Experience the best of the bush, beach and highlands with Cinnamon

If you’re keen to make the most of incredible hotel deals with Cinnamon whilst exploring the nooks and crannies of the island, there’s never been a better time to start planning your getaway. Whether you’re an adventure enthusiast, a fan of beach-side lazing or a nature buff, Cinnamon offers a range of stays and experiences that will enable you to unwind and kick back whilst rediscovering Sri Lanka.

Back to the bush: Following gentle showers of rain, there’s never been a better time to visit Yala National Park, where Cinnamon Wild Yala is situated. The cooler climates are ideal for game viewing and you can embark on daily jeep safaris in search of the park’s leopards, spotted deer, jackals, elephants, crocodiles and an abundance of birds.  The hotel itself is the ideal base for immersing yourself in nature, with each luxury chalet opening out into the jungle, you’ll be able to watch wildlife wandering through the gardens and hear birds chirping in the tree-tops, all from the comfort of your room. You can also unwind with a cocktail by the Pool Bar or tick through a birding checklist or read your favourite book at the observation deck which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area.

Elephants in the hundreds: If you’re keen on exploring Minneriya National Park, which is the home of the iconic ‘Gathering’ which has been hailed as one of Lonely Planet’s top six wildlife spectacles in the world, then consider a stay at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana or Cinnamon Village Habarana. In the coming months, hundreds of elephants will gather around the Minneriya Reservoir, making this one of the best places to see them in their natural habitat. A variety of trails, treks and jeep safaris are also available from the hotel.

A tropical bliss, into the deep and out onto the beach: If you’re keen to experience an unforgettable getaway on the pristine beaches of Trincomalee, then head over to Trinco Blu by Cinnamon. This chic and contemporary resort with its vibrant interiors, mouth-watering dining experiences and thrilling excursions offer the epitome of the ultimate holiday at the beach. Whether you prefer to savour a delicious seafood spread featuring freshly prepared lobster or fiery flavoured crabs, or sophisticated fusion cuisine options out on the beach, or whether you want to explore the clear azure waters of the Indian Ocean, there’s always something to do at the Blu. For the adrenaline junkies at heart, you can head out to Pigeon Island for a day of snorkeling. The island is home to hundreds of marine fish, reef sharks and corals, and snorkeling in its waters, allows for a thrilling window into a  colourful underwater world. Scuba Diving, tours of the town and fish markets, visits to traditional and historical sites, boat rides, marine mammal safaris can all be booked at the hotel.

Beach escapes: If you’re keen to enjoy a mix of watersports and fun in the sun and experience a myriad of delightful seafood dishes at a hotel close to Colombo, then consider visiting Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon which is situated in the seaside town of Hikkaduwa. If you are seeking a relaxing and unperturbed time by the beach then Cinnamon Bey Beruwela, the Turkish themed hotel with range of signature restaurants such as Rock Salt, Ice, Bufe, Tandoor, Fire, Mezz and 800 Degrees Poolside Bar, will be the ideal place for you. Both hotels are ideally located for you to access some of the most unique attraction in the Southern coast. Explore the coastal cities with a visit to the Turtle Hatchery or a tuk-tuk ride around Hikkaduwa and even witness the unique landscapes of the Bewis Bawa Gardens in Bentota or make a trip to the Galle Fort for a stroll and some shopping amidst iconic Portuguese architecture.

Hill capital expeditions: A stay in Kandy offers a scenic escape in the highlands of Sri Lanka and Cinnamon Citadel Kandy, with its regal and luxurious décor and striking vistas, is the ideal place to catch up on some rest and relaxation. Kick start your mornings with a steaming cup of tea, hot chocolate or coffee and enjoy your favourite book out by the pool, or in the comfort of your room. The hotel overlooks the majestic Mahaweli river and is set against the backdrop of misty mountains and rolling hills. You can enjoy quiet walks in the hotel’s gardens, explore the town of Kandy at leisure, visit the nearby Udawattakele Forest Reserve, or climb Adam’s Peak to see an unforgettable sunrise. You can also opt to simply stay in, enjoy a scrumptious high tea or head outdoors and embark on a boat ride along the Mahaweli River.

To plan your bush, beach or highland adventure, contact Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts on +94 011 2161161 or visit www.cinnamonhotels.com

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