Cinnamon Wild


Cinnamon delivers an altogether different side of paradise with our Yala wildlife resort – Cinnamon Wild Yala. The rustic resort is located 335km from the airport and sits on the border of the Yala National Park, complete with a tribe of resident grey lemurs who might just think it fun to jump on your roof in the wee hours of the morning!

The road leading to the hotel is a narrow, dusty one, bordering the massive lake with crocodile, pelican and deer that live in perfect harmony with the hotel. Cinnamon Wild Yala’s strategic location also means that an elephant, wild boar and other feral friends come regularly to visit us from the park next door – and if you’re really lucky, a leopard may pass you by. Stand still, hold your breath and feel your heart pound in your chest. For the lover of the wilderness, the symbiosis of resort and wild will make you feel right at home and give you that rush of adrenalin you’re looking for.


We’ve got a choice of two excellent room options for you here at our Cinnamon Wild Yala resort amounting to 68 great places to stay when you’re with us. Book a Jungle Chalet or Beach Chalet, each sitting in the heart of the wilderness with interiors that will make it hard for you to leave! We offer the most sought after accommodation that hotels in Yala, Sri Lanka have to offer, keeping you connected to the wild at all times. Hear the grunt of a wild boar, the call of a leopard and the ocean come together in perfect harmony as they lull you to sleep after a long day out on safari.

  • Jungle Chalets - The jungle chalets are such an integrated part of this untamed resort that makes us one of the most intimate of the Yala National Park hotels, keeping you close to the wild. Watch out for the odd elephant or wild boar that may pass by! Preserving and living in harmony with the nature that surrounds us is a core value to each and everyone of us – this is why our Jungle Chalets blend in with the wild.The rooms feel rustic and luxurious simultaneously because opting to be in the jungle doesn’t mean you need to forego the comforts that make your stay a pleasant one.
  • Beach Chalets - Climb the wooden stairways leading to our Beach Chalets and stand on your private terrace as you gaze out on the Indian Ocean before you. They’re also a great place to watch an elephant pass you by. Walk into to find surprisingly spacious interiors, a plush bed, modern amenities and a welcoming shower to wash away the red dust of the outdoors.Perched on stilts and made entirely of wood, these chalets are elevated but still remain very much a part of the wild. Air conditioning, a flat-screen cable TV, hairdryer, personal safe, mini bar and tea and coffee facilities ensure that you don’t feel too remote.


If you’re yearning for a Yala hotel in Sri Lanka that provides memorable dining experiences right in the heart of the jungle, then Yala Wild is your ideal choice. As with everything else about out forest lodge, the dining experiences are very much connected to the wilderness that surrounds us. Climb a flight of wooden stairs above our reception and walk into Tuskers, our main restaurant that lets you dine by the trees, especially if you choose to sit on one of the outer decks. Climb yet another floor upwards to our viewing deck and rooftop bar. Maybe you’d prefer having a drink and ordering an A-la-Carte meal at Pug Marks, our jungle-themed bar on the ground floor. At Cinnamon Wild Yala, we’re about great meals all the way, combining locally sourced food and spices with great taste and forest atmosphere that’s truly incomparable. We also offer great “destination dining” options that bring you that much closer to the call of the wild.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Laundry & Express Laundry Services
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Iron & Drop-Down Ironing Board (On Request)
  • Double Beds or Twin Beds
  • Addition Bed (On Request)
  • Work Table
  • Divan
  • Closet
  • Porch Table & Chairs
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Hot and Cold Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Bath & Face Towels
  • Digital Weighing Scale
  • Complimentary Tea and Coffee-Making Facilities
  • Mini Bar
  • Telephone with IDD
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV

From US$ 456

2 Nights for 2 people at Cinnamon Wild on BB basis