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Cape Weligama is the newest member of Sri Lanka’s southern coast’s portfolio of luxury resorts. The property sits in 12 –acres of finely manicured grounds peering over a cliff top into the Indian Ocean.
There are 40 free-standing villas and suites peppered throughout the rugged coastline resort, which creates the allusion of a traditional Sri Lankan village. The interiors are stylish and contemporary, coloured with quintessential Sri Lankan art pieces and furnishings. The collection of villas and suites are distributed between Wattas (gardens) and Walauwas (mansions), and come with private butler service, in room spa facilities and bespoke dining opportunities. The views are the USP of Cape Weligama, which can be enjoyed from your own private terrace.
Wining and dining is set to be first class at Cape Weligama. The chef is proposing daily mouth-watering menus of local and international cuisine, including catch of the day and traditional Sri Lankan curries (eaten with your hands). Guests will dine alfresco at the restaurant Kumbuk, or slightly more upmarket Misaki. Alternatively the cliff-side Japanese teppanyaki restaurant promises sushi specialties as well as stunning views. For a pre or post dinner cocktail be sure to sample the chic ocean-view Living Pavilion, which is also a lovely spot during the day for a Ceylon High Tea.
This resort is ideal for those looking for a little, or a lot, of R&R. Not only is its location particularly tranquil but all paths seem to lead to Zen; with the in room spa facilities offering treatments such as tea-infused massages and fragrant bath rituals, a butler at your beck and call, a refreshing crescent-shaped infinity Moon Pool surrounded by sun loungers to unwind on and the fresh sea air and views to absorb at ever corner of the resort.
For more active pursuits, however, there is a Fun Pool to enjoy as well as a fully equipped gym to make the most of post overindulging. The beaches are perfect to resort to for surfing, swimming, snorkelling or exploring nearby coves by kayak. Other activities include seasonal whale and dolphin watching trips, private cruises, fishing and PADI dive courses. We also recommend taking a stroll along pathways to secluded cliff top lookouts.
The location really is the best bit set high up on the cliffs with jaw dropping panoramic views out over the Indian Ocean.
Frances, Original Traveller