Wild Coast Tented Lodge
Wild Coast Lodge’s unique design, masterminded by Nomadic Resorts, a consortium of Dutch, English and Sri Lankan designers, sees the man-made structures blending seamlessly into the surrounding landscape thanks to the use of carefully selected natural materials. The use of arched fabric structures allows each of the 28 tents to take on the shape and colour of the rocks and boulders that lay scattered nearby, whilst a clever layout in the shape of a leopard’s paw print alludes to the area’s most famous resident.
While our main buildings, made of bamboo, blend in with the distinctive rock formations of Yala. The open-air bamboo-clad Ten Tuskers bar and Dining Pavilion – designed to mirror the boulders scattered across the golden beach beyond – wrap around the resort’s enormous free-form swimming pool.
Guests can enjoy creative daily-changing menus of authentic Sri Lankan cuisine in the restaurant, as well as sundowner cocktails and picnics al fresco on the sand dunes, watching dusk settle over the Indian Ocean.
The luxurious Cocoon Pool Suite offers a four-poster king-sized bed and a spacious bathroom centred around a free-standing handmade copper bathtub. Its décor is a combination of colonial expedition style and contemporary design, highlighted in natural colours and premium materials, from teak floor to dark leather details.
The Cocoon Pool Suite boasts its own private pool and a beautiful view of the beach, especially at sunset. The most exclusive rooms offered, there are only four suites of its kind.
Breakfast features a wide array of traditional Sri Lankan & international breakfast favourites.
Lunch is a la carte with perennial favourites with a wild coast twist, comfort food, healthy options & more. Post evening game drive cocktails and snacks takes place in our beautiful beach garden.
Dinner is a wondrous affair featuring uniquely wild coast fare, inspired by nature and the freshness of local produce.
A variety of lectures and workshops, with focuses ranging from wild elephant behaviour to bird watching and nature walks, will offer an insight into the fascinating natural surroundings. We also offer fascinating excursions to the ancient Buddhist sites in the area.
The Sanctuary Spa at Wild Coast Tented Lodge is a tropical haven for the Spa enthusiast. Situated in one of the most vibrant and spectacular settings in Sri Lanka, bordering pristine ocean and dense bush, it is blessed with fresh ocean breezes – this unique setting contributes to a sense of well-being. The key to our wellness experience is two native Sri Lankan ingredients, Ceylon Tea and Ceylon Cinnamon, both of which we use liberally in our oils, scrubs and poultices.
Forbes: Best of all, this is all about having an immersive experience with the incredible wildlife and Sri Lanka’s magnificent biodiversity. So, dedicated wilderness guides will mean guests will spot elephants and leopards, and an abundance of birdlife. There will also be a focus on learning experiences. think: lectures on wild elephant behaviour, bird watching workshops and nature walks…
46/38 Nawam Mawatha
Colombo 2, Sri Lanka
Yala National Park, Sri Lanka.
Resort phone: +94 47 703 6000
Phone: +94 11 774 5730