Cinnamon Wild Yala

Near Yala National Park | Deluxe

With its game-lodge style luxury bungalows and excellent location, tucked against the border of Yala National Park and next to one of the area's distinctive villu lakes, Cinnamon Wild is ideal for wildlife lovers.

Yala's thriving leopard population is famous for being one of the densest worldwide, and the park is home to hundreds of other species, from elephants to crocodiles, macaques to sea turtles, alongside a rich bird population exotic enough to intrigue even the most casual ornithologist.

Formerly known as Chaaya Wild, Cinnamon's accommodation was created to compliment its surroundings, with plenty of natural materials and rustic styling - although there's plenty of subtle luxury in there too. Most of the chalets are surrounded by jungle, with just six facing the beach, so book early if you can't live without an ocean view. All have a private verandah, perfect for observing any nearby creatures, or simply gazing out into nature. The pool is lovely, surrounded by trees and a wide sundeck, with views out over the lake and surrounding jungle.

The restaurant serves a good mix of Eastern and Western cuisine and there's a main bar overlooking the villu. Our favourite spot for a sundowner, however, has to be the rooftop observation bar, with its 360° view of the forest and ocean.

We Say
We love the observation deck; a great spot to retire with an evening drink and shares tales of the day's spots.


Kirinda, Nr Yala NP

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  • Your Accommodation
    • 68 Chalets
    • Deluxe room amenities
  • Eating & Drinking
    • Restaurant
    • Observation Deck Bar
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Swimming pool
    • Nature trails

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