Explorers. Wildlife lovers. Photographers.
Leopards and sloths for neighbours. Ocean breeze. Star-studded Sri Lankan night sky. Picnics on the sand dunes. Bare wild nature.
The dry season from May – October is the best time to visit.
Wild Coast Tented Lodge is a unique luxury camp on the shores of the Indian Ocean and next to Yala National Park in Sri Lanka.
The unique architecture was created by Dutch, English and Sri Lankan designers, using natural materials, and masterfully diminishing the line between man-made and nature. There are 28 luxury tents, called Cocoons & Urchins, in the shape and colour of the surrounding rock formations, and the aerial view of a leopard's paw print. Enjoy expedition chic design, complete with copper bathtubs and four-poster beds, views to the jungle or the ocean, and private plunge pools in some.
Cool off in the pool after a day of exploring. Visit the Sanctuary Spa and get one of the traditional Sri Lankan treatments, using Ceylon Tea and Ceylon Cinnamon.
Yala National Park is famous for the highest leopard concentration in the world and is perfect for wildlife lovers. Enjoy daily safaris with expert naturalist guides, discovering exotic flora and fauna, various birds and mammals, including elephants and sloth bears. A day trip to some of the ancient Buddhist sites in the area is recommended as well.
Cuisine inspired by the Malay community - rotisserie, barbecue, Indian bread & meats from a tandoori oven.
Fly into Ratmalana Airport and arrange a a pickup with the hotel.
*Photos property of Wild Coast Tented Lodge Yala
Wildlife lovers, People looking to travel somewhere remote and different.
Raw wilderness. Hiking through rock formations and waterfalls. Seeing herds of the elephants. Sri Lankan hospitality.
October to January
Gal Oya Lodge is located across beautiful Sri Lankan wilderness next to the Gal Oya National Park. Choose between nine eco-chic rooms with private verandas and ceiling glass windows. Design details such as table tops of sliced timber, the thatched roofs; coconut shells, bamboo and stone as bath accessories make the rooms one of a kind. For a special occasion or a larger group, choose the two bedroom villa perched at the highest point of the lodge, offering the best views. Enjoy the outdoor shower. Swim in the outdoor emerald pool, surrounded by mountains and cliffs.
You are staying right next the Gal Oya Natural Park, which contains the country’s largest inland body of water, the Senanayake Samudraya Lake. The magical landscape has many small islands scattered across the lake and offers the chance to see the Asian elephant in its natural habitat. Gal Oya Lodge is the only place in Sri Lanka where you can do a lake safari and see animals undisturbed in their natural environment.
Egg hoppers. Salted banana chips with chili powder. Fresh authentic cuisine.
Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport is about 3 hours away. Arrange pickup with hotel.
*Photos property of GAL OYA LODGE