One of the best ways to relax is to be by the ocean. Rich nature, fresh air and stormy waves are so fascinating for a moment that you forget about your daily life. The same feeling occurs at the resort of Cape Weligama. It is located on a picturesque rocky promontory overlooking the Indian Ocean on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. And this resort, which is part of the Relais & Chateaux portfolio, is the perfect place for a good holiday.
Stylish interiors in luxury villas and suites
The hotel consists of villas and deluxe rooms built in the style of a traditional Sri Lankan countryside. At the same time, stylish interiors are located under terracotta tiled roofs in spacious modern living spaces.
Villas are built in eight gardens surrounded by stones at the top of the resort. Each garden consists of two or three separate villas and a 15-meter pool. Just imagine the feeling of solitude that the villa gives. However, you have all the benefits of a great world-class resort.
The villas are located in eight gardens and are named after prominent researchers or writers – such as Ibn Battuta or Marco Polo. Their historical travels in Ceylon helped to understand the spirit that prevails in Cape Weligama.
Suites are located around a pool built in the form of a small bay at the bottom of the resort with partial sea views. They are especially suitable for families or friends who travel together and want to relax at the beach villa.
The suites are arranged in groups of four on two floors, each named after the writer or poet of old Ceylon. On each floor there are two suites that can be connected via a veranda. All rooms have a dining area and a spa area.
Restaurants with ocean views
Cape Weligama’s Ocean Terrace Restaurant serves fresh catch and traditional local dishes daily. At the edge of the cape is Tableau Chefs Table – the hotel’s signature restaurant with a daily menu. In a casual but refined atmosphere, Cape Club serves traditional afternoon tea with cream, serves cocktails at sunset and after dinner under the stars.
At the Surf Bar you can watch the pristine bay, which attracts experienced surfers from around the world. While you admire the beauty of the ocean or watch your favorite sports in the bar, you will be offered light eclectic dishes and good cocktails.
Crescent-shaped pool and other amenities
A 60-meter “infinite” crescent-shaped pool surrounds the edge of the cape. Here you can enjoy drinks and stunning coastal views. It is also beautiful at night, when the ink surface reflects the stars and the bright glow of the moon.
Under the pool is an air-conditioned Cybex gym. And if guests are tired, they can move around the resort by electric buggy.
And the Adventure Center employs real professionals. Guests can enjoy first-class PADI diving courses and exciting dives, as well as private cruises, fishing, and seasonal whale and dolphin watching trips. Two public beaches are a 5-minute walk from the resort. The reef provides good conditions for swimming.
Relax in the spa
The Sanctuary Spa offers organic Sri Lankan spicy scrubs made from cloves, nutmeg, sweet orange and sandalwood. They relieve stress and help muscles relax, and massage mixtures based on essential oils made to order include Ceylon tea, which is known for its antioxidants, anti-aging and soothing properties.
Entertainment and excursions
Not far from this idyllic coastline, you can go cycling through the Sri Lankan countryside with lush forests and villages with measured life, rice fields, lagoons and ancient temples. Take a boat or kayak on the nearby Koggala Lake and explore the tranquil bay, surrounded by fragrant cinnamon gardens and tropical wildlife.
Embark on adventures and visit the lively boat harbor Mirissa, the ruins of Matara and the historic Fort Halle, stroll through the cobbled streets surrounded by coral and granite walls, and admire the houses with colonnades in ocher flowers, visit the colonial churches and famous juries. Elephants and crocodiles can be found on day trips to Uda-Valave National Park. Enjoy Sri Lanka to the fullest!