Opened in July 2012, Jungle Beach fronts a secluded bay at one end and the tranquil Periyakarachchi Lagoon at the other, offering a unique beach experience that is immersed in nature. Being the only hotel on the bay, the beach is virtually deserted. This eco-friendly resort is set amidst a scrub jungle and consists of 48 luxurious cabins thatched with Illuk grass. Paved pathways through shrubs, creepers and winding roots connect the cabins to the restaurant, swimming pool and the ocean. Private terraces and decks are built around tall trees that attract numerous birds and the occasional monkey. Jungle Beach is the sister property of the highly-praised Ulagalla Resort in Anuradhapura.