Dilmah Tea family launches glamorous resort

Tea lovers will enjoy Cape Weligama, a glamorous resort which offers travellers a unique 'Tea and Sea' experience.

Tea lovers will enjoy Cape Weligama, a glamorous resort which offers travellers a unique ‘Tea and Sea’ experience.

The Fernando family, owners of Dilmah Tea and its luxury travel arm Resplendent Ceylon, have opened their second Relais & Chateux hotel, Cape Weligama, on Sri Lanka’s stunning south coast.

This glamorous resort, which sets a new benchmark for luxury tourism in Sri Lanka, also complements its iconic sister hotel, Ceylon Tea Trails, by offering travellers a unique ‘Tea and Sea’ experience. Cape Weligama is perched on a majestic cliff top overlooking the bay of Weligama – frequented by pods of whales, and offers 40 elegant rooms set in landscaped gardens with panoramas of the Indian Ocean.

Designed by award winning Thai architect Lek Bunnag, known for his work with Four Seasons Langkawi and Ritz Carlton Phulay Bay, it offers some of the most spacious and luxurious accommodation in the region.

Designed by award winning Thai architect Lek Bunnag, known for his work with Four Seasons Langkawi and Ritz Carlton Phulay Bay, it offers some of the most spacious and luxurious accommodation in the region.

The villas and suites offer contemporary interiors, custom made furnishings, ocean facing bathrooms, tropical gardens and a private butler service.

The combination of the amazing headland site, beautiful design features and unique service offerings – learned from over ten years of experience at Tea Trails, awards this property the caliber to stand alongside the top world class resorts, and will attract a new breed of traveller to our country.”

Malik Fernando, Managing Director

The cuisine offers a fusion of fresh Sri Lankan produce and contemporary cooking techniques. Guests can enjoy unique experiences such as selecting fresh seafood at the “Pola” (Market) which the expert chefs cook to order and dinning at the cliff top Teppanyaki restaurant.

Other resort highlights include a crescent shaped cliff top infinity pool, in-villa spa experiences with bespoke products made from local teas and spices, a fully equipped gym, Dive Centre, whale watching and a host of local excursions which include trips to Sri Lankan UNESCO sites and local fishing villages.

CEO of Resplendent Ceylon, Dominique Nordmann, comes from a prestigious hotel pedigree having worked for over twenty years with Asian brands such as Taj and Oberoi: “As with our first property, Ceylon Tea Trails, Cape Weligama is driven by a passion to offer guests unforgettable and authentic experiences, giving them the chance to truly engage with Sri Lanka’s unique culture and landscape” he comments.

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Other resort highlights include a crescent shaped cliff top infinity pool

Cape Weligama is less than two hours by road from the capital Colombo and is connected to the Tea Trails by a twenty minute journey in a seaplane.

Cape Weligama / +94 11 774 5700) offers rates from $605 per room per night on a half-board basis including accommodation on a double-occupancy basis, daily breakfast plus lunch or dinner; house wines, spirits & beers; laundry, all taxes & service charges plus one activity per day.