Unique Experiential Summer Getaways Courtesy Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, Sri Lanka
by Shrutee K/DNS
The perfect locations of Cinnamon’s resort properties in Sri Lanka will cater to any traveller’s desire; whether you want to breathe in the cooling breeze of the hill country, soak up some sun while relaxing near a scenic beach or reconnect with nature and wildlife. So, scan that calendar for those upcoming long weekends, book your holiday, relax and unwind or embark on unforgettable adventures, while basking in Cinnamon’s unmatched hospitality and service.
Trinco Blu by Cinnamon is the perfect getaway for guests seeking to soak up some sun and sea at one of the most beautiful beaches of the east coast. If you are seeking some sea-side adventure, booking your holiday at Trinco Blu will not disappoint, as this magnificent hotel offers you a complete package of adventure-based activities including catch and release fishing, whale and dolphin watching (marine mammal safari), snorkelling among colourful shoals of fish and turtles at Pigeon Island, while it also offers you an opportunity to discover Trincomalee by visiting some iconic places in the city such as the natural hot springs, the Commonwealth War Cemetery, the Harbour Mouth, a fish market, Fort Frederick, the Koneswaram Temple, Lovers Leap and Swami Rock, by land or by taking a boat ride.
Cinnamon Citadel Kandy, a scenic resort nestled among the misty mountains of the hill country is the perfect place to relax with its enchanting backdrop and majestic architecture, infusing the heritage of the ancient Kandyan Kingdom. Nestled by the serpentine flow of the Mahaveli river, Cinnamon Citadel Kandy is central to many popular sites such as Adam’s Peak where you could experience the most beautiful sunrise in Sri Lanka, or conquer the Knuckles mountain range and get transfixed by its awe-inspiring surroundings. You can also take a boat ride down the Mahaweli River and observe the fauna and flora around this magnificent eco-system and trek the Udawatta Kele Santuary – a luscious forest reserve with high canopies and biodiversity that tells you a story of our Kandyan ancestors.
Cinnamon Lodge Habarana and Habarana Village by Cinnamon are havens for nature lovers and awakens the most tired soul with unmatched tranquillity and surroundings. With luxurious private cottages and suites with modern amenities, these resorts will not disappoint when it comes to hospitality. Spend just about ninety minutes of bliss spotting and watching beautiful birds and butterflies with experienced naturalists, stroll through the hotel premises to watch primates in action in their habitat or set out on a jeep safari to spot herds of majestic elephants at the Minneriya National Park or Kaudulla, where wild elephants appear every evening during the season.
Cinnamon Wild Yala is another perfect getaway for those who wish to become one with nature. Bordering the Yala National Park, which is home to the most coveted cat, the leopard, Yala is home to many wild elephants, sloth bear, crocodiles and various species of wildlife, making nature-lovers feel right at home. While at Cinnamon Wild Yala you can explore the lakes such as Yoda Wewa, Tissa Wewa and Debara Wewa which are havens for a variety of birds, reptiles and butterflies. One can go bird watching at the Bundala National Park which hosts a number of resident and migratory birds. You can also visit the ancient Sithulpawwa Rock Temple, an archaeological spectacle that boasts a history of over 2,200 years. One can go on a guided trek around the hotel premises to observe a variety of mammals, reptiles and birds or embark on an exciting night time drive to the Yala National Park, while using night-vision goggles to spot leopards and other nocturnal animals. A safari by jeep to the Yala National Park is not to be missed, where you can spot a wide variety of fauna and flora, unique to the dry-zone habitat of the island.
All the excursions enjoyed at Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts are powered by Nature Trails; the award-winning wildlife adventure tourism division of Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts which also serves as one of Sri Lanka’s leading eco-excursion providers. The Nature Trails team at each resort offers an in-house naturalist, experienced tour guide and wild life photographers to provide excellent guidance and commentary during your adventures, making these experiences whole and meaningful. So, take advantage of those upcoming long weekends and take a well-deserved break at Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts for an inspiring holiday experience.