Laya Safari, 20 minutes away from the Tissamaharama entrance of Yala National Park in Sri Lanka's south east, is a great option for those who want to explore wildlife whilst still enjoying comfort.
Laya Safari has 20 deluxe rooms and two Thicket Villas, which are ideal for families who seek privacy, allowing them to enjoy their own space away from the main hotel area. The 20 rooms include 10 deluxe rooms and 10 family rooms with attic rooms. The villas are designed for families and are located on a cabana-style complex, housing two rooms in one and a single room villa.
The main complex includes the reception, a rooftop restaurant, bar, coffee lounge and a pool area. The cabanas are located on either side of the main complex and have views of the pool and a beautiful stretch of Kirinda beach.
Each cabana is complete with a king-sized bed, sitting area decorated in vibrant colours and a private balcony overlooking the beach, where guests can unwind and enjoy the sunset. The deluxe rooms can accommodate up to three people, and the attic rooms can cater for five people (with the addition of extra beds).
The ensuite bathrooms are quite spacious, including a bath as well as a separate cubicle with hot and cold water showers.
The two Thicket Villas are located next to each other, connected by a door, and can be used as one large bungalow or as two separate rooms.
Each villa can sleep up to five people (with extra beds).
Facilities include: A/C, hot and cold water showers, free Wi-Fi, a mini bar, coffee and tea making facilities and cable TV. There is also a swimming pool with a jacuzzi, a spa and gym, a laundry service, a game room and a restaurant with BBQ facilities.
Why We Like It
Great views from the second-floor bar.
Laya Safari is located in Yala, the deep south of the island, bordering Yala National Park and the secluded Palatupana and Kirinda beaches. The accommodation is only 10 minutes away from the park’s entrance and is also close to Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary and Bundala National Park.