Chena Huts exceeded all of our expectations. The room was one of the most beautiful rooms we’ve ever stayed in

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Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

Chena Huts

  • Integrate with nature without compromising comfort
  • Stay in a detached private cabin within the jungle
  • Let experienced therapists pamper you in the spa

Facilities include

Wifi Swimming pool Spa Restaurant Bar

Activities include

  • Game drives
  • Bird watching
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About Chena Huts

Chena Huts sit on 7 acres of unspoilt wilderness, nestled in amongst dunes and trees at the ocean’s edge in Sri Lanka’s deep south. Each of the 14 huts are detached, private cabins each with their own plunge pool and are designed to harmonize with the surrounding jungle environment. Use your time at Chena Huts to relax and reintegrate with the nature and wildlife in which the retreat sits. Catch a glimpse of sea turtles laying their eggs on the nearby beach, and watch elephants wander through the camp on their way to play in the sea.

Chena Huts is home to the Basses restaurant, which offers urbane dining whilst looking over the Indian Ocean. There is also a poolside bar, as well as another bar which houses Yala memorabilia to display the history of the national park.

Chena Huts is located in Yala National Park, the largest, and oldest, of six national parks in Sri Lanka. Yala is regarded as the richest of the six in terms of biodiversity, with one of the highest leopard densities in the world and dozens of reptile species and 215 migrant and resident birds.

Practical info

Practical info

Location

Chena Huts is located just a few minutes from the Yala park entrance, this beautiful getaway lies at the end of a specially-built road that connects with the main Tissamaharama-Yala highway. The nearest town is Tissamaharama, which is 26km away and Colombo’s international airport it 315km away.

How to get there

Chena Huts is approximately a 6 hour drive from Bandaranaike International Airport. However, many people tend to combine a visit to Chena Huts with either the tea country or alternative top beach spots such as Dickwella, where you can catch a 30 minute flight to Weerawila or Hambantota from both.

When to go

The temperatures in Yala tend to stay a steady 30 degrees Celsius throughout the year. The northeast monsoon brings heavy rainfall between September to December and the park normally closes in the month of September. The dry season, and best time for wildlife sightings, is between February and June.

Important Information

Visas
All visitors travelling to Sri Lanka must have an electronic travel authorisation (ETA), unless they are able to present a valid Sri Lankan passport. The ETA costs £35 and is generally issued within 5 days of purchase. Apply online on the official government website.

Health
All visitors should be medically insured. It is advisable to know your blood group type in case of an emergency. Please do ask for up to date health advice in your home country.

Photography
Please be sensitive when photographing local people and their villages. Ask first. Be careful when photographing public buildings and persons in uniform - again, ask first.

Children

Travelling with children

Children of all ages welcome.

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