Cinnamon Wild Yala

Camouflaging the shadowy wilderness of Tissamaharama are the chalets of ‘Cinnamon Wild Yala’. A dusty road flanked by a colossal lake will take you to this adventurous wildlife resort resting on the edges of the Yala National Park, flung in the backwoods approximately 250 KM from Colombo.

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‘Cinnamon Wild Yala’ revels in the fearless and curious wild side of life. Wooden chalets take shape from tangles of green, well in harmony with the riotous jungles that skirt the resort like a natural lacework. 68 chalets rise up from the red soil, fondly gazing at the lush forests or the Indian Ocean.

The Experience

Sporting a wave of rustic charm, the jungle chalets are luxuriously appointed to soothe your senses as you venture out into the wilds. Snuggle down to the comforts of the porch and take in the beguiling swirls of the back of beyond. Perched on wooden stilts, the beach chalets overlook the silver-agitation of the Indian Ocean.

‘Cinnamon Wild Yala’ takes guests on exotic dining adventures, incorporating elements of the outback into the experience. One such is the ‘Bush Dinner’ in Palatupana where you will be served food in an outdoor village setting. Saunter to the wilds with a picnic basket and tuck into the delicious noshes in the middle of nowhere. Enjoy the serenity of a night in Yala as you get down to a BBQ by the lake. ‘The Rooftop Bar’ is the best view point of ‘Cinnmaon Wild Yala’ and a perfect place to capture the beauty of the sunrise or sunset. The ‘Tuskers Restaurant’, so called to show love for the Sri Lankan Elephant who dwells the bush of Yala, serves a spread of the Sri Lankan and Continental. ‘The Pugmarks Bar’ easily fuses into the endless wilderness. Settle into the cheery arms of a big wooden chair after an evening safari and share your story with like-minded fellow dwellers, while sipping on a sundowner.

Soak up in the tranquil bliss of the swimming pool. Fling your tired self onto a cosy bed in the ‘Azmara Spa’ and be wrapped in the soothing arms of Balinese and Swedish massages.

Around and About

Partake in a jeep safari in the Yala National Park and get a glimpse into the wild life of the Island. Enjoy the slow pace of life of the mesmerizing bird world of the Bundala National Park. Spend a day in the shoes of the locals as you visit the ancient lakes of Debarawewa, Tissa Wewa and Weerawila. Meet the famers and traditional pottery makers and tuck away into a village lunch served on banana leaves. Wander the many natural trails of Tissamaharama with a naturalist who knows the wilds like a book. Take in the sparkling white loveliness of the historical stupas of Yatala Wehera and Tissa Dagoba. Finish your day with a dip in the serene Tissa Wewa Lake. Lounge in the silky beaches of Tissamaharama and bask in a day trip to the exotic coastal hamlet of Kirinda.

You are back at ‘Cinnamon Wild Yala’ after an afternoon safari at Yala National Park. As you lay reposing on a charming wooden armchair, sipping on a cold one, your heart yearns for the memory of elephants you encountered an hour ago. The dusty red roads of Yala hold the key to your heart.

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