I am Chena Huts by Uga Escapes. Indulge in luxury and the natural wonders of Yala. I call the Yala Jungle, on the southeast side of Sri Lanka, my home. Connected by timber walkways through the foliage, I will spoil all your senses in one of my 14 luxurious and secluded huts. Located at the ocean’s edge you will fall asleep to the crashing sound of the waves and wake up to mesmerizing sunrises. Only 15 minutes from Yala National Park, I am the perfect escape to experience the best of both worlds, the ocean, and the wildlife. I am the spirit of safari: wild, raw and free.



Join one or both of the complimentary game drives offered in either the early morning or in the late afternoon. Drive along the red clay roads through the lush foliage of Yala National Park and spot some wild elephants, sneaky leopards, or if you are really lucky the elusive Sri Lankan sloth bear.

Ask one of the staff members to take you on a tour around the property. We were told that it is possible to spot some wildlife at the lagoon near the hotel such as elephants, buffalo, crocodiles and even baby turtles (if it’s that time of the year!)

Only an hour drive away is the famous city of Kataragama, which attracts 1000s of people every year especially during the holy festivities. This city is sacred to Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and the indigenous Vedda people.



Take advantage of the inclusive laundry service (six items per day).

Thanks to the wooden walkways throughout the property, the hotel can be navigated by wheelchair and there is also one wheelchair accessible room.

The hotel sources its produce daily from local farmers. You will be able to taste the fresh ingredients during dinner. It is divine.


Huts start around $761 USD. This is an all-inclusive rate that comes with morning & evening game drives; breakfast, lunch & dinner at the delicious onsite Basses Restaurant; tea, coffee, water, fruit juices & other soft drinks as well as selected wines, beer & spirits.

Check in: 3:00 pm. Check out: 12:00 pm



Expect fine dining by candlelight while listening to the waves crash in the distance. Expect phenomenal customer service and delicious cuisine. Expect entertaining game drives to Yala National Park. Expect to fall in love with this remote location, this jungle paradise.



Spacious climate-controlled cabin. En-suite bathroom with stunning bathtub. Shaded outdoor deck with built-in 5m plunge pool. Free mini-bar (replenished daily). Comfortable king size bed.



Couples, Surfers, Nature Lovers, Bird Watchers, Romantic Getaways, Pure Relaxation

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