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. The golden sun rising from the east. The morning calling of our peacocks. The rolling ocean below. The coconut trees swaying to the salty breeze. Pause and reset. From the palm-fringed shores, tropical gardens, and pampering villas and suites that blend into our headland, Cape Weligama is your own slice of paradise. The gateway to southern Sri Lanka envelops you in a world of culture, community and cuisine.
Cape Weligama is a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux association of unique hotels and restaurants owned and operated by independent entrepreneurs – most often families – who are passionate about their craft and deeply committed to forging warm, lasting relationships with their guests.
Nestled into the natural slopes atop Cape Weligama’s striking headland, a collection of 39 Suites and Villas create the welcoming illusion of a traditional Sri Lankan village. Yet beneath local terracotta-tiled rooftops, stylish interiors unfold as generously sized contemporary living quarters, surrounded by tropical gardens, named after a distinguished explorer or writer whose historic Ceylon journey captures the spirit of Cape Weligama. All accommodations enjoy a large terrace with dining and in-room spa facilities, spacious walk-in wardrobes, Sonos wireless audio, handmade Ophir toiletries, a steam room & large bathrooms with twin vanities and a stone tub.EXPLORE
Each dish curated by our team of chefs is a thoughtful amalgamation of their own spin on hyperlocal produce and ingredients. Every opportunity to dine is both an excuse to indulge and also experience gastronomy at its finest.EXPLORE
A breathtaking crescent-shaped infinity moon pool at the cape’s summit.
A wander through the grounds of Cape Weligama feels like exploring a tropical haven.
Under the moon pool is a Cybex equipped air-conditioned gym.
Elevated locations with panoramic Indian Ocean views.
From guided tours of historic Galle Fort, to private whale watching and ocean adventures, Cape Weligama promises to immerse you into the beating heart of Sri Lanka’s famed Southern Coast.EXPLORE
Walk along the cobblestone pathways, winding your way through a fort of history, heritage and culture. The Galle Fort is a tapestry of character, community and culture awaiting to be discovered.
Deeply connected to Sri Lanka’s ancient history and folklore tales, the art of wooden mask making is a craft that has been passed down generation by generation. Masks are also a distinct element in traditional processions and festivals.
Paddle the warm waters against the currents and tide to rise above. Riding the waves can be both a challenging and liberating experience. Inspire your inner wanderer and discover the magic of the southern coast.
Our experiences are mindfully curated to offer an authentic, intimate exploration into the essence of Sri Lanka. We also offer activities with healthy doses of fun, adventure and pampering, along with a holistic wellness offering for guests to escape their urban life and soothe mind, body, and soul. A selection of engaging activities for families – with a special selection for kids – are on hand as well, to round out the perfect getaway.
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Venture across the deep blue seas on our wine-paired sunset cruise. Feel a pause in time complemented by the endless horizon with your loved ones.Explore Sunset Cruise on a Private Yacht
Our values and vision are inspired by our Founders, the Fernando family, who believe that business is a matter of human service. Our portfolio of resorts are located in scenic and environmentally sensitive areas, enabling us to drive our sustainability agenda across Climate Action, Land & Sea and People & Culture.
Cape Weligama is an oceanfront resort spanning across 12 acres of tropical garden. With five of the World’s seven species of sea turtles nesting along this coastline and a migration channel for blue and sperm whales a mere mile offshore, our resort is a cetacean enthusiast’s paradise. A historic fishing village, much of the local community is heavily dependent on fisheries and marine-based tourism activities for their livelihood. Whether you’d like to indulge in the rich cultural heritage or surf Weligama’s famous waves, Cape Weligama provides the most idyllic setting.EXPLORE
Known as Ceylon until 1972, Sri Lanka means Resplendent Island. Just off the southern tip of India, the island is about the size of Ireland and home to 20 million people. The small island packs in a continent’s worth of attractions with 8 UNESCO world heritage sites, mountainous tea country, spectacular wildlife, epic food, and breathtaking coastlines combine to form a tapestry, filled with intriguing characters that bring the story of today’s Sri Lanka to life. The country has a rich cultural heritage with its strategic location along the ancient silk route. Ancient Greeks called it Taprobane, Persians and Arabs referred to it as Serendib, the origin of the word “serendipity”.
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