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Explore Sri Lanka with Uga Escapes’ 5 modern properties

Uga Escapes offers a number of Sri Lankan retreats with the perfect balance of nature, nurture and adventure.

Uga Escapes is a collection of five luxury boutique hotels in Sri Lanka that highlight the essence of the island nation, while maintaining the highest standards in comfort. Located in key destinations, the escapes showcase the very best the country has to offer, from endless stretches of beach on the pristine coast to the bustling city of Colombo, wildlife adventures in the Yala National Park and cultural immersion in the ancient city of Anuradhapura.

1. Uga Bay

Consisting of 48 studios in Passikudha Bay, renowned as the best beach in Sri Lanka, Uga Bay is the ultimate laidback beach retreat. Dive famous WWII wrecks, sail on a private catamaran or simply soak up the sun by the pool.

Aerial view of Uga Bay
Aerial view of Uga Bay - Uga Escapes

2. Chena Huts

Situated among lush Sri Lankan wilderness, Chena Huts’ guests enjoy detached cabins with private plunge pools, a soothing spa and dining facilities with ocean views. Consisting of 14 cabins across 2.8 hectares, the retreat guarantees privacy and tranquillity.

Chena Huts by Uga Escapes
Chena Huts by Uga Escapes

3. Residence

A 150-year-old mansion transformed into an all-suite boutique hotel in the heart of Sri Lanka’s capital, Residence is the perfect base to discover the many sights, contemporary eateries, museums and galleries of Colombo.

Uga Residence
Colombo Residence by Uga Escapes

4. Ulagalla

A former chieftain’s abode, Ulagalla features a 150-year-old mansion and 25 private ecologically-built pool villas set across 23 hectares of greenery. Located in the ‘Cultural Triangle’, this escape is close to multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Sigiriya, Dambulla and Anuradhapura, as well as Wilpattu and Minneriya national parks.

Ulagalla by Uga Escapes
Ulagalla by Uga Escapes

5. Jungle Beach

Uniting a blissful beachfront location with verdant jungle, this resort is comprised of 49 secluded cabins that are an ideal base to explore the historic city of Trincomalee or embark on a whale-watching expedition. Visit nearby temples and other cultural attractions, or simply relax on the three kilometres of untouched private sand.

Jungle Beach by Uga Escapes
Relax in a sunbed at Jungle Beach by Uga Escapes

This article originally appeared in volume 36 of Signature Luxury Travel & Style magazine. To subscribe to the latest issue, click here.

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