TEA LOVERS AND THOSE WHO RELISH A PRIVATE RESIDENCE AMBIENCE ADORE TEA TRAILS, THE WORLD’S FIRST TEA RESORT – AND ALSO SRI LANKA’S FIRST RELAIS & CHÂTEAUX PROPERTY.
Five fully restored colonial-era tea planters’ bungalows are arranged throughout the estate, offering anywhere from four to six bedrooms and suites for a total of 26 accommodations. Each room is unique in its design, while all boast period furnishings and discreet butler service. Walking trails connect the bungalows, taking guests through scenic Ceylon tea gardens. Many guests choose to try more than one bungalow, making for a well-rounded stay and total immersion into this unique and serene destination. Gourmet dining – centered around fresh, homegrown vegetables and spicy Sri Lankan flavors – is complemented by full afternoon high teas in the garden. And even the spa treatments are tea-infused – choose from cinnamon spice, green tea or jasmine for your aromatic bath experience.
- Closest Airport
- Bandaranayake International Airport (BIA) | 4.5 hours drive (160 KMs)
- Number of Rooms
- 27 rooms; Summerville Bungalow - 5 Rooms; Castlereagh Bungalow - 5 Rooms; Dunkeld Bungalow - 5 Rooms; Norwood Bungalow - 6 Rooms; Tientsin Bungalow - 6 Rooms
- The Restaurants
- Communal main dining hall in the tea planter’s bungalow.
- Amenities and Facilities
- All Inclusive
- Butler Service
- House Car
- In Room Spa Treatments
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Tea Factory Visit
- Rebecca Recommends Secrets
Make time for an exclusive tea with a resident planter, and an afternoon cream tea. Learn how to taste and appreciate the unique flavor profiles that differentiate tea varieties. Resplendent Ceylon has curated an exclusive tea connoisseur’s getaway, wherein guests will follow the entire process from leaf to cup.
Guests are invited to a hands-on experience with one of the property’s amazing chefs. Learn the basics of Sri Lankan cooking, from the range of spices and ingredients, techniques and recipes behind the magic of Sri Lankan cuisine.
Enjoy a delicious dinner under the stars.
To truly appreciate Tea Trails – follow the Tea Trail from one bungalow to the next, staying a night or two at each. You can of course stay in just one, why wouldn’t you when you have your very own butler on hand to cater to your every whimsical request.
- Combination Stay/ Why Visit
Sri Lanka holds a collection of unique and fascinating stories that make it a one of a kind travel destination. The Resplendent Ceylon journey is the perfect trip across their three inimitable and stylish resorts that offer guests exclusive insights into the country’s cultural, natural, and culinary heritage. Try your hand at the timeless art of “tea tasting”, take a bushwalk with a ranger to gain an insight into how to interprets tracks and signs of the jungle, and learn how Ceylon’s plethora of spices and tropical ingredients meld to define one of the most flavorsome cuisines world over.