Thursday 18 August 2022

Resplendent Ceylon: A Welcome Return to Stability?

There has been a welcome return to stability in Sri Lanka in the last couple of weeks, with the new President firmly focused on law and order, leading to a settled economic restructuring critical to restoring the wellbeing of the people. The primary protest has ended and the protesters have vacated the site, the fuel situation has improved significantly, and it is anticipated advisories will be relaxed shortly.

Tourism is a key driver of the Sri Lankan economy and supports an incredible value chain that over 10% of the population rely on. Recent guests of Resplendent Ceylon have had memorable stays, visiting national parks, monuments and tea fields, enjoying a seamless experiences with Resplendent service and smooth transfers. All three resorts have operated normally throughout the disruptions with tourists never at risk during the protests.

Resplendent Ceylon’s commitment and passion towards curating meaningful journeys has never been stronger. They have resumed all key market sales calls and have seen a welcome pickup in bookings now that Sri Lanka is off the front-page news.

Conceived by the Fernando family, Sri Lankan tea producers & founders of Dilmah Ceylon Tea, Resplendent Ceylon’s collection of boutique Relais & Chateaux resorts offer the discerning traveller a remarkable circuit across Sri Lanka, with a range of authentic experiences. while supporting our positive impact programs through the MJF Foundation & Dilmah Conservation.

This “best of Sri Lanka” circuit features three distinctive resorts - Ceylon Tea Trails in the tea highlands, Wild Coast Tented Lodge beach-side by a National Park and Cape Weligama on the south coast near Galle.   

The resorts are connected by a thread of peerless service and are the sole Sri Lankan members of Relais & Chateaux, the global fellowship of individually owned & operated luxury hotels and restaurants.    
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