During a recent tour of Sri Lanka, we were fortunate enough to stay at luxury resort Cape Weligama – the sister property of Tea Trails. And what a place to stay! Fast becoming a must see and experience resort in Sri Lanka, this stunning property is located about 30 minutes east of Galle on Sri Lanka’s south coast.
Cape Weligama is set over 12 gorgeous acres on a single promontory high above the Indian Ocean and has spectacular views of Weligama Bay. With accommodation in 39 private retreats, the resort is big on luxury and privacy. While it’s popularly known for its stunning infinity pool, the hotel has so many standout features that we see as drawcards – from the pools to the dining and the on call butlers.
A stay at Cape Weligama can be included in our Sri Lanka In Style itinerary or added to any custom made itinerary we create especially for you.
Here are five things we loved about Cape Weligama in Sri Lanka, in no particular order.
#1 – The Moon Pool
Do I have to leave the pool?! While there are numerous pools scattered around the property, nothing beats the spectacular views from the main Moon Pool. The 60-metre crescent shaped infinity pool offers 270 degrees of views over Cape Weligama. It’s spectacular and there’s a reason why they are boasting about it. It was hard not to stay here all day!
#2 Luxe Residences
No expense has been spared to furnish these luxury freestanding villas. The accommodation is complete with a shower that converts into a sauna, an egg shaped bath tub that you can soak in for hours (which can be filled with rose petals by your friendly butler), a complimentary mini bar and complimentary movie and music channels on a big screen TV. In room massages are available and you can create your desired ambience with either spa or lounge music; or simply read a book on your deck chairs located in your private oasis.
#3 Fabulous Dining
After indulging in an amazing Sri Lankan meal at the hotel’s Rouge restaurant that featured dishes such as prawn curry, cashew nut & pea curry and carrot & mutton black pepper stew, how could we possible fit in dessert?! But oh, when `Sweet Ceylon’ hit the table, we were already eating it with our eyes and our taste buds were already dancing. It was almost too pretty to eat but we did; coconut-jaggery pudding, baked buffalo curd with kithul treacle and amberella sorbert. We went to bed deliciously happy (and full!).
#4 Sunset Glory
One of the most stunning sunsets in Sri Lanka.
#5 Breakfast with a View.
Have you ever had made to order eggs Benedict with this stunning view?