Yala, Sri Lanka
Don’t be fooled by the name, Chena Huts, located in the deep south of Sri Lanka, is far more luxurious abode than standard hut. The resort takes its name from the small jungle clearings where, for centuries, locals have slept beside their crops to protect them from hungry wildlife, but as a guest at Chena Huts, the only thing you’ll need to worry about is which once-in-a-lifetime adventure will you embark upon that day?
Chena Huts sits nestled among dunes and trees at the ocean’s edge, between Yala National Park and the Indian Ocean. Sea turtles come to the beach to lay eggs by moonlight and elephants wander down from the nearby jungle to play in the surf. The resort is fringed on one side by tropical jungle and on the other by a saltwater lake where flamingos can be seen wading close to shore.
Despite the proximity to the thrill of wildlife and nature, on site, Chena Huts is a haven of luxurious respite. 14 detached private wooden pavilions are nestled throughout the property, each featuring palm-leaf roofs and private pools. Guests enjoy extraordinary comforts and sumptuous amenities with fine dining and spa treatments directly on site.
Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate the Yala into a greater Sri Lankan holiday. Take a look at Tea Plantations and Coastal Hideaways as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.
Chena Huts Information
- Location & Getting There:
Located in the deep south of Sri Lanka, Chena Huts is just 5 minutes from Yala National Park. Colombo International Airport is a 6-hour drive.
Each private wooden pavilion provides 760 square feet of incredible living space. The design aesthetic echoes local Sri Lankan architecture and harmonizes with the surrounding jungle environment, creating authentic yet luxurious abodes.
From the living room, bedroom, and spa-inspired ensuite, to the shaded outdoor deck and private plunge pool, every space has been thoughtfully designed for your comfort. Bathrooms boast free-standing tubs and twin vanity consoles. Living spaces feature hardwood floors, custom wood furnishings, vaulted ceilings, and inviting queen-size beds. This is a unique opportunity to live in luxury, in the wild heart of nature.
Fill your days with jungle or seaside adventures, from a unique position between the Indian Ocean and Yala National Park. Watch the wildlife come to play on the beach – sea turtles by moonlight and elephants in the surf. Spot the bright plumage of beautiful flamingos wading close to shore or hike through the jungle for bird watching, beach walks, or a wild safari ride.
Closer to home, Chena Huts offers a fine dining restaurant and cocktail bar on site, giving guests the opportunity to savour some local cuisine while digesting the memories made that day. There is also an outdoor pool and an on site spa, where you can indulge in a massage to soothe your muscles and rejuvenate your mind.
Children are welcome at Chena Huts.