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Cape Weligama

Weligama Near Galle, Sri Lanka

Cape Weligama is a luxury resort located on the south coast of Sri Lanka about 30 minutes from historic Galle. With jaw-dropping views over the Indian Ocean, Cape Weligama has quickly established itself as one of the most exclusive hotels in Sri Lanka.

At a Glance

  • One of Sri Lanka's most exclusive beach resorts, located just 30 minutes from Galle and 3 hours from Colombo Airport

  • The Board Basis is B&B+, which includes lots of lovely extras like Afternoon Tea, Laundry and an 'Activity of the Day'

  • 40 villas and suites, with connecting options for families and more private villas and residences for couples and honeymooners

  • Two virtually private beaches along with a dive center

  • Jaw dropping views overlooking the Indian Ocean

Couples, Beach, Diving, Family

Insider's View

The layout of the Residences means Cape Weligama offers a more private experience than some of the other options in the area

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Insider's View

Its position on the coast means there are wonderful views over the ocean throughout most of the resort

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Insider's View

The twin Queen Beds in the Junior Suite can accommodate up to four children, making this an ideal option for larger families

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Insider's View

Spend at least a couple of nights here to make the most of all of the watersports and boat trips on offer

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Cape Weligama


Cape Weligama is the second property of the brand that brought us the impeccable Ceylon Tea Trails in Sri Lanka's tea country which has been a perennial favorite with Scott Dunn guests and our Sri Lanka consultants. From the rave reviews which Tea Trails has received, it gives a clear indicator of the level of personal service and beautiful design you can expect from this new luxury resort on Sri Lanka's south coast. The opportunity to combine the two hotels is something that should be seriously considered.

An extra benefit of Cape Weligama is what is included in the Bed & Breakfast room cost; breakfast, afternoon tea, laundry, one mini bar fill per stay, tea & coffee, and 'Activity of the Day' and WiFi. Half Board includes dinner at the main restaurant. There is also a new All Inclusive option with includes all of the Bed & Breakfast extras as well as lunch and dinner at main restaurant, drinks including house wine and spirits throughout the day, and refills of the soft drinks in your minibar.

Cape Weligama is set in 12 acres of meticulously landscaped grounds, and is positioned on a headland jutting out to sea, ensuring you look out at a breathtaking panoramic 270 degree view across the Indian Ocean. Add in a 60m crescent shaped infinity pool and you can imagine what a wonderful setting Cape Weligama provides.

The 40 free-standing villas and suites have been designed to give reflect a traditional Sri Lankan village whilst using stylish, contemporary interiors, cleverly balancing colonial influences with luxurious finishes. The accommodation at Weligama is split into Residences and Villas.

The Residences are set within eight Wattas (or 'gardens') and each Watta has two or three free standing Residences with a 15x4m pool shared between them. They are also close to the crescent-shaped Moon Pool which has beautiful views over the ocean.

The four villas contain four suites in each, two on each floor and they can be interconnected which is a great option for families. The Villas surround the Cove Pool. The villas and Residences come with its very own butler who is at your beck and call to provide drinks and snacks.

The food at Cape Weligama is an absolute highlight, using fresh produce and made to order dishes which also offer a great deal of variety. Whether it is a delicious fresh-fruit platters with custom-made juices for breakfast, to the local catch of the day in the evening - Cape Weligama's culinary offering will not disappoint. There are three different restaurants; the De Mauny Dining Pavilion overlooking the bay, Kumbuk an alfresco Sri Lankan village style restaurants and Misaki, a Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant. There is a tea pavilion and the Moon Bar which is great for a quick candle-lit drink or two before or after dinner, overlooking the Indian Ocean.

There is a fully equipped gym and two beaches (West and East) which can be accessed by staircase from the resort. Given the location of the resort, these beaches are virtually private. There is a beach side Dive Centre offering PADI courses, private boat-trips, big-game fishing, whale and dolphin watching. Cape Weligama offers an in-room spa facility offering massages on your own veranda.

The joy of Cape Weligama's location is the possibility to explore Sri Lanka by day and retreat back to its welcoming arms by night. Galle is just 45-minutes away, and well worth a day exploring its historic fort. For the more active you can explore remote coves by kayak, or try your hand at surfing. Jump on a bicycle and explore the nearby villages and ancient temples or take a drive to see one of Sri Lanka's nature reserves in Yala or Uda Walawe.

Naturally, Cape Weligama provides a wonderful stand-alone beach vacation, but is also a great end to a tour of Sri Lanka and we can arrange an itinerary including Cape Weligama with a private car and driver/guide exploring this magical destination, completely customized to your interests.


The villas and suites at Cape Weligama are set within eight Wattas each surrounded by a stone wall offering a great deal of privacy. Watta is the Sinhalese word for ‘garden’. The concept here is very much focussing on privacy, but with the services of a luxury hotel just outside your door.

Ocean View Villa

Featuring a verandah leading into an exquisitely furnished bedroom, the Ocean View Villa is a perfect hideawa. There is abundant space here with a large walk in wardrobe and bathroom with a separate area for the stone bathtub that opens out to the garden.

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.

Premier Ocean View Villa

Surrounded by lush tropical gardens that feature a semi-private 15m infinity swimming pool shared with either one or two other villas, the Premier Ocean View Villa features a large, well-furnished verandah. With a large bedroom and bathroom with steam room and stone bathtub, unwind after a day exploring.

Pool View Junior Suite

The Pool View Junior Suite is generously sized, offering a luxuriously furnished bedroom and spacious bathroom with stone bathtub and steam room. Relax on the outdoor verandah, stylishly furnished for lounging and dining. The Junior Suite can interconnect with the adjacent Master Suite. The Suites overlook the Cove pool and tropical gardens, with partial ocean views.

Grand Ocean View Villa

With the largest verandah for relaxing or dining, the Grand Ocean View Villa overlooks the Indian Ocean and tropical gardens. Inside find a spacious bedroom with 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.

Pool View Master Suite

The Master Suite is spacious and elegant, furnished with a large bedroom. The bathroom features a stone bathtub and steam room. Relax on the verandah which can be used for lounging and dining. The Master Suite can interconnect with the adjacent Junior Suite via a double door on the verandah. The Suites overlook the Cove pool and tropical gardens, with partial ocean views.

Duplex Two-Bedroom Cape Pool Villa

The Duplex Two-Bedroom Cape Pool Villa features two bedroom each with large ensuite bathrooms. There is a spacious terrace on the ground floor along with a living room with its own bar.

Above the rooms open out onto the upper deck and the stunning 15m infinity edge pool. There is also a second infinity pool in the garden shared with the second Villa which could be reserved for family or friends.

Prestige Ocean View Villa

Featuring a spacious and stylish bedroom, the Prestige Ocean View Villa has a separate living room with its own bar. The Villa is surrounded by lush tropical gardens that feature a 15m infinity semi-private swimming pool shared with either one or two other villas.

Ocean View Pool Villa

The upper floor Ocean View Pool Villa features a luxuriously furnished bedroom with striking ocean views, a large bathroom and an outdoor deck and 15m long infinity edge pool.


Cape Weligama is a great option for families with the many interconnecting rooms on offer (combination of a Master Suite and a Family Junior Suite). The Cove Pool is designed for families with children under 12 and the Moon Pool is reserved for guests over 12.


There are three different restaurants serving a variety of cuisine including Sri Lankan and Japanese dishes. The Moon Bar offers a range of light meals throughout the day and guests can enjoy Cream Tea, snacks and pre-dinner canapés and aperitifs at the Taylor Living Pavilion.

As well as the Residence's shared pools, there is the Moon Pool (only open for guests over age 13), and then the Cove Pool is shared by the Villas.

There is a fully equipped gym. The spa has four rooms but guests can also have treatments in their Residence.

The Dive Centre is where all water and land-based activities are organized, such as kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, whale-watching and cycling trips.


Explore the sea surrounding the resort and the neighboring coves either by swimming, snorkeling or kayak. Water sports can be organized though the dive center close to the hotel. All trips further afield can be arranged by the resort guides who will accompany you and be on hand for any historical background.

Location & Directions

Weligama Near Galle, Sri Lanka

Cape Weligama is located on the south coast of Sri Lanka just along the coast from Galle.

When to go

From May to August the Yala monsoon brings rain to the island’s southwestern half. The southwest has the highest rainfall – up to 4000mm a year. There is also an inter-monsoonal period in October and November when rain can occur in many parts of the island. Colombo and the low-lying coastal regions have an average temperature of 27°C. The sea stays at around 27°C all year. Climatically speaking, the driest (and best) seasons in Sri Lanka are from December to March for the west and south coasts.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Cape Weligama

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