Wild Coast Tented Lodge Yala
Adjacent the world famous Yala National Park that is home to a dense population of leopards lies the Wild Coast Tented Lodge Yala, overlooking the shimmering blue waters of the Indian Ocean. A consortium of Dutch, English and Sri Lankan designers devised the the resort's man-made structures that seamlessly blend into the surrounding landscape. The premises 28 tents form the shape of a leopard's paw print when seen from above. The room's interiors fuse colonial expedition chic with contemporary design innovations. Teak floors and canvas walls mixed with dark leathers and metallic hardware bring these rooms to the forefront of fashion while air-conditioning and Wi-Fi guarantee guests’ comfort. At the Dining Pavilion and natural beach garden, guests can enjoy gourmet safari cuisine with a Sri Lankan flair. The resort is also equipped with a free-form swimming pool and luxurious spa. The resort offers vehicular tours to the furthest corners of Yala National Park while expert naturalist guides are on hand to discuss all flora and fauna that emerges such as elephants, sloth bears, and leopards.
Why We Love This Hotel
Design: Beautiful “colonial expedition chic” accommodations and facilities are meticulously designed to produce the resort’s unforgettable aesthetics.
Location: A short distance from the renowned Yala National Park, the resort borders a pristine beachline, ensuring a multitude of stunning sights for guests to see.
Environmentally Friendly: 40% of the resort’s energy is supplied by solar power, water is recycled, and all organic waste is composted.
- Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
- Hotel Type
- Tented Camp
- Location Type
- 24hr Room Service
- Multilingual Staff
- Outdoor Pool
- Safety Deposit Boxes
The premise’s 28 tents form the shape of a leopard's paw print when seen from above. Room décor fuses colonial expedition chic with contemporary design innovations. Teak floors and canvas walls mixed with dark leathers and metallic hardware bring these rooms to the forefront of fashion, while such modern amenities as air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, and Sonos streaming audio ensure the comfort of guests.
Centered around a luxurious four-post king-sized bed, this spacious accommodation covers 55 square meters. The room features a combination of colonial and contemporary design, typified by such elements as teak wood floors and dark leather details. The luxurious bathroom is fitted with a free-standing, handmade copper bathtub. A private outdoor viewing deck overlooks a watering hole designed to attract a diverse array of fauna and flora. Guests are encouraged to upgrade to a Cocoon Pool Suite to enjoy a private pool and expansive views of the beach.
Family Cocoon with Urchin
This spacious accommodation features two separate structures. One structure is the luxurious Cocoon Suite, which is directly connected to an “Urchin” structure via a boardwalk. The Urchin structure covers 20 square meters and is appointed with two twin beds, a personal bathroom, and outdoor shower. This accommodation is designed to allow families to enjoy communal and private moments alike while also in close proximity to one another.
There is no shortage of opportunities for relaxation at the resort itself, equipped with both a world-class spa and luxurious free-form pool. Outside of the resort, though, it’s all adventure. Excursions are seamlessly carried out by the resort’s tireless staff of guides and army of vehicles that chauffer tourists to the deepest, most beautiful reaches of Yala National Park.
The resort's enormous free-form swimming pool is surrounded by luxurious loungers and situated nearby the Den and Dining Pavilion.
Nestled between the dense brush and pristine oceanfront, this spa offers a variety of specialty treatments. The wellness experience draws on two native Sri Lankan ingredients, Ceylon Tea and Ceylon Cinnamon, for its oils, scrubs, and poultices, all of which are liberally applied.
The resort offers vehicular tours through the deepest corners of Yala National Park, providing guests with many an opportunity to observe the incredible diversity of the park's flora and fauna. Elephants, sloth bear, and leopards are frequently spotted. A range of lectures and workshops are held to help guests better understand what they witnessed in the park.
At the resort's on-site Dining Pavilion, guests can enjoy an array of gourmet safari cuisine with a Sri Lankan flair from the elegant bamboo pavilion that offers beautiful views of the sea.
An array of traditional Sri Lankan and international dishes are served for breakfast while lunch boasts an à la carte selection consisting of many perennial favorites, comfort foods, and healthy options. Guests can also dine under the stars in the resort's beautiful natural beach garden.
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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
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