Hotels in Sri Lanka Are At a New Level, Thanks to Tea Trails

Sri Lanka is one of those rare destinations that has it all: rich cultural history, flavorful local cuisine, palm-tree-lined beaches, safari-style wildlife encounters. And when it comes to hotels in Sri Lanka, honeymooners likewise have it all, in that they’re able to choose from dozens of five-star resorts that are tailor-made for once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Whether it’s a high-rise suite in the capital of Colombo or a glitzy beach resort on the southern shores of Weligama or Tangalle, honeymooners have more options than ever. While the development of hotels in Sri Lanka are booming in certain areas, the central region of Ceylon remains spectacularly unchanged—a vision of the island nation as it was during the colonial period and beyond.

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To experience the best of Central Highlands, book a stay at Resplendent Ceylon’s Tea Trails, a five bungalow retreat spread out across the hills of tea country, which sets the standard for boutique luxury in Sri Lanka. At Tea Trails, honeymooners have their pick of accommodations, set in restored colonial-era tea planter residences. Each bungalow has multiple suites and is done up its own unique aesthetic: Dunkeld Bungalow is located in the middle of the working Dilmah Tea Plantation and has an infinity pool and hot tub overlooking Castlereagh Lake; Castlereagh Bungalow has wraparound decks and is ideally located on the banks of the lake for easy access to water activities; Summerville Bungalow, just opposite Castlereagh, has throwback decor and airy suites with French doors that lead out onto private outdoor patios.

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Tea production is one of Sri Lanka’s biggest industries: it accounts for approximately two percent of the country’s overall GDP. As Tea Trails is uniquely located in is the heart of tea country, guests have the opportunity to learn the inner-workings of tea production—from the…

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