Conceived by the Fernando family, Sri Lankan tea producers & founders of Dilmah Ceylon Tea, Resplendent Ceylon’s collection of small, luxury resorts offer the discriminating traveler a remarkable circuit across Sri Lanka, with a range of authentic experiences, while contributing towards local communities & the environment through the MJF Foundation & Dilmah Conservation.
This “best of Sri Lanka” circuit currently features three distinctively original resorts, connected by a thread of peerless service. They are the sole Sri Lankan members of Relais & Chateaux, the global fellowship of individually owned & operated luxury hotels and restaurants. All three resorts; Tea Trails, Cape Weligama and Wild Coast Tented Lodge have won global acclaim as the finest in Sri Lanka.
An iconic collection of 5 historic tea planters’ bungalows perched at an altitude of 1250 metres in Sri Lanka’s panoramic Ceylon tea region, connected by walking and biking trails. 27 suites and rooms offer a taste of gracious living with butler service and gourmet meals.
A spectacular luxury tented camp, between jungle and the Indian Ocean, with 28 Cocoon pods in canvas & teak with copper detailing, some with plunge pools. The vaulted bamboo restaurant and bar overlook a large freeform pool and rugged beach where sunset drinks are held.
This gorgeous cliff top resort inhabits twelve tropical acres above the Indian Ocean on Sri Lanka’s southern coast, near Galle. A collection of 39 Villas & Suites, offering the most sumptuous rooms in Sri Lanka, create the welcoming illusion of a traditional Sri Lankan village.
Sri Lanka offers myriad experiences in a compact area. Our resorts are in distinctly diverse regions and offer a unique sense of place in each. The Journey typically starts with Tea Trails, then Wild Coast and finally Cape Weligama.
Our experiences are carefully curated to offer an authentic, intimate exploration into the essence of Sri Lanka.
Founder Merrill J. Fernando’s vision is our mandate. The MJF Charitable Foundation is our philanthropic arm.
We work with underserved communities to ensure that they have control of their futures and also pay it forward to their own communities.