Nestled into the coastal jungle; A Wild Coast Tented Lodge

With just 14 spaciously arranged huts amidst seven acres, privacy is almost guaranteed. From 835 US$ / night

 

Wild Coast Tented Lodge is adjacent to Yala National Park, renowned for its leopard population. This spectacular luxury tented camp is situated on a rugged, empty beach, overlooking the Indian Ocean.

 

The unique design sees the man-made structures blending seamlessly into the surrounding landscape, thanks to the use of carefully selected natural materials. Craftmanship: Crafting storied moments beyond expectations within our walls. As masters in our craft of hospitality, we offer the highest level of personalised service and seek to stir your heart with extraordinary experiences.

 

Craftsmanship is imbued into every detail of each hotel and resort; handcrafting even the smallest of details to give you insider access to the region’s culture, community and tradition.

 

Sensory journey that allows you to re-tune to your true self !

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Highlights

INDULGE

Our Yala hotel has been designed with its surrounding tropical jungles and saline lake in mind. Enveloped in a world of scenic splendor and exotic fauna, our ‘huts’ are luxurious private cabins that offer awe-inspiring views of the surrounding wilderness and seascape.

STYLE & CHARACTER

Chena Huts tread new ground with their unique blend of cathedral-domed, palm-thatched residences, which are inspired by the lofty tree huts of farmers who keep a night watch for wildlife devouring their crops. These stylish huts channel a contemporary mod-safari vibe, are elevated above ground and linked by boardwalks so that nature can move around them. The public areas, designed around a lily pond inhabited by basking frogs, face the wild ocean. With just 14 spaciously arranged huts amidst seven acres, privacy is almost guaranteed.

RELAX

Set amongst the golden dunes and the lush greenery in Yala, Chena Huts blends Sri Lanka’s most celebrated features – its tropical beaches and its exotic wildlife.

EXPLORE
where the jungle meets a pristine beach
Yala is teeming with biodiversity and a rewarding park for nature lovers. Besides being renowned for its leopard population, elephant and bear sightings, mugger crocodile density and migrant birds, Yala also hosts multiple historic archaeological sites that date back centuries.

THE HOTEL
Why Chena Huts
Unique location bordering the Yala National Park, the Indian Ocean and a natural watering hole, Private pools in each cabin, Experienced rangers escorting you on personalized safari’s, Only all pool villa with the largest private cabins in the region (1130 sq ft), 14 luxury cabins on 7 acres of land ensuring privacy and seclusion, Family friendly and can accommodate 2 children in a cabin

Location / Getting there

Location / Getting there

The location feels completely wild. Perched above a rugged stretch of beach, it borders Yala National Park, Sri Lanka’s premier game reserve. Elephants make midnight appearances on the beach and have been known to dip their trunks into Cocoon swimming pools, while gangs of gregarious grey langur monkeys gracefully bound between trees in sunset feeding frenzies. Elephants, emboldened leopards and elusive sloth bears are just a few of the highlights of a game drive into Yala whose Palatupana entrance is just a 10-minute drive away.

 

Address: Chena Huts, Tala-Palatupana, Wildlife tourism zone, Yala, Tissamarama 82000, Sri Lanka.

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Accommodation

Number of rooms (keys) in all: 122

Cocoon Pool Suite
55sqm 592 sqft
King bed + Single rollaway bed or 2 futon mattresses for children
2 adults, up to 2 children
Private plunge pool

Cocoon Suite
55sqm 592 sqft
King bed + Single rollaway bed or 2 futon mattresses for children
2 adults, up to 2 children
Private plunge pool

Family Cocoon Suite with Urchin
55 sqm 592 sqft
Urchin 20 sqm 215 sqft
Cocoon – King bed + Single rollaway bed or 2 futon mattresses for children
2 adults and up to 2 children in Cocoon, 2 children or young adults in Urchin
Private outdoor viewing deck

 

Accommodation

Our Cocoon tents brings to mind an anchored airship. A space that travels from one place to the other and stations temporarily at one location. When it departs, it leaves no footprints. Inspiration is also drawn from the tents of historic military campaigns, especially the concept of a mobile, elaborate interior filled with specially designed, sometimes eccentric dismountable campaign furniture made for travel.

The intention is to suggest an atmosphere of antique futurism, a pre-digital era with a mechanical mind frame that evokes a bygone era of luxurious travel.

The interiors fuse colonial expedition chic with contemporary design innovations, from freestanding handmade copper bathtubs to sumptuous four-poster beds. Teak floors and canvas walls complement dark leather touches and repurposed metallic hardware for an eclectic and design-led aesthetic.

Four secluded beach facing Pool Cocoons offer private plunge pools, whilst a further sixteen Cocoons, in clusters of four, are dotted around watering holes designed to attract a variety of birdlife and amphibians, which can be viewed from each Cocoon’s outdoor viewing deck. The family area Cocoons sport an adjoining twin-bedded 20m2 Urchin tent, perfect for kids and young adults, and offering privacy and space for parents and children alike.

SErvices - Faciltiies

The smartly dressed staff team are young, enthusiastic and efficient, and keenly chaperone guests around the resort in case of wild encounters. The rangers are experts in their field and receive rave reviews from guests who safari aboard shared six-person jeeps equipped with ample refreshments. Huts have private pools, but there’s also a big shady jungle pool and spa.

Experiences

Our jungle philosophy

Chena Huts offers access to Sri Lanka’s largest and oldest national park which has the highest leopard population density in the world. Yala stuns visitors with its variety of biomes – monsoon, semi-deciduous and thorn forests, grasslands, freshwater, marine wetlands and sandy beaches where the only footprints you will see belong to foraging birds and animals.
Broadcasting 44 different resident mammal species and dozens of reptile species including turtles, crocodiles, flying snakes and elegant fan-throated lizards.

Yala has no less than 215 resident and migrant birds, of which the flamboyant peacock is one of the most common. Excursions throughout the region can be arranged based on request. There are plenty of places to visit in Yala and you can explore Sri Lankan wildlife and nature at Chena Huts, making the most of your escape.

Other activities on request only

Jungle Afternoon Tea

Taking the art of wilderness dining to a new level, our high-tea experience in the jungle is truly special. Our team will pick a beautiful spot near a river, by a waterhole or with a scenic vista.

Rural Bike Exploration

Guided by one of our rangers, explore the nearby village of Kirinda which sits between the Yala and Bundala National Parks. Kirinda is a small fishing town with a vast expanse of rice fields, lakes and quaint village life.

Cook Your Own Lunch

The WCL version of the Sri Lankan cookery class – a more hands-on introduction to Sri Lankan food. Guests get to mix their own spices, season their ingredients and cook their own lunch, under the watchful eye and instruction of Chef Ranil

Jungle Wellness

We have a series of options for guests to keep their metabolisms in gear during their stay at Chena Huts.

Visit to Jungle Monastery – Sithulpawwa

Sithulpawwa is an ancient Buddhist monastery, believed to date back to 2nd century BC. The monastery straddles a collection of rocky outcrops and caves deep in the heart of Yala National Park. There are said to be hundreds of caves and shelters within and around the complex, that have housed monks (for centuries) who came to the site to further their education as well as to meditate.

Visit Kataragama

Kataragama is a temple complex dedicated to Buddhist guardian deity “Kataragama deviyo” and Hindu War God Kathirkamam. It is one of the few religious sites in Sri Lanka that is venerated by Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and the Vedda people.

 

 

Exclusive Birding Experience

A privately guided experience to learn about the fascinating world of birds – how to identify them, their migratory and breeding patterns, and the different habitats they thrive in. The experience is most often in Bundala National Park – a Ramsar Wetland famous for birding.

Rates

What it will cost

Villa & Residence From US$ 835 / night

Value for Money: Double rooms from $1,075 in low season; and from $1,422 in high.

Rates include all meals, juices, soft drinks, selected beer, wine and spirits, Wi-Fi, laundry, bush walks, national park entry fees and two guided game drives per day.

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Special Offers

Great Savings | Outstanding Flexibility , Special offers on request for members only – At Chena Huts

Discover the very best of what this enchanting part of Sri Lanka has in store as you take advantage of the Yala luxury hotel offers at Chena Huts. These exclusive offers cater to the diverse interests of travellers and provide great value for money, enabling you to get the most from your stay.

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A Soft Adventure & Romance

 The first days of a lifetime together are a memory to cherish and what better way to celebrate starting a secluded stay than at Chena Huts – your very own Tented jungle Resort

Wake up in the most romantic and luxury hut & tent, spend the day exploring the area arund the hotel and river side. Enjoy a bottle of champagne and the most beautiful kiss while watching the sunset. Grill lobsters for dinner in villa, dive into each other’s eyes under the stars, swim naked in the moonlight, and fall asleep in each other’s arms.

Activities and Culture

Visiting the Ruhuna National Park, familiarly known as Yala, is on top of the list of things to do in Yala. It stuns visitors with its variety of biomes – monsoon, semi-deciduous and thorn forests, grasslands, freshwater and marine wetlands and sandy beaches where the only footprints you will see belong to foraging birds and animals. It is the largest and oldest of a chain of six national parks and three sanctuaries in the vicinity, and by far the richest in biodiversity, boasting 44 different resident mammal species and one of the highest leopard population densities in the world.

Set amongst the golden dunes and the lush greenery in Yala, Chena Huts blends Sri Lanka’s most celebrated features – its tropical beaches and its exotic wildlife.

Expeditions to all these locations, including all-day tours of Yala and whale-watching expeditions from Mirissa, are easily arranged at your convenience.

Away from it all ...

Huts are a rather modest moniker for these enormous climate-controlled residences with private pools nestled into the coastal jungle bordering Sri Lanka’s leopard-hotspot that is Yala National Park.

Wild adventures amidst elephants, leopards and sloth bears: A nature lover’s paradise, Yala offers exceptional wilderness experiences, allowing guests to immerse themselves in some of the richest biodiversity in Sri Lanka.

Wild Coast Tented Lodge offers game drives with expert naturalist guides who will be on hand to talk guests through the incredible diversity of flora and fauna, including elephants, sloth bears and leopards. This culturally rich land unfolds many ancient Buddhist religious sites to visit and explore.

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