Uga Jungle Beach 

In harmony with nature

Escape the bustle of modern life in this barefoot-chic and eco-friendly hideaway between the jungle and the beach.

The beautiful Uga Jungle Beach commands a stretch of practically deserted white-sand beach and an equally tranquil expanse of verdant forest backed by a lagoon. Together they create an irresistible sense of privacy. The main building is set back from the beach, so there’s a short walk from there to the shore. However, this only adds to the wonderful sense of seclusion that emanates from this low-key-luxe boutique property.

Why we love Uga Jungle Beach

  • It’s set on a beautiful – and private – white sandy beach that stretches for more than two miles

  • The grounds themselves consist of 10 acres of tropical forest that teems with exotic birdlife, as does the lagoon beyond

  • Some of the rooms are in individual rustic-style cabins completely surrounded by plantlife, so you’ll never feel overlooked

  • In the restaurant, there’s a focus on seasonal, local and organic ingredients, so every dish is packed with flavour

5 stars
Mar - Sep
Colombo 10½ hours
Between the jungle and the sea, approx. 16 miles north of Trincomalee
Approx. 40 minutes by road from Trincomalee airport which is reached by a 45-60 minute flight from Colombo airport
All Inclusive Option

This resort has earned internationally recognised certification that conform to standards set by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.



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  • Spas & wellness
  • Diving & Watersports
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  • Families
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The restaurant serves dishes from around the world, while the various private dining options provide a change of scene.

By the tree-wrapped pool, the resort restaurant serves a mix of international and Sri Lankan dishes made with seasonal locally sourced and organic ingredients, including the catch of the day.

You’ll definitely want to try at least one of the signature dining experiences, such as a barbecue on the beach with a waiter and chef to do all the work.

What's included

Breakfast at the restaurant.

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at the restaurant
Full Board • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the restaurant
All Inclusive • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the restaurant • Selected imported spirits • Unlimited local spirits, soft drinks and filtered water (11am to 11pm) • Selected international wines • Afternoon tea • Wi-Fi.

At the tucked-away Uga Spa, the naturally based treatments are accompanied by the gentle whoosh of the waves. As well as massages and body wraps, you might want to treat your sun-and-sea-affected locks with a Botanical Hair Spa therapy.

There’s a small fitness centre with cardio machines or you may prefer to hire a bicycle to pedal around the area, go for a brisk walk along quiet local tracks or arrange a round at China Bay golf course.

You could join a guided snorkelling trip to explore the coral reefs at Pigeon Island or go fishing from a small boat on the lagoon or on something larger deep out to sea.

A Travelife Gold Certified resort for its commitment to a broad range of sustainability measures since April 2021. The cabins were built using mostly native natural materials and positioned to cause minimal disturbance to the existing plantlife. It was the first resort of its kind in the area, providing employment and training opportunities for the local community. The restaurant menu changes regularly to make the most of whatever is in season or what the local fishermen have caught.

The Jungle Cluster Cabins, the range of activities and experiences, and the flexible menus are all great for families.

Compulsory Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve gala dinner, supplements apply.

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