Wild Coast Tented Lodge

Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

At a Glance

  • Just 36 luxurious tents make up Wild Coast Tented Lodge

  • On the edge of Yala National Park, this is a prime location for game drives in the park

  • Sister property of Ceylon Tea Trails and Cape Weligama

  • Part of Relais & Chateaux, enjoy sumptious food here

  • Head to the Sanctuary Spa after a morning spent in search of some of Sri Lanka's most elusive animals

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From May to August the Yala monsoon brings rain to the island’s southwestern half. The southwest has the highest rainfall – up to 4000mm a year. There is also an inter-monsoonal period in October and November when rain can occur in many parts of the island. Colombo and the low-lying coastal regions have an average temperature of 27°C. The sea stays at around 27°C all year. Climatically speaking, the driest (and best) seasons in Sri Lanka are from December to March for the west and south coasts.

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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Wild Coast Tented Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Sri Lankas National Parks


Recently opened, Wild Coast Tented Lodge is Resplendent Ceylon's latest addition. Close to Yala National Park on Sri Lanka's South Coast, this luxury lodge will be made up of 36 luxury cocoon tents surrounded by incredible wildlife.

Enjoy a truly authentic wilderness experience with Resplendent Ceylon at Wild Coast Tented Lodge. The sister property of the renowned Ceylon Tea Trails, Wild Coast Tented Lodge is the third addition to Resplendent Ceylon's hotel offerings in Sri Lanka.

Wild Coast Tented Lodge sits on the edge of Yala National Park in the south of this fascinating teardrop island. Renowned as being the home of Sri Lanka's elusive leopard, Yala offers some of the best wildlife sightings in Sri Lanka. The lodge itself sits in the small town of Palatupana, where jungle meets beach along Sri Lanka's rugged coastline.

The 36 canvas tents, either Cocoon or Urchin, have been designed around five waterholes in a clever layout of a leopard's paw. Watch the wildlife flock here from your very own private viewing deck. Inside each tent has air conditioning and understated earthy tones. Choose a Pool Cocoon which offers a private plunge pool, whilst for families, a Cocoon tent with adjoining Urchin tent provides ample space for all.

Food at Wild Coast Tented Lodge is bound to surpass expectations, especially with it being a Relais & Chateaux accredited property. Expect gourmet safari cuisine with a Sri Lankan flair. Here enjoy a feast of dishes in the chic bamboo open-air dining pavilion or alternatively ask for a private dinner under the stars in the beach garden.

During the day enjoy private guiding around the park, before heading back for a spa treatment at the Sanctuary Spa. Onto sundowners and dinner followed by some star gazing, a truly .

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There are 36 luxury tents at Wild Coast Tented Lodge, featuring air conditioning, teak floors and canvas walls. There are six clusters which make up the different accommodation.


Children are welcome at Wild Coast Tented Lodge and will love getting up close with Sri Lanka's wildlife. Up to two children can be accommodated in a Cocoon sharing with parents. Either a single folding bed or two sleeping bags can be provided.


Ten Tuskers bar and Dining Pavilion offers guests a wide selection of Sri Lankan cuisine. Elsewhere choose from an al fresco picnic on the sand dunes or romantic sundowners followed by a private dining experience.


Delight in Sri Lanka's wonderful wildlife with game drives through Yala National Park. Back at the lodge, cool off in the infinity pool that hugs the open-air Ten Tuskers bar.


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  • Morning Safari - Yala National Park

    Head into Yala National Park in the early morning to marvel at the range of wildlife, particularly the leopards for which the park is renowned.

  • Shared Afternoon Safari - Yala National Park

    Enjoy a evening safari in Yala National Park. Yala is a must for anyone wanting to spot the elusive leopard, and with over 250sqkm / 96sqm of land to explore, you will likely have some luck in spotting not only leopard, but sloth bear and elephants.

  • Weligama - Deep Sea Fishing

    Enjoy some deep sea fishing in the waters of the southern town of Weligama. Perfect for beginners or those more experienced at fishing, let your skipper help you catch some big game fish from sharks and tuna to marlin and swordfish.

Vacation Ideas

  • Classic Sri Lanka

    Kotugoda, Sigiriya, Kandy, Dickoya, Yala & Habaraduwa

    from $4400 pp 14 nights

    • Explore the Cultural Triangle including a visit to the mighty Sigiriya Rock Fortress
    • This itinerary covers all the highlights of Sri Lanka allowing you experience everything that makes this island so special, wildlife, culture, history and stunning coastlines
    • You will have your own private driver/ guide to show you around
  • Honeymoon to Sri Lanka

    Koggala, Yala National Park, Nuwara Eliya & Bentota

    from $3900 pp 12 nights

    • A lovely honeymoon itinerary with relaxing beach stops sandwiching stays with a little more action and adventure in Yala National Park and the Hill Country
    • Take the slow lane along Sri Lanka's southern coast with a dash of wildlife in Yala National Park
    • Enjoy a private driver/guide throughout as well as expert naturalists in Yala National Park
  • Sri Lanka in Style

    Kotugoda, Ancient Cities, Kandy, Hatton, Yala & Tangalle

    from $6800 pp 14 nights

    • A Scott Dunn Flagship itinerary
    • The ultimate Sri Lankan adventure, staying at the best hotels and traveling in style between them
    • Activities and experiences tailored around your interests - with the use of a hand-picked private elite guide throughout

Location & directions

Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

Wild Coast Tented Lodge is located on the edge of Yala National Park in the town of Palatupana. Palatupana is located on Sri Lanka's South Coast, close to Hambantota.

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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Wild Coast Tented Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Sri Lankas National Parks

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