- All rooms have ocean views
- Private beach
- Seasonal water sports
Situated right by Passekudah beach is Uga Bay, a charming luxury boutique hotel offering peace, tranquility, and its very own private sand beach. Owned by Uga Escapes, the hotel has 46 rooms and suites, all of which boast stunning Mediterranean-style architecture and wonderful views of the Passekudah Bay area.
All accommodation at Uga Bay is specially designed so that guests have plenty of private space. Each one of the 22 Beach Studios is situated on the ground floor and offers direct beach access, while the 22 Ocean Studios are all on the first floor with better views of the ocean. The two-bedroom Bay Suite comes with its own open-air plunge pool, as does the Beach Villa, which is spread across two stories and has private access to the beach. Both of the Beach Villa’s two bedrooms are en-suite.
Uga Bay’s restaurant offers a range of Sri Lankan specialties, as well as some international dishes. All seafood served here is sourced by local fishermen from the very waters that guests can see from their rooms. The hotel doesn’t impose any set meal times so that guests can eat when they feel like it. Private dining is also available, with guests able to enjoy dining in poolside cabanas, poolside BBQs or even beachside BBQs for their exclusive dining experience. Guests can also dine in the comfort of their own room.
Passekudah Bay is naturally protected, so its water are always calm. This makes it a great destination for water sports enthusiasts, especially since there are a number of water-based activities offered in the bay seasonally. These include windsurfing, jet skiing, scuba diving, kayaking and snorkelling, to name just a few. Many guests enjoy venturing out into the bay and diving down below to see the WW2 wrecks. At the hotel itself, guests can make use of the infinity pool, keep up with their fitness in the gym or simply relax in the underground spa complete with ocean views.
Children are very welcome at Uga Bay. The hotel has a babysitting service available and there’s an on-site playground for children to enjoy. Because of its beachside location, parents are advised to keep an eye on their younger ones at all times, especially when on the beach itself.
Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again
Godfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023
We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil
Philip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023
It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve
Stephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023