Ceylon Tea Trails is an iconic collection of five colonial era tea planters’ bungalows perched at an altitude of 1250 metres in Sri Lanka’s panoramic Ceylon tea region. The bungalows have been restored to impeccable style, to offer a taste of gracious living in 27 suites and rooms, with butler service and original furnishings, accompanied by gourmet meals. Walking trails connect the bungalows which are from 2km to 15km apart – follow the Tea Trail through scenic Ceylon tea gardens from one unique bungalow to the next, staying a night or two at each or just laze in one. Heritage with a contemporary style and non-hotel, private house ambiance is the hallmark of the award winning Tea Trails experience.
Cape Weligama, inhabits twelve manicured acres atop a singular promontory above the Indian Ocean on Sri Lanka’s southern coast, just thirty minutes east of Galle. 39 private villas and suites have been designed by renowned architect Lek Bunnag. Each of the spacious villas are surrounded by a flower-filled garden, 15m infinity edge pool and serviced by attentive staff. Accolades Cape Weligama has received include Conde Nast Traveller Hot List 2015 – Most Exciting Hotel Openings, Travel & Leisure USA, IT List 2015 – Best New Hotels On The Planet, Tatler Travel Guide 2015 – Best New Hotels, House & Garden – The Most Beautifully Designed Hotels In The World.
Wild Coast Tented Lodge adjoins the world famous Yala National Park, renowned for its dense leopard population. The luxury tented camp is situated in a stunning location where the jungle meets a pristine beach, overlooking the blue waters of the Indian Ocean. While our main buildings blend in with the rock formations of Yala, our uniquely shaped tents, called Cocoons & Urchins, represent a luxury five-star resort room under canvas, offering state-of-the art amenities. The open-air bamboo-clad Bar and Dining Pavilion wrap around the enormous swimming pool. Guests can enjoy rich menus of authentic Sri Lankan cuisine in the restaurant, as well as sundowner cocktails and picnics on the sand dunes.
Two luxury tented camps are underway; Wild Coast Lodge will open end 2017 on a secluded beach in leopard hotspot Yala National Park and Red Rocks Beach Camp follows on a pristine sandy beach near Trincomalee on the North East coast. A lakeside resort near Sigiriya, in the Cultural Triangle, also designed by Lek Bunnag, will complete the collection.