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With the In­dian Ocean right at your doorstep, Cape Weligama is one of the best beach re­sorts you’ll have the plea­sure of stay­ing at. Lo­cated south of Galle Fort in Sri Lanka’s south coast, and perched on a cliff-top site, the place is a haven for those with a sense of ad­ven­ture. Wa­ter ac­tiv­i­ties are aplenty here, start­ing with kayak­ing, surf­ing, and if the weather co­op­er­ates, whale watch­ing. Set within 12 acres of beau­ti­fully land­scaped grounds, Cape Weligama boasts a mere 39 pri­vate vil­las de­signed by renowned ar­chi­tect Lek Bun­nag (whose re­sume in­clude projects like the Four Sea­sons Langkawi, Maia Sey­chelles, and Ritz-Carl­ton Phu­lay Bay). The spa­cious ac­com­mo­da­tions fea­ture taste­ful trop­i­cal dé­cor in rich color com­bi­na­tions like yel­low and blue or ochre and cream. Should you choose to lounge at the villa’s ter­race, take com­fort in the sur­round­ing trop­i­cal flora and fauna, as well as the roar­ing waves of the sur­round­ing ocean. The prop­erty is some­thing of a culi­nary des­ti­na­tion as well, what with the abun­dance of fresh seafood right at their doorstep. Dis­cover a va­ri­ety of Sri Lankan and in­ter­na­tional dishes at Ocean Ter­race, a pic­turesque cliff-edge al­fresco restau­rant. Fi­nally, catch a glimpse of a sun­set like no other as you en­joy cock­tails at the Colony Club.

Pic­ture-per­fect pool­side es­cape

Un­beat­able views of the In­dian Ocean

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