Yala, Sri Lanka
Dramatic ocean views, endless beaches, dreamy star-studded skies and plenty of wildlife make Wild Coast Tented Lodge a fabulous hideaway. Perched at the southern tip of tropical Sri Lanka, in the heart of Yala National Park, Wild Coast, it’s a place where the ocean meets the jungle and accommodation meets relaxation.
The resplendent Relais & Chateaux accredited property boasts 28 luxury tents which sit in the clever shape of a leopard’s paw print. Designed to mirror the rocks and boulders scattered across the Indian Ocean’s golden beachfront, the tents (known as Cocoons and Urchins), are individually decorated with handpicked natural materials of bamboo, teak and leather, and come complete with amenities from Wi-Fi to a sumptuous minibar. Adding to the perks are outdoor bathrooms and private decks.
Dining is a joy here as guests are served gourmet safari cuisine at the lodge’s Bamboo Dining Pavilion overlooking the Indian ocean, or on the beach garden under a canopy of stars.
There’s also a spa bordering the pristine ocean where you can absorb a native wellness experience after a wild day of leopard-watching.
Wild Coast Tented Lodge Information
- Location & Getting There
Wild Coast Tented Lodge is parked in the very heart of Yala, at the Southeastern tip of Sri Lanka’s teardrop-shaped geographical grounds. The luxurious tented camp is a secluded escapade yet is easily accessible from Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport via a one and a half hour journey by car
Offering luxurious comfort are Wild Coast Tented Lodge’s 28 vaulted tents, better known as “Cocoons”. Amongst the 28 are four pool cocoons which come with, of course, a private plunge pool where guests can splash away the Sri Lankan scorch. There are also family suites with adjacent “Urchins” for a spacious get-together for the entire family.
Flashing a grand chandelier and teak floors, guests can revel in the splendid interiors which fuse colonial expedition chic with classic Sri Lankan design. Each cocoon is air-conditioned, measures a generous 55 square metres with a private outdoor deck offering thrilling jungle views. Contemporary amenities like wifi, a minibar and a Sonos streaming audio system are also prepared for an lavishly wild stay at Wild Coast.
At Wild Coast Tented Lodge, it is truly about the nature. Embrace the jungle and the ocean as you immerse yourself in some of the Sri Lanka’s richest biodiversity and the roar of the Indian Ocean. You can spend your day learning about wild elephant behaviour at a workshop or be in the excitement yourself, exploring the quietest corners of Yala National Park with a guide.
Children are definitely welcome at Wild Coast Tented Lodge. Stay in the family cocoon suite and create memories of a lifetime with your children