THE NEAREST AIRPORT: Colombo International Airport
THE AESTHETIC: Sumptuous, sun-kissed leisure
THE ROOMS: 39 contemporary suites and villas
THE TRAVELLER: Those who swoon over seaside luxuries
THE DINING: Two restaurants and hotel bar
THE INDULGENCE: Cape Weligama Spa & Wellness
THE ALLURE: Thirty minutes east of Galle, Cape Weligama inhabits 12 manicured acres atop a singular promontory rising 40 metres above the Indian Ocean. Stunning panoramas await you, naturally complementing the 39 private retreats designed by one of Asia's most celebrated architects, Lek Bunnag.
From ocean safaris to cinnamon plantations and traditional culinary experiences, Cape Weligama will immerse you in the true spirit of Sri Lanka.
The resort’s experiences are carefully curated to offer an authentic, intimate and exploratory journey into the heart, soul, history, and gastronomy of this magical island. They also offer activities with healthy doses of fun, adventure and pampering, along with a holistic wellness offering for guests to escape their urban life and soothe mind, body, and soul. A selection of engaging activities for families – with a special selection for kids – are on hand as well, to round out the perfect getaway.
Nestled into the natural slopes atop Cape Weligama’s striking headland, a collection of 39 Suites and Villas create the welcoming illusion of a traditional Sri Lankan village. Yet beneath local terracotta-tiled rooftops, stylish interiors unfold as generously sized contemporary living quarters, surrounded by tropical gardens, named after a distinguished explorer or writer whose historic Ceylon journey captures the spirit of Cape Weligama.
The Villas are set within eight gardens in the upper part of our headland, comprising two or three Villas in each plus a large shared infinity edge swimming pool. The Ocean Pool Villa and Duplex Two Bedroom Cape Pool Villa enjoy private 15m pools. The Suites are located at the lower level, around the Cove Pool. They are especially well suited to families or friends travelling together.
A sample of some of the resort’s most popular room categories. For a full list, click through to the Cape Weligama website.
Pool View Junior Suite
Best Priced Villa
From US$352 Per Night
Prestige Ocean Villa
WRD Recommended Room
From US$540 Per Night
Duplex Two Bedroom Cape Pool Villa
Luxe Villa Choice
From US$1,270 Per Night
Ceylon Tea Trails, Cape Weligama and Wild Coast Tented Lodge collectively contribute to local communities through the MJF Foundation and the environment through Dilmah Conservation.
The resorts contribute a percentage of all bookings to the MJF Foundation, while Dilmah Conservation focuses on biodiversity conservation, environmental education, research and development in the areas of sustainable agriculture, climate change adaptation and heritage conservation.