Uga Chena Huts, Yala

Best For

Exploring the beauty and wildlife of Yala National Park

the Low Down

Set amongst the golden dunes and the lush greenery in Yala, Uga Chena Huts blends Sri Lanka’s most celebrated features – its tropical beaches and its exotic wildlife.

The Yala hotel has been designed with its surrounding tropical jungles and saline lake in mind. Enveloped in a world of scenic splendour and exotic fauna, the ‘huts’ are luxurious private cabins that offer gorgeous views of the surrounding wilderness and seascape.

the Peaks Promise

Complimentary experience

Each booking will receive one complimentary private beach dinnner during their stay (weather permitting).

the Peaks Purse

60 USD to spend at the resort on whatever you wish!

The Best Room For You

  • Unique location bordering the Yala National Park, the Indian Ocean and a natural watering hole
  • Each cabin comes with its own private pool
  • Experienced rangers are on call to escort you on your own personalised safari
  • The safari experience offers you the chance to encounter leopards, elephants, water buffalos, deer and stunning avifauna
  • There are 14 luxury cabins on 7 acres of land ensuring privacy and seclusion
• Accommodation:
Exteriors, featuring design cues from the vernacular architecture of the region, are designed to harmonize with the jungle environment; interiors gently emphasise the ‘safari’ theme, with log furniture and rustic motifs that belie the ultra-modern comfort and convenience within. Each of these well-appointed cabins offered on all inclusive basis feature a living room, bedroom, en suite bathroom and shaded outdoor deck with built-in plunge pool and an outdoor shower. The luxurious bathrooms feature free-standing bathtubs and His and Hers vanity consoles.
• Location:
Surrounded by unspoilt wilderness, Uga Chena Huts is well off the beaten track, lying at the end of a purpose built 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 26km from Tissamaharama, the nearest town. This is a place to get away from it all, to observe the magnificent profusion of wildlife and commune closely with nature.
• Getting there:
It is probably easiest to drive to Yala National Park. The drive is about 5 hours from Colombo International Airport.
• What to pack:
Swimwear and something comfortable for exploring the local area.
• Restaurants:
Taking its name from the nearby reefs and lighthouse, famed in seafaring history and lore, the Basses restaurant is decorated with a nautical theme and features urbane dining in a spectacular setting overlooking the Indian ocean. The Bar, filled with memorabilia that illustrate the history of Yala and its environs, is the perfect venue for a post-safari drink before dinner.
• Spa:
The resort is an idyllic sanctuary of relaxation, let the experienced therapists pamper you with a range of indulgent spa treatments and remedies to relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.
• Signature Activities:
Enjoy a personalized safari drive followed by a sun downer cocktail in the wild.
  • All rates are subject to 29.8% government tax and service charges
  • The hotel can accommodate a maximum of 2 children up to 3 years old when sharing the adult’s room. Accommodation is complimentary when sharing with parents or another adult – meals and transfers and other services are chargeable.
Kids Club: There is no dedicated kids club however Kids Ranger programmes are available to get little ones engaged with their surroundings
Babysitting: There are no babysitting services available

Rates include:

  • Daily breakfast

Average Temperature & Rainfall in Days

Average Room Rates in USD

Rates based on double occupancy including taxes

Visa Cost

Tourist visas can be applied for prior to arrival and cost $25. For more information click here.

Top Tip

Ride the cute train around Ella through the most bewitching of landscapes – tea estates, forests, waterfalls, hills, bridges – is something you’ll cherish for the rest of your lives.

Local Currency

The local currency is the Sri Lankan Rupee


Peak period is December to April as it's cooler. Off-peak period is May to November yet Sri Lanka is an all year destination.


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