Tucked into the coastal jungle near Yala National Park, Chena Huts is your dreamy ocean-side escape as you commence your Sri Lanka safari tour. 

Discover this heavenly Sri Lanka safari lodge, which is hidden away in the lush forests of Yala National Park, and bond with Sri Lanka’s thriving wilderness. Chena Huts peaks out from the vast vegetation which drapes along the border of Yala National Park, overlooking a rocky shoreline which meets the diamond blue of the Indian Ocean.  

Chena Huts is a haven for wildlife and nature lovers without compromising on luxury
A woman is sitting on a wooden deck backed by a thatched chalet.
A wooden pathway leads to a thatched chalet surrounded by trees.
A double bed surrounded by a chair and views of the pool.
A wooden table is bookened by chairs.
The room has a chair and floor-to-ceiling windows.
The bathroom has a bathtub and two sinks.
A woman is sitting in a bathtub with champagne and a candle.
The restaurant is on a wooden deck overlooking the ocean.
The pool is surrounded by trees and sun loungers.
An aerial view of the thatched cottaged at Chena Huts.
A table and chairs are surrounded by lanterns on the beach as the sun sets.

This beautiful resort is divided into a series of cosy, thatched-roof huts, inviting eager travellers in for well-deserved breaks during their safari in Yala National Park.  

Alongside being an exceptional location, Chena Huts introduces a splash of style to your stay. The hotel’s dazzling spaces are adorned in glossy hardwoods and wicker furniture, offering a sleekness which blends beautifully with its natural surroundings.  

Chena Huts offers more than just a rustic Sri Lanka safari lodge, elevating its luxury and comfort whilst shining a spotlight on Sri Lanka’s best natural features. On your doorstep, lies exotic flora and fauna and an enchanting stretch of beaches. 

To pair with a packed Sri Lanka safari tour, this hotel brings a refreshing air of exclusivity, as you feel completely secluded in the heart of one of Sri Lanka’s most sought-after landscapes. Each morning brings peace and quiet, married with attentive yet relaxed hospitality and a range of top-class amenities.  

Two safari vehicles are outside the thatched cottage at Chena Huts.
Two people are sitting on chairs, looking at the ocean.

The Property

Chena Huts brings you an extraordinary stay, enriched by its sleek jungle-chic design and traditional architecture. Beyond the hotel’s thatched roofs and low-levelled architecture are spaces which exude class, masterfully combining eco-consciousness with glamour.  

 Each of the 14 All-Inclusive Luxury Cabins offers fabulous attention to detail from the outside in. You are provided an exceptional amount of air-conditioned space, enhanced by wall-to-wall glass doors and a bright yet neutral colour palette, accented by muted greens. Bathrooms are equipped with free-standing bathtubs and twin vanities. The cherry on top of your stay at Chena Huts is surely the private verandas which extend from your luxury hut, where your own plunge pool makes the perfect addition to a morning in the sun. 



To pair with the exciting excursions and amenities which punctuate your time at Chena Huts, in the nearby Yala National Park, the resort brings you a selection of luxurious facilities for your downtime. There is a huge outdoor pool on the resort grounds, nestled in between a dense area of foliage – a great spot for a morning swim or poolside pint of beer from the poolside bar. Head to the Spa for a rejuvenating massage, as safaris can get tiring!  


Kickstart your day at Chena Huts with a colourful breakfast menu, distinguished by fresh ingredients and Sri Lankan flavours. The all-inclusive style of the resort means you will be fed three nourishing and delicious meals a day in the comfort of the nautical-themed restaurant, where there is a spacious veranda overlooking the beach. Indulge in fine wines, prompt service and an extensive menu of local recipes paired with an undeniably romantic ambience. 

How this property makes your trip more responsible

Chena Huts is run by a responsible hotel organisation named Uga Escapes, a business which is dedicated to the upkeep of sustainable travel and tourism. Chena Huts maintains Uga’s ethos, which supports Sri Lankan culture and the country’s rich natural landscapes. The hotel’s staff are mostly from local communities and are all paid fairly, driving forward its “inclusive and diverse workforce”. Chena Huts also strives to source all its products, foods, and materials locally or through sustainable methods, preserving a minimal environmental impact. 

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