Jun 22, Trincomalee: A new beach resort with modern amenities but a jungle atmosphere opened in the Kuchchaveli tourism development zone in Trincomalee district of Eastern Sri Lanka Friday, June 22.
Sri Lanka's Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa opened the first environmentally friendly beach resort 'Jungle Beach', the first resort built in the Trincomalee District after the end of the three decades of war.
Jungle Beach, located 27 kilometers away from Trincomalee town on a strip of land between the sea and dense mangroves.is the second resort owned and operated by UGA Resorts (PVT) Limited, a subsidiary of the FINCO Group. Ulagalla Resorts in Anuradhapura is the first resort owned by the company.
The resort built at a cost of Rs. 750 million takes maximum advantage of the beach front and the lagoon view. On one side it offers the view of the beach and the ocean and on the other side the jungle experience.
The hotel has 48 spacious cabins that feature king-sized beds, high-end entertainment systems, sun decks, wireless internet and other modern amenities.
The resort will offer water-based outdoor activities such as jet skiing, parasailing, snorkeling and whale watching for the adventure seeking visitors.
Bird watching, tours to the Thiriyaya archaeological Site, Sri Lanka's oldest Buddhist temple, hot springs and an ilmenite factory are among the land-based excursions.