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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