Sri Lanka’s east coast is spectacularly beautiful, some would say even more so than the west coast, but tourism has been slower to develop here as the area was affected by the civil unrest that finally ended in 2007.
Since then the east coast has been enjoying a rejuvenation, the infrastructure has recovered and several beautiful modern hotels have opened, making the marvellous beaches along this coast accessible to tourists.
The best weather for east coast holidays is between May and September when the West coast experiences its monsoon, making it the perfect spot for summer getaways.
Located in Passkikudah, a quiet bay area with a long sandy beach is Uga Bay, a 46 room hotel with a Mediterranean and tropical style. Designed in a semi-circle shape, all accommodations enjoy ocean views. One-Bedroom Suites and the two-bedroom Bay Suite and Beach Chalet are decorated with wooden floors and elegant furnishings. Uga Bay’s restaurant looks over the pool and out to the sea and here s...
Set in a ten-acre reserve beside both the jungle and beach, the Uga Jungle Beach is a boutique hotel located on the eastern coast of Sri Lanka. Built with its surroundings in mind, the property has teak walkways and stepping stones bringing the outside, indoors. There are a total of 48 villas facing the beach, lagoon or situated in the jungle. With a modern style and amenities, the villas are als...
This unique resort is nestled on the shore of Arugam Bay and ideal for those looking to enjoy Sri Lanka’s spectacular natural environment. In contrast to the bustling energy of the west coast, the lesser-developed eastern coastline brims with a laid-back, local atmosphere, which is enhanced by Jetwing Surf’s eco-friendly atmosphere. Comprised of 20 traditional thatched roof cabanas, the resort see...
In times gone by Passikudah was a sleepy fishing village, separated from the outside world and enjoying traditional Sri Lankan way of life. Named for the cries of “Maalu Maalu”, meaning fish fish, from the local fisherman and resembling a traditional fishing village thanks to its rustic timber buildings, Maalu Maalu is dedicated to maintaining its heritage and has become one of the most sought af...
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