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Welcome to Resplendent Ceylon

Curating Meaningful Journeys In Sri Lanka

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.

Malik J Fernando,
Managing Director

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.

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One magical islandThree exceptional Relais & Chateaux resorts


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CuratingMeaningful Journeys

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.

Merrill J. Fernando 1930 - 2023: The Passing of an Icon


Explore our Island of Treasures

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”.


Discover ourResplendent Experiences

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.


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