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Ceylon Tea Trails
Hatton, Sri Lanka
Originally home to the ancient tea planters, these charming bungalows boast incredible views of the Sri Lankan tea country and offer an immersion into the fascinating history of tea culture, alongside luxury facilities and full butler service.
27 rooms and suites across five individual bungalows, available exclusively or to book individual rooms
Each bungalow has a private outdoor swimming pool
Some bungalows also have a heated outdoor hot tub or private jacuzzi
Each bungalow has its own gardens alongside a section of garden games
Activities include kayaking on Castlereagh Lake, mountain biking, tennis, and white-water rafting
Dating back to 1888, the five luxurious bungalows at Ceylon Tea Trails are nestled in the hills at an altitude of 1250 metres, benefitting from spectacular views across Sri Lanka’s beautiful Ceylon tea region. All rooms are tastefully decorated with a hint of heritage luxury – you can expect four-poster beds and plush furnishings, with many of the suites opening onto verandas and lush green gardens. Guests can book a bungalow exclusively, offering a spacious base for reunions between family and friends. Or book as a couple’s retreat for a remote getaway, yet not lacking in first-class facilities including butler service and a private swimming pool overlooking the countryside.
Start your day in utter luxury with the traditional breakfast in bed, featuring Ceylon tea served to you by your butler. Learn all about the history of the area with an insightful private tour of the Dunkeld Tea Factory, and hike or cycle through the region, discovering mountainous scenery and picturesque lakes. Spot locals picking the tea leaves in the verdant green hills. For those who prefer to relax, book an in-room spa treatment and delight in a cocktail by the pool.
Indulge in an exquisite afternoon tea in the gardens as you admire panoramic views. Or dine on contemporary gourmet cuisine featuring fresh ingredients straight from the garden, paired with wines or teas from the region. Whet your appetite with a Sri Lankan cooking masterclass and learn about the recipes and techniques behind local cuisine. Children can join in with culinary experiences too.
Image credit: Resplendent Ceylon
Merrill’s Dilmah Tea, the first producer-owned tea brand in the area, launched the MJF Charitable Foundation, with a focus on ethics and integrity in the activity of the estate. Find out more here
Dilmah Conservation, founded in 2007, prioritising human welfare and the environment
Why we love it
Arrive at Ceylon Tea Trails by water plane, where you can land directly on the lake in a unique experience. Delight in the tea planter’s picnic lunch with gourmet cuisine inspired by Sri Lanka’s cultural traditions as you dine against a stunning natural backdrop.
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