Welcome to Wild Coast Tented Lodge

Luxury Hotel in Yala

Wild Coast Tented Lodge is adjacent to Yala National Park, renowned for its leopard population. This spectacular luxury tented camp is situated on a rugged, empty beach, overlooking the Indian Ocean. The unique design 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 color 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. 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.


where the jungle meets a pristine beach

Yala is teeming with biodiversity and a rewarding park for nature lovers. Besides being renowned for its leopard population, elephant and bear sightings, mugger crocodile density and migrant birds, Yala also hosts multiple historic archaeological sites that date back centuries.

Map of Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Yala, Sri Lanka
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Curated Experiences

Our Jungle Philosophy

Wild Coast Lodge redefines “safari” as a holistic wilderness experience. We are blessed with diverse habitat, ecology, and scenery across the five sectors of the Yala National Park Complex and Bundala National Park which is a Ramsar Wetland. We aspire to showcase the entire spectrum of nature – while leopards play a leading role in our theatre of the wild, they are not the only actor on our stage – from our geology, botanical diversity, critters, mammals, birds, and reptiles.

Game Drives

You'll learn more about the riches of wild than you ever imagined

Guided Bush Walk

Jigsaw puzzle meets mystery novel. In the wild.

Swimming pool of Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Yala


Contemporary design innovations

Our Cocoon tents bring to mind an anchored airship

The interiors fuse expedition chic with contemporary design innovations, from freestanding handmade copper bathtubs to sumptuous four-poster beds.

Free-standing Urchin tent at Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Yala

The freestanding Urchin tent is perfect for kids and young adults

Interior view of the Cocoon Suite in Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Yala

Teak floors and canvas walls complement dark leather touches for an eclectic and design-led aesthetic

Copper bath ware at Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Yala

Teak floors and canvas walls complement dark leather touches for an eclectic and design-led. The spacious bathroom features copper vanities and a handmade copper bathtub

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Signature experience gourmet paradise

Our gourmet safari cuisine features a modern take on Sri Lanka cuisine and classics with a Wild Coast twist. Meals are inspired by nature and the freshness of local produce. The Ten Tuskers bar serves handcrafted cocktails featuring hyper local ingredients. Post evening game drive cocktails takes place in our rugged beach garden overlooking the ocean.

Resort Facilities

Jungle Pampering

The free form infinity pool radiates outwards towards the beach


A naturalist’s dream office


The unique setting contributes to a sense of well-being

Wellness & Spa


Business is a matter of human service - Merrill J. Fernando, Dilmah Founder

In the 1950s Merrill vowed to restore the fortunes of his country’s ailing tea industry, whilst sharing the benefits with the community. Merrill believed that no business was possible without the combined efforts of workers, staff, clients, consumers and in the case of tea - the environment.

Reforestation activities carried out by MFJ Foundation

We strive to leverage on the tourism economy to support initiatives that drive meaningful outcomes for the environment and the communities we work with

Resplendent Journeys

A Notebook of

Our Experience as Rangers at Wild Coast Lodge

Our Experience as Rangers at Wild Coast Lodge


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Resplendent Ceylon

The benchmark for authentic luxury resorts in Sri Lanka

Conceived by the Fernando family, Sri Lankan tea producers & founders of Dilmah Ceylon Tea, Resplendent Ceylon’s collection of small, luxury resorts offer the discriminating traveller a remarkable circuit across Sri Lanka, with a range of authentic experiences, while contributing towards local communities & the environment through the MJF Foundation & Dilmah Conservation.

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