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From private jungle villas along deserted beaches to rustic hotels with a remote feel; discover the best hotels on the east coast of Sri Lanka with Kuoni

This part of Sri Lanka is quieter than its south-west counterpart, and has the most beautiful beaches. All of our handpicked hotels have direct beach access, which for families is ideal. Not only do the calm waters make the area perfect for children, but our summer is also theirs so summer holidays are sorted. Think about the style you prefer; a rustic retreat with a remote feel (we love Maalu Maalu’s fishing village theme) or a contemporary and luxurious retreat like Uga Bay By Uga Escapes. You might want something really private – Jungle Beach By Uga Escapes commands a stretch of practically deserted beach and an equally as tranquil stretch of verdant forest which creates an air of seclusion. The Jungle Cluster Villas have a small shared pool and are ideal for groups or families. Some of the best villas can be found at Anantaya Passikudah on the beautiful Passikudah bay, with can feature two or three bedrooms and a stylish living and dining room, a terrace and small plunge pool.

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Maalu Maalu

4

One of the first resorts to be built on Passikudah Bay, it has a prime position in the middle of the bay.

Built to resemble a traditional fishing village, Maalu Maalu means ‘fish fish’, which is also the cry of local fishermen. The resort is a wonderfully ...

Rooms: 40
Transfers: Approx. 25 minute by road from Batticaloa airport which is reached by a 45-60 minute flight from Colombo airport
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6 nights, Bed and Breakfast, 01 Sep '20

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Trinco Blu by Cinnamon

4

A laid-back beach retreat with great food, friendly service and seasonal whale-watching opportunities.

Originally designed to resemble a ship, the Trinco Blu by Cinnamon has since had a redesign but maintains its retro-chic appeal with stylish décor and...

Rooms: 81
Transfers: Approx. 40 minutes by road from Trincomalee airport which is reached by a 45-60 minute flight from Colombo
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From £1,078 Save up to £35

6 nights, Half Board, 01 Sep '20

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Uga Bay by Uga Escapes

5

A contemporary and luxurious retreat overlooking idyllic Passikudah Bay, ideal for snorkelling and diving.

Uga Bay has an enviable position right in the middle of a stunning stretch of sand and it has fantastic views out over the hotel’s palm-fringed garden...

Rooms: 46
Transfers: Approx. 25 minutes by road from Batticaloa airport which is reached by a 45-60 minute flight from Colombo airport
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From £1,044 Save up to £346

6 nights, Bed and Breakfast, 20 Sep '20

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Jungle Beach by Uga Escapes

5

An Eco-friendly hideaway between the jungle and the beach.

The beautiful Jungle Beach by Uga Escapes commands a stretch of practically deserted beach and an equally as tranquil stretch of verdant forest. Toget...

Rooms: 49
Transfers: Approx. 40 minutes by road from Trincomalee airport which is reached by a 45-60 minute flight from Colombo airport
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From £1,268 Save up to £384

6 nights, Bed and Breakfast, 20 Sep '20

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Anantaya Passikudah

5

An enchanting resort on the beautiful Passikudah bay with a rustic-chic design, spacious rooms and spectacular villas.

The beautiful Anantaya Passikudah (which will become a Constance property in April 2020) is something of a hidden gem on the east coast. The resort is...

Rooms: 54
Transfers: Approx. 25 minute by road from Batticaloa airport which is reached by a 45-60 minute flight from Colombo airport
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From £2,955

5 nights, Dinner & Breakfast, 30 Dec '19

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