Day Trips, Tours and Excursions from 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
For guests at Chena Huts, easy access to these natural wonders involves no compromise with comfort or good taste. At this small, select property, the 'huts' are in fact luxurious detached, private pavilions offering fine views of the surrounding wilderness and seascape.Guests enjoy fine dining at the Basses restaurant and sip cocktails at the Bar -. A swimming pool and other amenities for recreation are available. Yet one need take only a short walk in any direction to find oneself surrounded by unspoilt nature, and find a place to invoke its spirit and calm one's own.


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.


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.


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.