Welcome to Cape Weligama

Luxury Hotel in Weligama

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.

39 sumptuous
villas and suites
12 acres of
tropical gardens
30 mins to
world heritage Galle Fort
270 Degree
ocean views

Curated Experiences

“A wonderful experience and perfect stay”

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.

Clifftop Dining

Rural Bike Ride

In Room Treatments


The most sumptuously appointed Villas & Suites

Our rooms are extraordinarily spacious and beautifully designed
with the perfect balance of creature comforts and technology.

All rooms feature an extensive terrace for lounging and dining

Bathrooms are very spacious and feature stone bathtubs and steam rooms

Bedrooms are the largest in Sri Lanka, room sizes start from 130 m2 or 1400 ft2

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This gorgeous resort inhabits twelve tropical acres

Cape Weligama boasts the best pools in Sri Lanka


The villas are set in stone walled gardens, named after famous explorers of Old Ceylon

Private Gardens

Embark on a trilling marine or land excursions with our well-trained professional team

Adventure Centre


Business is a matter of human service - Merrill J. Fernando, Dilmah Founder

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.

We strive to leverage on the tourism economy to support initiatives that drive meaningful outcomes for the environment and the communities we work with

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Sri Lankan cuisine tops 2019 food trends

Sri Lankan cuisine tops 2019 food trends


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Resplendent Ceylon

The benchmark for authentic
luxury resorts in Sri Lanka

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.

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