Cinnamon Wild Yala 

Feed your inner Attenborough

Wild by name, wild by nature… this Cinnamon property is secluded and perfectly placed for wildlife adventures.

Spanning 10 acres of jungle and beaches, the beautiful Cinnamon Wild Yala boasts untamed beauty and the opportunity to spot numerous wildlife species, both at the resort and on a safari into the park itself. One of our favourite spots at this low-key property is the rooftop bar which gives you a bird’s-eye view of the sanctuary. You can also spot wildlife from the pool which overlooks the lake – this really is the perfect spot for animal lovers. We recommend spending at least two nights here as part of your tailor-made Sri Lanka itinerary; this will give you enough time for a safari experience in the national park.

Why we love Cinnamon Wild Yala

  • National Park, so you’ll be wildlife spotting before you know it  

  • The grounds are a scenic wilderness in themselves, with paths that wind through the forest to a lake and a windswept beach

  • You stay in individual chalets, some of which are on stilts in the trees, so there’s a real sense of privacy

  • The panoramic views from the rooftop bar are breathtaking – and the perfect backdrop to a sundowner cocktail

4 stars
Nov - Jun
Colombo 10½ hours
Close to the park’s entrance and only a few steps from the beach
Approx. 5 hours by road from the airport
All Inclusive Option

This resort has earned internationally recognised certification that conform to standards set by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Families
  • Good to Know

There’s a buffet restaurant and two bars, one of which has a concise snack menu, plus a selection of private dining experiences.

Tuskers\  Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the main buffet restaurant. As you dine on local and international dishes, you can enjoy views of the jungle surrounding the restaurant – you may even see a passing elephant!

Pugmarks\  The sociable all-day bar is the perfect place to catch up with your fellow guests following your safari, and there’s an à la carte snack menu should you feel hungry.

Peacock Bar
The al fresco rooftop bar is the ideal spot for a pre-dinner cocktail with stunning panoramic views as the sun goes down.

Enjoy a romantic dinner for two on a deck beside the lake, with the stars as your ceiling and the sounds of the wild all around.

What's included

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Tuskers.

Upgrade options

Full Board • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Tuskers
All Inclusive • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Tuskers • Selected local spirits, beers and soft drinks.

Some of the Jungle Chalets have space for extra beds for up to three children.

Compulsory Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve gala dinners, supplements apply.

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