The group behind Sri Lanka’s luxury hotel collection, Resplendent Ceylon, has now launched the new Reverie properties on the island’s south coast.
Reverie is a collection of laid-back boutique properties designed to embrace the slow pace of island life. The collection, created by Resplendent Ceylon, has launched with the opening of Kayaam House in Tangalle in January followed by Ahu Bay in Ahungalla in February. The properties are located just two hours apart from one another, along the south coast of Sri Lanka.
“The core brand values remain the same as Resplendent, as Reverie is a sister brand and born out of the same family and concept. Our offerings in terms of guest experience and service will be mindfully and personally paced. Reverie however will focus on smaller, intimate properties across Sri Lanka,” said Malik J. Fernando, Managing Director, Resplendent Ceylon.
Conceived by the Fernando family, Sri Lankan tea producers and founders of Dilmah Ceylon Tea, Resplendent Ceylon’s boutique properties are Relais & Chateaux certified resorts and include Ceylon Tea Trails in the tea highlands, Wild Coast Tented Lodge beach-side by a National Park, and Cape Weligama on the south coast near Galle. Guests staying here while support the group’s positive impact programs through the MJF Foundation & Dilmah Conservation.
The new Reverie properties
Kayaam House, on the south coast in Tangalle, comprises of six Ocean Rooms, two Palm Suites and a Bawa inspired restaurant and bar. Wellness and restoration forms a key part of the guest experience. The Sanctuary Spa features a treatment room with therapies based on traditional healing methods utilising hyperlocal herbs and spices.
Ahungalla Point is located between two secluded bays on the south-west coast is Ahu Bay. The relaxed beach house is made up of four suites and three, three-bedroom beach villas, available either on a rent-by-the-room or exclusive use basis. Pared-back, rustic interiors will feature neutral sandy tones, rattan furniture, recycled wood accents and plenty of natural greenery. A casual all-day dining venue which will serve Sri Lankan and international favourites, surrounded by manicured lawns, beach cabanas, a Sanctuary Spa and an infinity swimming pool.
A number of activities will be expertly curated by the local team to offer soulful experiences for guests, giving them the chance to respectfully immerse themselves into Sri Lankan culture.
A third property, Kelburne Estate, is set to open in December 2023 as a collection of hillside cottages amidst the tea plantations in the mountains of Haputale.