“ Open your eyes to a world of discovery. At Resplendent Ceylon, our passion is to curate meaningful journeys for you; ones that promise outstanding hospitality and service – taking you from the quintessential Ceylon tea country to the golden southern coast and the wilderness of our national parks, embodying the heart and soul of our magical island.
The Resplendent Ceylon resorts – Ceylon Tea Trails, Cape Weligama and Wild Coast Tented Lodge – are the sole Sri Lankan members of Relais & Chateaux, the global fellowship of family owned and operated luxury hotels and restaurants. Our paradise island awaits.”
Malik J Fernando, Managing Director
One magical island
Three extraordinary resorts
Balmy tropical vibes, ancient ruined cities, the rolling surf and the famed warmth of our island people… welcome to our home. Our journeys take you across diverse landscapes from mountainous jungle terrain to roaring waterfalls and lush green tea fields, providing you the opportunity to revel in rich, sensory and evocative experiences.
Ceylon Tea Trails
Luxury Tea Bungalows in Sri Lanka
Ceylon Tea Trails comprises five restored historic tea planter residences, called bungalows, perched at an altitude of 1250 metres in Sri Lanka’s panoramic Ceylon tea region. Complete with period furnishings, gracious butler service, and gourmet cuisine, the non-hotel ambiance has made Tea Trails the gold standard for luxury in Sri Lanka.
The sky awakens in a flurry of colours, setting alight the valleys beyond. Touchdown on the Castlereagh Lake by floatplane. A butler pours you your first cup of tea for the day. The sultry aroma fills the air. Relax and rejuvenate. Sink into luxurious comfort and unwind amidst the cool climate that envelopes our five tea planters’ bungalows and recognise the true purpose and joy of rediscovery.
Wild Coast Tented Lodge
Luxury tented lodge in Yala
Adjacent to the Yala National Park, a spectacular beachfront safari lodge awaits. The unique design – which mirrors the boulders scattered across the golden beach beyond – sees it blend seamlessly into the surrounding landscape, whilst a clever layout in the shape of a leopard’s paw alludes to the area’s most famous resident. Embark on an experiential journey of rediscovery, where adventure and relaxation welcome you. Arrive at your home amidst the wilderness.
Luxury clifftop resort in Sri Lanka
Where trade winds carried legendary explorers like Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta and Fa-Hsien past Sri Lanka’s soaring southern cliffs on some of history’s most celebrated nautical journeys, Cape Weligama has become the most celebrated resort along this fabled island’s palm-fringed shores. The golden sun rising from the east. The morning calling of our peacocks. The rolling ocean below. The coconut trees swaying to the salty breeze. Pause and reset. From the palm-fringed shores, tropical gardens, and pampering villas and suites that blend into our headland, Cape Weligama is your own slice of paradise. The gateway to southern Sri Lanka envelops you in a world of culture, community and cuisine.