Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
5th May 2020
Sri Lankans Rally around Message of Resilience
What started off as just a simple message created by Resplendent Ceylon, Sri Lanka’s leading collection of luxury resorts, has evolved into a national message with Sri Lankans from across the spectrum coming forward to share it. As a...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
6th May 2020
Resplendent Roundtable with Oliver Tomalin
Resplendent Roundtable is a series of discussions with thought leaders in travel, sustainability, entrepreneurship and related areas. These are curated by our own editors and the purpose is to provide readers with additional information...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
29th August 2019
Resplendent Ceylon is at the top of Harper’s BAZAAR’s list of 70+ things to do in Sri Lanka.
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
10th October 2019
Recalling Thomas Cook’s Role in Ceylon’s Fledgling Tourism Industry
With the demise of Thomas Cook, Dr R. P. Fernando reminisces on the distinct charm of Sri Lanka when it was a relatively undiscovered travel destination, and Thomas Cook’s role in launching and developing the Tourism industry here. As...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
17th October 2018
Cape Weligama & Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Conde Nast Traveler 2018 reader awards
The premier global luxury travel magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, has unveiled the winners of its Readers’ Choice Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. The 31st annual Awards...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
23rd July 2021
Road Trip Essentials
We think it’s fair to say that we absolutely love to travel and there are a couple of things we’d typically carry with us along the way. Whether it’s heading to one of the resorts, or a circuit across all three, here’s what we’d list...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
15th July 2021
What to Pack
We get it; sometimes it’s hard to figure out what to pack especially if you’re planning on traveling to different parts of the world. The same would be true for when you decide to travel to our island home Sri Lanka. Whilst the...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
20th July 2020
Reconnect at Resplendent Ceylon
Resplendent Ceylon invites you to reconnect, reunite and revel with your loved ones. With adherence to the current safety regulations in the country, we will provide you with a safe space for you and your guests. All three of our...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
25th September 2021
Resplendent Ceylon : Creating local, meaningful journeys
This year, World Tourism Day focuses on tourism and rural development, two areas that are significantly interlinked. Here in Sri Lanka, we have a wide variety of case studies of how tourism has been the primary driver of hyper-local...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
22nd August 2017
Team Cape – Sri Lanka’s Culinary Champions
To win a medal – any medal – at the World Athletics Championships that concluded in London this week takes years of training, intense concentration, skill and the utmost dedication. Don’t for a minute think that the practice of the...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
24th June 2021
The Sri Lanka Reading List
Are you the type to read all about a place you are about to visit? Regardless of whether you’ll be traveling anytime soon, here are some great selections of reads you could order online and dive right into on Sri Lanka’s rich history...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
2nd October 2019
Baby Dilmah’s Birthday!
Dilmah Wildlife Conservation has supported the Elephant Transit Home (ETH) in Udawalawe National Park since 2007 through many initiatives. Most recently, they sponsor ‘Baby Dilmah’, a calf found orphaned in Mattala by the Department of...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
13th September 2021
Journey Towards Zero Waste
Our ambition towards zero waste across our properties extends to our communities as well. We believe collaboration and partnerships are the way forward to achieving our goals. As such, Resplendent Ceylon’s Cape Weligama partnered...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
19th July 2020
The Sri Lankan Road Trip Experience
With most island destinations, you don’t have the opportunity to experience different climates, archaeological heritage sites, beautiful beaches and sprawling jungles all in one trip. But that’s what sets Sri Lanka apart, it’s one...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
7th May 2020
Five reasons why you should choose Sri Lanka for your honeymoon
With miles of powdery golden beaches, incredible wildlife and plenty of secluded guest houses and beautiful boutique hotels, a honeymoon in Sri Lanka is sure to be packed full of memories to last a lifetime. We might be just one tiny...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
10th January 2018
Let’s go Scuba!
Some people, like myself, still think they’re pretty good at sports. So it came as a shock for me to finally realise that the brain might be sending the wrong signals to my body. The brain thinks the body is still 25 and the body knows...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
5th January 2018
We were only there for one purpose. To see Whales.
I’m one of those people who, when I decide to do something, nothing will divert me from my goal. I had waited all my life for an opportunity to see these behemoths of the deep because they’re not something you can pop down to your local...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
2nd November 2022
Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
Beeralu lace weaving, also known as bobbin lace, was first introduced to our islanders by the Portuguese during the 16th Century. Now a part of our own island culture and heritage, this cottage industry is practised predominantly on the southern coast; specifically in Galle and Matara. 
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
30th August 2021
Smitten with Sri Lanka
With international travel to Sri Lanka now an absolute possibility, Rebecca Recommends took a little trip down memory lane to share their experiences of travelling across this incredible country in anticipation of a long-awaited return...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
9th June 2020
Sri Lanka is Open
In late April, we at Resplendent Ceylon sent a message, a story of resilience, encapsulating the belief that we will rise again together. All three of our resorts opened on the 1st of June, 2020 and since then, we have been operating...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
4th August 2017
“The name’s Bond. James Bond…”
Action hero par excellence. Lover of distinction, stylish, the coolest person on earth and habitué of the best hotels in the world. I fully expected to see him at Cape Weligama. Truly. Consider Cape Weligama as the epitome of style and...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
24th August 2021
Renew,Realign and Rediscover
Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Count to four. Release. Whilst the challenging events of the past year have left us feeling untethered from our everyday routines, it is more apparent than ever that we as travellers, travel...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
4th August 2022
Crafting Hands of the South
Deeply connected to Sri Lanka’s ancient history and folklore tales, the art of wooden mask making is a craft that has been passed down generation by generation. Masks are also a distinct element in traditional processions and festivals...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
15th May 2020
Emirates pays warm tribute to Merrill J. Fernando on his 90th birthday
The shared passion that attracts like-minded organisations to each other was clearly articulated when Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, greeted Dilmah founder Merrill J. Fernando recently, on the occasion of the 90th...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
29th July 2017
Temples, trunks and tranquility – BENTLEY Magazine
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
4th March 2021
The Story of Refuge
Resplendent Ceylon presents “The Story of Refuge”, the second chapter in our series. Narrated by Hope Rajasinghe, this video invites you to escape to paradise, leave the worries of the world behind and find refuge at Resplendent Ceylon...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
7th May 2020
Resplendent Ceylon launches SafeStay Initiative
RResplendent Ceylon has launched “SafeStay” a dedicated Health & Safety Guide for hotels, to monitor and manage stringent health and safety measures.Despite comprising low density resorts in isolated locations, Resplendent Ceylon...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
3rd February 2021
The Story of Sound
Resplendent Ceylon presents The Stories of Resplendent, a sensory chronicle of who we are, what drives us and our sources of inspiration. At the beating heart of the series is the island of Sri Lanka; it’s history, culture, people and...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
26th June 2021
Sri Lanka is Open
Last year, we told a story of resilience together with IFilm Sri Lanka. We have remained hopeful – and the tomorrow we spoke of is finally here. After 10 months, Sri Lanka opens for foreign travellers with a renewed sense of hope and ...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
28th June 2017
Empower Culinary & Hospitality School’s inaugural graduates felicitated in international event
The Empower Culinary & Hospitality School, Sri Lanka’s premier culinary and hospitality facility with World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS) recognition, is an outcome of the philosophy of MJF Foundation Settlor Merrill...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
13th March 2020
Resplendent Ceylon – COVID-19 Update
As COVID-19 continues to spread, we want to reassure you of the rigorous procedures we have in place to protect our guests and staff during this period. At Resplendent Ceylon, the safety of our guests is our top priority and all three...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
7th September 2018
The Chef and The Winemaker by Resplendent Ceylon
Resplendent Ceylon is proud to welcome Michelin star chef BERND BACHOFER and distinguished New Zealand Winemaker KAI SCHUBERT to Sri Lanka for a culinary sensation. Celebrate the best of Resplendent Ceylon’s culinary talent and visiting...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
22nd October 2018
Cape Weligama celebrates 4th anniversary & voted amongst the Best Resorts in the World
Ranked No 28, by Conde Nast Traveler readers It is fitting that in the same week Cape Weligama celebrated it’s 4th anniversary, that it was voted amongst the Best Resorts in the World – as No 28, by Conde Nast Traveler readers, the...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
20th February 2020
Resplendent Weddings
Create intimate, bespoke, and memorable destination weddings that are tailor-made to suit your taste and planned with intricate attention to detail. Each distinctive location, resort design and architecture, and ambience lends itself to...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
1st December 2019
Dilmah Tea Founder Merrill J. Fernando has been capped as a Doctor of Science by Massey
In recognition of his strong leadership in ethical business within the food and beverage industry, our chairman and founder of globally renowned Dilmah Tea was capped as Doctor of Science by Massey University in New Zealand. “This...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
28th October 2020
Resplendent Ceylon resorts recognised in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2020 Reader’s Choice Awards.
Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with all three Resplendent Ceylon’s resorts remarkably among the top 10 hotels in the Asia Category. Ceylon Tea Trails was voted number 3, Wild Coast Tented...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
18th November 2019
Surfing in Weligama: an Overview
Petter Tolleman, founder of Ceylon Sliders Surf School - Cape Weligama’s Surf Experiences partner, loves the bay of Weligama for its year-round surfing. He breaks down what the subtle changes in weather mean for a surf experience in...
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Southern Soul – The Age-old Art of Weaving
22nd October 2018
Images from the Chef and the Winemaker Dinner series
Our Chef and the Winemaker Dinner series featured celebrated Michelin star Chef Bernd Bachofer and Kai Schubert of Schubert Wines, New Zealand, with guests indulging in beautifully crafted cuisine with perfectly paired wines. At Wild...
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