"Where the Indian Ocean meets the Jungle"
Resplendent Ceylon’s latest creation is Wild Coast Tented Lodge, adjacent to the world famous Yala National Park. This luxury tented camp is situated in a stunning location where the jungle meets a pristine beach, overlooking the blue waters of the Indian Ocean.
Wild Coast Tented Lodge’s unique design, masterminded by a consortium of Dutch, English and Sri Lankan designers, sees the man-made structures blending seamlessly into the surrounding landscape.
While the main buildings, made of bamboo, blend in with the distinctive rock formations of Yala, the uniquely shaped tents, called Cocoons & Urchins, truly represent a luxury five star resort room under canvas, offering state-of-the art amenities including air-conditioning.
The open-air bamboo-clad 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 library doubles up as an educational centre where guests learn about the wildlife in the park and watch documentaries, further explained by the lodge’s expert guides.
The 55m2 king bedded Cocoon Suites offer jungle views from the double-height facades. The interiors fuse colonial expedition chic with contemporary design, from freestanding handmade copper bathtubs to sumptuous four-poster beds. Teak floors and canvas walls complement dark leather touches and repurposed metallic hardware for an eclectic and design-led aesthetic. The Cocoons are dotted around watering holes attracting wildlife. Four secluded beachside Cocoon Pool Suites also offer private plunge pools. The Family Cocoon Suites sport an adjoining twin-bedded 20m2 Urchin, perfect for older kids, offering privacy and space for parents and children alike. All rooms offer air conditioning, teak floors, Wi-Fi, included minibar & Sonos audio.
• Cocoon Pool Suite x 4 with king bed
• Cocoon Suite x 16 with king bed
• Family Cocoon Suite x 8, comprising a Cocoon and separate Urchin with twin beds.