The ultimate wanderlust list of tea plantation resorts around the globe
olivia morris / emirateswoman , 2021-05-16
Immerse yourself in an aromatic, sensory experience at these luxurious resorts.
Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge, Tanzania
This resort is hidden amongst one of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantations. Comprising of 30 Plantation Houses that radiate out into the evergreen coffee fields, Arusha Coffee Lodge has been designed around the original landowner’s home that dates back to the early 1900s.
Ceylon Tea Trails, Sri Lanka
Former residences of British tea estate managers, this Sri Lankan Resort has now been converted into opulent bungalows which make the Ceylon Tea Trails perched at an altitude of 1250 meters in the Ceylon tea region. When visiting, guests can replace their usual morning coffee routine and immerse themselves in the delicious teas of the region. The central Sri Lankan Ceylon Tea Trails sit on a working tea estate and use the nearby resource to offer quality brews and tea-infused cuisine.
Fuchun Resort, Hangzhou, China
Set in the Chinese countryside, two hours from Shanghai, Fuchun Resort is a tea resort that embodies the true meaning of tranquility, peace and refinement. The Hangzhou region is famous for its tea, which the resort regularly pays homage to, and guests can even take part in the harvesting of the tea, but only in April and May when it takes place. However, regular tea appreciation sessions take place at the resort all year round and guests can relish in the resort’s luxury spa, enjoy the walking trails and take part in Chinese calligraphy and painting workshops.
Mayfair Tea Resort, Siliguri, India
This resort is India’s first Boutique Tea Resort which welcomes everyone to “an experience of luxury that is unlike no other”. The structure was built in the 16th century with Tudor-style architecture and features vintage furnishings, classic centuries-old collectables, chequered black and white flooring carved with Italian marble. Guests are encouraged to immerse themselves in the history of tea in the region with many different activities available.
Blanket Hotel & Spa, Munnar, India
On a leafy hill station surrounded by tea plantations in Munnar, India, this resort immerses its guests in the lush greenery of the region. With 42 rooms, the hotel encourages its guests to truly switch off and enjoy all that nature has to offer in the region.
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