Luxury resort Cape Weligama, on Sri Lanka’s southern coast, follows in sister hotel Ceylon Tea Trails’ footsteps as one of the island’s most wanted.

 
 
 
 

Laid out village-style over an Indian Ocean headland, each butler-attended contemporary villa – designed by architect Lek Bunnag – sits within a flower-scented watta (garden), steps from a cooling pool. Bays and beaches are a short meander away, and the crescent-shaped, cliff-edge infinity pool has swoonsome panoramas. 

Dive centre, gym, gardens, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV and DVD player, minibar, coffee machine, kettle with a selection of teas, free bottled water, air-conditioning and natural bath products.

Start the day by choosing freshly caught fish from the on-site pola(market) and have it cooked to your taste at ocean-facing Ocean Terrace restaurant. Pola is set for casual mid-day dining, with colourful curries. In the evening, opt for some upmarket chef wizardry at intimate 12-seater steakhouse and grill restaurant Ocean Grill. Sundowner cocktails, and high tea with a truly excellent Ceylon brew, are dished up at the Cape Club.

 

7 nights staying in a Pool view Junior Suite including breakfast Prices from £1077 per person. Prices subject to availability and confirmed at time of bookng.