Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Sri Lanka
Wild Coast Tented Lodge, a new development by the Dilmah Tea family and the Resplendent Ceylon hotel portfolio, opens next October beside a beach on the edge of Yala National Park in southeast Sri Lanka. Twentyeight tented “cocoon suites” will offer jungle views from double-height glass facades and feature a khaki-toned, safari-chic decor of four-poster beds, teak floors and canvas walls. An additional four secluded beach-facing suites come with private plunge pools, while a further 16 accommodation options are clustered around water holes that attract local wildlife. Add naturalist-led excursions by 4WDs into the national park to spot birds galore, elephants, sloth bears and perhaps an elusive leopard. From $US924 ($1243) a room twin-share, allinclusive; minimum two-night stay. More: resplendentceylon.com.