Cape Weligama

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Weligama, Sri Lanka

This newly opened luxury boutique hotel is perched on a cliff overlooking the dazzling Indian Ocean, 30 minutes east of the historic town of Galle, in southern Sri Lanka. Cape Weligama lies on 12 acres of landscape gardens and offers magnificent views of the ocean and coastline. The international airport at Colombo is a two-hour drive away.

The property reflects the style of a traditional Sri Lankan village, combining the country’s rich culture and history with contemporary design and comforts.

Offering impeccable service, exceptional attention to detail and top-notch cuisine, this luxurious beachfront resort will appeal to couples and families seeking an exclusive and indulgent escape. Facilities include a cliff-top infinity pool, three restaurants, a gym, a kids’ club and dive centre.

Cape Weligama provides 40 spacious and stylish freestanding suites and villas that all come with butler service, bespoke dining and spa facilities. Each room features custom-made furnishings, a lavish bathroom and a private, ocean-facing terrace. Interconnecting rooms are available.

The hotel offers a wealth of superb culinary experiences. Enjoy the freshest seafood at De Mauny as you admire the views; eat local specialities with your hands, Sri-Lanka style, at Kumbuk; or sample Japanese teppanyaki in a stunning cliff-edge setting at Misaki.

There are a myriad of activities and excursions on offer at Cape Weligama including diving, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking on Koggala Lake, game fishing, guided cycle rides into the countryside, or visits to the harbour at Marissa or to Galle Fort. You can also go dolphin or whale watching in season. Trips further afield include visiting Yala and Uda Walawe National Park.

For those wishing to do as little as possible, cool off in the stunning pool; be pampered at the spa or in the privacy of your room; or sip a cocktail in the bar.

Children are welcome and there is a family pool and kids’ club.

 

Cape Weligama Information

Location & Getting There

Perched on a cliff overlooking the dazzling Indian Ocean, Cape Weligama is a 3-hour drive away from Colombo's Bandaranaike International Airport.

Accommodations

The luxury boutique hotel provides 40 spacious and stylish free-standing suites and villas. Ocean residences come with a private verandah; Grand Ocean residences feature an additional living room; Cape Weligama residences boast two floors with a living room, large verandah, living deck with bar and a pool with panoramic ocean views; Junior suites feature a large terrace and two queen beds; Master suites boast luxurious living spaces and a huge private terrace.

Facilities

- Infinity Moon pool & Cove pool
- Gym
- Electric buggies
- Dive centre
- East & West beaches
- In-room spa
- Dining: 4 restaurants, 1 bar

Activities

Guests can swim and snorkel in the aquamarine bay beneath Cape Weligama, explore neighbouring coves by kayak or learn to surf on Weligama’s legendary curls, get a PADI certification at the dive centre or engage in other off shore activities such as private sunset cruises, big game fishing, seasonal whale and dolphin-watching trips and banana boating.

Children

Children are welcome and there is a family pool and kids’ club.

Cape Weligama Price Guide

3 out of 5

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Cape Weligama Testimonials

Thanks so much for sorting the day’s sightseeing in Colombo on Monday.  It was really interesting.

While it’s fresh in my mind I thought I’d send you my feedback. Overall we had an amazing holiday. Kids said it was one of the best ever!

Hasantha the driver/guide – good English, knowledgeable, drove safely, listened to what we wanted to do, nice with the kids. Would recommend.

Leopard safaris – the highlight of the trip. Absolutely fantastic. Can’t praise it highly enough. I am emphatically not a camper (I would stay exclusively in Amans if my husband would agree!) but  I loved it. The tents were immaculately clean, as were the loos (plural for our tent!), shower etc. The food was genuinely amazing, even before you take into account it’s cooked in a tent on essentially a large camping stove. Our guides, Pila and Praneeth were fabulous. So knowledgeable, amazing at spotting the animals, brilliant at driving (the kids LOVED driving through the crocodile-infested lakes). We saw leopards, a sloth bear, crocodiles, monkeys and stunning birds. The 5 men at the camp were all nice, kind, thoughtful and interesting. An absolutely fabulous trip.

Cape Weligama – super hotel.  Brand new so everything was immaculate. The half board was an amazing option as it even included wine!! The food was excellent and there was a good dive centre. The personal butler was a nice touch – he was very helpful.

All in all a magical trip, thank you.

CF

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Tried & Tested

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Kieran tested out the pool at Cape Weligama

 

Acclaimed Thai architect, Lek Bunnag designed the most anticipated Sri Lanka hotel opening in 2014 and the gorgeous design is just one of the many factors that make this brand new property such a great retreat. Lightfoot Travel’s Kieran was blown away by Cape Weligama, which is Ceylon Tea Trails’ sister property.

Where is Cape Weligama located? Is Galle easily accessible from the hotel?

Cape Weligama is a short 30-minute drive from Galle Fort, situated on a cliff side in the beach town of Weligama. It is a 3-hour drive from Colombo International Airport.

 Cape Weligama was one of 2014’s most anticipated hotel openings. Would you say the hype was worth it?

Yes! It’s very exclusive and has been done exceptionally well. They’ve taken all the high standards of service and accommodation from Ceylon Tea Trails, and brought them to Cape Weligama.

What are the rooms like?

Style-wise it is of course completely different, as Cape Weligama is brand new and not historic at all. The rooms are very spacious with gigantic bathrooms with standalone bathtubs and showers that can be turned into steam rooms. All villas are grouped into clusters of three, and each cluster as its own pool. The resort’s main pool isn’t huge, so many guests opt to hang out by these semi-private pools. This means that you don’t have hordes of guests flocking to the main pool, so it makes the resort appear quieter and less busy, which is nice. This 3-villa set is also perfect if you’re travelling with a large family or group of friends.

What did you like the most about your stay at Cape Weligama?

Hands down the ocean views! There are so many viewing points along the cliff, and essentially everywhere you go has awesome views. I also loved the quality of the villas themselves. They come fully equipped with maxi bars, and a lot of rooms have large verandas. Sitting out on the veranda watching the sun go down with a beer in hand is one of my best memories!

 

There are many superb villas in that particular region, why go to Cape Weligama when you can stay in a private villa?

You just won’t get the same level of service in a private villa. All staff at Cape Weligama have been trained by the people behind Ceylon Tea Trails. There are far more dining options, a fully equipped gym, a spa, and just more services in general.

What is there to do in the region?

Day trips to Galle fort, whale watching trips from Mirissa, you could even do a day trip to Yala National Park. The next door Weligama Beach Club is fantastic and offers kayaking, surfing lessons, whale watching, stand up paddle boarding and even has a PADI dive centre with a practice pool.

Is this a family-friendly property or more suited to couples?

Cape Weligama is definitely extremely family friendly. It is suitable for couples because it doesn’t feel that busy due to shared semi-private pools. But at the same time, that’s what makes it good for families as well. Families have three options for room choice – Master Suite connecting with a Junior Suite, Grand Ocean Residence with a separate living room that you can put extra beds in, as well as the Cape Weligama Residence which is a 2-bedroom duplex.

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