Conceived by the Fernando family, Sri Lankan tea producers & founders of Dilmah Ceylon Tea, Resplendent Ceylon’s collection of boutique Relais & Chateaux resorts offer the discerning traveller a remarkable circuit across Sri Lanka, with a range of authentic experiences. while supporting our positive impact programs through the MJF Foundation & Dilmah Conservation.
This “best of Sri Lanka” circuit features five distinctive resorts - Ceylon Tea Trails in the tea highlands, Wild Coast Tented Lodge beach-side at Yala National Park and Cape Weligama on the south coast near Galle are the only Relais & Chateaux resorts in Sri Lanka.
Two beachside villa-style stays, Kayaam House in Tangalle and Ahu Bay in Ahungalla complete the collection.DISCOVER MORE
Ceylon Tea Trails features in “Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby” the iconic BBC documentary television series. Rather than simply enjoying the luxury, the celebrity hosts Monica Galetti and Rob Rinder go behind the scenes to work alongside staff members and discover what it takes to operate such unique and high-end establishments.Read More
Settle into luxurious comfort, relax and unwind amidst the cool climate that envelopes our five historic tea planters’ bungalows. Be pampered by your butler and relish our personalised gourmet cuisine. Tea Trails offers you an idyllic space to rejuvenate amidst emerald tea carpeted mountains.EXPLORE
Adjacent to the Yala National Park, this spectacular beachfront safari lodge offers a blissful experience amidst a rugged landscape. Embark on an experiential journey of rediscovery, where both adventure and relaxation is yours to discover. Our award winning tented wilderness home awaits you.EXPLORE
Pause and reset amidst the palm-fringed shores and tropical gardens of Cape Weligama, the finest resort on the South Coast. Our spacious villas and suites blend into lush surroundings, complemented by ocean breezes and personalised service. The gateway to southern Sri Lanka envelops you in a world of culture, community and cuisine.EXPLORE
Gather your friends and favourite people for sociable Ahu Bay, whose ocean views, colourful tiled rooms and delicious cuisine are designed for sharing. This boutique beach house channels the mellow charm of Sri Lanka’s south coast, creating a playful mood of rest and relaxation.Explore
Cool, calm and collected, Kayaam House’s tropical modernist villa on Sri Lanka’s south coast reveals a dazzling infinity pool fringed by frangipani and coconut trees, sparkling ocean glimpses, soothing rooms and an open-air restaurant, overlooking the green-and-blue scenery.Explore
A collection of hillside cottages in the tea-carpeted mountains of Haputale at 2000m elevation, with the most stunning 270 degree vistas of the plains below. Under development - December 2024.
Our values and vision are inspired by our Founders, the Fernando family, who believe that business is a matter of human service. Our portfolio of resorts are located in scenic and environmentally sensitive areas, enabling us to drive our sustainability agenda across Climate Action, Land & Sea and People & Culture.
Curating meaningful journeys, Resplendent Ceylon’s vision for regenerative travel in Sri Lanka is reflected in our Policy as a means of sustainability at the very least, and regeneration as the pinnacle.
A collection of unique and carefully curated experiences that define Sri Lanka - by presenting guests the culinary, natural, and cultural heritage of the island through well-crafted fascinating narratives. The integrity of the country’s natural environment and natural assets is key to the long-term survival of Resplendent Ceylon.Explore
Known as Ceylon until 1972, Sri Lanka means Resplendent Island. Just off the southern tip of India, the island is about the size of Ireland and home to 20 million people. The small island packs in a continent’s worth of attractions with 8 UNESCO world heritage sites, mountainous tea country, spectacular wildlife, epic food, and breathtaking coastlines combine to form a tapestry, filled with intriguing characters that bring the story of today’s Sri Lanka to life. The country has a rich cultural heritage with its strategic location along the ancient silk route. Ancient Greeks called it Taprobane, Persians and Arabs referred to it as Serendib, the origin of the word “serendipity”.
Our experiences are mindfully curated to offer an authentic, intimate exploration into the essence of Sri Lanka. We also offer activities with healthy doses of fun, adventure and pampering, along with a holistic wellness offering for guests to escape their urban life and soothe mind, body, and soul. A selection of engaging activities for families - with a special selection for kids - are on hand as well, to round out the perfect getaway.EXPLORE ALL EXPERIENCES
Begin at the Dunkeld Tea Factory at morning light. Follow our resident tea planter along the traditional process of withering, rolling and drying tea.Explore The Essential Tea Experience
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