Cape Weligama is a beach resort complex set up in October 2015 by Sri Lanka’s premier Tea Company Dilmah, under their leisure arm, and following up on their well-established and successful `Ceylon Tea Trails’ venture up in the tea growing hills, providing two contrasting habitat experiences, within a tiny island.
It’s unique location atop a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean on the south coast, provides stunning ocean views from the forty spacious villas and suites, spread over an area of 12 acres. The living areas upward of 130 to 300 square metres, are stylishly decorated with contemporary furnishings. In addition to Individual pool, garden and spa facilities each villa/suite is provided with unlimited access to an array of beverages of the finest brands.
A hallmark of the Tea Trail’s exclusivity as personified by its butler service assigned to each residence is once again a key factor at the beach resort too. The guests’ daily itinerary will be planned and arranged by the butler as per individual needs throughout their stay – be it spa treatment or excursion- leaving them free to be pampered and indulge the facilities provided.
The layout of the accommodation has been quaintly styled and given a local touch along the lines of traditional village residences. Each garden or `watta’ is named after a renowned explorer. The suites are laid out in `walauwa’ (mansion) style and named after the country’s famed writers and artists. The 60 metre infinity pool is located ideally providing a panoramic view across the ocean.
The Resort’s `no bills to sign’ concept envisages an all-inclusive fare (in keeping with their other Tea Trails property), which covers all the above amenities plus breakfast, lunch or dinner. The meals are served in three differently located and themed restaurants. These include the Teppanyaki Pavilion overlooking the cliff edge, an alfresco Sri Lankan restaurant and a unique dining pavilion, where the guests are able to select the fresh produce of vegetables, herbs and sea food, which will be prepared in situ by the chefs according to individual tastes.
Of the many sights around, a visit to the 400-year-old, colonial Dutch Fort in Galle is only a 30-minute drive and is a tour well spent. During the season, whale watching in the Resort’s own luxury yacht is another rare and invigorating experience.
A stay at Cape Weligama, promises to be a hassle-free experience providing exquisite facilities to indulge in `the finer things in life’ in a perfectly tranquil and relaxed atmosphere – in keeping with the `Ceylon Tea Trails’ mantra.
Resplendent Ceylon – Tea & Sea itinerary which also features Ceylon Tea Trails.