Wild Coast Tented Lodge

Location: Southern & Southwest Coast | Sri Lanka

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

This beautiful Relais & Chateaux camp has an exotic location where the Indian Ocean meets the jungle and is found just next door to Yala National Park, which is home to a rich leopard population. Laid out in the shape of a leopard’s paw print and fringed by a postcard-perfect beach, Wild Coast Tented Lodge has been elegantly constructed with local natural materials like bamboo, making it appear to blend seamlessly into the landscape. 

Perfect forGlamping in style right by Yala National Park.
In the knowThe open-air restaurant and bar were designed to imitate the boulders scattered across the beach, so you really feel an affinity with nature at this beautiful lodge. 

Recommended for...

  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Eco-tourism
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Lodge

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

Wild Coast Tented Lodge is found right on the border of the Yala National Park, a top game-viewing location.

Rooms at Wild Coast Tented Lodge

The stylish and spacious Cocoon suites have teak floors and high vaulted ceilings, and feature plush four-poster beds, handmade copper bathtubs, mini-bars and air conditioning, with gorgeous jungle and beach views. Some have private plunge pools, and others are dotted around watering holes where you can see a wide variety of wildlife and birds from your viewing deck. There are also larger suites that are perfect for families.

Food & Drink

When it comes to dining, you certainly won't go hungry - as well as hearty breakfasts, you can expect afternoon cream teas and snacks in-between excursions. Feast on gourmet Sri Lankan cuisine such as barbecues and spicy tandoori platters in the open-air Dining Pavilion and afterwards, linger over a drink or two at the bamboo-clad Ten Tuskers bar.

For a special occasion, indulge in a romantic dinner under the stars in the beach garden, or have a picnic on the sand dunes as the sun sets over the ever-blue Indian Ocean.

Facilities

Unwind after a trip to the park in the large inviting outdoor pool or at the spa, which offers a range of treatments designed for ultimate relaxation. The treatments use locally-sourced ingredients such as Ceylon tea and cinnamon to leave you feeling refreshed and pampered. 

Activities at West Coast Tented Lodge

Enjoy expert guided tours and nature walks into the quietest corners of the park to see elephants and sloth bears as well as leopards, and learn more with fascinating lectures and workshops. You can also visit the ancient Buddhist sites of the area, such as the rock temple of Sithulpawwa, which also offers panoramic views over the park. 

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Travel is not recommended

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Hotel location

Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo is approximately a 5.5-hour drive to Wild Coast Tented Lodge - a long trip but it is well worth the journey. 

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