Cape Weligama, Weligama, Sri Lanka
Where trade winds carried legendary explorers like Marco Polo past Sri Lanka’s soaring southern cliffs on some of history’s most celebrated nautical journeys, Cape Weligama has become the most celebrated among Sri Lankan Beach Resorts, along this fabled island’s palm fringed shores. 30 minutes east of Galle, Cape Weligama inhabits 12 manicured acres atop a singular promontory rising 40 metres above the Indian Ocean.
Nestled into the natural slopes atop Weligama’s striking headland, a collection of private Suites and Villas; offering 39 bedrooms in all, create the welcoming illusion of a traditional Sri Lankan village. Yet beneath local terracotta-tiled rooftops, stylish interiors unfold as Cape Weligama boasts the largest living Luxury Villas in Sri Lanka. Each room is named for a distinguished explorer or writer whose historic Ceylon journey captures the spirit of Cape Weligama.
The hotel offers an array of international dining venues capturing Weligama’s iconic sunsets, as does the 60-metre crescent-shaped infinity pool that appears to flow seamlessly into the shimmering sea, while those timeless breezes ensure elegant swells unfurl onto the sun kissed sand.
Postcard perfect beaches, gently breaking waves and a kaleidoscopic underwater landscape sprinkled with historic wrecks, Sri Lanka’s southern coastline does not lack for magnetic charms. The plethora of things to do in Weligama are carefully curated and the staff will aid you in designing the perfect outing.
Location and Transfers
The resort is in 12 acre-gardens on a headland, just a 10-minute drive from the fishing town of Weligama and 30 minutes from the colonial city of Galle. Approximately 3 hours from Colombo airport.
Pool View Junior Suite – generously sized twin queen bedded room and spacious bathroom with stone bathtub and steam room. The verandah is perfectly furnished for lounging and dining.
Pool View Master Suite – exquisitely furnished king bedroom and lavish bathroom with stone bathtub and steam room. The verandah is perfectly furnished for lounging and dining.
Ocean Villa – an exquisitely furnished bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and bathroom with stone bathtub. The verandah leads into verdant gardens with a 15m infinity edge pool.
Premier Ocean Villa – step from your lavishly furnished bedroom onto the large verandah, perfect for relaxation and dining, overlooking tropical gardens with a 15m infinity edge pool.
Prestige Ocean Villa – The Prestige Ocean Villa sports a large verandah for relaxing or dining, overlooking the Indian Ocean and tropical gardens. Inside, the spacious king bed room is lavishly furnished.
Grand Ocean Villa – spacious bedroom with separate living room and bar. Our largest verandah for relaxing and dining, overlooking tropical gardens with 15m infinity edge pool.
Ocean Pool Villa – the upper floor Ocean Pool View features a luxuriously furnished bedroom with striking ocean views and a stunning 15m infinity edge pool.
Duplex Two Bedroom Cape Pool Villa – the most lavish villa. 2 King bedrooms, living room with bar, upper floor deck, stunning upper floor 15m infinity pool overlooking the Indian Ocean.
The resort features mulitple restaurants that set the bar for fine dining in Sri Lanka. A gourmet paradise, Cape Weligama pays homage to its location with the day’s freshest catch selected by you at Pola (the Sinhalese word for ‘market’) and cooked to order at the Ocean Terrace restaurant.
Savour mouth-watering fare at the Ocean Grill Steakhouse & Grill, dramatically poised at the cliff edge, with nothing but azure expanse as far as the eye can fathom.
The resort’s handpicked wines complement these extensive East to West menus. Honouring the deep roots connecting Cape Weligama to this island’s rich history, the Cape Club provides a relaxed yet refined venue for traditional Ceylon high tea, as well as to linger over sunset cocktails and after-dinner nightcaps under the stars.
Facilities and Activities
Spa & Wellness
Gym and Fitness Camps
Infinity Swimming Pool
Two Public Beaches
Water Activities: surfing, surfing lessons, diving, whale watching, boat rides & excursions
Cape Whale Safari