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Uga Bay

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- All rooms have ocean views
- Private beach
- Seasonal water sports

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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.

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  • Hello Lisa. We came back from our trip two weeks ago now so I am sending this email much later than I wanted to. Nevertheless, what I wanted to say was thank you very much for helping us organise an amazing trip. Our days in Mafia Island to celebrate my 50th birthday were exactly what I wanted them to be: a fantastic time with the family doing activities that we all love and enjoy in a relaxing, unusual, beautiful place full of sun, surrounded by water, wildlife and friendly people. We swam with whale sharks, did a lot of snorkeling, had two picnics on a beautiful sand bank, watched the sunset over the sea, did a bird watching excursion and tried scuba diving.
    All merit to you because Pole Pole in Mafia Island was your recommendation. I never heard of Mafia Island before and didn't consider Tanzania to start with. It was an amazing place to stay: friendly, relaxed, beautiful, comfortable, with great food and fantastic service. Thanks not only for finding the place but also for your patience as we prepared the trip and I explored options and decided what I wanted. All went incredibly well (places, transfers, flights) and we had a very memorable time together that we will all remember forever - as we still do the safari trip to South Africa you organised for us 5 years ago.
    I cannot wait to plan another trip! I am already thinking about where and when. Hopefully no pandemic will get in the way this time. And I will come to you as my favourite travel agent.
    I copy in this message the Tourdust office because I want them to know how good you are and how much I appreciated the different trips you organised for us (including the trip to India for my parents that was cancelled due to Covid). I cannot thank you enough :o)
    Kind regards, Carol

    MissingCarolina O reviewing Relaxed Bush & Beach Family Holiday in Tanzania on 25 November 2022

  • Hi Lisa
    It was a fantastic experience, thanks very much. All the arrangements were seamless and our guiding/support team were excellent, if there is a way for you to formally commend the team to your ground operators then I would be grateful if you could do that, they really were brilliant.
    Many thanks for your help in arranging the trip, and for your patience during the multiple re-arrangements over the past couple of years.
    Kind regards, John

    MissingJohn B reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 14 November 2022

  • Can't praise tour dust enough, they helped us to create a holiday of a lifetime that has given us family memories we will treasure forever. From start to finish the whole experience was exactly what we wanted and more. Due to covid we waited 2 and a half years for this trip but worth the wait.

    MissingCarly R reviewing Value KwaZulu-Natal Safari and Mauritius on 07 November 2022

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