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Cinnamon Wild, Yala National Park

For once, a beautiful beach beside the Indian Ocean isn’t the main attraction. Because Cinnamon Wild is also on the edge of Yala National Park.

Spanning 10 acres of jungle and coastline, this beautifully low-key resort is an animal lover’s delight. Here, you’ll begin your day with a safari through one of Sri Lanka’s foremost wildlife reserves, followed by an afternoon lazing beside the Indian Ocean and an evening revelling with new-found friends. You can even take night drives to meet Yala’s nocturnal wildlife, whilst romantic dinners are set up on a deck, right by a lake, under a starry sky. You’ll sleep in spacious, air-conditioned chalet in the verdant grounds or just steps from the Indian Ocean

Grey lemurs are regularly spotted at the resort. In fact, if you stay at Cinnamon Wild on your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Sri Lanka you’re likely to meet other wild guests, including elephants and wild boar who are frequent visitors to the pool area. Even leopards have been known to stroll over from nearby Yala National Park. But you don’t have to wait for them to call on you – Cinnamon Wild specialises in great safaris, as well as offering a superb beach.

Cinnamon Wild, at a glance

  • Green Globe-certified wildlife resort poised on the edge of Yala National Park and a fine beach
  • Spanning 10 acres of jungle and beach
  • Choice of 68 comfortable chalets – eight of which are on Yala Beach
  • Newly renovated interiors by local artist Meena de Silva
  • Jungle chalets are rustic, yet luxurious with tented king-size beds and chic en suite bathrooms
  • Beach chalets are raised with hardwood floors, private terraces and wood panelling throughout
  • Interiors designed by a local artist
  • Dining and entertainment options include Tuskers – with views of passing elephants – the Roof Top Bar, Pugmarks Bar and destination dining out in the bush

For leisure and pleasure

  • Stunning swimming pool surrounded by trees and a wide sundeck
  • Azmaara spa offering Swedish and Balinese healing treatments
  • Close to a beautiful lake complete with pelicans, deer and crocodiles
  • Nature tours and safaris conducted by highly skilled trackers and professional naturalists
  • 4x4 vehicles travel deep into Yala
  • Elephants, crocodiles, lemurs, boar, leopard and myriad birds
  • Night safaris with infra-red equipment – an experience unique to Cinnamon Wild
  • Guided nature walks along designated trails
  • Cultural visits to a small rural villageExcursions to the significant Buddhist site of Situlpawwa Rock Temple

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