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. Renovated in 2011 and featuring interiors by local artist Meena de Silva, this forest lodge resort houses 68 chalets including 8 beach chalets that are right by the Yala beach, built on a 10-foot elevation, giving you the perfect vantage point from which to view a stray elephant go by. Our wild exteriors and plush interiors combine to create a memorable and comfortable stay here at Cinnamon Wild Yala, and you’re bound to have a myriad stories to take back home with you. Our Green Globe-Certified resort also features great safari options including the island’s only infrared night safari showing you an altogether different side of the wilderness, bringing out the big hunters in search of their nightly catch and feed. When it’s time to heed the call of the wild, contact our resident expert naturalists from Nature Trails. Not only are they highly skilled trackers, they are also passionate about what they do, with a love for conservation and every being they encounter on their journey. Nature Trails is our award-winning wildlife and adventure tourism division, and our naturalists each have years of experience in the field. One of the coolest things about being here is the buzz of the evening; everyone returns from their respective safaris, burning with excitement to share what they have seen over a hearty dinner or relaxing drinks. Cinnamon Wild Yala isn’t your average resort experience. Coming here is like coming home to nature. 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. 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. Imagine bringing your core team or board-members to Cinnamon Wild Yala for an altogether different meetings experience. When you want to brainstorm away from the workplace, why not bring people into the Sri Lankan jungles for a peek at how our animal friends find ways to work together across species sharing the same watering hole? We also house a small meeting room that can cater to 25 people for workshops, meetings and training sessions. At Cinnamon Wild Yala, you and your brand new partner in life get to go on a special couple’s excursion as part of your wedding package. While we aren’t the place for a big, raucous wedding, you do get an altogether different experience for intimate, memorable ceremonies. We can put together a great wild wedding within our gardens and give you guests a wonderful experience.There may be a lot of wedding hotels Sri Lanka, but none of them bring you in the heart of the wilderness to say “I do”. Make some truly wild memories of your wedding with a ceremony that takes place in the heart of the jungles. While the experience of being on safari is incomparably exhilarating, we also understand how tiring your day can be. Spend your mornings after relaxing in our pool or the evenings reawakening at our Azmaara Spa. We have what you need to get you relaxed and rejuvenated before the next jeep heads out to the park. The best things in life tend to come in threes, like health, wealth and happiness. At Cinnamon Wild Yala, we believe the same. This is why we have a special combination of elements that bring you to an island edition of the good life. Engage in wild adventures, dig into succulent food and relax to your heart’s content. In other words, welcome to our Cinnamon-spiced wilderness.