YALA

YODAKANDIYA

WELCOME TO YALA

Your Private Jungle Oasis

This stylish 2-bedroom oasis in the serene rural countryside around Sri Lanka’s best-loved Wildlife Sanctuary, is the perfect place to soothe your senses after the heat and dust of a safari through the rugged terrain of Yala National Park. This private villa is set in a small village surrounded by traditional Chena farms (sustainable, small-scale, agriculture).

Taru Villas- Yala invites you to get off the beaten track and relax amongst nature – where bird-call and the rustle of wind in the trees replaces the shrill noise of the city. You’ll wake up in luxurious comfort to distant chants from the village temple and be awed by a sky full of stars at night. You can take a stroll in the 4-acre gardens and observe squirrels, birds, and small animals in their natural setting and if you’re lucky a visiting peacock will give you a performance to remember.

FEATURES

This stylish villa in Yala offers a range of services and amenities. Here is a glance at what you can expect:

2 bedroom PRIVATE villa

With open-plan living areas. Accommodates a maximum of 6 guests

Pool

36ft x 14ft turquoise pool with a uniform depth of 4ft

ROOM AMENITITES

King size beds, en-suite bathrooms, in-room safes, individually controlled A/Cs, overhead fans, hot/cold rain showers and hair dryers

FREE WIFI

Free Wi-Fi - for those who struggle to "disconnect from the grid"

Meals and beverages included

Your stay includes all meals, snacks and selected beverages

DAILY HOUSEKEEPING

Enjoy having your room attended to each day if you choose

FULLY SERVICED PROPERTY

With staff in residence at all times plus the fascinating wild-life narratives of an experienced in-house Naturalist

AIRPORT TRANSFERS/ TAXI SERVICE

Our staff can help you organise your transport needs

GUIDED SAFARI AT YALA NATIONAL PARK

In-house guests receive one game drive at Yala National Park per day includes the guidance of our experienced Naturalist, a jeep with driver and Park entrance tickets). We follow ethical wildlife viewing practices and adhere to National Park Rules

MINIMUM 2 NIGHT STAY

The tranquility of this location lends itself to a relaxing longer stay

PHOTO GALLERY

ROOMS

Whole Villa

Yala

Yodakandiya

This private family-friendly Villa in Yala has two spacious rooms complete with A/C,overhead fans, Wi-Fi, king size beds and en-suite bathrooms with hot water. The open-plan living areas (including a kitchenette, dining area and large lounge) opens out to the garden and pool.

Top quality accommodation, delectable cuisine and smiling staff to pamper you so you can truly relax. We have taken great care to ensure that our guests want for nothing while in “Yala country” and have done so in the style that Taru Villas guests are accustomed to.

ROOM RATES

Rates include all meals, snacks, selected beverages and a daily Game Drive at the Yala National Park

Whole Villa - 2 GUESTS
16 APRIL - 30 NOVEMBER 2018 (incl.)
$648+/night

  • 20 DEC 2018 - 15 JAN 2019 (incl.)
    US$ 748+/night
WHOLE VILLA - 3 GUESTS
16 APRIL - 30 NOVEMBER 2018 (incl.)
$ 745+/night

  • 20 DEC 2018 - 15 JAN 2019 (incl.)
    US$ 845+/night
WHOLE VILLA - 4 GUESTS
16 APRIL - 30 NOVEMBER 2018 (incl.)
$770+/night

  • 20 DEC 2018 - 15 JAN 2019 (incl.)
    US$ 870+/night
ADDITIONAL PERSON
16 APRIL - 30 NOVEMBER 2018 (incl.)
$ 200+/night

  • 20 DEC 2018 - 15 JAN 2019 (incl.)
    US $ 221+/night

If your planned holiday falls on a different date, please check the Booking Tool above for respective prices

Whole Villa Booking

VIEW OUR POLICIES

Rates Include:
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, juices, soft drinks, beer, tea & coffee throughout the day, Wi-Fi, one Game drive per day at Yala National Park (including the services of our resident naturalist, Park entrance tickets and jeep costs). Rates are in US Dollars, gross & non-commissionable. Rates do not include 30.25% tax (Service Charge, VAT, Nation Building Tax and Tourism Development Levy). Government taxes are subject to change without notice.
Compulsory Supplements:
Christmas Eve – US$ 100/- nett per person and US$ 50/- nett per child

New Year’s Eve – US$ 100/- nett per person and US$ 50/- nett per child
Child Policy:
Children up to 3 years sharing parents’ bed will be on complimentary basis. Children between 3 to 6 years may share parents’ bed or have an extra bed at the rate of US$ 77+, including all meals & beverages. Children 6 years and above are considered adults for pricing purposes.
Extra Beds:
We are able to accommodate an extra bed in each room. Extra bed & breakfast charge per person of US$ 200+ (Peak Period charge of US$ 221+).
Payment Policy:
The booking is confirmed upon receipt of 50% refundable deposit, balance payable 30 days prior to arrival. For bookings between 20th December and 15th January (both days inclusive) a 50% non-refundable deposit is required for confirmation, balance payable 60 days prior to arrival.
Cancellation Policy:
Any cancellation received 30 days prior to arrival will be free of charge. Cancellations received within 30 days of arrival will incur 100% cancellation charge.
Peak Period Cancellation Policy:
During Peak Period (20th December – 15th January, both days inclusive) cancellations within 60 days of arrival will result in 100% cancellation charge. All other cancellations will be charged the 50% non-refundable deposit.
Length of Stay:
A minimum 2 night booking is required; 1 night bookings can only be accommodated based on availability closer to the date of arrival.
Additional Game Drives:
Each additional game drive will cost US$ 80/- nett per person per drive (including the services of our resident naturalist, Park entrance tickets and jeep costs).

DINING

At Taru Villas - Yala we'd like you to feel at home, so our menus are flexible to your preference. From our famous Eggs Benedict breakfast, to our outstanding Sri Lankan cuisine, guests often rate Taru Villas fare as a highlight of their holiday in Sri Lanka, and their reviews speak for themselves. We take advantage of our location in the quiet countryside of the Deep South of this island and source only the freshest produce from nearby Chena cultivators and small local suppliers. Please feel free to speak to your resident chef and ask for recommendations - we try to serve dishes to serve a variety of palates and look forward to seeing out guests satisfied smiles.

THINGS TO DO

Our staff will be happy to arrange any of these and more, either prior to or after your arrival.

YALA NATIONAL PARK
Located in the south-east part of the island, the Yala Ruhunu National Park hugs the Indian Ocean and is ranked 21st amongst the largest bio-divesity hotspots in the world. Yala is home to 44 varieties of mammals and 215 bird species. It boasts the world’s biggest concentration of lazy leopards, majestic elephants, sloth beers, sambar, jackals, spotted deer, peacocks and crocodiles.
BUNDALA BIRD SANCTUARY
Stretching along the Hambantota coastline, the park is abuzz with many species of birds including ibis, egrets, painted storks and pelicans. Here you will also spot flamingos, elephants, crocodiles, giant squirrels and turtles along with the occasional leopard. It is known for its saltpans, lagoons and wetlands which offer the right environment for all these creatures of nature to thrive.
UDAWALAWE NATIONAL PARK
Ensconced between the Ratnapura and Moneragala districts, this parkland is the second largest sanctuary for elephants. It experiences seasonal rainfall and generally high temperature. Tree species such as Satin, Halmilla, Edony Ehala, Milla and Kon are scattered throughout the land.
USSANGODA
Ussangoda is a place of natural beauty and a designated archaeological site, situated on the Colombo – Kataragama road near Ambalantota – Nonagama Junction in Hambantota District of Sri Lanka. It is also a nature reserve and is located in the southern turtle breeding zones. Ussangoda is a patch of high ground by the sea and spreads over a significant area.

MAP & DIRECTIONS

Drive through Tissamaharama town, heading south of the Yoda Kandiya (lake) on the Kirinda Road. Turn left on to Sithulpawwa Road and proceed for approximately 1 Kilometre down the road and turn left at the black ‘Taru Villas – Yala’ signboard. The villa is approximately 500 metres further, on your right.
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