A quiet destination that evokes reminiscence, Weligama Bay Resort is near an islet known as Taprobane where a mansion was built by a French count that was later to become the home of famous writer Arthur C Clarke. Miles of smooth beach and unruffled foliage line the shores of the resort, a coveted spot for scuba divers in search of shipwrecks and dazzling marine life.
The Weligama Bay Resort is nestled on the southern tip of the island, in the middle of the Weligama Bay, between Matara and Galle - 143 km from Colombo
With a pronounced commitment to keeping things simple, the resort derives from clean lines and soothing colours, elevating the level of luxury as it progresses across 5 categories of accommodation.
The Superior rooms are located on the first floor, and have their own terrace and seating area framing the Weligama Bay.
The Family Bungalow is two bungalows connected by a garden, each with their own terrace.
The Garden Villas are more in tune with the natural nuances of the area, situated closer to the beach and swimming pool.
The Junior Suites and Family Suites are on the second floor of the main building and comes with their own large terraces, living areas and uninterrupted views of the bay.
The resort's main restaurant derives its name from the Cutty Sark Clipper - a cargo ship that sailed from Asia to England with tea.It is divided into an open-air terrace with a cocktail bar and an air-conditioned dining area.
All items from the a la carte menu feature innovative seafood cuisine, local dishes such as curry, and popular international dishes that are meat-centric and pasta based, accompanied by salads and followed by tempting desserts.
Other services on offer are an all-day cocktail and juice bar, and signature Ceylon high tea.
The resort is appointed with 24-hour concierge and room service, currency exchange and day-trip organisers.
A meeting room that can accommodate 50 people is equipped with multimedia capabilities for small scale business functions. The pool is central to the beach, restaurant and bar. Wooden sunbeds and parasols dot the perimeter of the pool, which is adjacent to a terrace and
A highlight of the resort's facilities is the Bawana Spa that delivers a true wellness experience, saluting the body, mind and soul with relaxing settings and effective treatments that include aromatherapy, thermo and hot stone massages and herbal water baths.
Of the myriad activities in Weligama, water sports are the most popular. The surfing is particularly safe due to the unique geographical and marine composition of the bay. November to April are prime whale and dolphin watching months, while sailing along the coast is spectacular throughout the year.
A short distance from the hotel are snake and turtle farms, tea and cinnamon plantations and spice gardens.