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With resilience engraved in the soul of a Sri Lankan, Resplendent Ceylon too have catered to this side of their personality and formulated a set of safety guidelines – with a focus on sustainability as well – to be followed once the world is back to its former self. By Bayar Jain

Sri Lanka is a paradisiacal land in its own right. Home to endless beaches, tropical fauna, multitudinous mountain peaks, and welcoming people, this Asian nation seems to have it all. Thriving on these factors and taking up the stellar Sri Lankan hospitality a notch higher is Resplendent Ceylon – a trail of Luxury Resorts in the island nation. In this tumultuous time when the world is reeling from the crises together, the resorts have readjusted their gaze to bring sustainability and safety in the same purview.

 

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The resort teams are following the guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and local authorities to welcome guests into their safe abode once the situation is normalised. This includes measures such as the enhanced disinfection of all hand touchpoints and extensive use of hand sanitisers across all their resorts. Every room and public space of all the properties are also being deep cleaned, while housekeeping teams are being consistently trained and updated on the guidelines.

 

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While guests cannot make their way into the country as of now, the luxury hotel chain is making use of this ‘quiet’ time by focussing on sustainability. Considering Resplendent Ceylon was conceived by the Fernando family, Sri Lankan tea producers and founders of Dilmah Tea, it’s only natural, then, for them to be conscious of the environment as well. In normalcy, the luxury resorts offer the discerning traveller a range of authentic experiences, while contributing towards local communities and the environment through the MJF Foundation and Dilmah Conservation. Right now at Wild Coast Tented Lodge, one of their properties, they’re making use of a desalination plant where all the water used in the resort is recycled, food waste is transformed into cooking gas and organic manure for the gardens. Moreover, hot water is driven by the exhaust in air conditioners, and 50 per cent of energy is driven from a solar plant as well.

 

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To bring this love for nature to their guests as well, the resort has also curated a series called Jungle ChroniclesThis IGTV series has been put together by rangers at the Wild Coast Lodge wherein wildlife enthusiasts can examine animal behaviour, marvel at wildlife footage, or even engage in quizzes and activities from their homes.

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