Conceived by Sri Lankan tea producers and founders of Dilmah Ceylon Tea, the Fernando family, Resplendent Ceylon comprises three distinctively original resorts – Ceylon Tea Trails, Cape Weligama and Wild Coast Tented Lodge – that collectively contribute to local communities through the MJF Foundation and the environment through Dilmah Conservation.
WRD CEO, Tess Willcox, said Resplendent Ceylon’s commitment to sustainability and philanthropy transcends mere corporate social responsibility obligations and represents the company’s core vision and ethos.
“This philosophy exists in synchronicity with WRD’s brand vision, which is to reduce the impact of the travel industry on the planet by championing conscious options,” she said. “Resplendent Ceylon is a natural fit for our carefully-curated collection of resorts that share a common passion for providing revolutionary hospitality, rooted in environmental awareness, local culture and mindfulness.”
Malik Fernando, Managing Director of Resplendent Ceylon, said “Sri Lanka and Australia are closely interconnected in a number of ways, from a mutual love of tea to a competitive obsession with cricket and surfing,” he said. “We find Australian travellers fall in love with the country and we cherish having them at our resorts and showcasing the very best of our island home.”
The only Sri Lankan member of Relais & Chateaux, Resplendent Ceylon’s five-star resorts offer discerning travellers a remarkable circuit across Sri Lanka with experiences that have been carefully curated to offer an authentic, intimate exploration into the country’s essence.
Ceylon Tea Trails is an icon for small luxury resorts, comprising of five restored historic tea planter residences, 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 ambience that has made Tea Trails the gold standard for luxury in Sri Lanka. They are connected by walking and biking trails through scenic tea gardens.
Wild Coast Tented Lodge is adjacent to the Yala National Park, renowned for its leopard population. This spectacular luxury tented camp is situated on a rugged, empty beach, overlooking the Indian Ocean. The use of arched fabric structures allows each of the 28 Cocoon pods to take on the shape of the rocks and boulders that lay scattered nearby. The vaulted bamboo restaurant and bar overlook a large freeform pool.
Cape Weligama inhabits 12 tropical acres atop a singular promontory rising 40 metres above the Indian Ocean. Stunning panoramas await you, naturally complementing the 39 private retreats designed by one of Asia’s most celebrated architects, Lek Bunnag. An array of dining venues capture Weligama’s iconic sunsets, as does the 60-metre crescent-shaped infinity pool that appears to flow seamlessly into the shimmering sea.
Resplendent Ceylon Ltd
46/38 Nawam Mawatha,
Colombo 2, Sri Lanka.
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