complete with two bedrooms, a large living space and dining area, an outdoor bar, and dedicated 24-hour butler service. 

  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Snorkelling
  • Scuba diving
  • Fishing
  • Watersports
  • Cycling
  • Guided excursions to Batticaloa
  • Guided excursions to Polannaruwa
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Birdwatching

Children are more than welcome at Uga Bay, where the wide variety of activities on offer ensures that guests of all ages are kept entertained. Specifically, the calm, shallow waters of Passekudah Bay are perfect for enabling small children to enjoy the sea in safety. 

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