The luxury lifestyle Robb Reports spotlights Sri Lanka’s new generation of luxury tented wildlife camps


The Robb Report lifestyle magazine and website is highlighting a delightful Sri Lanka resort as “a prime example of an entirely new generation of luxury tented camps”.

It says that Wild Coast Tented Lodge on the jungle fringe of Yala wildlife reserve “strikes a delicate balance between rugged safari living and the luxe creature comforts modern travelers have come to expect”.

It “eschews traditional breezy, safari-style accommodations, instead featuring 28 otherworldly tented cocoon suites—each boasting vaulted ceilings and double-height glass façades that offer panoramic views of the jungle outside”.

It notes that this is the third property in Resplendent Ceylon’s collection of boutique hotels and camps dotted throughout the country, with colonial-style suites featuring four-poster beds and freestanding handmade copper bathtubs.

“And for an even more indulgent way to experience the bush, guests can check into one of the four beach-facing suites, which, in addition to boasting sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, offer glittering plunge pools.

“Of the tents that don’t feature plunge pools, 16 are clustered around natural watering holes where guests can watch wildlife—like sloth bears, jackals, and peacocks—come and go from the comfort of their private decks.

And those in need of a refreshing dip after a hard day’s luxurious glamping and wildlife watching “can head to the property’s mesmerizing free-form pool that winds around the restaurant and lounge”.

The property boats the only leopard conservation station in this famed national park, while the open-air Ten Tuskers bar and Dining Pavilion is designed to resemble like the boulders that dot the beach outside.

“And if guests aren’t quite ready to retire to the comforts of the camp, dinner can also be served alfresco on the property’s sand dunes, where guests can watch the sun go down over the Indian Ocean as they enjoy a crafted cocktail.”

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