Cape Weligama — Weligama, Sri Lanka
When it comes to location, Sri Lanka’s burgeoning hotel group Resplendent Ceylon, could not have picked a prettier spot for its second property on the country’s southern coast.
Perched atop a promontory with a cinematic ocean frontage speckled with stilt fishermen, Cape Weligama is a quiet bolt-hole that is only a 30 minute drive from the city of Galle’s famous landmarks.
The Thai architect Lek Bunnag has arranged the 39 villas like a haphazard village among manicured gardens, interspersed with windblown palm trees, while Singapore studio, JPA Design have dressed the bright and airy rooms in sky blues and sunflower yellows, rattan textures and timeless timber furnishings. Though it’s difficult to spend too much time indoors, when each villa has its own shady veranda and there is a communal cliff-top infinity pool with bracing views of the Indian ocean to frolic in.
An adventure-packed itinerary of activities from cycling to surfing and diving are on offer, but personally we’re staying put for the greedy grab of the hotel’s numerous F&B offerings, not least the fresh seafood cooked to order at the Ocean Terrace restaurant.