Ceylon Tea and Sea Journey - Discover Two Sides of Sri Lanka
On this twin-escape you’ll stay in the only hotels on the island that enjoy the illustrious accolade of Relais & Chateâux membership. We begin in the luscious beauty of the vast tea estates that occupy much of the island’s interior staying at Ceylon Tea Trails. Here you’ll enjoy a cool mountain climate and the plush surrounds of this unusual hotel, which comprises four bungalows set among the rolling hills. Originally built for British tea estate managers in the days of the Raj, all rooms have been sympathetically restored, ensuring guests can relax in luxury and comfort.
After three nights, you will be whisked away by air to the coast, where you’ll spend a further 4 nights at Cape Weligama, an elegant and luxurious resort. Set on a promontory above the Indian Ocean, stunning views can be enjoyed from every suite and residence, all of which also benefit from butler service. Here you can indulge in a spa treatment in the comfort of your own suite, dine on sumptuous Sri Lankan fare, or watch the sunset from the hotel’s 60 metre crescent-shaped infinity pool. Bliss.
As Tea Trails is at an elevation of 4000 feet, the climate is cooler and less humid than in Colombo and on the coast. Typically cool mornings, warm days and cool evenings.
The four bungalows comprising Ceylon Tea Trails are between 4 km and 15 km apart offering between four and six ensuite bedrooms each, offering luxurious comfort in the style of late Edwardian to 1930s decor, reflecting the era when they were built for British tea estate managers in the days of the Raj Guests can choose to stay in one or even stay in each, experiencing the difference in decor, ambience and setting between th...
Thirty minutes east from the 400 years old Dutch colonial Galle Fort, Cape Weligama is set on 12 manicured acres atop a singular promontory rising 36 metres above the Indian Ocean. Stunning panoramas naturally complement all 40 private Residences and Villas designed by one of Asia’s most celebrated architects, Lek Bunnag.
The resort resembles the welcoming illusion of a traditional Sri Lankan Village, with terracota-tiled roof retreats featuring stylish interiors that unfold as generously sized contemporary living quarters between 130 m2 and 307 m2, each one surrounded by manicured garden. A...