Weligama Bay Resort

General Overview

Weligama Bay Resort was opened in late 2008 and has a prized location on the edge of the secluded Weligama Bay, a spectacular southern cove – a spectacular cove where the sea is often calm enough for swimming, snorkelling and surfing at any time of year. The resort has 20 luxurious bungalows, villas, and suites all with sea views. They have large slatted-timber windows, boarded teak floors, wooden ceilings and whitewashed walls. Interiors have contemporary furniture and modern fittings. Rooms are located on the first and second floors of the main building as well as in the garden leading to the beach. There is a lift in the main building.

Accommodation

A range of accommodation is on offer including Superior Rooms, Suites, Garden villas and Connected Bungalows all with a/c, overhead fan, and flat screen TV with satellite channels, DVD, IDD telephone, in-room internet, electronic safe, mini-bar, bathrobe and hairdryer. There is also room service and laundry service. All rooms have king sized beds dressed in fine white linen, work desk and reclining chairs in the verandah. Extra beds are available for Garden Villas and Suites. The stylish ensuite bathrooms are designed with white terrazzo flooring.

Suites:  Located on the second floor of the main building, there are just two luxurious and spacious suites with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean.  The Junior Suite (225 sq. feet) consists of an open plan with a living, sleeping and dining areas opening out to a private terrace overlooking the gardens and the sea beyond.  The Royal Suite (340 sq. ft) is more spacious and features a separate bedroom and living room opening out to a terrace that skirts around providing for beautiful sea views. The ensuite bathroom in both suites have h/w showers, his and hers washbasins, and white terrazzo bathtubs that offers a view of the Weligama Bay.

Superior Rooms: Ten Superior Rooms are situated on the first floor of the main building, each with private terrace with sea views and ensuite bathrooms with h/w showers.

Garden Villas:  The six Garden Villas are spacious and open out to a private verandah overlooking the gardens and the sea beyond.  The ensuite bathrooms have white terrazzo bath tub and open air h/w showers.

Connected Bungalows: There are two Connected Bungalows which are similar in design to the Garden Villas.  Each bungalow has two bedrooms with connecting doorways and opens out to private verandahs.  The ensuite bathrooms have open air h/w showers.

Facilities

Swimming pool   Beach access   Cable TV   DVD library   Spa   Ayurveda   Restaurant   Licensed bar   Room service   Laundry service   Child friendly

The restaurant occupies the most scenic spot by the beach and has an enclosed a/c dining area as well as an open air section overlooking the swimming pool and the Indian Ocean. A range of western and Sri Lankan dishes are on offer, prepared with fresh seafood and vegetables bought locally. A tea lounge in the main building serves a range of Sri Lankan teas, coffee, cakes and desserts. Cooking lessons are offered in Sri Lankan and fusion cuisine. The Bawana Spa offers a range of beauty treatments and relaxing therapies including Ayurveda and Aromatherapy massages and facials using essential oils and natural herbs. The resort has a conference room with a large screen which is also used for screening movies for guests. For those preferring the outdoors, surf boards are available as well as an instructor. Swimming and surfing is possible all year round right in front of the resort.

Excursions

The beautiful Indian Ocean beaches, with a range of watersports, are the main appeal along the South Coast. The jagged geography of the coastline, which includes several coral-protected bays and headlands, provides for a great diversity of beaches including Unawatuna, Mirissa, Weligama, Dickwella and Tangalle. The south of Sri Lanka beyond Dondra is also considered one of the best locations in the world for spotting Blue Whales, Sperm Whales and Spinner Dolphins. Mirissa Water Sports as well as the Ceylon Fisheries Corporation based in the Mirissa Harbour offers Whale and Dolphin watching excursions during the season from December to April. Mirissa Water Sports also offers other leisure activities including game fishing, coastal cruises, snorkelling, sea kayaking, river and mangrove trips. Explore the southern wildlife parks including Yala and Bundala. We recommend a visit to the historic 17th Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with narrow streets lined with Dutch and British colonial era buildings, sturdy ramparts looking out to sea, the lighthouse and a growing collection of art galleries, antique shops, restaurants and cafes.

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