Uga Chena Huts by Uga Escape

Uga Chena Huts Sri Lanka Best Beach Hotels and Resorts

Uga Chena Huts by Uga Escape

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Uga Chena Huts by Uga Escape

Tucked away in the serene farming villages of Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka’s deep south, lays the ancient and vibrant Yala natural reserve, the country’s oldest and second largest. This untamed sanctuary, teeming with diverse wildlife, is only separated from the tranquil human settlements by a picturesque strip of semi-protected jungle that stretches all the way to the shore. For generations, the local inhabitants have carved out small farming plots, known as chenas, from the surrounding forest, vigilantly guarding their crops from wandering elephants in their humble huts.

Today, nestled amid the sweeping sand dunes and dense foliage along the ocean’s edge, stands Chena Huts, the newest gem in Uga Escapes’ collection of luxury accommodations. Positioned on a stretch of beach frequented by sea turtles who lay their eggs under the glow of the moon and elephants who joyfully frolic in the sea foam, Chena Huts is uniquely situated. To one side lies the lush tropical jungle, and to the other, a saline lake teeming with ibises, painted storks, and even flamingos, elegantly wading in the shallows.

At Chena Huts, guests are afforded uncompromised luxury and sophistication while being intimately connected with the breathtaking natural wonders around them. Despite its rustic name, the ‘huts’ here are, in reality, luxurious detached cabins, each providing a panoramic view of the captivating wilderness and the mesmerizing seascape. Every stay at Chena Huts promises a seamless blend of comfort, elegance, and a taste of the untamed wild.


Nestled amidst pristine wilderness, Chena Huts is a hidden gem, tucked away at the culmination of a purpose-built road branching from the Tissamaharama-Yala main artery, just a short distance from the gateway to Yala park. The journey from Colombo’s international airport covers a distance of 315km, while Tissamaharama, the closest town, is a mere 26km away. The charm of Chena Huts lies in its seclusion – a perfect retreat for those seeking solitude, a front-row seat to awe-inspiring wildlife, and an intimate rendezvous with nature.


Imagine a wilderness retreat spread across seven expansive acres, yet boasting only fourteen meticulously crafted cabins to ensure an unspoiled experience. Each cabin, occupying 1130 sq ft of space, seamlessly blends in with the surrounding jungle due to its design, inspired by the local architectural language.

Inside each cabin is a generous 781 sq ft of climate-controlled living space, subtly highlighting the ‘safari’ theme. This understated design is marked by log furniture and rustic elements, creating an unexpected juxtaposition with the cutting-edge amenities offered inside.

An all-inclusive stay in these luxurious cabins offers a living room, a bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, and a shaded outdoor deck. Adding to the indulgence is a built-in plunge pool and an outdoor shower, offering an immersive jungle experience without compromising on comfort.

The opulence continues in the well-appointed bathrooms, featuring standalone bathtubs and dual vanity consoles for His and Hers use. This private haven in the wilderness perfectly combines rustic charm with modern luxury, providing an unforgettable safari experience.


  •  Breakfast, lunch & dinner at the resort
  • Water, fruit juices & soft drinks
  • Selected wines, beer & spirits
  • Tea and coffee
  • Daily morning and evening game drives
  • Customized safari viewing vehicles
  • All park entry fees
  • Transfers to the park from the resort & back
  • Refreshments during game drives
  • Complimentary Wi-fi
  • Laundry (6 pieces per cabin per day)
  • Mini Bar (replenished once daily)