Nestled in a 16 acre oasis in Buttala, Sri Lanka is a truly unique hotel, the Kumbuk River Resort. This unique eco-lodge is known around the world for a large two story primary villa that is built in the shape of an elephant. This amazing eco-friendly destination is located on the edge of Yala, Sri Lanka’s most famous wildlife sanctuary. Take in the beautiful surroundings in this extremely private environment that allows guests to become one with nature. With a maximum of ten guests staying at the resort at any one time they are able to provide you with a once in a lifetime adventure while keeping true to their high ecological standards.
Although the giant elephant villa is the resorts main attraction it also offers two additional chalets that are available for larger groups. Small groups can also enjoy exclusive use and privacy by reserving the entire resort, perfect for anyone from a single person to a touring party or family of up to ten. There is much to do at the Kumbuk River Resort, guest can eat, sleep and relax in a haven of their own. Explore the picturesque riverfront and miniature island or go trekking on the other side of the property which is Yala, the wildlife sanctuary. Guests can also spot elephants in the moonlight or catch a glimpse of colorful peacocks roaming the grounds at sunrise. Guided tours to the wildlife parks and historical sites are available; you can also take a guided drive at night to spot some awesome animals.
A stay at this spectacular resort will also teach you about Sri Lanka’s incredible bio-diversity. You will learn things you never knew about all kinds of wild animals and plants that are native to the area. After a relaxing dip in the resorts herbal plunge pool you can continue exploring the local flora and fauna or take a tour to one of the local beach resorts, famous ancient cities and much more. Kumbuk River Resort truly provides guests with a quality stay in an eco-hideaway that will leave you with amazing memories you will never forget. Reservation information can be viewed on their website here.