Cape Weligama

Weligama, Sri Lanka


A selection of private villas and suites set on a clifftop, boasting panoramic views of the Indian Ocean as far as the eye can see. Highlights include the incredible infinity pool and extensive range of fine dining experiences on offer

Key Features

  • 39 villas and suites with steam rooms and large bathrooms set in 12 acres of tropical gardens
  • 60-metre crescent-shaped infinity pool with 270-degree views of the Indian Ocean Some villas also boast private outdoor swimming pools
  • Large terrace with private dining facilities for each accommodation
  • Open-fronted sea view Ocean Terrace fine dining restaurant, signature dining experiences with the chef, private cliff-edge dining, traditional al-fresco breakfast options, Cape Club with traditional high tea and cocktails, cliff-side Surf bar with casual dining and cocktails Fitness centre
  • Spa treatments in the spa villa or in your room
  • Cliff-top yoga classes
  • Activities include helicopter tours, cooking experiences for adults and children, customised surfing experiences, cycling, arts and craft and childminding services for kids, tea plantation tour, wine-paired sunset cruise, signature ocean safari in search of blue and sperm whales and spinner dolphins


Cape Weligama is setting the bar high for luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. Set in 12 acres of lush tropical gardens on a hilltop overlooking stunning views of the Indian Ocean as far as the eye can see, guests can stay in suites that are ideal for families and friends travelling together, or in villas with their own private swimming pools. Sumptuous, spacious suites are designed by one of Asia’s leading architects, Lek Bunnag. Each comes with a steam room and expansive bathroom as well as a private terrace in verdant surroundings, for those evenings you’d prefer to dine in a relaxed, private setting.


Go for a swim in the incredible infinity pool, or try an extensive range of activities within the region, including cliff-top yoga classes or a relaxing spa day with treatments incorporating local Ceylon tea into the ingredients. Explore the surrounding area from above by helicopter, or cycle to see the tea plantations and gain insightful tours of this significant element of Sri Lankan culture. Make the most of the world-famous surfing in the bay down below, or watch others give it a try as you enjoy a cocktail in the cliff-side Surf bar.

Image credit: Resplendent Ceylon


Daily chef-created menus are inspired by what is freshly caught and harvested and spa treatments feature organic, homegrown spice scrubs.

Why we love it

The 60-metre crescent-shaped infinity pool at the heart of Cape Weligama has been ranked among the world’s best infinity pools, with its breath-taking 270-degree ocean views. Relax beside the pool with a handcrafted cocktail as you witness the most amazing sunsets you’ll ever see.

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