Chena Huts by Uga Escapes, Yala
About Chena Huts by Uga Escapes, Yala
In Sri Lanka's deep south, the rustic farming villages round Tissamaharama are divided from the teeming animal and bird life of Yala, Sri Lanka's oldest and second-largest natural reserve, by a belt of semi-protected jungle running down to the sea. For centuries, people here have farmed small clearings in the jungle called chena, sleeping beside their crops in modest huts to protect them from hungry elephants
Here today, nestling among dunes and trees at the ocean's edge, you will find Chena Huts, the latest addition to Uga Escapes' world-renowned portfolio of luxury boutique hotels. Overlooking a beach where sea-turtles come to lay eggs by moonlight and elephants wander down from the nearby jungle to play in the surf, Chena Huts is fringed on one landward side by tropical jungle and on the other by a saline lake where ibises, painted storks and even flamingos may be seen, wading in the shallows
Location of Chena Huts by Uga Escapes, Yala
Surrounded by unspoilt wilderness, Chena Huts is well off the beaten track, lying at the end of a specially-build road that connects with the main Tissamaharama-Yala highway a few minutes from the Yala park entrance. It is 315km from Colombo's international airport and 20km from Tissamaharama, the nearest town. Located in an ideal place to get away from it all, to observe the magnificent profusion of wildlife and commune closely with nature Chena Huts is also in close proximity to the Bundala National park which is regarded as one of Sri Lanka's best locations for Bird watching.
Accommodation at Chena Huts by Uga Escapes, Yala
To intensify the wilderness experience, this spacious 7acre property accommodates only fourteen 71m2 climate-controlled guest cabins. Exteriors, featuring design cues from the vernacular architecture of the region, are designed to harmonize with the jungle environment; interiors gently emphasize the 'safari' theme, with log furniture, African-style directors' chairs and rustic motifs that belie the ultra-modern comfort and convenience within. Each of these well-appointed cabins contains of a living area, bedroom, en suite bathroom and shaded outdoor deck with buil-in 5m plunge pool. All are equipped with variable-intensity central lighting systems, 42" LED TV, mini-bar and facilities for making tea and coffee. The luxurious bathrooms feature free-standing bathtubs and His and Hers vanity consoles.
Facilities at Chena Huts by Uga Escapes, Yala
Common amenities include a 200m2 swimming pool with poolside bar (concealed behind a waterfall) and electric buggies for guest transport on the premises. We provide 24-hour guest service assistance, Doctor on call, IDD telephone, Laundry, 24-hour security, All major credit cards accepted, Geneva Bluetooth Hi Fi, In Cabin Safe, Complimentary Wi-Fi and Spa.