I can't recommend this place enough!! It's beautifully built so you have all the modern amenities, you are steps away from a private white sandy beach, the food here is delicious and the staff/owner are so very kind and helpful. (english is not a problem in the slightest)
First off, I felt so lucky to have stumbled upon this place (recommended by another Sri Lankan local who knew the owner) because when we arrived I felt so spoiled! Beautiful rooms, private beautiful beach and beautiful hotel grounds. It feels like this place should cost over $100 a night! So it's a total steal!
You're only a 5 minute drive from Yala (and they'll happily arrange a tour for you at a great price. We had an excellent driver and guide!)
There's a fun small fish market down the street (which they got us fresh fish for dinner one night).... delicious!
If you want to relax, feel spoiled and enjoy some beautiful quiet beach time, this is your place.