Cinnamon Wild Yala

Cinnamon Wild, formerly known as Yala Village, has a rustic chic, contemporary ambience that blends seamlessly with the surrounding wilderness – a commendable transformation achieved by Sri Lankan architect Channa Daswatte.

Yala National Park, Sri Lanka's National Parks, Sri Lanka
Cinnamon Wild
  • A great alternative for those who wish to go on safari but would prefer not to camp

  • Some of the Jungle Chalets are able to interconnect, making them a good option for families

  • The restaurant, Tuskers, is open-air enabling guests to feel at one with their surroundings

  • As Cinnamon Wild is so close to the National Park, there is plenty of wildlife to see even while guests are sitting by the pool

Cinnamon Wild is an excellent option for those who wish to experience Yala National Park but would prefer to not to camp. The 68 Jungle and Beach Chalets have been designed to make guests feel at one with their surroundings with the use of natural materials including wood and palm thatch.

Cinnamon Wild has a restaurant, Tuskers, serving eastern and western cuisine, as well as a bar with an observation deck offering a fantastic location from which to look out over the forest and the Indian Ocean. There is also a swimming pool for guests to relax beside.

The hotel is positioned 10-15 minutes away from the main National Park entrance, making it an ideal base for safaris into Yala, where you can try to catch sight of some of the amazing wildlife including leopards, sloth bears, elephants and crocodiles.

There is a beach nearby to the hotel, however due to strong currents the sea is not suitable for swimming. Other activities on offer include bird watching, nature treks and conservation talks. It is also possible to go down to Kirinda beach at night to try and spot turtles laying their eggs in the sand.

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The rustic design of the hotel means you can still appreciate the natural surroundings without having to compromise on comfort

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Yala National Park, Sri Lanka's National Parks, Sri Lanka

Yala National Park is located on the South-East coast of Sri Lanka, 277km from Colombo.

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