First of all I want to mention that Sri Lanka was always in my bucket list and I dreamt to visit it for many years and this dream finally came true. I always knew that Sri Lanka has many things to offer to many travelers with different tastes and wish to travel and relax. Sri Lanka has so many different and unique hotels where you can feel yourself like on an other planet.
One of the most unique hotels on Sri Lanka is Wild Coast Tented Lodge. Its a brand new hotel which is opened just few months ago but already won many prizes and been nominated as the best Relais.
Wild Coast Tented Lodge — is where Indian ocean meets the jungle…and.. belive me this is what it really is.
The hotel is located just as a part of the national Yala Park without any boarders so animals are free to enter the hotels territory anytime they wish.
Wild Coast Tended Lodge is a 3d Property of resplendentceylon
At the Check in we were welcomed with a cold fresh drink what is just what you need and then stuff of the hotel showed us the cocoon and all hotels area.
The unique experience and the main idea of this hotel is that is located just in the middle of the jungle and is surrounded my Yala National Park and of course with wild animals so the stuff has to take care of the guests after 10 p.m and pick up them to their rooms or restaurants etc. Even near our cocoon we have seen water buffalos and monkeys were jumping on the cocoons roof.
One time we were even so lucky to meet a huge elephant near our cocoon! Sounds crazy, right? But is really nice to feel animals are in their natural habitat and that no one touches them and they can live their life.
The Wild Coast Tented Lodge consists of 28 fabric tents situated around in a shape of the paw of a leopard, which is the most famous animal in the area. The tents are called cocoons and urchins and are all in a natural beige stone colour just like the stone surrounding on the coast. They have three kinds, the cocoon pool suite with a pool, the cocoon suite and family cocoon suites with an additional urchin for the kids, the urchins are the smaller and completely round ones that you can see on the pictures above. The tents are very big and spacious with a huge bed in the middle, chairs to relax, a big working desk and wardrobe. The bathroom is open and takes up half of the tent, the most amazing thing is definitely the beautiful bath tub that stands in the middle and the double sink facility on the side.
The open-air bamboo-clad Ten Tuskers bar and Dining Pavilion wrap around the resort’s 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. Guests learn about the wildlife in the park and watch documentaries in the library.
The Wild Coast Tented Lodge is designed by British, Dutch and Sri Lankan designers . And during your stay you feel yourself like Indiana Jones , like your a part of some adventure or a part of your favorite movie. I must say this is so incredible feeling.
The Ten Tuskers is the main area with Dining Pavilion where you can try different meals with Sri Lankan best dishes and also mediteranian as well.
Breakfast is served with fresh croissants, fruits, juices and many tasty things you can choose from the menu
Apart from sleeping in the coolest tents, swimming in their pool, having cocktails by the bar or having food in their restaurant you can of course go on safari arranged by them, which is mainly the main reason why people visit.
Leopards are the main attraction in the Yala National Park which people drea, to visit. But also you can meet elephants, wild boars, peacocks, monkeys, lots of birds, deers etc.
Im so happy I had a chance to stay in this amazing hotel. I felt in love with its beautiful interior and people and nature.