Over the years, the hospitality industry has seen a big shift in demand towards a need to be closer nature and all its wonders. With the increasingly hectic schedules we all lead, this need to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, and to reflect, reinvigorate and connect with ourselves and nature, has never been higher.
Since its inception in 2013, Jetwing Yala in Sri Lanka has quickly become a popular destination for those seeking adventure in the midst of amazing wildlife and scenery. And now the group is taking a step even closer to nature with the launch of the Jetwing Yala Tented Camp, located just outside the Yala National Park in the Southeastern region of the country.
The result is an experience that melds the best of the world’s natural wonders with a five-star luxury property. Located some 200 metres from the main hotel, Jetwing Yala Tented Camp, which comprises 10 tents, allows guests to enjoy modern amenities while embracing the region’s stunning nature. The rustic design of the tents has been perfected so that they seamlessly blend with their woodland surroundings, giving guests a unique experience of being at one with nature.
Matched with unbeatable views of the wild southern landscape and immediate access to the open ocean, guests can indulge in the spoils of a beach bar and lounge area manned by internationally trained lifeguards for necessary unwinding time with loved ones.
And sumptuous meals in the midst of nature… Why not? Whether it’s an al-fresco dinner on the veranda or a supremely romantic dining experience on the sand dunes by the sea, the dining options at the tented camp are endless. Also, each tent has its own personal butler service to ensure that all guests receive the five-star hotel’s pampering.
No visit to the camp would be complete without a safari into the depths of the Yala National Park, where guests will be accompanied by experienced guides. While waiting to spot the rare Sri Lankan leopard, visitors can feast their eyes on the herds of mighty Sri Lankan elephants as they frolic with their young under the southern sun. The wild journey doesn’t end there, because not far from the camp are the Bundala and Udawalawe National Parks with their own rich flora and fauna attractions.
Renowned not only for its wildlife, Sri Lanka is also home to beautiful beaches and rich culture. Nestled near the rugged coastline, Jetwing Yala Tented Camp offers guests the thrills of scuba diving, snorkelling and wreck diving at the popular Great Basses Reef, along with a range of beach activities and water sports. Meanwhile, for those who want to experience Sri Lankan cultural heritage, a quick visit to the Kataragama Shrine, one of the most revered places of worship, is recommended.
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