Welcome to a world with no rules, no restrictions… welcome to Yala – untamed, mysterious, and magical.
For centuries, this incredible destination has been revered as an unparalleled testament to the beauty of the wilderness, nature in its purest and rawest form. Probably the best place in the world to spot leopards, sloth bears, elephants, and a whole host of birdlife, Yala promises unforgettable discoveries and exciting adventures.
An upcoming property by Sri Lanka’s premier hospitality brand, Jetwing Yala is set to open very, very soon. Akin to a phoenix rising from the ashes, Jetwing brings a concept like no other – where freedom and adventure is yours, always yours. Set within the immediate outskirts of the park, the property will feature 82 rooms and 14 luxury tents – with lighting and hot water generation powered through a solar photovoltaic system backed up by a grid supply. Opening in October 2013, Jetwing Yala brings a wildlife experience complemented with the finest in luxury and comfort, and unmatched anywhere… right to your doorstep.
Named as a tribute to the surrounding milieu of the Yala National Park which houses the highest density of leopards in Asia, Cinnamon Wild Yala sits adjacent to the park boundary and could very rightfully be positioned as an extension of the park. A property that was first established in 2002 as an eco-friendly resort for wildlife enthusiasts visiting the Yala National Park, Cinnamon Wild Yala opened its doors after an extensive re-construction and refurbishment as a world-class game lodge, conceptualizing the unique architectural features of the ‘Wild’ into its rustic exteriors and luxurious interiors.
The main restaurant offers a variety of both Eastern and Western delicacies. The main bar faces the villu, where guests could enjoy their favourite local or international beverage over a friendly conversation and also offers a range of snacks and fresh fruit juices. The observation deck bar situated on the top floor of the hotel not only offers drinks to quench one’s thirst, it also offers a 360° view of the forest and the Indian Ocean.
Designed to four star accommodation standards, the chalets are spacious and enjoy an almost 360 degree view of scrub jungle, located well away from the public spaces to give ample privacy but nevertheless in close proximity for fellowship and gatherings if needed. The rustic luxury of the well-appointed rooms will surely transcend your expectations and many lucky visitors have seen leopards on the rocks which border the hotel.