This is a bright, spacious, modern hotel in Kataragama. The swimming pool is said to be the largest in the area and is surrounded with clumps of frangipani trees. This is an ideal hotel for exploring both Kataragama and its Temple or visiting Yala National Park.
Having recently been taken over by Theme Resorts, the Kithala Resort in Tissamaharama includes a modern hotel which was formerly known as Hotel Priyankara and now offers a very good standard of accommodation at reasonable rates. All the rooms are very spacious, beautifully decorated and have balconies that have amazing views over the vast paddyfields directly behind the hotel.
This delightfully laid back Eco-friendly beach resort is on an almost deserted beach where you can swim and surf between December and April. All the chalets are made from local materials and are basic – it is very much for those that want to get back to nature. The pool is unusual as it is set on top of a rock which has views over the resort and the sea beyond. It is a perfect location to visit Yala and Bundala National Parks.
This stylish eco-friendly hotel, spread over 38 acres of jungle, opened in 2013 and is situated just outside of Yala National Park but fronting the sea at Kirinda. The rooms of the main hotel do have great views of the sea. The exclusive Tented Villas are away from the main hotel and are for those who like their creature comforts but want to be surrounded by nature. Do note that the sea here is not safe for swimming due to strong currents.
Flower Garden Lake Resort near to Yala National Park is a small boutique style hotel that offers great accommodation for those on a budget.
The hotel is a fantastic place to stay in Sri Lanka if you’re looking to spot stunning wildlife. The lake resort itself overlooks the beautiful Weerawila Lake, where there is abundant birdlife and you can often see water buffaloes bathing!
Having only 10 rooms, the resort does feel very personal and tranquil being well away from the busy town centre.