The benchmark for boutique,
small luxury resorts in Sri Lanka

Conceived by the Fernando family, Sri Lankan tea producers & founders of Dilmah Ceylon Tea, Resplendent Ceylon’s collection of small, luxury resorts offer the discerning 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.

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Our Resorts

One magical Tea Island. Three extraordinary resorts from tea fields to clifftop beach & safari lodge.

A bungalow with a pool at Ceylon Tea Trails, Hatton

Ceylon Tea Trails


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.

Infinity pool overlooking the ocean at Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Yala.

Wild Coast Tented Lodge


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.

Infinity pool overlooking the ocean at Cape Weligama

Cape Weligama

Weligama, Galle

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.

Couple enjoying tea in a hot tub overlooking the infinity pool and the Castlereagh lake at Ceylon Tea Trails, Hatton.


Lady taking a dip in the infinity pool while having a soft drink at Cape Weligama


A woman on a safari jeep with an elephant in the distance at Wild Coast Tented Lodge


Resplendent Sri Lanka Journey

Plan the journey of your dreams

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.

Resplendent Experiences

Journey into the heart, soul, history, and gastronomy of this magical island

Our experiences are carefully curated to offer an authentic, intimate exploration into the essence of Sri Lanka.

A man doing yoga near the infinity pool at Cape Weligama

Personalised wellness

A man taking a walk through the forest with a backpack at Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Yala

Guided Bush Walk

Female plucking tea leaves in a tea estate

The Essential Tea Experience

Special Offers

Explore our selection of exclusive offers and transport yourself to a Resplendent world of pampering

Resplendent Journal

A Notebook of

Merrill J. Fernando

Dilmah Tea Founder Merrill J. Fernando has been capped as a Doctor of Science by Massey


What's New at Resplendent

Harper’s BAZAAR’s

Resplendent Ceylon is at the top of Harper’s BAZAAR’s list of 70+ things to do in Sri Lanka

Resplendent Ceylon launches SafeStay Initiative


Business is a matter of human service - Merrill J. Fernando, Dilmah Founder

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.

Three women smiling brightly

We strive to leverage on the tourism economy to support initiatives that drive meaningful outcomes for the environment and the communities we work with

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