Resplendent Ceylon reveals plans for treehouse-style accommodation at Tea Trails resort
property, set on a tea plantation in south-central Sri Lanka, is made up of five
separate bungalows comprising 27 rooms.
extension is set to be built on the ridge behind Dunkeld Bungalow, adding a
further 20 to 25 rooms in a treehouse style, designed to blend in with the
landscape. The development will also add a host of new facilities including a
heated swimming pool, spa and wellness centre offering tea-focused treatments,
and standalone restaurant, which would be available to other Tea Trails guests.
Fernando, managing director at Resplendent Ceylon, said: “With Tea Trails being
the most iconic of our properties, and in such demand – because tea country is
so appealing with no other tourists and stunning scenery, it’s a really
charming experience – you get a huge scramble at busy times.
about adding one more bungalow to make it six, but why not create a more
modern, contemporary idea?
give you a treehouse feel and they’ll be located on the top of the ridge with
something quite different to the mix. We have single-handedly established tea
tourism in Sri Lanka, so it’s important that we top and tail it for people or
families who want longer stays.”
extension is still in the planning stage, but Fernando said it would ideally be
completed by 2020.
among a raft of new developments for the Sri Lankan hotel group, which opened
its third property, Wild Coast Tented Lodge, on the edge of Yala National Park
last November, and is set for further openings in Sigiriya Resort, due by the
end of 2020, and a Robinson Crusoe-style beach resort at Trincomalee the
resort Cape Weligama has also added a new adventure centre in partnership with
specialist activity operator Borderlands, adding whale-watching, mountain
biking, kayaking and white-water rafting, among other activities. Wild Coast is
also set to unveil Sri Lanka’s biggest leopard conservation station in July.