The Uga Experience unites the natural magic of Sri Lanka with the warmest hospitality of her people. Each of their distinctly Sri Lankan boutique hotels exudes care-infused from the moment of its conscientious creation-toward making every
aspect environmentally friendly and sustainable while also luxuriously comfortable. Modern conveniences blend into the design, to pamper you while immersing you in the surrounding beauty.
Located in the unspoilt and relatively undiscovered south of Sri Lanka, Chena Huts borders the Yala National Park on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other. This is the latest hotel to join the Uga Escapes family. Nestled among dunes and trees at the ocean’s edge, the 14 cabins at Chena Huts offer unrivalled apres-safari luxury in a unique setting.
Residence is a boutique haven in Sri Lanka’s history rich capital, Colombo. Built in the eighteenth century and ideally situated in the heart of Colombo, Residence was once the family home of Sheikh Saleh boy Moosajee. Uga Escapes has carefully given this historic building a new lease of life transforming it into a luxurious eleven- suite hotel. Residence is glamorous, contemporary and comfortable but remains reminiscent of the Ceylon days in which it was built. With a large garden, swimming pool, gym bar and ‘great room’, the Residence offers plenty of spaces to meet, relax or celebrate.
Once the ancestral estate of local Anuradhapura nobility, this 150-year-old grand Sri Lankan home has been renovated and transformed into 20 private raised log-cabin chalets stretching across 58 acres of verdant land. The cabins overlook the two ancient reservoirs of Ulagalla and Nikaweva with some facing onto the hotel’s paddy fields, and most come with a private plunge pool plus a deck with loungers and parasols.
Nestled within a 10-acre estate in Kuchchaveli, between the Indian Ocean and a lagoon teeming with tropical birds, Jungle Beach is a truly exceptional retreat on the east coast of Sri Lanka. guests feel like they’re in a tropical tree house. Three choices of accommodation are available to guests; beach-facing, lagoon-facing or jungle-facing each with private verandas and access to a deserted beach.
In the center of Passekudah’s crescent-shaped bay lies Uga Bay, a boutique beach hotel where the architecture is a fusion of tropical and Mediterranean. With water as clear as it is in The Maldives, this is a true gem of Sri Lanka. The Beach Villa is particularly special, a romantic two-storey private lodge by the sea where guests can enjoy private access to the beach through a green jungle oasis.