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Uga Chena Huts

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  • About this holiday

    Nestled between tropical trees, a turquoise lagoon, and reams of golden sand, the Uga Chena Huts are a rustic and indulgent option in the famous Yala National Park. Contemporary amenities meet effortless, authentic style in the private guestrooms, which look out across the habitats of colourful birds, turtles, whales, and charming, friendly lizards. Spend a few days here, taking the time to explore the National Park and relax in your own private plunge pool.

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    Holiday prices

    Sample price is per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room.
    From £3,580 for 7 nights.
    The price displayed here is a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

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    Our opinion

    The Uga Chena Huts are a serene accommodation option in a breath-taking natural location.

    Hotel description

    7 acres of lush, forested land in the southeast of Yala National Park make up the grounds of the Uga Chena Huts. A passion for the diversity of the local environment inspires the rustic style of the fourteen cabins, each of which have authentic hand-crafted wooden headboards and tables, domed thatched roofs, and vast panoramic windows under the arches. The appearance mimics the vernacular architecture of ancient civilisations, emphasising the overall natural feel of the resort, and integrating guests further into their wild and tropical surroundings. Inside, state-of-the-art technology sits beside rustic furnishings, stacked log room dividers, and polished marble surfaces. Spread so far apart across the 7 acres, these rooms have a spell of total privacy cast upon them, with nothing but trees, sand, and their own private plunge pools visible from most windows. The outdoor deck is partly shaded, allowing you to rest out of the sun and dip into the pool to cool down. A main swimming pool sits to one side of the complex for those who would like to swim a little further, as are the lapping waves of the Indian Ocean and the still, clear waters of a lagoon. In the evenings, the Basses Restaurant continues the blend of chic sophistication and rustic authenticity with its rough, ochre pillars, glass walls, and rattan chairs. A nautical theme pervades, and fine-dining gourmet food is served alongside stunning beachfront views. The Uga Chena Huts are an excellent choice for those embarking on a tour of Sri Lanka who would like to sample a more natural, authentic, and rural taste of the island. Enjoy beautiful accommodation, fantastic luxury services, and such finishing touches as private pools and indulgent spa facilities. Return to the roots of Sri Lanka without sacrificing the pleasures of modern comforts at the Uga Chena Huts.

    During the day, take full advantage of your tropical, natural position. Yala National Park is the oldest in Sri Lanka and boasts the largest range of wild-, bird-, and plant-life. Arrange trips into the surrounding area to see leopards, turtles, crocodiles, snakes, fan-throated lizards, peacocks, humpback whales, dolphins, as well as archaeological remains dating back half a million years.


    Near the rugged sandy coast of the Yala National Park.

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    33 miles

    Closest airport

    Bandaranaike International Airport

    Room types

    14 climate controlled cabins, with living area, bedroom, en-suite bathroom, outdoor deck, 5m plunge pool, lighting system, television, minibar, and tea and coffee making facilities.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Spa, Basses Restaurant, swimming pool, and poolside bar.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Wildlife safaris in the Yala National Park, Great and Little Basses Reef with Portuguese shipwrecks, Kataragama ancient forest shrine, Bundala jungle sanctuary, whale-watching trips. Most excursions can be organised through the hotel.

    Sports nearby

    Water sports including scuba-diving, snorkelling, and surfing. Hiking and walking.


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