A Year of Recognition
A Year of Recognition
28th April 2020
What to pack on Safari
A stay at Wild Coast Lodge is a unique and memorable experience. And to ensure you get the most from your trip, here’s our guide on what to pack for your first Sri Lankan glamping experience.Firstly, keep in mind that Yala National...
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A Year of Recognition
1st May 2018
Bloomberg features Resplendent Ceylon founder Malik Fernando
Bloomberg features Resplendent Ceylon founder in an extensive profile, says “hospitality leaders like Malik Fernando are creating unique high-end experiences” “We’re flying the flag for Sri Lanka the same way my family has at Dilmah...
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A Year of Recognition
24th November 2021
Warleigh Church
Driving through the winding roads in Dickoya, you can easily miss the Warleigh Church. Located at a bend in the road, the Warleigh Church is an Anglican church built in 1878 by an Englishman called William Scot and overlooks the...
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A Year of Recognition
5th November 2019
Bohemian Style Wedding at Wild Coast Lodge
Wild Coast Lodge hosted their first wedding at the property recently. Congratulations to Lori and Ranil. Thank you for sharing your special day with us! Different ‘Bohemian’ elements came together for a memorable wedding. From the beautiful flower arrangements adorning the dinner table and the “poruwa” (traditional wedding arbor), a separate area arranged...
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A Year of Recognition
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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A Year of Recognition
21st April 2018
Gastronomic Globetrotting
Luxury travel pioneer Resplendent Ceylon takes Londoners on an epicurean journey through modern Sri Lankan cuisine with feasting fortnight at Carousel, 24 April – 5 May 2018 LONDON, March 2018: London’s love affair with Sri Lankan...
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A Year of Recognition
4th November 2019
FORBES: Tablet Reveals the 25 Coolest Hotels in the World and a New Beginning after Being Acquired By Michelin
Wild Coast Tented Lodge was recently featured in the Forbes article highlighting 25 of the coolest hotels around the world by Tablet! “The Sri Lankan coast is an extraordinary place for a holiday, and the luxury-tent safari camps of...
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A Year of Recognition
4th May 2020
Wild Coast Lodge named in Escape.com’s list of “Six stunning resorts helping the Earth”
To mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day this year, Escape.com put together a list of resorts around the globe who are pioneers in implementing sustainability practices that help protect our planet. Only six resorts made the list and...
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25th October 2019
Safari Anecdotes: 3 Cubs Go In For a Kill
Ranger Anjallee had an amazing sighting recently in Block 5 of Yala National Park, of three cubs stalking their prey. Here is her account of how the drama unfolded. We watched in complete silence anticipating an attack from the female...
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A Year of Recognition
21st November 2017
The Wild Coast Tented Lodge
When one hears the words ‘Wild Coast,” one conjures up visions of a desolate landscape where the beaches are dotted with the skeletal remains of boats and the wind howls mercilessly. That vision is not only misplaced, but it couldn’t...
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A Year of Recognition
8th November 2021
Resplendent Ceylon Declares a Climate Emergency
Sri Lanka is one of the most at-risk nations in terms of climate change. Our coastlines are at risk of inundation, our forests are at risk of climate-induced die-back, our endemic species are nearing extinction while global business...
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A Year of Recognition
5th November 2020
Luxury Voices Part 1: An Interview With Malik Fernando On What Luxury Now Means For Travellers and The Industry
Joanne Tang:Hi, everyone. Welcome to Luxury Voices, the podcast about the luxury world in Asia with a focus on the greater China market. I am Joanne Tang, your host, founder and CEO of Infinite Luxury Group. In this podcast, we...
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3rd November 2021
Resplendent Ceylon Receives Global Recognition
At Resplendent Ceylon, travel and tourism means the world to us; but over time we have also come to realise that it is so much more than just that. Since the beginning, we have been committed to curating meaningful journeys for all our ...
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A Year of Recognition
5th November 2021
Luxury Voices Part 1
Joanne Tang: Hi, everyone. Welcome to Luxury Voices, the podcast about the luxury world in Asia with a focus on the greater China market. I am Joanne Tang, your host, founder and CEO of Infinite Luxury Group. In this podcast, we...
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A Year of Recognition
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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A Year of Recognition
14th October 2019
Yala’s Leopard Personalities (Part 1)
On our game drives into Block 1, we encounter multiple individual leopards (Yala has one of the highest densities of leopards in the world), but there are a few leopards in particular who are sighted often and have made a name for...
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A Year of Recognition
25th October 2021
Our Food Philosophy
Experiencing local cuisine is an integral part of visiting Wild Coast Tented Lodge. We’d like to think of each plate, every dish, the ingredients used as an expression, an indication of its connection to nature, our island home and the...
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A Year of Recognition
1st December 2020
Luxury Voices Part 2: Resplendent’s SafeStay Protocols and the MJF Foundation and Dilmah Conservation
Malik and Joanne speak about how the landscape of travel has changed post lockdown, Resplendent Ceylon’s SafeStay protocols and the important role of the MJF Foundation and Dilmah Conservation.Joanne Tang:There’s a growing demand for...
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A Year of Recognition
20th October 2021
#FoodforChange
Relais & Châteaux and Slow Food, the global movement working to ensure that everyone has access to good, clean and fair food, came together once again to celebrate “Food for Change” in October. Nearly 200 Relais & Châteaux...
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A Year of Recognition
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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A Year of Recognition
20th January 2021
Luxury Voices Part 3: Malik’s Vision for Resplendent Ceylon
Malik and Joanne speak about Resplendent Ceylon’s remarkable run last year, receiving numerous awards and being recognised by prestigious publications. Malik also explains the importance of guest feedback and talks about his vision for...
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A Year of Recognition
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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A Year of Recognition
8th October 2021
Work from Resplendent Ceylon
Resplendent Ceylon’s collection of small, luxury boutique resorts are the ideal spaces for those looking for seclusion, safety and an efficient space to work from. A desk with views of the jungle, the ocean or the tea plantations could be...
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A Year of Recognition
17th August 2021
Elephants, the Architects of the Wild
Sri Lankan elephants (Elephas maximus maximus), the largest of the Asian elephant sub-species are true ‘ecosystem engineers’ or keystone species, although comparatively smaller than their African counterparts. Keystone species like...
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A Year of Recognition
11th October 2021
Regeneration: Beyond Sustainable Tourism
It’s tough to talk about the future of tourism and hospitality without taking into consideration the unprecedented times we live in. One of the hardest hit industries, the world’s lull in travel has given the opportunity for the...
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A Year of Recognition
15th November 2017
Premium Safari Experience in Sri lanka – The Hedonist
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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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A Year of Recognition
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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A Year of Recognition
30th September 2021
The Best Times to Visit Sri Lanka
Cliches aside, our island can be viewed as ideal to visit throughout the year. Regardless of what the weather is like in one part of the country, another part would offer a great experience in likeness or kind. We’ve summed up some of...
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A Year of Recognition
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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A Year of Recognition
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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A Year of Recognition
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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A Year of Recognition
8th August 2017
The greatest shared experience on Earth
There are some ‘Festivals’ that simply take one’s breath away for their sheer scale of humanity. The Carnival in Rio New Year’s Eve in Sydney Harbour The Kandy Esala Perahera. Whilst the first two are sparkling events, they have become...
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A Year of Recognition
27th August 2021
The Resplendent Safari
Wild Coast Lodge redefines “safari” as a holistic wilderness experience. We are blessed with diverse habitat, ecology and scenery across the five sectors of the Yala National Park Complex and Bundala National Park, which is a Ramsar...
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A Year of Recognition
5th October 2021
Mindfulness in the Breathtaking Heartland of Ceylon Tea
It’s a couple of minutes past 6am. A glass of water, a splash of the same on my face and I quietly creep out my room towards the front terrace of Dunkeld Bungalow. There’s no one in sight as I pick my spot for the morning and spread ...
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A Year of Recognition
10th August 2021
Ceylon Tea Trails Receives Global Recognition
Ceylon Tea Trails has been recognised at this year’s TripAdvisor awards in the Travellers’ Choice World and Asia categories. The TripAdvisor awards are prestigious and coveted globally, as it is the largest online travel community, with...
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A Year of Recognition
16th September 2021
Faunal Diversity at Ceylon Tea Trails
A keen naturalist hailing from the hill country, Rohan Gunasekara began his nature work at the Hill Country Youth Exploration Society. He was later the Secretary of the Nature Exploration & Protection Society of Nuwara Eliya due to...
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A Year of Recognition
3rd January 2022
Honeymoon in 2022: Five Things to Consider
The recent flux of requests has us thinking 2022 could be the year of honeymoons. The idea of making up for lost time and the revitalised focus of being amongst enviable locations has newlyweds also booking in on lengthier stays than...
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A Year of Recognition
15th March 2022
Take to the Skies!
Choosing the right transfers can set the tone for your entire trip.If you’re looking to cut travel time from one destination to another, best go for a private air transfer.Here’s why:Roads can tend to get ladden with traffic.Our island...
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A Year of Recognition
22nd September 2021
Five Reasons Sri Lanka is Perfect for Family Vacations
Ours is a land that offers experiences that connect you with nature and wildlife, culture and heritage, traditional cuisine and communities of diverse ethnicities. Here’s five reasons why Sri Lanka is perfect for your next family...
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A Year of Recognition
9th January 2022
Indulge in a Cinematic Unwinding
If you’ve yet to delve into the world of cinema from a local perspective, take your pick of some acclaimed films that were shot in its entirety, and others that were partially captured on our island home. Sit back, get yourself some...
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A Year of Recognition
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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A Year of Recognition
23rd July 2021
Leopard Research Centre, Yala
Dilmah Conservation and Wild Coast Tented Lodge have finalised plans for a Leopard Research Centre of a global standard, with eminent trustees including Dr. Sumith Pilapitiya and Eric Wickremanayake, working with the likes of Wilderness...
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A Year of Recognition
9th May 2022
Growing Our Own Produce
Whilst the disruptions and restrictions to the global supply chain and local import regulations challenge the structure of the food chain for the hotel and tourism industry,we’d like to believe it has also encouraged us,or rather coaxed..
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A Year of Recognition
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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A Year of Recognition
26th June 2019
Monkeying Around: Introduction to the Primates of Yala
There’s more to primates than what usually meets the eye! Ranger Grace from Wild Coast Tented Lodge loves primates; in her 2-part blog, she will discuss primate behaviour at Yala, Sri Lanka. Here’s her account of a cheeky primate called...
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A Year of Recognition
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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A Year of Recognition
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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A Year of Recognition
26th June 2019
Our Experience as Rangers at Wild Coast Lodge
At Wild Coast Tented Lodge, we have 3 foreign interns gaining experience at the parks in and around Yala. Here is their account of their journey so far. Our names are Dom, Grace and Lauren and we are all from not-so-sunny England. We...
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A Year of Recognition
21st February 2019
Green light for British travelers to visit Sri Lanka
Our founder Malik Fernando was interviewed recently by TTG Magazine in light of the relaxed travel advisory by the UK’s FCO. To our friends in the UK: #SrilankaAwaitsYou! The welcomed news was also mirrored in the optimism showed by...
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A Year of Recognition
4th September 2019
The Curious Behaviour of Grey Langurs
Hope you learned something from our previous blogpost! In this one, you’ll learn about behavioural traits, similarities and differences with humans as well as the difference between New World and Old World monkeys. Two Common Behavioural traits of the Grey Langur Grooming – Monkeys spend most of their time grooming each other, mainly
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A Year of Recognition
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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A Year of Recognition
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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A Year of Recognition
14th May 2021
The Migration from Wildlife Tourism to Impactful Nature Tourism
Wild Coast Tented Lodge’s location on the border of Yala National Park affords guests a unique and rich wildlife experience. Yala, a national park of immense ecological and biodiversity that is highlighted by an abundance of endemic...
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A Year of Recognition
21st June 2019
Australia declares Sri Lanka safe to travel
Welcoming you to our sunny island! Australia has relaxed their travel advisory on visiting Sri Lanka. Escape magazine’s article below reaffirms the Australian travelers’ willingness to keep exploring the island. Melinda Browning ...
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A Year of Recognition
1st October 2019
Wild Coast Lodge Shortlisted for Dezeen Awards 2019 – World’s Best Buildings
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A Year of Recognition
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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A Year of Recognition
19th May 2020
Resplendent Ceylon launches Sri Lanka Resident Offer
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 traveller a remarkable circuit across Sri Lanka, with a range...
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A Year of Recognition
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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A Year of Recognition
17th July 2017
Lonely Planet reveals the Top 10 must-see places in Asia for 2017
An escape from the heat of the country’s coastline, Sri Lanka’s hill country is vivid with colour and culture. Ceylon Tea Trails is ideally located to experience the peace and tranquility of the serene hill country of Sri Lanka, which...
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A Year of Recognition
6th July 2017
Leopard and Biodiversity Research and Conservation in Norwood area
Leopard and Biodiversity Research and Conservation in the Norwood, Castlereigh and Bogawanthalawa Valley areas bordering Peak Wilderness Sanctuary Dunkeld Conservation Station, June 2017. Continued research being carried out by The...
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A Year of Recognition
6th May 2021
A life devoted to tea and kindness : Merrill J. Fernando
The unmistakable face of the Dilmah brand is Merrill J. Fernando, with his signature catchphrase, “do try it!”. He is the first tea grower to offer his tea to the world, picked, perfected, packed at source, and kindness was his cup of...
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A Year of Recognition
14th July 2017
The butler did it!
When I arrived at Tea Trails for the first time I was introduced to my private butler, Suresh. Resplendent in a silvered sarong and matching shirt, (He has 4 sets to choose from) he was everything I envisaged a butler to be...
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A Year of Recognition
22nd May 2021
Conserving the Peak Ridge Forest Corridor
Resplendent Ceylon, the Wilderness and Wildlife Conservation Trust (WWCT), Dilmah Tea and several other tea estates have embarked on a ground-breaking private sector collaboration to protect Leopards in the Sri Lankan tea highlands. The...
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A Year of Recognition
14th November 2022
A Year of Recognition
The natural warmth of Sri Lankans and the continent's worth of attractions this small island offers makes it perfectly suited for the new breed of traveller looking for an unconventional experience.
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A Year of Recognition
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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A Year of Recognition
2nd May 2019
Sri Lanka status update
We are saddened and shocked by the attacks that took place on Easter Sunday and share our deepest sympathies with those affected. Sri Lanka has remained a peaceful island for the past decade and the attacks were unrelated to previous...
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29th July 2017
Temples, trunks and tranquility – BENTLEY Magazine
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3rd September 2022
Discovering Sri Lanka
If you’ve seen Sri Lanka in the headlines in recent months, you’re probably aware that the country has been sinking deeper into the worst economic crisis it has ever seen. The capital, Colombo, has seen months of protests due to rising...
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A Year of Recognition
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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A Year of Recognition
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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A Year of Recognition
10th April 2020
Giving Through Travel – Mankada Pottery Centre
Mankada, the Dilmah MJF Centre for Empowerment through Arts and Crafts in Uda Walawe, is an artisanal pottery centre that seeks to provide employment to women living in the area. Mankada was set up to support the local community with a...
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A Year of Recognition
25th January 2019
Sri Lankan cuisine tops 2019 food trends
Travel – which ironically, is the cornerstone of Sri Lankan gastronomy – along with a vibrant migrant community and an endless collection of Instagram-worthy dishes, have finally brought the magic of Sri Lankan food to international...
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A Year of Recognition
29th August 2019
Three fascinating features of the Grey Langurs’ diet
Hello all, it’s Grace again! I’m back with a sequel to my introduction about primates. This blog is about the cheeky Grey Langur; a species of monkey you can find in Yala National Park, other areas of Sri Lanka and also India. You’ll...
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A Year of Recognition
18th February 2021
Malik Fernando on Sarah Groen’s Luxury Travel Insider Podcast
Click here to listen to the full podcast. Luxury Travel Insider, a podcast by Sarah Groen, is designed to inspire you to travel and live out the experiences of your dreams. She speaks to icons of luxury travel, hears stories and...
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A Year of Recognition
9th June 2017
Echoes of the past
The Scots are a tremendously mobile and resourceful people. Over the last couple of centuries these resourceful people took their talents in engineering, mining and tea and coffee growing to the ends of the earth and were instrumental...
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A Year of Recognition
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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A Year of Recognition
17th December 2018
Sri Lanka tops the “The Five Places That Stole My (Nikki Ekstein’s) Heart in 2018!”
Bloomberg magazine is the go-to source for the most relevant, insightful, and analytic information on capital markets, global economies and wealth. It’s Pursuits section reviews the world’s most tasteful, exclusive and luxurious...
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A Year of Recognition
7th June 2017
History and Heritage at Ceylon Tea Trails
Most of us know the history of Sri Lanka. How it was visited by both The Buddha & Marco Polo, colonized first by the Portuguese, then by the Dutch and finally the English who named the island Ceylon. How coffee was the staple crop until...
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A Year of Recognition
26th June 2019
Bundala School Partnership Project – led by Wild Coast Lodge. Supported by MJF Kids.
Resplendent Ceylon has pledged to foster a rural school located close to Wild Coast Lodge as part of our community outreach projects by providing continued support on a long-term basis in terms of infrastructure, specialist training and...
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A Year of Recognition
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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26th June 2019
What is the best time to visit Yala?
The “Yala Complex” is a contiguous expanse of jungle that combines 5 blocks of nature reserves as well as Lunugamvehera National Park. There is no “best time” to visit – instead, all year round, Yala has a variety of experiences to keep...
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A Year of Recognition
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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A Year of Recognition
26th April 2017
A Walk on The Wild Side…
I’m pretty sure Lou Reed didn’t have the kind of wildlife in mind that I saw on my stay at Tea Trails when he released his iconic song on his album “Transformer” back in ‘72. Moving swiftly on though, one of the things that drew me to...
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A Year of Recognition
20th January 2021
Luxury Voices Part 3
Malik and Joanne speak about Resplendent Ceylon’s remarkable run last year, receiving numerous awards and being recognised by prestigious publications. Malik also explains the importance of guest feedback and talks about his vision for...
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A Year of Recognition
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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A Year of Recognition
3rd March 2020
Migrant Birds of Sri Lanka
Migrant birds are birds that travel long distances from cold winter regions to warmer regions at regular time intervals. This is a natural phenomenon which occurs due to their inability to survive the winter periods in a given habitat...
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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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A Year of Recognition
2nd December 2021
The Sri Lankan Safari Guide
Planning A Safari In Sri Lanka? With diverse biodiversity and the numerous national parks, Sri Lankan safaris are quite unlike any other safari experience. In this blog, we share a few tips and suggestions for travellers looking to...
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A Year of Recognition
1st October 2016
Tea Trails launches pioneering leopard conservation centre
Sri Lanka’s first tea resort partners with The Wilderness and Wildlife Conservation Trust to introduce first-of-its kind conservation research and Tea Trails nature tours Oct 2016 – Budding naturalists and wildlife enthusiasts can...
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A Year of Recognition
19th June 2018
Sri Lanka Has Beaches, Safari Parks, and Spectacular Tea Country – Here’s How to Combine All Three into the Perfect Trip
Travel + Leisure is the US’ leading monthly travel magazine, publishing features on beautiful hotels, in-depth destination guides and style and travel advice. The publication has a circulation of 969,266 and a total readership of 4.8...
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A Year of Recognition
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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A Year of Recognition
16th June 2017
Suitcase Magazine explores the Hill Country
Tue, 13 June 2017 THE LEOPARD THAT CAME TO TEA: EXPLORING SRI LANKA’S HILL COUNTRY Words by CONTRIBUTOR : EMMA BOYLE Photos by ALICE LUKER This article appears in SUITCASE Volume 19: The Wild Issue. Leopards have developed a taste...
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A Year of Recognition
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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A Year of Recognition
29th December 2021
#BeginAgain
Ground. Find your center. Breathe. Breathe again. And again. As yet another year comes to an end, it is apparent we’ve plenty of challenges that continue to compromise our ideal sense of living. A global pandemic. Climate change...
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A Year of Recognition
1st December 2021
Luxury Voices Part 2
Malik and Joanne speak about how the landscape of travel has changed post lockdown, Resplendent Ceylon’s SafeStay protocols and the important role of the MJF Foundation and Dilmah Conservation. Joanne Tang: There’s a growing demand for ...
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A Year of Recognition
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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A Year of Recognition
8th May 2018
Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Conde Nast Traveler Hot List 2018: The Best New Hotels in the World
For this 22nd edition of the coveted Hot List, Conde Nast editors and reporters crisscrossed six continents to review hundreds of new properties firsthand. They came back with 102 outstanding winners that represent not just the vanguard...
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A Year of Recognition
1st May 2020
Jungle Chronicles
The world is a little quieter with travel restrictions in place at the moment – but the rhythm of Sri Lanka’s jungle carries on unabated. So, the rangers at Wild Coast Lodge are putting together a series of short IGTV videos called...
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A Year of Recognition
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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