Cape Weligama

Summary

Located on 12 beautiful acres atop a cliff facing Sri Lanka’s palm-lined south coast, Cape Weligama boasts stunning panoramic views of the ocean and surrounding area. Designed by one of Asia’s most celebrated architects, Lek Bunnag, the resort’s buildings perfectly compliment the natural beauty of the setting and are influenced by traditional Sri Lankan villages. Inside, each of the villas has a bright and contemporary feel which offer guests both comfort and space. Each room is named for a distinguished explorer or writer whose historic Ceylon journey captures the spirit of Cape Weligama. A range of excellent facilities ensure your stay is even more enjoyable, including an ocean facing infinity pool, spa, a dive centre and more. 

Highlights

  • Brilliant butler service
  • A romantic setting
  • Huge villa style accommodation
  • Designed by Thai architect Lek Bunnag
  • On occasion movies and sports fixtures and shown on a giant screen at the Moon Bar.

Location

Weligama, Sri Lanka

Best time to go

The best time to visit Sri Lanka is between December and April. 

Our thoughts

Cape Weligama may be hidden, but by no means isolated. A quick 20 minute drive west and you’re in the middle of Fort Galle. Or try as a twin centre with the hotel’s sister property Tea Trails - a charter seaplane service can connect the two resorts. A great hotel to take in the beautiful sights of Southern Sri Lanka


  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Dive centre
  • Two public beaches
  • Bar
  • 3 restaurants
  • Tennis
  • Water sports 

Dining

The resort has 3 restaurants but guests can also choose to dine within their villa with meals prepared by their butler.

The De Mauny Dining Pavilion -Offers stunning ocean views from its terrace. Pick from the days catch at the “Pola” seafood market and have it cooked to your liking.

Kumbuk - An alfresco Sri Lankan village style restaurant, which showcases the island’s deliciously unique cuisine

Misaki - A Japanese restaurant located on the cliff's edge

 The Taylor Living Pavilion - Serves a Ceylon Afternoon Cream Tea, snacks throughout the day and signature pre-dinner canapés and aperitifs.

The Moon Bar - Under the Moon Pool, serves casual fare throughout the day.

POOL VIEW JUNIOR SUITE

The generously sized Pool View Junior Suite offers a Super King bed (can be converted to twin Queen beds) and spacious bathroom with stone bathtub and steam room. Though the smallest room the Junior Suite is still the largest room in the area. The outdoor verandah is furnished for lounging and dining. The Junior Suite can interconnect with the adjacent Master Suite via a double door on the verandah which is ideal for families with children. The Suites overlook the Cove swimming pool including the kid’s pool, tropical gardens and have close access to the East Beach.

Pool View Master Suite

The spacious Master Suite has a large bedroom and lavish bathroom with stone bathtub and steam room. It can interconnect with the adjacent Junior Suite via a double door on the verandah, perfect for families with children. The Suites overlook the Cove pool and kid’s pool and tropical gardens, with close access to the East Beach. 

Ocean Villa

The Ocean Villa features a verandah, for relaxation or dining, that leads into an exquisitely furnished bedroom, large walk in wardrobe and bathroom with a separate area for the stone bathtub that opens out to the garden. The Villas offer a twist to the traditional Sri Lanka Beach Villa. In lieu of immediate ocean access, the villas were built at an elevation, offering guests unfettered views of the Indian Ocean.Grouped in clusters of two or three, the villas are surrounded by lush tropical gardens that feature a semi-private 15m infinity swimming pool. Immerse yourself in a truly tropical experience.

Premier Ocean Villa

This spacious Premier Ocean Villa features a large, well-furnished verandah. A foyer leads to the elegantly furnished king bedroom and large bathroom with steam room and stone bathtub. The Villa is surrounded by lush tropical gardens that feature a semi-private 15m infinity swimming pool shared with either one or two other villas. An exotic step away from the usual beach Villas in Sri Lanka, in both style and elegance.

Prestige Ocean Villa

From the attention to detail in luxury finishes to the mini-library of local tales, the Prestige Ocean Villa stands apart from accommodation options of comparative boutique hotels in Sri Lanka.

The villa sports a large verandah for relaxing or dining, overlooking the Indian Ocean. Inside, the spacious king bedroom is lavishly furnished and exudes elegance. The villa features a separate living room and private bar, at which your butler will mix drinks of your choice. Sunbath in your own private garden surrounded by lush tropical flora or take a dip in the infinity 15m semi-private swimming pool shared with either one or two other villas.

Grand Ocean Villa

Featured in esteemed publications such as the Robb Report, accommodation such as the Grand Ocean Villa is why most consider Cape Weligama as the epitome of 5-star hotels in Sri Lanka. Boasting 200m of luxury and charm, the villa enjoys the largest verandah for relaxing or dining, overlooking the Indian Ocean and tropical gardens. Inside, the spacious king bed room is lavishly furnished alongside the separate living room with its own bar. The Villa is surrounded by lush tropical gardens that feature a semi-private 15m infinity swimming pool shared with either one or two other villas.

Ocean Pool Villa

Without a doubt, the best Sri Lanka pool villa. With an elevation of 40m above sea level, this second story accommodation features a stunning 15m long infinity edge pool, giving guests an immersive experience of miles upon miles of ocean, as far as the eye can see. The upper floor Ocean Pool Villa features a luxuriously furnished bedroom with striking ocean views opening up to an outdoor deck for sunbathing. A large bathroom with a stone tub equipped with Sonas surround sound speakers and a collection of 1000s of songs will make you want to stay forever.

Duplex Two Bedroom Cape Pool Villa

The epitome of modern luxury. The most lavish accommodation with two king bedrooms, each with large ensuite bathrooms. The most sought after Beach Bungalow in Sri Lanka, the duplex two-bedroom Cape Pool villa features 310m of sheer luxury and is situated at the highest point of the resort. The beach is a mere 180m away or a 2-minute walk. A spacious terrace on the ground floor for relaxing or dining, a living room with bar, an upper floor deck and the stunning upper floor 15m infinity edge pool overlooking the Indian Ocean. The two floors are connected by a staircase on one side of the Villa. There is also a second 15m infinity pool in the garden shared with the second Villa which could be reserved for family or friends.

 

  • Explore neighbouring coves by kayak
  • Swim and snorkel in the aquamarine bay beneath Cape Weligama
  • Take a boat or kayak out on nearby Koggala Lake
  • Whale watching
  • Bicycle ride through the paddy fields and villages
  • Rafting
  • Water sports 

Children welcome. A baby cot and one extra bed can be added to the room and Master and Junior Suites can be interconnected. A babysitting service is also available. 


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