Most of the beaches recommended in the guidebooks are on the south or west coast, but the weather in those areas was not a good for our time period in late June/early July so we went to the east coast. Pasikudah beach is beautiful with soft white sand and gentle waves since it is a small bay. Perfect with younger children!
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ACCOMMODATION: UGA BAY RESORT
Uga Bay is an attractive resort right on Pasikudah Beach which is soft white sand along a bay of warm water. A perfect beach for families with younger kids as there is not much of a surf. We got what I consider a great deal — Three nights in two large adjacent rooms, breakfast included, for a total of $1040 through Hotels.com. I believe it was 50% of the normal rate! We may have been the only Americans during our stay — there seemed to be many Australians, Indians, and Chinese. Occupancy was down, however, due the bombings 2 months prior.
We did not venture out of the resort for meals as there wasn’t much of a town here… just more resorts and a few small local cafes. Food was good though pretty much all buffet. But plenty of choices which did change daily.
The pool is enormous, and we enjoyed many hours on loungers by the beach bar, possibly enjoying some cocktails as well.
We were pretty sedentary here except for beach walks, pool swims, sunset drinks, and card games.
However, our sole organized activity was SPECTACULAR! The hotel arranged for a sunrise snorkeling excursion at a reef 30 minutes away by boat. It was magical zipping along the water as the sun rose above the horizon. Our captain did not speak English but we all managed to communicate all necessities. He had snorkels but no fins… we didn’t mind. We spent about 45-60 minutes exploring the vibrant reef, as the morning rays pierced through the surface. Pure magic.