Where trade winds carried legendary explorers like Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta and Fa-Hsien past Sri Lanka's soaring southern cliffs on some of history's most celebrated nautical journeys, Cape Weligama has become the most celebrated resort along this fabled island's palm-fringed shores. Thirty minutes east of Galle, Cape Weligama inhabits 12 manicured acres atop a singular promontory rising 40 metres above the Indian Ocean. Stunning panoramas await you, naturally complementing the 39 private retreats designed by one of Asia's most celebrated architects, Lek Bunnag. The hotel’s dining venues capture Weligama's iconic sunsets, as does the 60-meter crescent-shaped infinity pool that appears to flow seamlessly into the shimmering sea, while those timeless breezes ensure elegant swells unfurl onto the sun-kissed sand.
From a hosted Galle Fort walk to a private boat whale watch, cinnamon estate tour to our adventure centre, Cape Weligama will immerse you in our Sri Lanka.
Our rooms are extraordinarily spacious and beautifully designed
with the perfect balance of creature comforts and technology.
We pay homage to our location with the day’s freshest catch cooked to order at the Ocean Terrace. Tableau, our chef’s table features daily changing seasonal Sri Lankan cuisine. The Cape Club provides a refined venue for traditional Ceylon high tea and The Surf Bar is the venue for lunch and hand-crafted sundown cocktails. Cape Weligama is a gourmet paradise.
Ocean Terrace surveys the ocean to the south and east and is a majestic venue for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The open-fronted restaurant is perfect for indulging in beautiful cuisine whilst watching the gentle swell of the sea.
An intimate, "chefs table" style dining experience. Sit around one of our three experienced chefs as they guide you through a degustation menu that is as creative as it is delicious.
Tableau is a Cape’s signature dining experience and delivers a fascinating narrative about each chef’s style, inspiration and food philosophy to accompany a one-of-a-kind meal.
The Surf Bar sits atop a dramatic cliff that oversees a pristine bay famed for drawing in seasoned surfers from around the world. A casual, eclectic food menu is served with beautifully handcrafted cocktails to sip as you marvel at the beauty of the ocean or catch your favourite sporting event at the bar.
The Cape Club provides a relaxed yet refined venue for traditional Ceylon high tea, as well as to linger over sunset cocktails and after-dinner nightcaps under the stars.
A must-try Cape Weligama breakfast option to immerse guests into traditional Sri Lankan cuisine. The setting is designed like a typical village home and chefs are on hand to explain the unique menu and cultural significance to guests.
All Villas & Suites have dining tables on generous terraces where meals could be served in a romantic private setting, overlooking tropical gardens.
Our elevated location with panoramic Indian Ocean views allows for dramatic vistas from which to relish a special meal. Lookout Blue is located near the Surf Bar and enjoys the most amazing ocean views from the very edge of the cliff.
In the 1950s Merrill vowed to restore the fortunes of his country’s ailing tea industry, whilst sharing the benefits with the community. Merrill believed that no business was possible without the combined efforts of workers, staff, clients, consumers and in the case of tea - the environment.
Conceived by the Fernando family, Sri Lankan tea producers & founders of Dilmah Ceylon Tea, Resplendent Ceylon’s collection of small, luxury resorts offer the discriminating traveller a remarkable circuit across Sri Lanka, with a range of authentic experiences, while contributing towards local communities & the environment through the MJF Foundation & Dilmah Conservation.