After a 3-hour drive from Sigiriya, we arrived at Pasikuda and had a stop for lunch at Uga Bay Resort. The entrance of the resort immediately impressed me, it was through a tunnel which shows a part of a small fountain with the stunning backdrop of the sea. It made me extremely curious to see if this preview will live up to the expectations it instilled in my mind, well it didn’t disappoint as the tunnel opened up to an immaculate hotel grounds.
I couldn’t stop myself from taking photos, the whole expanse of the hotel grounds was manicured with bermuda grass and palm trees. The infinity pool in the middle of the resort was majestic and blends extremely well with the modern design of the resort. The sea, ahhh the sea! It’s fantastic! I have been to Sri Lanka before but only saw the resort town of Hikkaduwa and I must say that after seeing the beautiful coast of Pasikuda, it made me realize that I’ve chosen the wrong destination on my first Sri Lanka visit. The beach on this part of Sri Lanka is shallow, calm with white powdery sand and with Uga Bay’s luck – they’ve got a long stretch of it in front of their property. The Eastern part of Sri Lanka is just being developed at the moment so it is still not as “touristy” as the beaches down the West/South coast. From this area, you can still have that feeling of being in a remote island where you can just relax and not worry about beach boys selling you souvenirs as you stroll along the beach.
All of their rooms are spacious, well-equipped and offer sea views. I particularly love the fact that the rooms are in low rise two-storey buildings spread out in the whole of the resort. It doesn’t look cramped at all, kind of gives you a lot of breathing space if you’re a bit claustrophobic. 🙂 The beach studios located on the ground floor of this two-storey buildings gives you immediate access to the, well.. the beach while the ocean view rooms which are on the second level gives you a lovely view of the resort. Each rooms has its own balcony as well.
We were able to see their beach villa, a two-storey private villa with two bedrooms, a private open-air plunge pool and a large living and dining rooms. The interior design of the beach villa makes you feel like you’re at your own home. I love it!
If I’d be given a chance to go back to Sri Lanka, Uga Bay is definitely going to be my first destination.
Note: I visited Uga Bay as part of a sponsored trip of our company. However as always, opinion stated above are my own. All photos are taken by yours truly.