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Chena Huts by Uga Escapes

Yala National Park, Sri Lanka


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Luxury Holidays At Chena Huts by Uga Escapes

Surrounded by unspoilt wilderness, Chena Huts by Uga Escapes is among the top hotels in Yala. Having expertly preserved and embraced its natural surroundings, this exceptional resort brings guests closer to nature whilst maintaining the unparalleled luxury for which Uga Escapes is renowned. Hidden away from the beaten track, accessible only by a private road, boasting just fourteen exclusive retreats, the resort is infused with a safari-style ambience that is both scenic and seductive. Overlooking an inviting stretch of golden sand, where Sea Turtles nest by moonlight and elephants saunter from the nearby jungle to cool off in the surf, Chena Huts by Uga Escapes lies equidistant between a tropical jungle and large lagoon, where storks and flamingos are known to frequent. The resort’s excellent location invites guests to explore local points of interest, including ancient temples, paddy fields and two national parks, including Bundala National Park, regarded as one of Sri Lanka’s best locations for bird-watching.

The distinctive accommodation at this resort retain their naturalistic essence of ancient huts, seamlessly blended into their stunning surroundings, but each one is equipped with climate control, fine furnishings, plunge pools and luxury amenities. At this small, select property, the ‘huts’ are, in fact, luxurious, detached private pavilions offering fine views of the surrounding wilderness and seascape. Guests can also enjoy refined dining experiences at Basses Restaurant, whilst the swimming pool and spa facilities provide further luxury.

  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: Surrounded by the beauty of nature and rich in rustic luxury
  • Feature: Located on a nature reserve with spa facilities
  • Rooms: 14 private pavillions
  • Nearest airport: Colombo International Airport
Cabin Exterior With Private Pool
Location and transfer

Approximately five hours from Colombo Airport by private car transfer.

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Luxury Beach

Picture a pristine scoop of sugary sands scattered with boulders, beautifully wrapped in grassy dunes. A place to laze in the heat of the day and take a refreshing dip, return to at dusk for sundowners and starlit picnics and keep an eye out for elephants frolicking in the surf, or Sea Turtles scrambling over the sands to lay their eyes by the light of the moon. This coastal paradise is just steps from your luxury 'hut'.

Wildlife Encounters

Wildlife encounters abound here. On the beach, there's the chance to spot Sea Turtles and elephants and to the other side of the resort, a saltwater lake where, with luck, you'll spot Painted Storks, ibises and flamingoes wading in the water. Better still, join an excursion and explore the tangled greenery, ticking off some forty species of mammals and over 200 kinds of birds! Highlights include leopards, crocodiles, Flying Snakes, Fan-throated Lizards and the flamboyant peacock. Also on offer are dolphin and whale-watching tours from Mirissa, further afield but easily arranged in resort.

Culture & History

On the edge of Yala, discover an age-old forest shrine known as Kataragama, where hordes of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims flock during the July to August festival season. In Bundala, meanwhile, there's evidence of Homo erectus among the coastal dunes, a hunter-gather tribe that migrated from Africa on rafts some half-a-million years ago! Debates continue about whether we're related or not.


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