Where trade winds carried legendary explorers like Marco Polo or Ibn Battuta 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.
A collection of Villas & Suites; offering 39 bedrooms in all, 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 between 130m2 and 310m2, each surrounded by beautiful gardens.
The Suites are in groups of four and can interconnect, ideally suiting families or friends travelling together. The Villas are set within eight stone ringed gardens, with each garden comprising of two to three freestanding Villas and a 15m swimming pool. All accommodations enjoy dining areas and spa facilities.
While a diverse range of activities are on offer, from scuba diving to surfing lessons and lake kayaking to rice paddy bicycling, you may find the greatest pleasure in simply unwinding on your private shaded terrace. The crescent-shaped infinity Moon Pool curves expansively around the cape’s edge, taking in sweeping, 270-degree blue views.
The Relais & Chateaux property is also a paradise for gourmet lovers. They can enjoy the catch of the day on the Ocean Terrace or try Sri Lankans local delicacies with a cliff view. A breath-taking sunset or a traditional afternoon tea would be the perfect addition for a perfect day.