Jetwing Yala

Naturalists, Adventurers and Epicureans

PRICE: Affordable

RATING: Wow factor

Think of the Jetwing Yala as a gateway to Yala National Park; a bridge between all the creature comforts man could want and the wild, untamed bush that lies just a stone’s throw away.

Overlooking the ocean, this luxury hotel has been meticulously crafted using local materials, including thatch and stone, to blend into its natural environment. The result is a sumptuous combination of superb rooms, perfect service, excellent food and views to die for.


You’ll experience fine Sri Lankan hospitality in this coastal wilderness retreat. The dining options are varied, with both Sri Lankan and international fare served with zing. The Sri Lankan food in particular is sublime and if you want the ultimate dining experience whilst in Yala, a private dinner by torch light amongst the dunes can be arranged.

The pontoon style pool is magnificent as are the jaw dropping views from the super comfortable sunbeds that surround it.

Hues of red and green are a theme throughout the hotel’s 80 rooms, bringing tropical vibrancy and a sense of the bush into your luxury retreat. All rooms have outdoor terraces or balconies with sensations views. The superior rooms have wilderness views, whilst the deluxe rooms have ocean views. All rooms are spacious with hardwood floors in the bedroom and sitting areas. The bathrooms are well appointed, with glorious rain showers and large surface-mounted sinks.

And then there are the Jetwing Yala’s commendable eco credentials. Sustainable tourism is always at the forefront of Yonder minds and the Jetwing Yala embraces the same ethos. It boasts the largest private installation of solar panels in Sri Lanka. But of course they are discretely tucked away, so as not to spoil your views. The air conditioning is powered by a sustainable biomass boiler and the hot water is mainly produced through flat plate solar panels. Wow! These are credentials to shout about and we have no doubt Yala’s precious wildlife is equally impressed!

Yonder Insight

The spa is expertly run with the Ayurveda body massage a firm favourite.

On your doorstep

Sandwiched between the ocean and the park’s teeming wildlife, live for the moment, dine under the stars, listen to the crashing waves and get up early to see nature at its most dramatic.

Thoughts on a postcard

The thatched beach bar, on the ocean’s edge, was heavenly in its simplicity. We didn’t even need to ask Malik, the ever-attentive barman, for an endless supply of Ice cold beers and chilled king coconuts.

Every great journey starts with one small step

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Jetwing Yala: The Map


Chena Huts

Everything about this Yala accommodation choice is superb. Each of the 14 ‘huts’ is a luxurious, private pavilion with deck and plunge pool surrounded by nature. Excellent food and the sunken bar a delight with crashing waves providing a soundtrack.

Cinnamon Wild

Yala classic combining rustic charm and modern refinements. The hotel fronts the beach, with a giant lake in its grounds. 68 chalets with air conditioning, a minibar and superb showers to wash away the dust from your exhilarating safari. R&R in abundance.

Kulu Safari Camp

Kulu offer the untamed SL jungle in the safest, most comfortable, and environmentally responsible way. Each tent has ensuite bathroom with shower, toilet and sink. All look over a watering hole rich with wildlife. Divine torchlight dining and excellent safaris.