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Cinnamon Wild

Naturalists, Adventurists and Romantics

PRICE: Affordable

RATING: Big thumbs up

This Yala National Park classic borders the wildlife park but given the fact that its boundaries are somewhat notional, do not be surprised to see boar, elephant and deer wandering the grounds of Cinnamon Wild! A dreamy blend of rustic charm and modern refinements, the Cinnamon Wild is not an apex predator as far as Yala National Park hotels go, but it is pretty high up the evolutionary path and with solid corporate backing from the Cinnamon group, you’ll be sure you’ll get a lot of bang for your (Sambar) buck. The hotel fronts onto the beach, with a giant lake at the core of its grounds.

A dreamy blend of rustic charm and modern refinements, the Cinnamon Wild is not an apex predator as far as Yala National Park hotels go, but it is pretty high up the evolutionary path and with solid corporate backing from the Cinnamon group, you’ll be sure you’ll get a lot of bang for your (Sambar) buck. The hotel fronts onto the beach, with a giant lake at the core of its grounds.

The 68 chalets are sympathetically in tune with their landscape. All are spacious, elegantly furnished and thoughtfully designed, using materials and colour that fit seamlessly into the bush. Yet inside, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find air conditioning, a minibar and superb showers to wash away the red dust from your exhilarating safari on your return to your jungle home.

There is R&R in abundance here. After watching the resident crocs in the lake or perhaps the water buffalo in the park, you will no doubt be tempted to do some submerging and wallowing of your own. For this, we would definitely recommend the hotel pool, a soothing retreat where the only wildlife you will find is of the human variety.

When it comes to dining, you’ll be at the top of the food chain, with a choice of restaurants and cuisine.

Yonder Insight

The hotel has a number of beach-front chalets built high up on stilts. The views from the private terraces are magnificent and give you a feeling space and openness, with the jungle as your backdrop.

On your doorstep

The wild! Yala National Park is rugged and untamed, so get up early for the sunrise safari. You’ll be glad you did!

Thoughts on a postcard

Lying in bed at night listening intently for the call of a leopard, we heard deer barking and the unmistakable loud rustling of elephants chomping on vegetation close by!

Thoughts on a postcard

Lying in bed at night listening intently for the call of a leopard, we heard deer barking and the unmistakable loud rustling of elephants chomping on vegetation close by!

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