I loved Taru-Villa Yala situated in real jungle nature trees all around waking up with beautiful birdsongs, enjoying the pool Super location, you just feel like home Friendly staff , always available and very discreet delicious food The safari trips were fabulous,a big thank you to the manager who explained us everything, even surprised with a nice picnic near the seaside, not to forget our driver, with his experienced driving style. I had a fantastic stay in Yala with only good memories
Decided to go Yala for a long weekend with the kids so we we took the entire villa for ourselves. A stunning location with the the most perfect tranquility. Everything you required was available. We went on two Safari's with Kasun, a very knowledgable and experienced naturalist which was a fantastic experience. The food was divine and would be definitely be visiting again. It does not get much better than this.
We arrived at Yala Taru Villas on day 3 of our 2.5 week trip to Sri Lanka feeling somewhat frazzled still from the journey out from the Uk and still getting used to the country. On arrival all the house staff of which there were 5 I think were there to greet us with a delicious fruit juice and a cool refreshing flannel, before showing us around. I immediately just wanted to sink into the huge bed, there are 2 very large comfortable well appointed bedrooms. We travelled with another couple so this was a perfect arrangement for us. We ate like kings for the time we were there and had a choice each evening of main course. The food was beautifully presented at the time we wanted it. When we went on safari we were given a delicious breakfast picnic but still came back to a huge breakfast on our return! Kasum was very informative and made a huge effort to keep us away from other vehicles and we did see a leopard and a very lucky sighting of a sloth bear! Everything was thought of, to make our stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Even when I was just sitting by the pool reading one afternoon tea and cake was bought out to me without even asking! I would definitely not hesitate to recommend this 5 star establishment, perfect for 2 couples travelling together or a family. …
Taru Villas Yala was the highlight of our trip to Sri Lanka. It’s a tropical haven near the Yala National Park and is a perfect place to base yourself for a few days of safari. It is a two-bedroom villa with immaculate interior design and a wonderful feeling of space. The staff are amazing and always on hand, but very much out of sight - until you press the magic button which brings someone running in seconds! The villa set in pivate grounds and is completely surrounded by nature. Included in the stay is a daily game drive in the Park, guided expertly by the resident manager who has a degree in paleo biodiversity. Not to be missed!
We had a fantastic 3 night stay at Taru Villas. The accommodation, food and service were faultless. Kasum (the Villa manager and park guide) took us into Yala 3 times, and we saw a huge range of animals and birds, including elephants, crocodiles and leopards. Kasum knows the park like the back of his hand and took us to some areas away from the other safari jeeps. He was so incredibly knowledgeable about the flora and fauna, and having him as our guide really made the visit extra special. I can’t recommend Taru Villas highly enough.