Cape Weligama Sri Lanka is the perfect place to relax, enjoy epic views, and spend some time experiencing Sri Lanka’s southern province!

Hotel profile: Cape Weligama Sri LankaCliffside view

If you’re planning a trip to Sri Lanka, one of my favorite destinations in the south is the Weligama & Mirissa beach area. Located only a few kilometers from each other, here you’ll find plenty of surf, sand, and endless beautiful sunsets.

I stayed at Cape Weligama, part of Kiwi Collection‘s luxury hotels, located at the top of a cliffside in Weligama, with the most breathtaking views.

The property is 12 acres and sits 40 meters above the Indian Ocean. The resort is perfectly located just far enough outside of the Weligama town to be a peaceful and quiet sanctuary.

Hotel profile: Cape Weligama Sri LankaGarden pool

There are 39 villas in total, each one situated around a shared garden and pool space. The rooms themselves are spacious and include a patio to relax on, read a book, or order room service breakfast right to your villa.

I enjoyed their fresh pastries, pancakes, oats, and juice by the pool for breakfast. Definitely a great way to start the day!

Hotel profile: Cape Weligama Sri Lanka

If you plan a stay at Cape Weligama, you have to catch at least one sunrise and sunset (both are beautiful) at their infamous half moon infinity pool.

The pool has an endless view of the ocean. During the daytime, you can order drinks and snacks by the pool and spend some time just relaxing. After that, you can take some time to go to the gym, spa, or enjoy some afternoon high-tea in the library where you can enjoy tea, pastries, and read a good book.

Hotel profile: Cape Weligama Sri LankaSunrise

If you’re looking to do something a little more interactive, the hotel offers many activities such as surf lessons, bike tours, stand-up paddle boarding, and boogie boarding.

I tried stand-up paddle boarding here for the first time! It was definitely quite the experience.

Paddleboarding happens in the bay right next to the property, where you can practice balance on some sizeable waves. (Okay, they weren’t that big but for a beginner like myself it was still quite the challenge!)

This activity was definitely a fun highlight for me.

Hotel profile: Cape Weligama Sri LankaVilla bedroom

I unfortunately did not have time to try a surf lesson, but it is definitely something I’d recommend trying. Weligama and Mirissa beach are famous for their surfing, and there are some nice small waves that are perfect for beginners to practice on. There are tons of little surf shops and schools, but you can take a surf lesson arranged by Cape Weligama right near the property.

Hotel profile: Cape Weligama Sri LankaVilla bathroom

The resort has two restaurants on site to dine at, but if you’re looking for some other options you can take a tuk-tuk into town (for about 800 rupees) and try out some of the many restaurants there as well.

The town can be quite busy with tons of people, dogs running around, and some locals trying to get you to come to their bar or restaurant. I really enjoyed exploring Mirissa beach each day but was thankful to be able to return to the beautiful Cape Weligama after the hustle bustle of the town.

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