Resplendent Ceylon has introduced a hand-picked collection of curated journeys that connect travellers with unique narratives across Sri Lanka. The classic, ‘Tea, Sea and Safari’ Journey illustrates the perfect holiday across our three inimitable and stylish resorts; offering travellers insight into our cultural, natural, and culinary heritage. This bespoke itinerary is strengthened by the introduction of a series of new journeys – Active, Cultural, Wilderness, Culinary, Spiritual and Wellness, and more.
“The journeys capture the essence of our beautiful island in a very divergent manner. We want our guests to be able to experience it unlike any other; making their way across the off-the-beaten-path, unexplored territory and creating memories and having experiences they otherwise wouldn’t on a regular tour of Sri Lanka. On the whole, they are individual meaningful journeys that connect guests with the heart and soul of our island,” said Maheesha Ratnayake, COO of Resplendent Ceylon.
Each is immersive and experiential in its own way, allowing travellers an authentic island adventure under distinctive umbrellas of experiences. The journeys provide combinations ranging from short stays to four to seven nights, as well as long stays of 10 or more nights. “Our three resorts – Ceylon Tea Trails, Cape Weligama and Wild Coast Tented Lodge – are located in three very unique regions of the country. We’ve utilised the time during the pandemic to introduce a series that would resonate with the post-pandemic traveller and give them the opportunity to experience diverse sensory elements of Sri Lanka,” expressed Chamindra Goonewardene, Director Sales and Marketing.
Traverse across forest plains, along tea valleys, experience exciting game drives, and use this opportunity to ride the waves for a flush of adrenaline on our Active Adventure in Motion Journey. Explore the cultural heritage of our island on our Cultural Passage Journey which allows travellers to discover traditions that draw from deeply rooted connections to mythical Gods and Goddesses, rituals that are revered and practiced to date for an immersive experience unlike any other.
Delve into the origin of our local cuisine from the early colonisers to modern progressive fusion on our Culinary Island of Flavours Journey. Sri Lankan fare remains wholesome, community-sourced, and flavoursome, this is your invitation to experience it from farm to table. Sri Lanka’s relaxed restrictions have now made it possible for fully vaccinated guests to travel to any resort of their choice directly from the airport. If you arrive with a negative PCR report within 72 hours of embarkation and have completed 14 days after receiving the recommended doses of vaccination, you don’t have to isolate and there is no need to conduct an on-arrival PCR test.
Ratnayake further added, “We are seeing a significant demand for the coming months, and we look forward to welcoming our guests so that they can experience the different facets of Sri Lanka.” Conceived by the Fernando family, Sri Lankan tea producers & founders of Dilmah Ceylon Tea, Resplendent Ceylon’s collection of small, luxury resorts offer the discerning traveler a remarkable circuit across Sri Lanka, with a range of authentic experiences.
This “best of Sri Lanka” circuit features three distinctive resorts – Ceylon Tea Trails in the Central Highlands, Cape Weligama on the southern coast and Wild Coast Tented Lodge near in Yala National Park – all connected by a thread of peerless service. They are the sole Sri Lankan members of Relais & Chateaux, the global fellowship of individually owned & operated luxury hotels and restaurants.