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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, this property is a haven of luxurious respite. Fourteen detached private wooden pavilions are nestled throughout, each featuring palm-leaf roofs and private pools. The open style bathrooms with freestanding tubs are incredible, but perhaps suit couples more than friends.
Meals are served at the nautical-themed restaurant which comprises a sea-facing deck and an air-conned interior. There’s also a sunken bar and a spa directly on site.
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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 savor 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.
Don’t be fooled by the name - Chena Huts is a far more glamorous abode than a standard hut – rather, expect enormous climate-controlled mod-safari residences with private pools. Luxury lovers will adore the styling, while outdoors, Yala is one of the world’s best spots to see wild leopards and sloth bears.
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