Ceylon Tea Trails comprises of five restored historic tea planter residences, called bungalows, perched at an altitude of 1250 meters in Sri Lanka’s panoramic Ceylon tea region. The 27 rooms & suites with period furnishings, gracious butler service, and gourmet cuisine create an ambiance that has made Tea Trails the gold standard for luxury in Sri Lanka. Each bungalow is unique and offers guests the non-hotel, private house ambiance that is the hallmark of the award-winning Tea Trails experience. Follow the Tea Trail from one bungalow to the next, staying a night or two at each or just laze in one. This is the ideal setting for trekking and biking against the breathtaking backdrop of mountains, lakes, winding roads and waterfalls. If you prefer to unwind, observe life on a working tea estate while being pampered by your butler, enjoy a spa treatment, croquet on the lawn or sunbathe alongside the pool. Or explore the lush tea fields & visit a century old factory for a gentle education in the art of Ceylon Tea.
Summerville, Castlereagh and Dunkeld overlook the Castlereagh lake, Norwood is at the other end of the valley and Tientsin is in the next valley.
Each house comes with its own chef, butler and houseboys and 5 or 6 rooms each.
High above the lake at the edge of a tea plantation, Summerville stands sentinel. This five-room bungalow enjoys magnificent views of the water and beyond to tea planted mountains in the distance.
Travellers approaching Castlereagh from the road can glimpse tantalising views across the lake of this magnificent symbol of the glory days of Ceylon tea.
Poised high above Castlereagh lake, the bungalow looks down on the verdant tea fields of Dunkeld estate and the tea factory, with spectacular views of the Great Western mountain range.
The bungalow at Norwood commands a fine view of the eastern end of the Bogawantalawa valley and rests in the shelter of one of the finest bamboo stands to be found anywhere.
Step into the world of Tientsin and step back in time. Named after the Chinese village from which the original tea seedlings came, this very British residence is a historical landmark.
Master Suites with separate living area and private gardens, Garden Suites with verandahs to private gardens and spacious Luxury Rooms. Dunkeld has an Owner’s Cottage, set away from the main bungalow.
Relish our signature Dunkeld tea experience, enjoy a scenic walk or a guided nature trek, climb holy mountain Adams Peak.
'No Menus, Just indulgences' is our philosophy. The island's first Relais & Chateaux lodge brings a mix of delicate fine dining and the gastronomic passion of local cuisine to the charm of traditional tea plantation bungalows
In the 1950s Merrill vowed to restore the fortunes of his country’s ailing tea industry, whilst sharing the benefits with the community. Merrill believed that no business was possible without the combined efforts of workers, staff, clients, consumers and in the case of tea - the environment.
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 of authentic experiences, while contributing towards local communities & the environment through the MJF Foundation & Dilmah Conservation.