In line with travellers’ growing want for luxury tented hotels in far-off destinations, Wild Coast Tented Lodge Yala in Sri Lanka offers magnificent accommodation that fully embraces its unique surrounds
Resplendent Ceylon has added to its trail of luxury resorts in Sri Lanka with a Relais & Chateaux tented camp built alongside Yala National Park, a famous wildlife sanctuary known for its thriving leopard population.
With its picturesque setting that encompasses both lush forest and serene beach overlooking the Indian Ocean, Wild Coast Tented Lodge Yala was created with the environment in mind and contains 28 cocoon-shaped tents conceptualised by design
studio Nomadic Resorts that merge seamlessly into the natural surrounds.
Characterised by natural-toned arched canvas roofs that imitate the boulders nearby, each tent features safari-style decor delightfully reminiscent of a bygone era. Four-poster king-sized beds perch on teak floors, leather accents contrast with white linen, and free-standing copper bathtubs act as alluring focal points in the bathrooms.
Whether you’re in the deluxe Cocoon Pool Suite with private plunge pool or the Family Cocoon with adjacent Urchin for the kids, every tent is kitted out with state-of-the art amenities such as air-conditioning and wi-fi.
The area’s wildlife plays a big part in the overall experience, and guests are encouraged to enjoy viewings from their outdoor decks or on a guided game drive. Even the resort’s layout takes the shape of a leopard’s paw, with a communal pool, dining pavilion, bar and library forming the main public spaces.
Authentic Sri Lankan cuisine and spa treatments using local ingredients are just another way that Wild Coast Tented Lodge Yala embraces all that its unique setting has to offer.