Resplendent Ceylon joins Élyseé Collective’s Portfolio


Élysée Collective has welcomed Resplendent Ceylon, the award-winning luxury trail of boutique resorts across Sri Lanka, founded by Malik Fernando alongside his father Merrill Fernando of the world-renowned Dilmah tea family, to its luxury travel PR portfolio.

As the leisure division of the family owned company, known for their long-term commitment to ethical tea production and fashioned from a genuine pride in sharing Sri Lanka with the world, Resplendent Ceylon’s portfolio comprises Ceylon Tea Trails, Cape Weligama and Wild Coast Tented Lodge, with the next luxury lodge, Sigiriya, due to open in 2021. Resplendent Ceylon is the sole Sri Lankan member of Relais & Chateaux, the global fellowship of individually owned and operated luxury hotels and restaurants.

The world’s first tea bungalow resort, award-winning Ceylon Tea Trails is an icon for small luxury resorts comprising five restored bungalows offering breathtaking panoramas of mountains and luscious tea fields. Each bungalow is unique and exudes its own exquisite ambience, the hallmark of the award-winning ‘all-inclusive’ Tea Trails experience.

Located on Sri Lanka’s soaring southern cliffs, Cape Weligama has become the most celebrated among Sri Lankan Beach resorts. Inhabiting 12 manicured acres atop a promontory rising 40 metres with seamless views of the Indian Ocean, the 39 private retreats are designed by one of Asia’s most celebrated architects, Lek Bunnag. A crescent shaped infinity pool appearing to flow seamlessly into the shimmering sea surrounds an array of international dining venues, each of which capture Weligama’s iconic sunset.

Wild Coast Tented Lodge is Resplendent Ceylon’s latest property, a spectacular luxury tented camp renowned for its dense leopard population where jungle meets a rugged empty beach. Unique in design, masterminded by a consortium of Dutch, English and Sri Lankan designers, and inspired by the shape and colour of the environment, the use of natural materials sees each structure blend seamlessly into the surrounding landscape offering guests state-of-the-art amenities and authentic Sri Lankan experiences.

A haven for the endlessly passionate and curious adventurer and discerning traveller, Resplendent Ceylon pride themselves on creating authentic cultural experiences while contributing towards local communities and the environment, with each of their unique five-star properties offering a variety of experiences linked to Sri Lanka’s history, culture and natural surroundings.

Retaining an ethos of ethical practice and sustainability, Resplendent Ceylon offers immersive and authentic ‘resplendent journeys’ heroing adventure, nature, relaxation, family friendly and romantic experiences, each personalised by its natural setting.

Resplendent Ceylon offers 10% of profits to MJF Charitable Foundation and Dilmah Conservation. Visit for more information.