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.
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 centre
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 favourite with Scott Dunn guests and our Sri Lanka consultants. The level of personal service and beautiful design you can expect from this new luxury resort on Sri Lanka's south coast is second to none. 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 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 holiday, 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 tailor-made to your interests.
When to visit
The layout of the Residences means Cape Weligama offers a more private experience than some of the other options in the area
Cape Weligama is located on the south coast of Sri Lanka just along the coast from Galle.
Distances - Colombo Airport 3 hours, Colombo 2 hours, Galle 24km 30 minutes, Kandy 4.5 hours, Tea Trails 4 hours (or via seaplane).
A Southern Blend - Visit a Tea Plantation
It is not just Sri Lanka's Hill Country that is home to tea plantations; not far from Koggala Lake is the South Coast's very own tea plantation. See the ladies plucking tea leaves and visit the tea factory and learn about Sri Lanka's most famous export.
Colombo Walking Tour
Go on a walking tour of Colombo's pre- and post-colonial sites with Mark Forbes.
Cycling Tour outside Galle
Spend half a day cycling through the beautiful Sri Lankan countryside outside Galle.
Explore Galle Fort
While staying in the Galle Fort take the time to discover this fascinating colonial town, filled with history. Founded in 1588 by the Portuguese, the fort was subsequently occupied by the Dutch and the British, so there is plenty to explore.
Explore the Kapu Ela River by boat & Cycle through Rural Galle
Enjoy a scenic and immersive tour through the beautiful countryside surrounding Galle. Your journey will take you down the Kapu Ela River by boat and then by bike across the paddies, ending with a traditional Sri Lankan meal and a lesson in hopper making.
Galle Cooking Experience - Food for the Soul
During your time in Sri Lanka you are sure to dine on some soul-stirring dishes, including the traditional Sri Lankan rice and curry. Food lovers will love this cooking experience, from the vibrant market of Galle to cooking in a local village.
Galle Fort Tour with a Local Host
Galle’s main attraction is the 17th century Dutch Fort. Much of the old Fort and the township still remain, within its well-preserved bastions including its public buildings, churches, the famous lighthouse and a maze of narrow cobbled streets.
Hopper Cooking Class at Why House
The foodie in you will love this hands on cooking class at the beautiful Why House. A delectable Sri Lankan staple, hoppers are iconic in Sri Lanka and are delicious when served with a range of chutneys, sambols and curries.
Jeep Safari at Yala National Park
Enjoy a jeep safari to Yala National Park, the most famous National Park in Sri Lanka.
Morning Safari - Yala National Park
Head into Yala National Park in the early morning to marvel at the range of wildlife, particularly the leopards for which the park is renowned.
Sailing & Snorkelling Excursion
Climb aboard a beautiful 48ft catamaran, and sail along the south coast of Sri Lanka stopping at private coves to stand-up paddle board, snorkel over colourful reefs, swim or soak up the sun while your crew take the helm.
Shared Afternoon Safari - Yala National Park
Enjoy a evening safari in Yala National Park. Yala is a must for anyone wanting to spot the elusive leopard, and with over 250sqkm / 96sqm of land to explore, you will likely have some luck in spotting not only leopard, but sloth bear and elephants.
Visit a Cinnamon Plantation
Today head to Villa Mayurana, close to Koggala on Sri Lanka's South Coast. Learn about the process of growing cinnamon and the history that goes with it. Still a major export, cinnamon has medicinal values as well as being used in everyday cooking.
Walking Tour of Galle Fort
Go on a walking tour of Galle with a local resident / guide.
Weligama - Deep Sea Fishing
Enjoy some deep sea fishing in the waters of the southern town of Weligama. Perfect for beginners or those more experienced at fishing, let your skipper help you catch some big game fish from sharks and tuna to marlin and swordfish.
Whale and Dolphin Cruise from Mirissa
Go on whale and dolphin cruise in Mirissa in the months of December to March.
Whale and Dolphin Watching by Private Catamaran
On this full day boat trip you will have the opportunity to spot vast amounts of marine life from blue whales, false ores, sperm whales and bottlenose dolphins.
Whale Watching by Private Speedboat
Spend three relaxing hours on a private speedboat off the coast in search of the planets largest mammals.
Your free time at Cape Weligama – Scott Dunn suggests
Enjoy a stay at Cape Weligama on Sri Lanka's beautiful southern coastline and choose from a number of activities to make the most of your holiday.