Brought to life by the founders of Dilmah Tea, the Resplendent Ceylon boutique collection of unique, luxury resorts offers the discerning traveller a remarkable circuit across Sri Lanka.
WILD COAST TENTED LODGE
Set on a remote stretch of rugged beach, six hours’ drive from Colombo in the southeast of Sri Lanka, lies a spectacular luxury tented camp. With its man-made structures blending seamlessly into the surrounding landscape, it is so inconspicuous you’d be sure to miss it on the winding dusty tracks if you didn’t happen to be chaperoned by the resorts affable staff.
From the team behind the highly elegant and considered Cape Weligama and Ceylon Tea Trails comes an architectural anomaly, boasting carefully selected natural materials and arched fabric and bamboo structures. Wild Coast Tented Lodge is made up of 28 cocoon-like tents – stretched in canvas, bearing chic colonial expedition décor. Together they form the shape of a leopard’s paw, a symbol of the Yala National Park that the resort neighbours – a playground of undeniable natural beauty you can discover through the ultimate safari adventure.
Redefining “safari” as a holistic wilderness experience, the team at Wild Coast Tented Lodge aspire to showcase the entire spectrum of nature with programs and activities covering biodiversity as well as ecological and geological education. And, if you think you have to be in savannahs of Kenya, or the deltas of Botswana for your bucket-list safari fix, Wild Coast Lodge will redefine your expectations. The experience showcases a true untapped wilderness with local animals roaming free around the camp, and game drives leaving twice daily (sunrise and sunset) offering breathtaking sightings of elephants, boars, sloth bears, leopards, plus an array of incredible birdlife and natural countryside.
Thirty minutes east of Galle, Cape Weligama, another of Resplendent Ceylon’s collection of luxury resorts offers a unique clifftop stay with twelve manicured acres spread above the Indian Ocean on Sri Lanka’s southern coast. Offering 39 private villas and suites, this iconic stay is known for its archetypal sunsets, surf, and incredible whale watching. It adds a unique offering to the discerning traveller looking for a remarkable circuit across Sri Lanka that’s completely different from that of Wild Coast Lodge, yet equally remarkable in its own right.
BEST OF SRI LANKA CIRCUIT
Ceylon Tre Trails, hatton
An iconic collection of five historic tea planters’ bungalows perched at an altitude of 1250 metres in Sri Lanka’s panoramic Ceylon tea region.
Wild coast tented lodge, yala
A spectacular luxury tented camp, between jungle and the Indian Ocean, with 28 cocoon pods in canvas and teak with copper detailing, some with plunge pools.
A clifftop resort with 12 acres above the Indian Ocean on Sri Lanka’s southern coast. With 39 villas & huts this resort offers the most sumptuous views of Sri Lanka.