Wild Coast Tented Lodge

Yala, Sri Lanka

Let the wild side take over at this uniquely immersive jungle lodge.

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Property Overview

Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Yala offers a unique safari experience, with luxurious accommodations and the chance to encounter wild animals like land monitors, monkeys, and wild boars. The resort features exquisite bushland dining, indulgent spa treatments, and daily canapés and sundowners, all while enjoying the stunning views of the Indian Ocean. The eco-conscious Cocoon bedrooms and bamboo-clad bar and restaurant were creatively crafted by local fishermen using locally sourced and recycled materials, providing an alternative source of income for the community.


SmartFlyer Exclusives

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Breakfast for up to two guests per bedroom
  • Complimentary 50 minute massage for up to two guests per room, once during stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


Agent Tips

  • The nature walk between the dense jungles and the tranquil beachside is a must for experiencing this unique biome.

Nestle into your own personal jungle sanctuary.

Wild Coast Tented Lodge offers guests twenty-eight unique air-conditioned accommodations, complete with sun decks, soaring ceilings, copper fittings, and added luxuries like coconut toffee and Dilmah Tea. The suites are arranged around five waterholes, named after local animals, including the leopard, elephant, and eagle. The resort features Cocoon Suites, Cocoon Suites with a private pool, and Family Cocoon Suites with an interconnecting twin bedroom. Interestingly, the resort's layout resembles a leopard paw when viewed from above.

An ideal spot for leisurely lounging.

The breathtaking free-form pool at Wild Coast Tented Lodge is a highlight, harmoniously integrated into the surrounding verdant foliage and stunning vistas of the Indian Ocean. The pool's design draws inspiration from the rock formations that dot the neighboring beach and features ample shaded areas and sun loungers, making it an ideal spot for leisurely lounging. If you're seeking extra privacy, the Cocoon Suites also come with their own private pools, providing exclusive access to this peaceful oasis.

Ceylon Tea and Ceylon Cinnamon enhance every treatment.

The Sanctuary Spa at Wild Coast Tented Lodge is a tropical haven for the Spa enthusiast, offering one double and two single treatment rooms. Approaching the spa, you'll be ushered toward the border between the pristine ocean and dense bush, immediately immersing you in a unique world of R&R. Their use of two native Sri Lankan ingredients, Ceylon Tea and Ceylon Cinnamon, make their treatments unique. These can be found in their oils, scrubs, and poultices for every treatment on their menu.
Restaurant + Bar

No two meals are alike.

The menus at the resort's Dining Pavilion are constantly changing and inspired by the natural surroundings, as well as the freshness of local produce. No two meals are alike, whether it's Sri Lankan breakfast, a la carte comfort food, or farm-to-table dinners. Wild Coast Lodge also featured wilderness dining experiences in the bush, as well as daily sundowners.

Ten Tuskers Bar is named after the infamous tuskers whose portraits ornament the walls. With its sand and gravel floor, camping-style leather chairs, cacti, and tables fashioned from vintage-style trunks, this bar embodies vintage-safari chic. The bar is adorned with small trinkets and treasures, from assortments of shells to cocktail ingredients such as cinnamon bark, dried fruit slices, cumin seeds, and cloves. Let the barmen mix up a drink featuring Sri Lankan flavors, from tangy tamarind to fiery scotch bonnets, creamy king coconut water, and fruity calamansi locally known as Narang.
  • Who's it for?
    Wild Coast Tented Lodge is ideal for travelers seeking a uniquely immersive experience in the natural beauty of Sri Lanka's south-eastern coast. Any adventurous couples and families who enjoy outdoor activities such as safaris, whale watching, and beach walks will thrive here. The lodge is built with sustainability and eco-friendly tourism at its core, meaning guests can experience unbridled access to the land.
  • Location
    Occupying a seven-acre, beachfront patch of Yala National Park’s buffer zone, Wild Coast Tented Lodge combines animal attractions with an elevated spin on safari stays.

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