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Wild Coast Lodge, Sri Lanka

This luxurious camp on a secluded beach in the Yala National Park is due to open in mid-2016. Brought to you by the leisure arm of the family run the Dilmah tea company and already operates the successful Ceylon Tea Trails and the Cape Weligama resort (Both of which are members of Relais & Chateaux).  The highlight of the lodge in south-east of  Sri Lanka is that the area is a leopard hot spot (If we may put it like that)  so you can expect the adventure of a jungle camp with the comfort of a deluxe hotel room with 28 custom designed, air-conditioned  tents with large decks looking out onto a pristine landscape.  

When our editor met the charming Malik Fernando, second generation of this family business who heads up the hotel side he talked about his plans for a country-wide network of classy destinations and it looks like this could well be happening because next up from his discerning stable will be …

Also on the radar:  Red Rocks beach Camp, Trincomalee, north-east Sri Lanka, opening in 2017.  The Owl and the Pussycat boutique hotel which opens this month in Thalpe (January 2016)


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