Locations do not get much more dramatic than Cape Weligama's, which occupies twelve tropical acres spread over a single headland above the deep blue Indian Ocean. Contemporary suites and freestanding villas are laid out in small groups, clustered around generously-sized swimming pools and secluded flower-filled gardens; most come with superb coastal views and verandahs cleverly angled to catch the sunset.
Unwind in the spa with a tea-based massage treatment, or enjoy cocktails at the Bond villain-esque bar tucked underneath the crescent-shaped cliff-edge infinity pool. There are two excellent restaurants at this Relais & Chateaux acclaimed hideaway; choose Sri Lankan and pan-Asian cuisine served against a memorable backdrop at the Ocean Terrace, or sample the superb steakhouse, Tableau, which offers a chef's table experience not to be missed.
The landscape surrounding Cape Weligama begs to be explored; kayak around cerulean coves and deserted bays, dive down to historic shipwrecks or go whale watching at sunset. The laid-back surf town of Weligama is just a few miles down the road, and Dutch-colonial Galle only a 30-minute drive away. Discover Sri Lanka’s incredible wildlife with a visit to Uda Walawe National Park to catch a glimpse of the local Asian elephants, or a take a private cruise out to sea in search of awesome blue and sperm whales.
Couples and romantics
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
Begin the day with the hotel's signature Sri Lankan breakfast
Take in the views from the infinity pool on the cape's summit
Learn the secrets of mixology with a cocktail demonstration at Cape Club
Find your passion for Sri Lankan cuisine with a guided culinary experience hosted by the head chefs
Enjoy a soothing massage with the distant sound of the waves in the background
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Embark upon a whale watching adventure along the dramatic coastline
Learn to surf in the region's prime breaks
Visit Uda Walawe National Park to glimpse Asian elephants
Discover the cobbled streets, boutiques and tea shops of Dutch-colonial Galle
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