The iconic luxury beach resort in the East Coast, Uga Jungle Beach celebrates its 10th anniversary
Uga Jungle Beach, the second resort launched by Uga celebrated its 10th Anniversary on the 22nd of June 2022. Located in Trincomalee, the property is set in an entirely natural and harmonious blend of Sri Lanka’s most celebrated natural virtues, its wondrous beaches, and teeming jungles, which provides guests spectacular views of the ocean or the lagoon.
Uga Jungle Beach includes 48 luxuriously designed cabins nestled within luscious foliage offering utmost privacy and seclusion. Each 650 square foot cabin is crafted from indigenous materials and furnished with king-sized beds, high-end entertainment systems, private decks, and outdoor rain showers. Uga Jungle Beach also offers guests a spa, gym, pool, expansive beach stretch, myriad of excursions hosted by resident naturalist and an open-air restaurant, which features several elegant signature-dining options on open decks on the beach and in the trees.
Renowned for its unparalleled service and facilities, Uga Jungle Beach has been a recipient of many awards and certifications including the World Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2012 and 2013, TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice since 2014, Booking.com Guest Review Award since 2016 and Recommended by HolidayCheck since 2015. It has also been awarded the highly sought-after TraveLife Gold certification for its pioneering efforts to promote sustainability in tourism.
To commemorate the property’s 10th anniversary, a religious and awards ceremony was held in the presence of Managing Director, Mr. Priyanjith Weerasooria, Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ramli Ghafoor, and General Manager, Mr. Neranjan Morais. During the ceremony, long service certificates were awarded to team members for a period service of 5 and 10 years, and certificates of appreciation were presented to all staff members.
Commenting on the Uga Jungle Beach’s 10th anniversary, Mr. Priyanjith Weerasooria, Managing Director of Uga Escapes Management (Pvt) Ltd, said, “We are indeed proud to be celebrating our 10th anniversary. At Uga Jungle Beach, we have continuously worked closely with the local community by recruiting 50% of our staff members from the area and have completed cleaning & donation projects at local schools, hospitals and places of worship. We whole-heartedly believe in sustainability initiatives as tourism and sustainability are closely connected. Our aim is to provide our guests with an immersive experience with our signature local hospitality and we will continue to priortize sustainability at the heart of everything we do.”
Uga is a fully owned subsidiary of Finco Holdings. Uga comprises Uga Ulagalla in Anuradhapura, Jungle Beach in Trincomalee, Uga Bay in Passikudah, Chena Huts in Yala, and Uga Residence in Colombo. Uga operates as a homegrown luxury brand that is committed to preserving natural splendor and indigenous culture whilst providing a unique accommodation experience.