It was past the beautiful southern coastline of Sri Lanka where trade winds once carried legendary explorers like Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta and Fa-Hsien. It’s also here, among the towering ocean cliffs, beautiful beaches and palm fringed shores you’ll find Cape Weligama Resort.
About Cape Weligama
Located thirty minutes east of Galle, Cape Weligama is set atop its own promontory, overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean and is seamlessly woven into twelve manicured acres of Sri Lankan gardens.
Cape Welligama offers guests 39 private retreats, which have all been meticulously designed by one of Asia’s most celebrated architects, Lek Bunnag.
The hotel also offers an array of international dining venues and a 60-metre crescent-shaped infinity pool, all of which capture Weligama’s iconic sunsets.
For surfers, the cliffs of the resort’s promontory fall away to reveal fun waves breaking throughout the local area. And that is the key word … fun!
Here there are waves for all abilities, but the southern coast of Sri Lanka is the perfect holiday destination for beginner and intermediate surfers looking to sharpen their skills in beautiful surrounds.
For advanced surfers there is still plenty of fun to be had, and often there will be three-six foot waves to keep you entertained, but their mellow nature make this a perfect location if you’re looking for a holiday where your sole focus isn’t just surfing, but want to be able to sneak in a few fun sessions between sightseeing adventures.
There are also options with a little more grunt a short drive away in the neighboring village of Mirissa and a little further afield in Hikkaduwa.
Pricing & Packages
|Room Type||7 Nights Twin-Share from $AUD||Book|
|Junior Suite Pool View||$4,082||Enquire now|
|Master Suite Pool View||$4,569||Enquire now|
|Ocean Villa||$5,261||Enquire now|
|Premier Ocean Villa||$5,748||Enquire now|
|Prestige Ocean Villa||$6,534||Enquire now|
|Grand Ocean Villa||$7.023||Enquire now|
|Ocean Pool Villa||$8,011||Enquire now|
|Cape Villa 2 bedroom duplex||$14,360||Enquire now|
The above prices include breakfast, a daily activity arranged by the sports centre, WI-FI and all taxes and surcharges.
Meal packages for Adults
|Half board||$120 AUD per day per person||Enquire now|
|Full board||$200 AUD per day per person||Enquire now|
|All Inclusive||$285 AUD per day per person||Enquire now|
Meal packages for Children 2 – 12 years
|Bed & Breakfast Plus Supplement||$75 AUD per day per person||Enquire now|
|Half board||$130 AUD per day per person||Enquire now|
|Full board||$165 AUD per day per person||Enquire now|
|All inclusive||$210 AUD per day per person||Enquire now|
The Half board rate includes breakfast, dinner, a daily activity arranged by the sports centre, WI-FI and all taxes and surcharges.
The Full board rate include breakfast, lunch, dinner, a daily activity arranged by the sports centre, WI-FI and all taxes and surcharges.
The Fully Inclusive rate includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, beverages including house spirits & wines, a daily activity arranged by the sports centre, WI-FI and all taxes and surcharges.
Infants up to 2 years are FREE of charge
Accommodation & Facilities
Cape Weligama offers a range of luxurious architect designed suites and villas for your stay. Each of these 39 spaces are nestled perfectly into the natural slopes of the resorts own promontory, and aim to create the welcoming feel of a traditional Sri Lankan village.
Each villa is set within one of eight stone ringed gardens, with each garden comprising two or three Villas plus a 15-metre infinity swimming pool. The Suites are situated around the Cove Pool in units of four. They are especially well suited to families or friends traveling together.
All enjoy a large terrace with dining and spa facilities, spacious walk in wardrobes, Sonos wireless audio with a large music library (or play your own music), a complimentary library of movies on demand on the large screen, custom developed Ophir toiletries, a steam room, large bathrooms with twin vanities and a stone bathtub.
Pool View Junior Suite
A generously sized twin queen bedded room with spacious bathroom featuring stone bathtub & steam room. The verandah is perfectly furnished for lounging and dining.
Pool View Master Suite
Exquisitely furnished king bedroom with lavish bathroom featuring stone bathtub and steam room. The verandah is perfectly furnished for lounging and dining.
An exquisitely furnished bedroom with walk in wardrobe and bathroom with stone bathtub. The verandah leads into verdant gardens with a 15-metre infinity pool.
Premier Ocean Villa
Step from your lavishly furnished bedroom onto the large verandah, perfect for relaxation & dining, overlooking tropical gardens with a 15-metre infinity pool.
Prestige Ocean Villa
The Prestige Ocean Villa sports a large verandah for relaxing or dining, overlooking the Indian Ocean and tropical gardens. Inside, the spacious king bedroom is lavishly furnished.
Grand Ocean Villa
Spacious bedroom with separate living room and bar. The largest available verandah for relaxing & dining, overlooking tropical gardens with 15-metre infinity pool.
Ocean Pool Villa
The upper floor Ocean Pool Villa features a luxuriously furnished bedroom with striking ocean views and a stunning 15-metre infinity pool.
Duplex Two Bedroom Cape Pool Villa
The Duplex Two Bedroom Cape Pool Villa offers stunning Indian Ocean views from both bedrooms across two levels and a private 15-metre infinity pool on the upper level – a first for a boutique hotel in Sri Lanka.
Once you’ve built up a voracious appetite in the water, Cape Weligama offers multiple tastebud pleasing, and fine dining restaurants for you to refuel at.
The Cape Club honours the deep roots of Ceylon’s renowned tea heritage with its daily Dilmah High Tea experience. Delicate savories such as cucumber and/or egg and cress sandwiches, bread and butter, mouthwatering pastries, victoria sponge and delicious scones with clotted cream will accompany your relaxing afternoon tea.
At sunset the venue turns into the perfect meeting place to unwind and enjoy your favorite cocktail, with a tea infused twist!
W15’s Ocean Terrace restaurant combines stunning panoramic views of the Indian Ocean with an innovative Sri Lankan/Western gastronomic experience.
Here Resplendent Ceylon works together with famous Sri Lankan/Australian Master Chef Peter Kuruvita in developing benchmark modern dishes with a Sri Lankan twist.
Ocean Terrace also caters to the specialised requirements and needs of our guest through vegetarian, healthy living and Ayurveda menus allowing each individual guest to enjoy their favourite food.
An intimate steak-and seafood restaurant, Ocean Grill, enjoys stunning views over the Indian Ocean from its cliff-top location. Feast on Imported Australian steaks and delicious local lobsters grilled to perfection in a vibrant display of live cooking by our innovative chefs.
The southern coastline of Sri Lanka works under a different seasonal window to the better-known surfing hub of the East Coast. At Cape Welligama the best time for waves is from the end of October through to April. At this time of year winds will be favourable, the water will be clean and you’ll have consistent surf rolling in.
That’s not to say there’s no waves outside of the aforementioned window … sometimes it’s even bigger … but sadly this is when the onshore winds blow and scoring a clean day can be tricky. It’s also when the region has higher monthly rainfall, which leads to the ocean transforming into an unattractive brown soup, not exactly what you picture when thinking of a surf trip to the tropics.
There are several waves in close to proximity to Cape Weligama, so let’s take a look at what you’ll be riding:
This one is for the beginners. Gentle waves roll into the beach at Weligama and it’s the perfect place to grab a W15 surf lesson and begin your journey into surfing.
Steeping up the quality, Kabalana is one of the best waves on the coast. A split peak reef, Kabalana offers rights and lefts with a little more punch and rippable walls. There’s also a beachbreak here for beginners to rip into.
Midigama is a fun loping left, which breaks over a deep reef. It holds up to 5-6 feet, and offers fun for intermediate and advanced surfers when it’s at its best.
Ram’s is named for the owner of the guesthouse opposite the break. With fast running lefts and rights over a shallower reef, this is where you’ll find your tube-time.
A fun wave for intermediate and advanced surfers, Plantation Point is mostly a right, but offers a left on the right swell.
By now we’re all aware there’s plenty of action in the water to keep you entertained at Cape Weligama. But there is so much more to Sri Lanka than simply surfing. Cape weligama’s staff will ensure that guests are able to make the most of their experience on this culturally rich island by offering a brilliant range of activities to get involved with.
If you insist on staying wet, you can swim and snorkel in the bay beneath Cape Weligama or explore neighbouring coves by kayak, stop in at the dive centre, to complete a range of PADI dive courses.
Other off shore activities include private sunset cruises, big game fishing charters and banana boating.
Cape Weligama’s luxury catamaran is also available for whale watching, taking you beyond the bay area to open waters, making it an experience that must be on your to-do list!
On dry land you can explore Sri Lanka’s lush rural hinterland of sleepy villages, paddy fields, meandering lagoons and ancient temples with a guided bicycle ride.
Other must see destinations include Mirissa’s vibrant boat harbour and the historic Galle Fort where cobbled streets encased in coral and granite walls reveal ochre washed colonnaded houses, colonial churches, and renowned jewellery boutiques.
A day trip to the Uda Walawe national park is also highly advised. Here you might catch a glimpse of elephants, sloth bears & crocodiles!
After flying into Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo Cape Weligama can be reached by scheduled or chartered seaplane (Cessna eight seater) or by Helicopter which seats four to seven.
Air transfers are booked on request and luggage will need to be transferred by land if the flight reaches full capacity.
You can also get there by car which will take 2.5 to 3 hours depending on traffic
For further information regarding travel from the airport to Cape Weligama, please contact Soul Surf Travel