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Uga Jungle Beach
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kuchchaveli
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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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“Just paradise!”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Spent 4 days here during the middle of a two week trip to Sri Lanka. It was the perfect relaxation spot. The food was excellent but a little pricey but the portions were massive. I love that the hotel employs local disadvantaged boys that they train up to be able to work in the hotel trade. The staff were extremely helpful and courteous.
The room was perfect and snorkelling out on the reef was great.
Our whole trip was booked using Red Dot Tours - they were fantastic!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Matara, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

We spent 5 days here at Jungle Beach a few Kilometres outside of Tricomalee. Its rather isolated and so you need to be half board but the food is good and quite varied . the breakfast is immense and you can easily do without lunch to save a bit of money. Jungle Beach is a small resort right on the practically deserted beach. The sea is perfect for swimming and there are lifeguards, umbrellas, sun beds and beach service . the pool is beaurtiful but with only a handful of loungers. The whole resort is very green with water running round the bar and restaurant that is full of fish and even a water snake, lots of trees and plants and flowers. There are deer which come right up to the restaurant and seem very tame. The service is very attentive but sometimes they do not have enough staff in the restaurant for dinner and so it means that you have a long wait, they are always apologietic though. The rooms are big with fantastic beds and all have balconies - this is one of the most comfortable beds I have slept in in Sri Lanka. The decor is modern and tasteful but the internet connection is non existent in the rooms and not very strong in the bar and restaurant. It is expensive but it is worth it if you want to have a complete break and relax in luxury - just one tip - dont' take the nature walk offered - the guide can barely speak Englsih and does not seem to know where to look for anything - he was on his phone a lot of the time but did try to point out a couple of 'common babblers' when he could be bothered. They need to get someone who has a more outgoing and friendly personality for this role. Otherwise a great hotel.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

The rooms at Jungle Beach are very luxurious, large, and comfortable. The bathroom is huge with two showers - one outdoors. The beach is relatively unspoilt and not crowded like the popular Nilaveli beach. However, the downside is that the sea is not as calm as Nilaveli and you need to travel some distance by boat to access the snorkeling locations of Pigeon Island and other areas. The common pool is lovely with water jets and shady during the hot afternoons due to tree cover. The only downside we experienced at Jungle Beach was the food. There is very little choice of food especially for vegetarians. As the hotel has no buffet the choice can be pretty limited especially during dinner and lunch. Introducing some old seaside favourites such as fish and chips or baked crab/crab curry would add much value to the menu. Breakfasts were interesting though with a choice of yogurts, fruit, bread and smoothies. The staff were very friendly and courteous. Good place to relax.

Room Tip: Jungle and beach chalets are recommended.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 7 nights at the end of a trio around Sri Lanka. The hotel is absolutely beautiful and the rooms are very well equipped.
All of the staff were attentive and friendly.
the food was some of the best we have sampled anywhere in the world. We were travelling with our 2 teenage children who were also impressed (and they do not impress easily). The food is quite expensive compared to other meals we had had in Sri Lanka but the quality was superb. I wold advise opting for a half board option to sample the daily changing menus with great choice.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Jungle Beach was absolutely amazing! The hotel rooms were beautiful and the staff was excellent and very helpful. The overall atmosphere was great...the cluster rooms had a beautiful private plunge pool and you felt like you were living in a jungle but the beach was just a few steps away. I had an amazing stay there!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Colombo
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

With our friends from overseas we started our tour from the eastern coast of Srilanka and Jungle Beach Kuchchuveli was our first stop The Hotel was just a wonderful surprise for our extended family who visited Srilanka after some time. chalets and the facilities are comfortable and excellent. Staff from the manager to the gardener was very friendly and quite helpful. Beach was awesome! And the setting of the resort is very quiet and tranquil.
Oh the food. Best food we had in our whole trip, amazing breakfast, there again the big hearted chef gave us his best and his PR was charming, The Breakfast tray was some thing new in this part of the world. Restaurant staff was very attentive. What else can we ask for, for a luxury and a relaxing holiday.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Nijmegen
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

We stayed here for three nights at the start of our honeymoon in Sri Lanka. This resort is absolutely perfect! We tried to book a room with the hotel directly, but they offered ridiculous prices. Luckily we found a great deal online. The beach cabins are absolutely fantastic!!! The hotel is very relaxed and has everything you can wish for, including a perfect beach. The staff is excellent. Other visitors have mentioned a lack of training, but keep in mind that by law half of the employed staff must be local. Since this resort started in 2012 this is for quite a few staff members their first experience in hospitality. But what they lack in experience they make up in kindness and motivation. The only downside of this resort is the price. We got a good deal online, but the drinks and food are expensive (although the signature diner on the beach with the bonfire was unforgettable). Don't go on their nature walk. Overpriced and the guide is not really talkative.

Room Tip: Absolutely go for a beach cabin! Cabin 2 has a see view :)
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Uga Jungle Beach
Address: 27th Kilometre Post Pulmoddai Rd | Trincomalee, Kuchchaveli 31014, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Kuchchaveli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kuchchaveli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Uga Jungle Beach 5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Within just 30 minutes drive from Trincomalee Jungle Beach is located in Kuchchaveli, on the eastern seaboard of Sri Lanka, Jungle Beach is every bit as its name implies; spectacularly set in an entirely natural and harmonious blend of Sri Lanka’s most celebrated virtues – its wondrous beaches and teeming jungles.Nestled within a secluded 10-acre reserve, sandwiched between the vast Indian Ocean and a lagoon filled with colorful bird, this luxury beach resort beckons with over 4km of private beaches, tropical mangroves and endless pursuits. 48 luxurious villas of modern design yet crafted from indigenous materials as to appear born of the jungle and fused in harmony with the natural surroundings all offering spectacular views of the ocean. Each villa tucked deeply within luscious foliage, offers utmost privacy and seclusion. Spacious 650 square feet villas, each one luxuriously appointed with king sized beds, high-end entertainment systems, private decks and outdoor rain showers ... more   less 
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