Cape Weligama - Sri Lanka's Best and Largest Luxury Villa Resort

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Sri Lanka’s Southern coast is renowned for its world class beaches and relaxed atmosphere. There are dozens of beach towns dotted along the shore, and with that much choice it can be hard to know which one to choose. Perched 100 feet above the Indian Ocean, on one of the most dramatic settings you’ve seen is Cape Weligama. This spectacular boutique resort is located on the headland of Weligama Bay that juts out of the spectacular southern coast of Sri Lanka, only a 30 minute drive from historic Galle. If one were to stand at the tip of the cape, there would be nothing standing in your way between Sri Lanka and the south pole. The road leading up the property trails along tiny lane ways and through charming residential neighborhoods, allowing you a glimpse of authentic Sri Lankan life.
Cape Weligama - Sri Lanka's Best and Largest Luxury Villa Resort

Cape Weligama : At a Glance

Cape Weligama has so much more to offer than its breath-taking panoramic ocean views. It is a fantastic luxury resort with very spacious, terracotta-roofed villas all named after famous Ceylon explorers. Stunning panoramas naturally complement all 39 private retreats designed by one of Asia’s most celebrated architects, Lek Bunnag. An array of international dining venues captures Weligama’s iconic sunsets, as does the 60 meter crescent-shaped infinity pool that appears to flow seamlessly into the shimmering sea. Earthy hues and crisp white linens are the lovely finishing touches to these villas, ranging in size from one-bedroom villa up to the two-storey Cape Weligama residences that are perfect for families. The villas are clustered in groups of 3 or 4 in spacious gardens, each with their own infinity pool to share, meaning you can have privacy in your private pool or enjoy the stunning ocean views from the spectacular main pool. There is also access to a beach from the hotel and a fully equipped gym.
Pool side in Cape Weligama | Visit Weligama
Pool side in Cape Weligama

Location of Cape Weligama

The resort's location is a fine one, perched high on a palm-dominated headland with magnificent Indian Ocean and coastal views, just a few miles from surf-orientated Weligama. The ocean panoramas are breathtaking and the owners have made the most of the hotel's location by eking out superb clifftop viewpoints for drinks or private dining.
Address: Abimanagama Road, Weligama, Sri Lanka.
Tele: 00 94 11 774 5730

Service & Facilities in Cape Weligama

There are no on-call butlers yet room service is seamless and the staff are prompt when responding to requests. The chefs visibly engage with guests in the restaurant. The 60-metre crescent-shaped Moon Pool for the over 12s champions the most spectacular coastal views. Below is a well-equipped gym and a casual surf bar that spills onto a terrace where pathways lead to magical ocean lookout spots. There's also a separate family pool, a spa villa and a water sports centre offering cycling trips, surfing, whale watching and diving.
Landscape in Cape Weligama | Visit Weligama
Beach front seats in Cape Weligama

Rooms in Cape Weligama

Cape Weligama’s suites and villas are dotted across the 12 acres of tropical gardens, providing privacy and solitude. All have large terraces, oversized stone baths and steam rooms, while villas benefit from semi-private pools. The rooms themselves are some of the most capacious around, with beds big enough for entire families and elegant, beach-inspired interiors. Common to all room types are distinct custom-designed furnishings, plush linen on king-sized or twin beds and understated bathrooms with walk-in steam rooms/showers and freestanding bathtubs. The starting category suites sit next to the lower family pool and have quite limited sea views. All room categories come with wi-fi, Sonos Sound bars, tea & coffee making facilities, mini-bar, hair dryer, safe deposit box, flat screen tv, cable channels, in-house movie entertainment, telephone, bathroom amenities, bathrobes, slippers, bath tubs, steam room.
Villa rooms in Cape Weligama | Visit Weligama
In side of villa rooms in Cape Weligama
Bathroom amenities in Cape Weligama | Visit Weligama
Bathroom amenities in Cape Weligama

Villas in Cape Weligama

From the gardens to the beach, the accommodations are spread out across 12 acres, nestled into the lush surroundings. Each of the luxury villas is well-thought out and spacious (the largest luxury villas in Sri Lanka), with clusters of 2-3 individual villas set around a pool and garden. Villas offer more privacy and potentially better views depending upon the type you book, yet are all extremely spacious – hallways lead to a vast bedroom and into a similarly huge bathroom with a walk-in wardrobe, and their big verandas are designed for dining and lounging. Rooms have minibars, coffee machines and tea-making facilities as well as Sonos speakers and a Smart TV loaded with a big collection of categorized movies and television shows.
Pathways to villas in Cape Weligama | Visit Weligama
Pathways to villas in Cape Weligama
Private Pool in Cape Weligama | Visit Weligama
Private pool in Cape Weligama

The two-storey two-bedroom Cape Pool Villa will suit privacy-seekers with a blow-out budget. Upping the ante for honeymoon romance, they have sweeping Indian ocean views from both bedrooms, and this is the only category with a private infinity pool on the roof terrace. However, Master Suites are more intimate and cost-effective, flaunting the same ochre and ultramarine-hued style as larger villas.
Private Villa in Cape Weligama | Visit Weligama
Private Villa in Cape Weligama

Food & Drink in Cape Weligama

Cape Weligama has five restaurants and bars which offer food and drinks. Cape Weligama has two restaurants: Ocean Terrace is a dramatic, wooden pavilion with sweeping views of the sea, while Ocean Grill is a 12-seater steakhouse which requires advanced booking. The main restaurant is positioned at the top of the cape with panoramic south easterly views. Dishes draw influence from local, western and wider Asian cuisines, executed with both refinement and flair.
Surf Bar in Cape Weligama | Visit Weligama
Surf Bar in Cape Weligama

Visitors favorite choices were Ocean Terrace and the Surf bar. The Surf bar is the place to go if you want to spend your day enjoying a cocktail or snacking on their light menu. Its atmosphere is at casual and sophisticated, making it the perfect place to while away the hours by the beach. Ocean Terrace is the hotel’s main restaurant and it serves a modern menu with local and international influences. Ocean Terrace features one of Cape Weligama most picturesque spots, offering a dramatic views of the Sri Lankan coastline and the rolling waves below. Every night for dinner we would walk down and seat ourselves with the rest of the guests. Dishes included Sri Lankan specialties, local fresh fish as well as some western options. The sociable Cape Club has light bites and cocktails. There’s a small bar beside the Cove Pool, too.
Sushi Plate @ Cape Weligama | Visit Weligama
Sushi Plate @ Cape Weligama
Resturant in Cape Weligama | Visit Weligama
Restaurant in Cape Weligama

Poolside in Cape Weligama

This resort promises the moon and delivers, with an unheated, adults-only, 60 meters, crescent-shaped pool, with an infinity edge that curves around the cape, where swimmers can enjoy 270-degree Indian Ocean views. The Cove Pool welcomes kids, and each stone-wall-ringed garden includes a shared pool for two to three villas. Walk-in closets, spa bathrooms with a freestanding tub and shower that doubles as a steam room, make the villas feel relaxing and cozy. It’s the kind of room where you could easily past the day on your private patio, curled up to the sound of the Indian ocean while taking in the view.
Infinity Pool in Cape Weligama | Visit Weligama
Infinity Pool in Cape Weligama
Moon Pool in Cape Weligama | Visit Weligama
Moon Pool in Cape Weligama

Spa in Cape Weligama

Smell as sweet as the garden surrounds, with locally inspired in-villa treatments made with home-grown spices. Therapists will soothe and relax you with scented steam showers, organic spice scrubs (clove, nutmeg, sweet orange and sandalwood), Ceylon tea and cinnamon-laced essential-oil massages, and green-tea facials. Hidden under the Moon Pool, there’s a fully equipped air-conditioned gym, and cliff-edge yoga and Pilates platforms offer sights for the sore-thigh-ed.
Spa facility in Cape Weligama | Visit Weligama
Spa facility in Cape Weligama

Family-friendly vs Honeymoon?

The Suites (Kings with twins) interconnect through their balcony/terrace, and overlook the family pool. The bijou kids' club is for the two to eight age group, and is chargeable, as are babysitters. There's a separate children's menu and cots are provided free of charge.
Residence bedroom in Cape Weligama | Visit Weligama
Residence bedroom in Cape Weligama

Activities in Cape Weligama

The sports center has a spa and gym, while the Surf Bar has a big screen which sometimes plays the occasional movie or important sporting event. Apart from the moon shaped infinity pool there are other pools however, and in one of them you can even train for a PADI diving qualification. Furthermore, there are exciting activities and excursions to get involved including snorkeling, kayaking, diving, surfing, private cruises, fishing, seasonal whale and dolphin watching, cinnamon plantation trails, Galle fort walks and more, all executed with professionalism to allow guests to discover the authentic flavor of southern Sri Lanka.
Cape Weligama beach area | Visit Weligama
Cape Weligama beach area
Jungle beach / Turtle bay beach Weligama | Visit Weligama
Jungle beach / Turtle bay beach Weligama

Day Tours from Cape Weligama
For adventures further afield, must see destinations include Mirissa’s vibrant boat harbour and the historic Galle Fort where cobbled streets encased in coral and granite walls reveal ochre washed colonnaded houses, colonial churches, and renowned jewellery boutiques. Elephants, sloth bears & crocodiles may be spotted on day trips to the Udawalawe and Yala national park.
Souvenir Shop in Cape Weligama | Visit Weligama
Souvenir Shop in Cape Weligama

Borderlands Adventure Centre at Cape Weligama
The Borderlands Adventure Centre at Cape Weligama conducts many adventure activities upon your requests. The activity centre located near Cape Weligama resort in front of Jungle beach of Weligama. Visitors can engage in activities like: swim and snorkel in the aquamarine bay beneath Cape Weligama. Explore neighboring coves by kayak or learn to surf on Weligama’s legendary curls. The Dive Centre, staffed by an experienced international team of professionals, offers a comprehensive range of PADI dive courses and other off shore activities including private sunset cruises, big game fishing, seasonal whale and dolphin-watching trips and banana boating. Away from this idyllic coastline, explore Sri Lanka’s lush rural hinterland of sleepy villages, paddy fields, meandering lagoons and ancient temples by guided bicycle ride. Take a boat or kayak out on nearby Koggala Lake, its tranquil lagoon edged by fragrant cinnamon gardens and tropical wildlife. Find m ore details about Borderlands Adventure Centre from here.

Within a short walk you can find…

The beaches to the east and west of the hotel make for gorgeous walks at sunrise or sunset, especially if you enjoy long stretches of deserted, golden sand. Weligama itself – a lively little fishing town – is a short drive away, and Matara and Galle are both easily accessible via taxi or tuk-tuk. Below things to do and see are nearby Cape Weligama resort.

Final Thoughts

Cape Weligama is the perfect vacation/honeymoon destination. With 39 rooms, sitting on 12 beautifully-manicured acres, even if the property was at capacity there is no way it would feel crowded. There are just too many options as to where you would like relax for the day. The other fantastic thing about this property is the physical location. It is situated on the point of the bay, which allows for incredible panoramic views no matter where you are on the property.

If you are looking for a relaxing beach side experience in southern territory of Sri Lanka, where everything is available with next to no effort, then this is the perfect place. It is comfortable, romantic, quiet and picturesque. This place will serve the privacy of the villas mean that you can enjoy your stay with hardly a glimpse of another guest. Cape Weligama will be well suited to all; from families to honeymooners to sun worshipers and culture seekers of all ages, providing a lovely relaxing spot to soak up the sun, enjoy the ocean views and explore the beautiful southern coast of Sri Lanka. Book Cape Weligama from here.

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Last Updated on: 2019/01/17

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