Cape Weligama Sri Lanka
Abimanagama road, Weligama
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Mr. Roshan George
Luxury Boutique, Relais & Chateaux
History & Story
October 1st 2014 marked the opening of one of the most anticipated resorts on the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka. Cape Weligama inhabits 12 manicured acres atop a singular promontory rising 36 metres above the Indian Ocean. 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-metre crescent-shaped infinity pool that appears to flow seamlessly into the shimmering sea.
In a short while, Cape Weligama went on to become one of the hottest properties of 2015 with rave reviews in Conde Nast Traveller, Harper’s Bazaar, Robb Report & Travel + Leisure magazine to name a few.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Beautiful panoramic views of the South Coast unmatched by any other resort in the area, spacious & opulent rooms with all the creature comforts you could ask for, in a setting to make you feel at home, and a Activity Centre with activities to keep you entertained throughout your stay.
The resort is located on a headland overlooking the expansive Indian Ocean in the fishing village of Weligama, famous for it’s sarong clad stilt fishermen.
Key sites/activities in the area
Swim and snorkel in the aquamarine bay beneath Cape Weligama. Explore neighbouring 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.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 Uda Walawe national park.
Number of rooms in all:
• 8 Pool View Junior Suites – 130 sqm
• 8 Pool View Master Suites – 150 sqm
• 6 Ocean Villa – 130 sqm
• 8 Premier Ocean Villa – 180 sqm
• 3 Prestige Ocean Villa – 180 sqm
• 3 Grand Ocean Villa – 200 sqm
• 3 Ocean Pool Villa (upper floor) – 130 sqm
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.
Restaurants & Bars
· Ocean Terrace (Main Restaurant, Western and Sri Lankan fusion fare)
· Tableau (intimate, chefs table style dining)
· The Surf Bar (Snacks)
· Cape Club
Spa treatments available in room or in separate spa area, fully equipped air conditioned gym with free weights and machines, 13 swimming pools throughout the property.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Intimate wedding celebrations, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. can be organized (maximum 80-90 people), with rooms as a resort buyout.
Extra Notable Features
A PADI certified activity centre with facilities for diving, snorkeling, water sports, whale watching & bicycle rides along the village.
Guests can pre-book yoga classes or cooking classes.
Number of employees