Underestimated for years, Sri Lanka is making a resurgence as one of travel’s newest and hottest ‘It’ destinations. Filled with culture, delicious food, bustling markets, adventure, stunning historical sites, and not to mention a great budget friendly value, its no wonder this tiny island is on everyone’s must see list. However, don’t let Sri Lanka’s spot on the newbie list fool you. The country may be new on travel lists, but it is no stranger to the world of luxury.
Thirty minutes east of Galle, Cape Weligama has become the most celebrated among Sri Lanka’s beach resorts. Cape Weligama inhabits 12 manicured acres high above the Indian Ocean, where stunning panoramas, international dining venues, a 60-meter crescent-shaped infinity pool and iconic sunsets awaits you.
The resort’s 39 rooms are a collection of private Residences and Master Rooms that create the welcoming illusion of a traditional Sri Lankan village and renowned as the best appointed living quarters in Sri Lanka. Each room features butler services, a large terrace with dining and spa facilities, spacious walk in closets, Sonos wireless audio, a complimentary library of movies, custom Ophir toiletries, a steam room, large bathrooms with twin vanities and a stone bathtub.
Of course what luxury hotel would be complete without a spa to help you unwind with massages, organic Sri Lankan spice scrubs, and herbal steam treatments after a day of cycling, surfing, diving and even whale watching.
I’ll admit that on my first trip to Sri Lanka I slept on its luxury side, but Cape Weligama’s breathtaking luxe has me seriously considering a redo.
46/38 Nawam Mawatha
Colombo 2, Sri Lanka
Tel: +94 11 774 5730