Yala Village is under refurbishment throughout the Summer (Date period is 1st May until 31st October) and Yala Village soon to be Chaaya Wild Yala.Please refer to Hotels in Yala page if you are looking for accommodation in Yala.
Yala Village Sri Lanka Hotel at Kirinda close to Yala is a charming all-chalet game lodge which is situated on the edge of the Yala National Park. A sanctuary to escape and have a memorable time with family and friends while exploring the region that has many species wild life to admire.
Opened to the surrounding wild, Yala Village runs its activities in perfect harmony with nature. Offering Jungle and Beach chalets that are adorned with modern amenities, Yala Village provides its guests with undoubting services from well prepared meals to a large outdoor swimming pool where you can relax all day.
Yala Village Location
About 280km away from the commercial capital of Colombo lies the village of Kirinda bordering the Yala National Park. This little village is home to Yala Village Hotel. Travelers can take the Kataragama road, through the Colombo-Galle-Matara highway and reach Tissamaharama and then proceed to Kirinda. After 12 km once you reach the Kirinda/Yala junction take a left turn and travel for approximately 13km to find the Yala Village Hotel. The Ratnapura-Embilipitiya road passing Uda Walawe is also a convenient route.
Yala Village Accommodation
Yala Village Hotel houses 54 jungle chalets and 6 beach chalets while the rooms are designed to provide total comfort with modern facilities surrounded by nature and wild life. The Beach chalets are equipped with a private veranda that opens out to a fine view of the Indian Ocean while the Jungle chalets are situated inland where guests can walk out to their private verandas and spot frequent visitors of the jungle roam the back yard of the hotel. In keeping with the rustic feelings of the jungle all chalets are furnished accordingly. Wall hangings, curtains, furniture, bed linen and even light fittings display jungle motifs.
Amenities in all chalets include air-conditioning, telephone with IDD, Cable Television, Tea/Coffee making facilities, minibar, hairdryer, balcony, complimentary toiletries, hot and cold water and a shower cubicle.
Yala Village Facilities
A variety of both Eastern and Western dishes are offered at Yala Village Main Restaurant while the Village Bar offers guests local and international beverages, snacks and fresh fruit juices to enjoy while mingling about. The Observation Deck Bar which is on the top floor of the hotel offers drinks as well as view of the surroundings. For small groups of 6-25 the hotel organizes bush dinners in the wilderness.
Yala Village swimming pool overlooks the lake with beautiful views of the diverse wild life that flock nearby is an ideal place to relax. The hotel has a meeting room that can accommodate up to 50 guests while the souvenir shop offers various gifts and jewelery. Other services offered at Yala Village Hotel include room service, Wi-Fi availability in the main building and the pool side, doctor on call, laundry service, safety deposit boxes, left luggage services and foreign exchange services.
Yala Village Excursions
Yala Village hotel organizes excursions to the Yala National Park as well as other significant sites upon request. You could consult the in-house naturalists who will share their insights and recommend what excursions should be experienced. Yala is the perfect location for the wild life enthusiasts as well as the culture tourist. Yala is renowned for housing a diverse range of wildlife such as Asian elephants, leopards, sloth bears, spotted deer, wild boar and a variety of birds.
Popular activities include a jeep safari, exploring the rock temple at Sithulpauwe, practice a technique in fishing (Maadala) at Palatupana, a total experience at the sacred city of Kataragama, a visit to Kumana and Bundala Parks and a tour of Debara Wewa.