In our last article we showed you the Residence by Uga Escapes in the capital of Colombo and the Ulagalla by Uga Escapes in the heart of the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka. This time we will concentrate on the Jungle Beach, the Uga Bay on the east coast and the Chena Huts in the south of the country.
Jungle Beach by Uga Escapes – A beach in the middle of the jungle of Sri Lanka
A place where a monkey and a whale say „Good night“ to each other: You will get a very close underwater-experience at the Jungle Beach by Uga Escapes. You could take a look at the giants of the sea at the „Whale Watching“ event and dive down into the cultural world of Sri Lanka. The second house of the Uga Escapes is located near a small village directly in front of the Indian Ocean on the east coast of the country. A private beach, tropical mangroves and a thick jungle will promise an unique mix of recovery and adventure. Jungle Beach: The 48 villas are placed perfectly into the tropical vegetation. The cluster villas are perfect for families and friends, because a common pool and a jacuzzi are a perfect fit for those who want to spend time together and enjoy privacy. The 18 Lagoon Cabins leave space for two people, additionally they got a private terrace and a guaranteed overlook of the laguna. The open architecture of the 13 Jungle cabins will give you an undisturbed overlook of the jungle. If you’re in favor of listening to the sound of the waves, you should book one of the 14 Beach Cabins. The best of it all: Around the Kuchaveli region the Jungle Beach is the only resort, so you are absolutely on your own, no matter which villa you will choose.
The tropical-Sri Lankian cuisine will pamper every guests need. The highlight of it all is a plate full of fresh seafood. Even if you want a five-course menu or a refined salad plate, a private barbecue or a dinner on the beach, into the treetop or in your own villa. The team will arrange it for you!
If you are an animal lover, then the Jungle Beach by Uga Escapes is exactly the right fit for you. The thrilling expedition through the wildlife of Sri Lanka starts directly in front of your doorstep. A lot of exotic fish, reptiles and mammals are living in the deep blue ocean. With its total length of up to 33 meters and its weight of around 200 tons, the blue whale is an absolute highlight. The biggest mammal of the world – But that is not all: During the whale watching you will get the chance to see pot whales and spinner dolphins. They also provide a lot of different land-expeditions, if you are someone who gets seasick. For example you could visit the Minneriya Nationalpark. You will need about two hours to reach the Nationalpark, but it’s worth it – Here you can see more than 160 bird species, monkeys, leopards, sambar deers and sloths. But there are also rare reptile species, like crocodiles, monitor lizards and Indian pythons. I think there is the perfect animal for anybody, right?
Uga Bay by Uga Escapes
Summer, sun, beach and much more: The boutique beach resort Uga Bay by Uga Escapes on the east coast of Sri Lanka. It is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to enjoy the sun or who is up for a holiday trip full of action. The 46 studios are located in the dreamlike bay of Pasikudah. You will get a panoramic overlook, but also a direct way to one of the most beautiful beaches of the country. You have direct access to the pool and the ocean by passing your terrace of one of the 24 Beach Studios on the ground floor. The 22 Ocean Studios on the first floor feature a private balcony and a picture perfect overview of the ocean. When you are traveling with your family or your friends you could decide between the 110 square meters big Bay Suite or the 250 square meters big Beach Villa with two bedrooms, one living room and a private pool.
A touch of colonial spirit, paired with culinary highlights are the ultimative topping of an outstanding holiday trip at the Uga Bay. Native fishermen delivering their latest fishing, you could join cookery courses and get insights of the cuisine of Sri Lanka. We also recommend a romantic evening with barbecue at the beach. The team serves daily traditional Sri Lankan food, classics of the Asian area and international kitchen.
If you are up for a work out or doing exercise, the Uga Bay by Uga Escapes has a lot to offer in that category. You can go kayaking, sailboarding or sailing while you bum yourself out. You can discover the diversity of species at the coral reefs or explore two wrecks. But you could also visit fishing villages, native markets or temples by bike.
If it is all to stressful for you and you just want to recover, you can relax in one of the spa suites of Uga Bay. A massage or an Ayurvedic application is absolutely recommended while watching the Indian Ocean.
Chena Huts by Uga Escapes – The first luxurious Safarilodge of Sri Lanka
Sun, beach and safari: The Chena Huts by Uga Escapes in the South of Sri Lanka provides the complete package. A perfect combination of animalistic, wild and relaxing atmosphere on the beach. The latest jewel of the Uga Escapes, the Chena Huts is embedded between the tropical rainforest and the Indian Ocean, far away from frequented highways. The first luxurious Safarilodge was built consistent with the nature, between the jungle and the sea. The local farmers operate this area and the jungle for centuries. They builtTo guard their fruit for hungry elephants, they built small lodges in front of the fields: The Chenas. The architecture of the villas of the Chena Huts is a homage to the old tradition, but moreover it features absolute comfort. Just a couple of minutes from the hotel is the location of the Yala Nationalpark. On the other side, the resort is covered with saltworks. On this place storks and flamingos are flouncing through the water.
If you are lucky enough then you can discover ocean turtles, humpback whales or blue whales by the seaside. Important: Your stopover at Chena Huts is all inclusive and besides dinner and selected drinks, you will get the chance to join the „Game Drives“ at the Yala Nationalpark – the second largest park of the country – twice a day. Furthermore the national park is very close to the Chena Huts. On this landscape you will see 240 different mammal and bird species. The absolute highlight of every Game Drive is the visit of the Leopards. Yala has the most dense leopard population worldwide.
Guests can enjoy native cuisine at the „Basses“ Restaurant or go for a drink to „The Bar“ in the evening – absolutely great: You have a great overlook of the Indian Ocean. The restaurant team organizes a dinner for two, if you only want to spend time with your partner.
Now it is up to you: Which of the five Uga Escapes is your favorite? Or do you want to do „Hotel-Hopping“ and try all of the houses. Leave a comment and tell us!