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Sri Lanka’s tea soaked south still holds that wide-eyed friendly side that few destinations can offer with such authenticity. Cape Weligama hangs on the precipice of a palm studded cliff, overlooking the gold and blue drama of the Indian Ocean. With 12 acres of flower strewn space, surfers will be smitten by the glimmering lawns, cliff hanger infinity pool, and impeccably dressed villas that whisper with a hint of high-class colonial style. In-between sets surfing the reef break right outside your window, guests can dine on traditional gourmet fayre, explore UNESCO wonders, and lose themselves in spa magic.
Ideal for Couples and Families
Direct access to waves
Spa and Recreation Facilities
Weligama, Sri Lanka
Wayfarers Atlas can make your journey to Cape Weligama as seamless as possible.
AIRPORT – Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport
TRANSFER OPTIONS – A Seaplane or Helicopter can be arranged. Land transfer services can also be arranged with a choice of a car, van, SUV or a luxury car.
After touching down at Sri Lanka’s main international airport, hop on a Cinnamon Air seaplane for a 45-minute journey skirting the blue skies until you touch down at Koggala only ten minutes from the Cape. Those who prefer to travel overland will find their road takes them from Colombo Airport along the Southern Express for 2.5 hours.
WEATHER – Dry Season – December to March
SURF SEASON – September to May
The warmth likes to press down on you in Weligama making for humid and heavy conditions for much of the year. Surfers can be sure to leave their steamers at home as water temperatures are more than welcoming. Much of the year can see silver overcast skies and the wet season can run from April until December. Those seeking clear skies will find December until March the best time to visit.
“Dedicated to the divine, Cape Weligama is worth its weight in tea leaves. From private butlers to sweet cinnamon gardens, surfing Sri Lanka has never been so stylish.”
Kids Under 2 Stay Free
Special Deals for Kids 2-6
1 infant (up to 2 years) and 1 child (2 – 12 years) can be accommodated in a room sharing with parents, one rollaway bed and a baby cot can be provided.
Family Suites Available
Laundry and pressing service
Excursions and water sports
Yoga on Request
Five spectacular spots for dining capture a love of the lore of food in Cape Weligama. Start your journey into Sri Lanka’s favourite flavours at the onsite market inspired dining place of Pola; where freshly caught fish, casual charm, and fragrant curries are best devoured by bare hands. Cape Club celebrates the age-old tradition of afternoon tea. Shake the salt from your hair and head into the cool retreat of the club where high tea comes with delicate finger sandwiches, heady scones with clotted cream, and steaming pots of freshly picked tea.
Creative food in an achingly cool environment marks the mood at Tableau. True connoisseurs will be in their element with the wall free design, meaning you can converse with the chef as they whip up the freshest creations from across the globe.
Finally, barefoot bliss awaits you at the Surf Bar. With panoramic views over the ocean so you can watch the waves roll in, this is the spot for munching on siracha soaked calamari, sharing nachos, and chowing down on beautiful burgers and handcrafted cocktails for sunset or lunch.
Known as the moon pool, swimming facilities at Cape Weligama will leave you starry eyed. The infinity edged pool marks out a 60m crescent, clinging to the edge of the cliff for those divine Indian Ocean views to immerse the senses. A soft lawn beneath the feet and bright sun loungers entice endless afternoons sprawled out with a good book and breezy cocktail in hand. After sunset when the sky turns black, the moon pool seems to swallow the stars – making it an utterly enchanting place to sit and listen to the lull of the waves below.
Choose to be pampered in the regal surroundings of your own home, or head to the Sanctuary Spa where cedar-soaked treatment rooms keep you sigh-in-delight happy. Inspired by homegrown spices, the spa menu makes the most of sweet sandalwood, dusted cinnamon, and orange blossom. Massages invoke, not only healing hands, but also the centuries old love of tea – as Ceylon infused oil unwinds every muscle. As the villa bathrooms come with misty steam shower rooms and oversized stone bathrooms, pampering at home is easily done without skipping a beat.
Cape Weligama also boasts dedicated fitness camps for those who want to embrace their best shape. A highly sophisticated tailored program of juicing, massages, exercise classes and yoga will have you bursting with light and energy before the week is out.
Everything has been put into place to ensure adults can lose themselves in sheer relaxation at Cape Weligama. The magical moon pool invites those over the age of 12 years to float away as Little Wayfarers have their own dedicated space for fun and frolics. While there isn’t a kid’s club to speak of, babysitters are available around the clock if booked a day in advance, leaving lashings of time for those side by side surf sessions and making the most of happy hour at the Surf Bar.
Designed by visionary Thai architect Lek Bunnag, Cape Weligama boasts a bespoke selection of suites and villas well-placed across the dramatic headland. With 39 rooms in total, there is an air of intimacy at Cape Weligama, punctuated by pristine private spaces, dedicated butler service, and sublime gardens that entice you to endlessly stroll. Terracotta rooftops, stone ringed gardens marking out the different sections of the village, and epically spacious terraces and well-dressed interiors ensure that the Cape Weligama retains its status as being in a class of its own when it comes to Sri Lankan luxury.
The Pool View Junior Suite is an exercise in elegance. Regal colour schemes of cream and sapphire are woven with natural touches of bamboo and stone to create a space that soothes surf-tired minds and muscles. A private steam room and oversized bathroom with stone tub whip up spa memories, and the spacious veranda invites shady hours of lounging and dining al fresco style. The Junior Suite can connect to the Master Suite making it an excellent choice for those traveling with Little Wayfarers. Both suites overlook the Cove Pool which is the best spot for Little Wayfarers to play.
*In a Junior Suite up to 4 children can be accommodated on twin Queen beds.
The Master Suite boasts a king bed, in-room dining, pizzazz Italian coffee maker, and generous flat screen TV. Both suites overlook the Cove Pool which is the best spot for Little Wayfarers to play. The Junior Suite can connect to the Master Suite making it an excellent choice for those traveling with Little Wayfarers.
An exotic twist on the standard Sri Lankan ocean villa, this majestic example of sand and sun living from Cape Weligama delivers unfettered views of the blue horizon. Ocean Villas come grouped in small clusters of 2-3, surrounded by dazzling tropical gardens and offering guests a semi private 15m infinity pool. Villas boast beautiful bathrooms with spa features, a mini in room library, and Sonos wireless audio system for letting those laid-back beats drift through every room.
Premier Ocean Villas come grouped in small clusters of 2-3, surrounded by dazzling tropical gardens and offering guests a semi private 15m infinity pool. Villas boast beautiful bathrooms with spa features and stone tub, a large well furnished verandah, a mini in room library, and Sonos wireless audio system for letting those laid-back beats drift through every room.
Prestige Ocean Villas come grouped in small clusters of 2-3, surrounded by dazzling tropical gardens and offering guests a semi private 15m infinity pool. Villas boast a large verandah for relaxing or dining overlooking the Indian Ocean. Inside, the spacious king bed room is lavishly furnished and exudes elegance. The villa features a separate living room and private bar, beautiful bathrooms with spa features and stone tub, a mini in room library, and Sonos wireless audio system for letting those laid-back beats drift through every room.
The Grand Ocean Villa gorgeously captures why Cape Weligama has been making waves in the world of luxury travel. With 200m of grace and beauty, guests can choose to kick back on the plumply furnished verandah, languish in their king bed room, or relax in the ample living space complete with private bar. Calm color schemes run throughout and the bathroom brims with luxury amenities that make it very difficult to tear you away from the cool tile and stone oasis.
The elevated elegance of the Ocean Pool Villa easily marks it as one of the most exotic places to stay in Sri Lanka. Perched 40ft above sea level and with a perfectly private 15m infinity pool – this is just the start of an amazing journey. The upper floor bedroom delivers dreamy blue views and your own private terrace for moonlit champagne serenades. The bathroom is a jaw dropper with its soaring ceilings and surround sound speakers in the stone tub.
Two king beds, a sublime two story residence, spacious sundeck, private garden and glittering infinity pool are just a handful of reasons to choose the Cape Pool Villa. The beach sits barely two minutes from your door meaning that dawn patrol surf sessions have never been closer. Surrounded by lush greenery, the palatial duplex villa is a kingdom within itself.
Kids play area
Highchairs, booster seats, and even weaning spoons can be found in the Ocean Terrace, and baby cots are available on request.
Medical clinic within 15min drive
Little Wayfarers will fall head over heels for the freedom of Sri Lanka and Cape Weligama. Small ones can find arts, stories and crafts at the jungle nook or splash in their dedicated pool at The Cove. With the beach on your doorstep there’s ample opportunity to run riot barefoot in sand and saltwater, and close to the resort there’s whale watching, turtle gazing, and plenty of other wonders to keep them wide-eyed and occupied.
The Junior Suite and Master Suite have been thoughtfully designed to interconnect making them the perfect laid-back choice for families who want separate spaces close by. Larger families or those wanting a homely vibe with all the added privacy will adore the Duplex Cove Villa. Two floors, private gardens and pool, and separate sleeping and living spaces set a stunning backdrop for magical family memories.
Little Wayfarers between the ages of 2-8 will adore their morning visits to the Jungle Nook. Between the hours of 7-10am, they will find storytelling and arts along with plenty of toys to keep them entertained.
The Cove has been carefully designed to be suitable for under 12’s. Shallow waters, colourful inflatables, and shady parasols ensure that even the smallest of Little Wayfarers don’t have to miss out on the sun-soaked fun.
Little Wayfarers are welcome to come and eat at the laid-back Ocean Terrace and the cool Cape Club. Parents will find all the things they need to make mealtimes run like clockwork, and the chefs are more than happy to whip up home-style meals.
Get in touch with your local Travel Doctor for up to date health information, precautions and travel advice for your destination, including information regarding clean drinking water.
Medical clinic within 15 mins drive
For peace of mind, Wayfarers Atlas recommends travel insurance that includes medical evacuation. Let us organize this for you.
Mozzies can be found in paradise too.
Refer to the World Health Organisation or the US CDC for information on Mosquito-borne and other insect-borne diseases.
Cape Experiences – Beyond the billowing surf of Sri Lanka, Cape Weligama boasts several dedicated programs unique to this location. The Cinnamon Experience invites guests to tour the nearby 25-acre estate to admire the process and taste the tea. An Ayurveda experience nurtures guests back to ancient holistic health practices in a carefully curated three-day retreat, and the Cape Fitness Camps are perfect for those wanting to redefine their limits.
Borderlands Adventure Center – On the east beach, the Borderlands Adventure Center is your go-to for all things active. From surf lessons to SUP tours, ocean kayaking expeditions, diving and whale watching tours. This is the place to map out your days drenched in salt water and dreams.
Afternoon Tea – In-keeping with the theme of the Ceylon Tea Trails, you can spend afternoons in high-class bliss as you enjoy a lavish afternoon tea at the classy Cape Club. An extensive menu weaves together the wonders of cucumber sandwiches and delicate zesty cakes served alongside some of the finest fresh teas picked from the nearby plantations.
Private Butlers – Nothing says luxury quite like your own private butler dedicated to making your Cape Weligama experience nothing but sheer delight. From cocktails on the terrace to divine in room dining, make the most of this utterly refined experience.
Visit the UNESCO wonder of the Galle Fort where cobbled streets are paved with Ceylon sapphires sparkling in jewellers’ windows or a daytrip to the pristine still waters and cinnamon gardens of Kogala Lake are prime boating territory. Lose an afternoon drifting around this verdant corner on a Dhoni.
Animal lovers will be in their element with a day trip to the Yala National Park. Here in the wilds of Sri Lanka you can watch elephants splash in the waters, sloth bears emerge from the brackish lagoons, witness monkeys swinging through the forests, and see yellow eyed crocodiles cool in the lagoons.
The sparkling blue waters around Cape Weligama are prime whale watching territory. Take a catamaran tour to witness the thunder of a whale’s tale or to be chased by a playful pod of dolphins.
Sri Lanka’s surf scene is built on pristine blue peelers and good vibes. The surf in Sri Lanka dreams up a mellow vibe inviting surfers to cruise uncrowded waves against a backdrop of tea plantations and paradise. Fun waves and consistent offshore winds make Sri Lanka a great pace for all levels of surfers, from freshies to the more advanced.
The wave-rich southwest coast is home to Hikkaduwa and Weligama and offers great surfing conditions from November through to April. Southwest swells are common and the offshore winds breeze through in the mornings and late afternoons – surf conditions are best when it is hot and dry.
Cape Weligama is close to a string of waves, which dot the southern coast of Sri Lanka. There is an untouched reef break in front of the resort, which is only a paddle away. Access is hard unless you are staying at the resort so you are guaranteed an uncrowded break.
Weligama is a great spot for those learning to surf or beginners but intermediates and pros will also meet their match thanks to the nearby reef breaks that throw up some fun challenging conditions.
This region is littered with hidden reefs and long sandy-bottomed point breaks – like Rams Right, The Rock, Lazy Lefts, Weligama, Plantations and Mirissa Point which serves up high quality waves. Those who want a heavier wave can head to the nearby break of Hikkaduwa.
November to April
Beginner to Advanced
Medium to High
Reef & Beach Breaks
Direct access to waves
Land transfers to surrounding breaks can be organised
Coaching & Guiding