The Cape, Your Oyster

An icon of the south, Cape Weligama opened its doors in October and now shares the spotlight with a handful of other high end luxury accommodation players in the south.

Guests will appreciate it’s new-world ambiance in what is one of the most awe inspiring stretches of coastline in Sri Lanka.

Being located just a 30 minute drive from the massive granite ramparts of the 400-year-old Dutch colonial Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and symbol of this region’s strategic importance to maritime history, Cape Weligama is perfect for surfers and non-surfers alike.

The Lek Bunnag designed property is nestled in a natural slope atop Weligama’s striking headland, offering private Residences and Villas with 40 bedrooms in all.

Nearby, the slender white Dondra Lighthouse, built by the British in 1890, marks this island’s southernmost tip. Beyond, the vast cerulean sea churns unremittingly all the way to Antarctica.

Beneath terracotta-tiled rooftops, stylish interiors unfold as generously sized contemporary living quarters, each one surrounded by manicured garden.

The Cape Weligama Residence is the property’s most breath-taking accommodation offering stunning Indian Ocean views from both bedrooms across two levels and an infinity pool on the upper level.

All accommodations overlook the Indian Ocean, with private butler services, individual gardens, dining and spa facilities.

Enjoy Ceylonese indulgence. Cape Weligama’s experienced therapists come to your Residence where dedicated spa facilities pamper you ‘at home’. Organic home grown Sri Lankan spice scrubs made from clove, nutmeg, sweet orange and sandalwood relieve stress and naturally attend to travel weary muscles while bespoke, essential oil massage blends incorporate Ceylon tea, renowned for its antioxidant, anti-ageing and calming properties.

Highly recommended is a blissful massage on the veranda, or with a fragrant scrub followed by an invigorating herbal steam treatment inbuilt in the shower room followed by a sleep inducing soak in a stone bathtub.

Swim and snorkel in the aquamarine bay beneath Cape Weligama, or  explore neighboring coves by kayak or learn to surf on Weligama’s legendary curls. Soon to come will be a Dive Centre, staffed by an experienced international team of professionals, offers a comprehensive range of PADI dive courses. Other off shore activities include private sunset cruises, big game fishing, seasonal whale and dolphin-watching trips and banana boating.

Away from this idyllic coastline, explore sleepy villages, paddy fields, meandering lagoons and ancient temples by guided bicycle ride. Take a boat or kayak out on nearby Koggala Lake, its tranquil lagoon edged by fragrant cinnamon gardens and tropical wildlife.