Emerald hues of the coconut palm frond dappled headlands meet the sapphire waters of the Indian Ocean along this isle’s curvaceous southern coast of Weligama, Sri Lanka. Think postcard perfect beaches, gently breaking waves, a kaleidoscopic underwater landscape sprinkled with historic wrecks merging a coastline that does not lack for magnetic charms.
Away from this idyllic coastline, explore Sri Lanka’s lush rural hinterland of sleepy villages, paddy fields, meandering lagoons and ancient temples by guided bicycle ride. For adventures further afield, must-see destinations include Mirissa’s vibrant boat harbour and the historic Galle Fort where cobbled streets encased in coral and granite walls reveal ochre washed collonaded houses, colonial churches, and renowned jewellery boutiques.
The south is home to both tea and cinnamon plantations within close proximity and can be visited during your stay at our resort.
Set sail on Cape Weligama’s signature Ocean Safari experience, in search of blue and sperm whales, spinner dolphins and other marine wildlife. The experience is guided by a Cape Weligama naturalist and includes a scrumptious breakfast on board.
Take a ride through the leafy, scenic back-roads of a typical southern village that lies inland from Weligama. The trail snakes its way alongside lush rice paddies, rubber and cinnamon estates, small-holder plantations and home gardens, places of worship, and rural homes.
Galle, Sri Lanka's southern seaside metropolis, is an attractive and increasingly cosmopolitan town, dotted with sights, shops and eateries. Its main landmark and the hub of most tourist action is its mighty fort, a perfectly preserved UNESCO World Heritage Site with a history that dates back over 400 years. Conceived by the Portuguese, built by the Dutch and modified by the British, Galle's Fort is an eye-catching, photo-worthy hybrid of architectural styles.
The main Weligama Bay is an excellent place to learn to surf with soft, sandy beach waves that rarely exceed one meter. The shallow, sandy bay and gentle waves that roll onshore here particularly suit beginners and young surfers.