Adjacent to the Yala National Park, a spectacular beachfront safari lodge awaits. The unique design – which mirrors the boulders scattered across the golden beach beyond - sees it blend seamlessly into the surrounding landscape, whilst a clever layout in the shape of a leopard’s paw alludes to the area's most famous resident. Embark on an experiential journey of rediscovery, where adventure and relaxation welcome you. Arrive at your home amidst the wilderness.
Our cocoons fuse expedition chic with contemporary design innovations, from freestanding handmade copper bathtubs to sumptuous four-poster beds.EXPLORE
Try to resist a bountiful basket of local produce that form the heart of our culinary offering at our Lodge’s primary dining venue.EXPLORE
Sit alongside the pool, overlooking the deep blue Indian Ocean and allow yourself to journey across a tasting of temperamental liquid aperitifs.EXPLORE
Golden sunsets turn into midnight hues, creating the perfect ambience for dining along the coast and dune.EXPLORE
Our values and vision are inspired by our Founders, the Fernando family, who believe that business is a matter of human service. Our portfolio of resorts are located in scenic and environmentally sensitive areas, enabling us to drive our sustainability agenda across Climate Action, Land & Sea and People & Culture.
Wild Coast Tented Lodge sits amidst the wilderness that is contiguous with the Yala National Park. While keystone species such as leopards, elephants and sloth bears visit the lodge, the Palatupana coastline which highlights our island’s coastal dune landscape is visited annually by nesting sea turtles. Curious in nature and mindful of their impact on the environment and wildlife, our expert rangers contribute to the conservation initiatives of our Lodge.EXPLORE
Our cocoon suites bring to mind an anchored airship and come complete with panoramic jungle views, freestanding bathtubs and snug four-poster beds.EXPLORE
Teeming with incredible biodiversity, the Yala National Park offers exceptional wildlife experiences. Besides being home to the largest population of leopards in Sri Lanka, Yala is also home to elephants, sloth bears, mugger crocodiles and a kaleidoscopic array of birdlife. Our rangers are passionate, educated and highly skilled, with an eye for detail. Going on a safari or nature walk is not only about the facts, as they also offer a deep respect for the wild. Watch them interpret signs of wildlife to deliver a fascinating narrative, making each of our outdoor drives and walks a distinct experience.EXPLORE
Our experiences are mindfully curated to offer an authentic, intimate exploration into the essence of Sri Lanka. We also offer activities with healthy doses of fun, adventure and pampering, along with a holistic wellness offering for guests to escape their urban life and soothe mind, body, and soul. A selection of engaging activities for families - with a special selection for kids - are on hand as well, to round out the perfect getaway.EXPLORE All Experiences
We strive to redefine game drives by taking a holistic approach to the wilderness.Explore Game Drives
Explore the wilderness in and around Wild Coast Tented Lodge in the company of an expert ranger.Explore Guided Bush and Nature Walks
Our Junior Ranger programme introduces multiple aspects of the excitement of the wilderness to kids of all ages.Explore Junior Ranger
The rugged beach sand dunes are the perfect spot for a picnic or a gourmet candlelit meal.Explore Beach Dining
The Wild Coast Tented Lodge version of a Sri Lankan cookery class – a more hands-on introduction to our island fare.Discover Sri Lankan Cuisine
A large freeform infinity pool radiates outwards from the dome-shaped bar for your relaxation.
Cocoons are positioned around clay lined ponds which combined represent the paw print of a leopard.
Our lodge opens up to the rugged, empty beach, overlooking the Indian Ocean.
Our spa offers classic as well as cinnamon and tea-based treatments dedicated to holistic wellness.
The Library features shelves of books, specimens, fossils, shells, dried plant samples.
Experiencing local cuisine is an integral part of visiting Wild Coast Tented Lodge.
We’d like to think of each plate, every dish, the ingredients used as an expression, an indication of its connection to nature, our island home and the progressive creativity of our chefs.
Rugged beach, timeless ruins, games drives and the wilderness of the Ruhuna… welcome to our island home. Our Resplendent Journeys take you across diverse landscapes from mountainous jungle terrain to roaring waterfalls and lush green tea fields, allowing you the opportunity to revel in rich, sensory and evocative experiences.
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