Down where the Sri Lankan jungle meets the Indian Ocean lies one of the most uniquely-designed accommodations you could ever wish to stay in. The Wild Coast Tented Lodge is ideally situated next to the famous Yala National Park, and is the latest property brought to you by the family behind the Dilmah Tea and the Resplendent Ceylon collection of hotels.
Made up of 28 suites — or tented "cocoons", those who are lucky enough to stay here can wake up to panoramic jungle views through beautifully double-height glass ceilings. Although the exterior of the hotel blends seamlessly into its surroundings thanks to carefully selected natural materials, no decadence has been spared for the interior — with luxury features including freestanding copper baths and four-poster beds.
If you want the best on offer, opt for one of the four suites facing the stunning nearby beach — which all come with private plunge pools. Of course, you could also go for one of the property's 16 suites clustered around a watering hole — the perfect spot to catch a glimpse of some of the area's majestic species. Rather not leave a wildlife encounter to chance? Expert guides will take you on a private tour of Yala National Park, where you can spot sloth bears, rare Sri Lankan leopards, and wild elephants.
And if you're feeling peckish, visiting the property's open-air bamboo-clad bar and restaurant is a must-do — offering some of the regions most authentic Sri Lankan cuisine. To find out more, or to book, visit the website.