Cape Weligama

The Relais & Chateaux Cape Weligama sets the standard for luxury accommodation on Sri Lanka’s captivating south coast.

The Relais & Chateaux Cape Weligama sets the standard for luxury accommodation on Sri Lanka’s captivating south coast. Perched on a soaring clifftop half an hour from historic Galle, this spectacular property offers 39 welcoming guest villas in total, with traditional terracotta roofs. Villas are spread across separate garden complexes on the sloping, lushly forested promontory, with each group enjoying access to their own infinity edge pool. Interiors are natural in hue, and beautifully appointed, with cool tiled floors, shuttered windows and large terraces.  

Cape Weligama’s central, crescent-shaped Moon Pool sits at the edge of the escarpment, enjoying the best views in the house, while there is a air-conditioned gym for working off the resort’s indulgent cuisine. The resort also provides easy access to two nearby public beaches as well as a comprehensive sports centre which offers marine activities including dolphin cruises and scuba diving excursions.

Other active things to do at Cape Weligama include surfing Weligama Bay, kayaking on Koggala Lake or exploring peaceful rural villages and paddy fields surrounding the resort by bicycle. Soothe tired muscles afterwards with an Ayurvedic therapy at the tranquil spa or unwind aboard the resort’s own catamaran.


How to get to Cape Weligama

Cape Weligama is 2 hours and 40 minutes (175km) south of Sri Lanka’s international airport.

Cape Weligama Highlights

  • A Relais & Chateaux lodge set atop a cliff overlooking the ocean
  • Luxurious guest villas equipped with every conceivable amenity
  • Home to a stunning crescent-shaped infinity pool
  • A fabulous day spa and comprehensive recreational facilities
  • Limitless activity options from surfing to cruises and guided bicycle tours

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Below are a selection of our preferred hotels in Sri Lanka. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

98 Acres

98 Acres is a romantic retreat set amid working tea plantations in the misty highlands of Ella, a small, laid-back town in central Sri Lanka.


Charming Amangalla is set inside a grand old building built in 1684, with the ramparts of the famous Galle Fort just beyond.


Amanwella is a secluded seaside retreat set beside a fine, sandy beach flanked by swaying coconut palms.

Cape Weligama

The Relais & Chateaux Cape Weligama sets the standard for luxury accommodation on Sri Lanka’s captivating south coast.

Ceylon Tea Trails

The Relais & Chateaux Ceylon Tea Trails sets the gold standard for colonial-style luxury in the cool, misty Sri Lankan highlands.

Chena Huts

Between sand dunes and jungle by the ocean’s edge, Chena Huts is a perfect base from which to explore Sri Lanka’s Yala National Park.

Gal Oya Lodge

Secluded Gal Oya Lodge offers access to one of Sri Lanka’s least visited wildernesses, where swimming elephants are sometimes seen on boat safaris.

Jetwing Vil Uyana

Guests at the exclusive Jetwing Vil Uyana may be treated to views of iconic rock fortress of Sigiriya on a clear day.

Jungle Beach

Jungle Beach is a secluded beach resort in Trincomalee on Sri Lanka’s unspoilt northeastern coast with the feel of a luxurious tree house.

Kahanda Kanda

Idyllic Kahanda Kanda is an ideal base for exploring Sri Lanka’s southern beaches and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle Fort.

Mandira Bungalow

The Mandira Bungalows in Hatton offer incredible luxury and time-worn traditions amid the temperate central highlands of Sri Lanka.



The following tours are private, independent and can be easily customised to suit your personal travelling requirements. Please contact us to begin designing your personalised Sri Lanka experience.

Sri Lanka Overview

Why Sri Lanka: This remarkable island off the south eastern coast of India might be small but it is jam packed with spectacular landscapes, a rich cultural heritage and ancient historical sites including 7 World Heritage Sites! Sri Lanka is also still relatively unspoilt by tourism, although there are many unique and wonderful hotels throughout the country.

When to Go: Dec – Mar is considered the best time to visit, being the driest season on the west and south coasts, in the ‘Cultural Triangle’ and up in hill country. The east coast is best from May – Sep when many of the beaches along the west and south coasts are experiencing the monsoon. During the monsoon, it is possible to travel as the rain is not constant – you’ll also enjoy lower prices and less crowds. The temperatures are high throughout the year, averaging around 27°C.

Combine With: Neighbouring India, Bhutan or Nepal.

Getting There: Fly into the international airport north of Colombo, the capital.

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