The Relais & Chateaux Ceylon Tea Trails sets the gold standard for colonial-style luxury in the cool, misty Sri Lankan highlands. Nestled amongst English rose gardens, lush green lawns and working tea plantations, this sublime property invites its guests to play croquet, have a cuppa by the pool or relax on a cushioned cane chair out on the veranda enjoying the birdsong.
Accommodation is in 5 individual bungalows – each named after the tea planter who once lived there. Each one contains a number of beautifully appointed guestrooms, decorated with antiques, handsome teak furniture and four-poster beds. From dawn to dusk, enjoy the services of your very own butler who will bring you tea in bed, so you can start the day in style.
Ceylon Tea Trails is all about time-honoured planters’ traditions so expect a crisp gin and tonic after a leisurely afternoon walk, scrumptious high tea with finger sandwiches and freshly baked cakes as well as exceptional four-course meals that expertly fuse elements of English and Sri Lankan cuisine. With pristine hills and emerald valleys at your doorstep, hiking and biking can be enjoyed, before retiring to the spa for a well-deserved deep tissue massage or aromatherapy bath.