Thamara Vila

Near Wilpattu NP | Other

Concealed within peaceful forest near Wilpattu National Park, Thamara Vila’s raised tented chalets offer a serene base for exploring the Sri Lankan wilderness. The resort attains a pleasantly surprising degree of luxury for a tented camp, focusing on a simple range of facilities provided to a high standard, with a friendly and bespoke approach.

A small number of spacious, safari-style tents sit high on stilted platforms under thatched roofs, providing privacy in close proximity to the forest. Combining cosy canvas with sturdy wooden walls and glass creates all the positives of tented accommodation with the weatherproof benefits of more permanent structures. The interiors feel bright and crisp, with the look of traditional hotel suites. White walls and linens complement polished wooden floors, while delicate floral motifs bring the ambiance of the jungle inside, and traditional Sri Lankan patterns and prints add a sense of place. Separate, wood panelled bathrooms at the rear have free-standing tubs and an open-air shower verandah, and the open terraces at the front are perfect for sitting and enjoying the view. A canopied table on the ground below the chalet gives you the option of relaxed, private dining at your leisure.

A large, central structure provides a focus for the camp, containing a bijou dining area and comfy sofas. Enjoy hearty breakfasts, light lunches and slow-cooked Sri Lankan dinners in the main area, or by your tent, or take a picnic with you as you head out into the National Park. The camp feels very family friendly, with plenty to do onsite including cricket, badminton, indoor games and movies. However, with such inviting surroundings, most of your stay may well be spent offsite, exploring Wilpattu or taking bike rides through the jungle.

We Say
With only a handful of villas under their care, each guest’s stay is naturally tailored and personalised.

Address

15 minutes from entrance to Wilpattu National Park.

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Facilities

  • Your Accommodation
    • 4 tented villas
    • Tented camp room amenities
  • Eating & Drinking
    • Restaurant
    • Picnics
    • Lounge bar
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Lounge
    • Verandah
    • Sun loungers
    • Bike hire
    • Jeep safaris
    • Wildlife watching
    • Cricket
    • Badminton
    • Indoor games

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