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Cinnamon Wild

  • About this holiday

    A comfortable alternative to traditional tent camping near Yala National Park, Cinnamon Wild offers its guests rustic chalets, a swimming pool, a close proximity to the south coast beaches of Sri Lanka. Spend a few nights to a week here visiting Yala National Park to see the leopards, birds, sloth bears, and other wildlife.

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled Sri Lankan Airways flights from London to Colombo return, private car transfers, and bed and breakfast accommodation.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are based on two people sharing a Jungle Chalet.
    From £1,620 per person for 7 nights.
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code

    EXH1927

    Our opinion

    Rustic accommodation immersed in Sri Lankan wildlife.

    Hotel description

    In a world of untamed beauty, Cinnamon Wild is a nature resort hotel set in ten acres of jungle bordering Yala National Park and the Indian Ocean. The resort offers eco-friendly hotel facilities and comfortable, air-conditioned chalets. This peaceful and solitary location is a haven for wildlife - migratory birds flock to the lagoon, the occasional elephant has been known to pass by, and it is possible to see wild boar and monkeys scampering away as you step out of your chalet. Five of the chalets are built close to the beach, though the thick vegetation obscures the sea view. The hotel’s observation deck commands panoramic views of the lagoon, sea, and undulating terrain. There is a swimming pool to cool off in after your jeep safari and a games room with full-size billiard table. Guests can enjoy cocktails at the pool bar and a selection of eastern and western dishes at the restaurant.

    Location

    Kirinda, outside the Yala National Park.

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    6 hours' drive

    Closest airport

    Bandaranaike International Airport

    Room types

    61 chalets with double bed or twin-beds, air-conditioning, animal-themed decor, private veranda, satellite TV, mini-bar, IDD Telephone, tea and coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, washroom with hot and cold running water, shower, washbasin, wc.
    Jungle Chalet. Single-storey, either stand-alone, two adjoining, or in a block of 4. Each have veranda and bedroom with en-suite shower room.
    Beach Chalet. Close to the beach, built in wood in an elevated position on concrete pillars. Narrow open steps lead up to a balcony and the bedroom and en-suite shower room. Thick vegetation can obscure sea view. Popular with honeymooners.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Restaurant, Pool Bar, Destination Dining, Swimming pool, 10 acres of grounds, Air-conditioned lounge, Games, Observation deck, Birdwatching at the lagoon, Lake fishing, Laundry service, Safe deposit, Souvenir shop, Internet access in the lounge bar.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Yala National Park safaris; see leopards, monkeys, exotic birds, elephants, and over 280 species of plants. Or, explore the Situlpawwa Archaeological site, go bird-watching in Bundala National Park, spend the morning with a dairy farmer, and visit the nearby lakes.

    Sports nearby

    Children

    Minimum stays

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