Watching elephants in the wild
Aerial view of Cinnamon Wild
Bar and Lounge area
Look! Over there!
Cinnamon Wild Yala, South Coast, Sri Lanka
Great value and perfect for experiencing the beaches and wildlife of Yala National Park
Jungle Chalets from around £90 per night, as part of your wider tailor-made Sri Lanka itinerary
Bordering Yala National Park, Cinnamon Wild has been created to reflect a nostalgic game lodge, with a rustic chic, contemporary ambience that blends seamlessly with the surrounding wilderness. Cinnamon Wild is an excellent option for those who wish to experience the beaches and wildlife of Yala National Park but would prefer to not to camp.
There's a total of 60 Jungle Chalets (good for families as some are able to interconnect) and 8 Beach Chalets which are closer to the beach and are raised up into the jungle canopy on stilts. Some of the Beach Chalets also have sea views. Each chalet is spacious and has all the comforts needed for the modern traveler, including air-conditioning and wifi.
Activities & Experiences
Cinnamon Wild has a knowledgeable team of naturalists who are geared to ensure that the wild life experience is an enlightening and memorable adventure. They'll take you in to the jungles of Yala National Park, famous for leopard, elephants, sloth bear and over 150 species of birds. Within Cinnamon Wild, there's a large observation deck with a 360 degree view, which is an excellent place to spend some time watching the wildlife pass by through the lodge and the prolific birdlife. Guests can enjoy a refreshing swim in the hotel's fresh water pool and go turtle watching at night on Kirinda beach.
Children are welcome at Cinnamon Wild and there are activities available for younger guests such as trails for animal track identification.
Facilities & Services
The lounges, restaurant and bar are all housed in separate pavilions designed with high timber roofs and polished cement floors. The main restaurant and roof deck bar are located on the upper floors of the reception area. Other facilities include a spa offering a wide selection of massage treatments, whilst services also include laundry and a doctor-on-call.
Weather & Seasons
Colombo, Yala, and the low-lying coastal regions have an average temperature of 27°C. The sea stays at around 27°C all year. Weatherwise, the driest (and best) seasons in Sri Lanka are from December to March for the west and south coasts.
It's a 10 hour 30 minute direct flight to Colombo from London. Transfer times vary depending on where you fit a Yala safari into your itinerary. We would will gladly create a bespoke Sri Lanka itinerary to enable you to discover more of the island's wonders.
Also Worth Considering
Ceylon Tea Trails - luxury lodges in the heart of the tea plantation mountains, 2 hours south of Kandy
Cape Weligama - superb family friendly hotel on south coast, near Galle
Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle - family friendly resort on the south coast
Kings Pavilion Kandy - boutique hotel set in the hills just 15 minutes from central Kandy
Vil Uyana - close to Sigiriya in the Cultural Triangle, 2 hours north of Kandy
Santani Wellness Retreat & Spa - near Kandy in Hill Country
Jungle Beach - boutique Robinson Crusoe style hideaway on north east coast
Reef Villa & Spa - just 7 suites beside the beach, 2 hours south of Colombo on the south west coast
The Wallawwa - boutique gem just 15 minutes from Colombo airport
Time to Get in Touch?
Please call us on 0203 019 3722 or simply send us an email outlining your requirements.