Travelling, while slowly picking up pace, is now underlined by safety. With this in mind, these resorts in Sri Lanka are now offering private jets to visitors ahead of the country’s reopening. By Bayar Jain
Sri Lanka has recently reopened its borders for international tourists. With no minimum number of stay days and restrictive quarantine, the country is fast becoming a favourite among travellers. However, the need to remain safe continues to underline these travels.
Tapping into this need are the three resorts by Resplendent Ceylon: Ceylon Tea Trails, Cape Weligama, and Wild Coast Tented Lodge. The resorts, in association with Jetpooling, are now offering guests private jet experiential journeys as part of their immersive stay experiences, states a media release by the hospitality brand. With this, guests will be able to explore the nation’s many offerings such as tea fields, clifftop beaches, and safari lodges without compromising on safety. As an added precaution, this socially-distanced form of vacationing will come paired with the brand’s SafeStay initiative to ensure the health and safety of all guests, teams, families and local communities.
Speaking about this initiative, Malik Fernando, Managing Director, Resplendent Ceylon is quoted as saying, “We are delighted to exclusively partner with Jetpooling to introduce seamless experiential luxury journeys across our collection for Indian guests.”
Starting at INR 22.5 lakh (plus taxes) for a couple, these private jet experiential packages go beyond tours. For instance, at Ceylon Tea Trails, the package even includes a seven-night fully inclusive stay, and accommodation at any of the three bungalows—Summerville Bungalow, Dunkeld Owner’s Cottage and Castlereagh Bungalow—here. Moreover, guests can even indulge in tea-infused dinners or a tea planter’s picnic lunch, go on walking trails, and take a private tea tasting experience. For an end-to-end luxurious affair, guests can choose to fly to Colombo from either New Delhi or Mumbai in a Dassault Falcon 2000 (12-seater) or an Embraer Legacy 650 (13-seater), respectively. Upon landing, a helicopter ride will complete the journey.