Uga Bay is a contemporary beachside retreat, and is one of the finest accommodation options on Sri Lanka’s east coast. The property only opened in 2012 and is a welcome addition to an idyllic area devoid of great hotels. Its style is sophisticated and modern, with warm earthy tones. There are 48 spacious rooms that sit within the seven-acre grounds; these are located in a semi-circle to ensure every room has some kind of ocean view. The 48 rooms are divided into four categories: Beach Studio, Ocean View, Bay Suite and Beach Villa. Think dark wooden furniture and crisp white linen. The hotel only serves the freshest seafood and seasonal cuisine, which can be enjoyed in the restaurant or in a private area, perfect for honeymooners. There’s a spa, a glorious infinity pool overlooking the ocean, and water sports available for the more adventurous.