About usInitially called FINCO leisure and later UGA Resorts, Uga Escapes comprises Ulagalla in Anuradhapura, Jungle Beach in Trincomalee and Uga Bay in Passikudah.
The story of Uga Escapes begins with its flagship property Ulagalla where the word Uga has its roots from. Ulagalla Walawwa as it was known in its heyday was a chieftans home deep in the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka. This property was then painstakingly restored with special attention given to preserving its heritage while also ensuring that the environment it existed was intact. Ulagalla thus became a pioneering effort in environmentally responsible and sustainable construction in Sri Lanka’s tourism and leisure industry. This vision formed the basis for a successful collection of “back to nature” boutique hotels in Sri Lanka’s remote but accessible and stunningly beautiful locations.
We, also draw inspiration from one of Sri Lanka’s most sacred flowers the Lotus, We’ve not only embodied it to our logo we’ve also inculcated its essence to our culture. To us the Lotus represents purity and the cycles of life. It rises from the muddy earth, through water, light and air, through all the elements of the cosmos, until it blooms and starts its cycle once again. At Uga Escapes, the Lotus functions symbolically as an eloquent metaphor for the regeneration of the soul.
Our values therefore are shaped to strive for ecological sustainability, preserve natural splendor and complete rejuvenation. Our philosophy is all about creating experiences to better understand indigenous culture, history and the local community, to appreciate the splendor of A magical wild life spectacle, experience and taste a range Of dining styles, using the freshest ingredients, invoking a sense of adventure whilst sampling authentic Sri Lankan flavors and perfectly tailored one - of - a - kind excursions and activities.
This is the Uga Experience.