Ulegama, about 1.3 miles SE of Turakuna, is low, level, and thickly wooded. The village lies near the center of the island, surrounded by coconut palms and breadfruit trees.
A narrow reef fringes the seaward side of the island; a beacon lies on this reef nearly 1 mile SE of the N end of the island. The reef on the inner side of the island is separated from the shore, forming a lagoon; there are two openings for fishing boats.
Good radar returns have been reported from Ulegama at 15 miles.