Creating an Ethical Wildlife Experience
Creating an Ethical Wildlife Experience
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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13th November 2017
Sri Lanka’s Newest Safari Outpost Puts an Otherworldly Spin on the Classic Tented Lodge – Robb Report
Wild Coast Tented Lodge lives up to its name in more ways than one...
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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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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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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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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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18th April 2018
House & Garden feature Wild Coast Tented Lodge among the most beautifully designed hotels in the world
Eight-page dedicated feature in the travel special Hotels by Design, the ultimate guide to the most beautifully designed hotels in the world House & Garden UK, a leading upscale interiors magazine carries an exclusive feature of Wild...
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Creating an Ethical Wildlife Experience
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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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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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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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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15th November 2017
Sri lanka’s New Beachfront Safari Camp – Conde Nast Traveller
A quite extraordinary new safari camp, Wild Coast Tented Lodge, has opened on a beach in Yala National Park, with leopards to one side and the ocean on the other. by ISSY VON SIMSON Read the original article on Conde Nast Traveller ...
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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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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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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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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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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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15th November 2017
Premium Safari Experience in Sri lanka – The Hedonist
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15th February 2022
Five Things to Know About Yala’s Geology
Ruhuna, the home of Yala, was home to a community pulsating with life and a landscape teeming with lush flora and fauna. At present, not much has changed. The community still thrives as does the wondrous nature around it, from the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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20th February 2022
Hyperlocal Cocktails
Discover the Ten Tuskers Bar at Wild Coast Tented Lodge, that features handcrafted cocktails with hyperlocal ingredients. Sit alongside the pool, overlooking the deep blue Indian Ocean and allow yourself to journey across a tasting of...
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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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28th February 2018
Travel + Leisure picks Wild Coast Tented Lodge among the Best New Hotels in the World
Makes the T+L’s It List 2018, the annual collection of the best new and reborn properties worldwide. New York based T+L is the preeminent voice for the sophisticated traveller, serving up expert intelligence and immersive, inspiring...
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18th October 2022
Creating an Ethical Wildlife Experience
Spending time in a national park is a privilege. There’s something extraordinary and thrilling about spotting and being so close to wildlife. The animals roam free. They do not show up ‘on demand’. Nature moves at its own pace.
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26th February 2018
This Coastal Jungle Lodge is Sri Lanka’s Latest Ode to Sustainable Luxury – Electrify Magazine
As part of Sri Lanka’s Resplendent Ceylon luxury circuit of tea, sea and safari, Wild Coast Tented Lodge is steeped in the country’s most revered experiences. Opened at the beginning of November, the resort was a three year project in...
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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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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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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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15th February 2018
Wild Coast Tented Lodge wins Best New Luxury Hotel of the Year
Feb 9, 2018 – Sri Lanka and Wild Coast Tented Lodge scooped the Best New Luxury Hotel of the Year award at the first ever TTG luxury Travel Awards, a glittering event held at The Rosewood hotel, London. TTG was established as Travel...
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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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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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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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8th September 2021
Creating Wild Coast Tented Lodge
Wild Coast Tented Lodge, situated in Yala, Sri Lanka, set a new standard for luxury safari lodges. Our island, known for its biodiversity and array of wildlife, has had its fair share of safari experiences, but nothing quite on the...
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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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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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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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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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19th August 2022
Five Ways to Identify Animal Tracks
A guided nature or bush walk during your stay at Wild Coast Tented Lodge is a signature experience. In the company of a qualified and trained ranger, this is, without a doubt, the most immersive and interesting way to appreciate the...
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1st October 2019
Wild Coast Lodge Shortlisted for Dezeen Awards 2019 – World’s Best Buildings
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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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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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18th February 2019
Wild Coast game drives during Dry Season and Block 1 closure
The “Yala Complex” (informal definition) is a contiguous expanse of jungle that includes the 5 sectors (or Blocks) of Yala, as well as Lunugamvehera national park. Block I (adjacent to Wild Coast Lodge) and the most frequently visited ...
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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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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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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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6th September 2022
Five Things the Wilderness Has Taught Us
We strive to imitate the magnificent tranquility that exists in the wilderness every day. As each day goes by, we begin to understand how dependent we are on the environment and space that surrounds us. The wilderness as we see it...
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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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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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12th December 2017
Tatler checks into Wild Coast Tented Lodge.
Surf, tea, safari-this is what homegrown hospitality group Resplendent Ceylon now offers with the recent opening of Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Yala National Park.With renowned hotels elsewhere in Sri Lanka, namely Ceylon Tea Trails in...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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13th November 2021
Find Your Centre Amongst The Wilderness of Yala
Breathe. Seek. Inhale. Release. If the past 18 months have taught us anything about resilience in the time of a worldwide pandemic, it is that we should always take the time to tend to ourselves. While our sense of balance or peace of...
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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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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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Creating an Ethical Wildlife Experience
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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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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