With its jaw-dropping views, exceptional service and lavish suites and villas, this exclusive resort is redefining luxury on the south coast.
You’ll feel yourself switch into relaxation mode as soon as you arrive at this luxurious resort, catch sight of the spectacular views and take your first breath of fresh sea air. The gentle curve of the 60-metre-long infinity pool draws your gaze to the crashing surf beyond and showcases the breathtaking 270-degree coastal views – it’s no wonder it was voted one of ‘The 10 Best Infinity Pools in the World’ by Condé Nast Traveler. With in-room dining and spa treatments on offer it would be easy to cocoon yourself in your residence-style suite or villa but there are plenty of activities to lure you from your luxurious sanctuary.
As a Relais & Châteaux member (one of only two in Sri Lanka) and sister hotel to the exquisite Ceylon Tea Trails, outstanding service is a given at this romantic resort. Ocean Terrace offers freshly baked treats and local specialities such as hoppers – pancakes made from rice flour and coconut milk – for breakfast. Enjoy international fusion cuisine for dinner and choose fresh fish to be cooked to your liking from the on-site market twice a week. Reserve a table at the intimate Ocean Grill Steakhouse & Grill for melt-in-the-mouth steaks and grilled prawns. Don’t miss afternoon tea at Cape Club and film nights under the stars at Surf Bar.
The suites and villas are lavishly spacious with super-chic interiors and a steam room. The Suites are set in two-storey villas around the Cove and are perfect for families or groups. The terracotta-topped villas are scattered in twos or threes, share a 15-metre infinity pool and have incredible sea views. Toted as Sri Lanka’s most luxurious pool villa, the Cape Villa 2 Bedroom Duplex is just a two-minute walk from the beach and boasts 310m2 of living space and a private pool.
All Inclusive option
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 GalleAirport transfer time:Approx. 2¾ hours by road from Colombo airport Rooms:39
TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2019
Cape Weligama is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort 6th in Top 25 Hotels in Sri Lanka category for 2019.
Good to know
Minimum stay: 4 nights 16 Dec-10 Jan. Due to its hilly setting and steep steps, the resort is not suitable for guests with mobility difficulties.
39 suites and villas
• Explore paddy fields, villages and temples during a guided bike ride* • Board the hotel’s luxury catamaran for a whale-watching trip* (Nov-Apr) • Discover historic wrecks on a diving trip* • Kayak on nearby Koggala Lake* • Create delicious spice-infused local dishes during a cooking class with the chef* • Enjoy a tea-infused massage or organic spice scrub at the spa* • Stroll down to Weligama Beach to see the region’s iconic stilt fishermen • Visit the colonial city of Galle*.
2 restaurants, 2 bars
Breakfast at the Ocean Terrace or in your room.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board from £71 • Breakfast at the Ocean Terrace or in your room • Dinner at the Ocean Terrace
Full Board from £118 • Breakfast at the Ocean Terrace or in your room • Lunch and dinner at the Ocean Terrace
All Inclusive from £175 • Breakfast at the Ocean Terrace or in your room • Lunch and dinner at the Ocean Terrace • Drinks including house spirits and wines