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Watching elephants in the wild


Aerial view of Cinnamon Wild


Observation deck


Swimming pool


Jungle Chalet


Beach Chalet


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.

Getting Here

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.

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