THE LOCATION & WELIGAMA BAY

Located on Sri Lanka's picturesque south coast, Weligama still offers the charm of an idyllic fishing village. Enjoy walks along uncrowded beaches, still untouched by mass tourism and be fascinated by the famous stilt fishermen. But Weligama is more than beach life. Much more. Surrounded by rubber and coconut plantations, ancient temples and spice gardens, natural sanctuaries and exotic wildlife, Weligama offers something for everyone.

Another highlight is the traditional Devil Dance, a southern Sri Lankan special. Known for its healing powers, Devil Dancers are invited to help speed up the recovery process of illnesses. A great thing to watch and/or even participate in. The ideal location of Weligama makes it a great starting point for excursions along the south and west coast as well as for exploration of the national parks.

THINGS TO DO IN WELIGAMA

W15 has a commitment to tailoring cocktail recipes not only to a wide variety of guests' tastes but also to occasions. With one of the most discerning and thought after menus of customized cocktails and top shelf liquors in Weligama, the bar at W15 specializes in surprising and challenging the palate of even the most seasoned traveler with cocktails that are bolder than ever.

Activity Booklet

Surfing

Weligama is one of the most reliable surf destinations in the Indian Ocean with several famous surf points at walking distance. There is a beach break, the Weligama Beach Brake, which is best for beginners. The reef breaks are at Kabalana, Midigama, Ram's Point, Plantation Point and Two Secrets Point. Surf lessons, surf board hire and a surf camp provide all beginners and/or professionals with what they are looking for.

Whale and Dolphin Watching

Whale and dolphin watching is one of the most exciting water activities you can engage in during your holiday in Sri Lanka. The ever smiling mischievous dolphins will put on a show, while some of the oldest and the largest sea creatures, the humpback and blue whales, will nonchalantly glide past you.

Gem Jewelry Factory

The gems of Sri Lanka have been famous since Biblical times. It was to Sri Lanka, that King Solomon sent emissaries to procure the jewel which won him the heart of Queen Sheba. The best gems to buy in Sri Lanka are sapphires and rubies. You can also find exquisite cat's eyes, spinels, aquamarines, blue topaz, garnets, tourmalines, amethysts, zircons, moonstones and alexandrites.

Organic Fruit Farm

This is not just for the health conscious, but for everyone. Be amazed by the variety of fruits including 20 different types of bananas. All fruits are organic and available as pure fruits, jams, juices and tasty food in their own restaurant.

Coconut Factory

Be amazed at how useful a coconut tree is. It not only bears coconuts but also husk fibre, which is traditionally used for mats, ropes and nets. A great insight into a classic craft.

Rubber Factory

Since ancient times, Sri Lanka has been widely known for its natural resources, and this includes its rubber trees. Watch the process from collecting the fresh sap right up to the end product which is the export-quality pure rubber.

Snake Farm

Be scared or charmed by these creatures which are displayed in their natural habitat. Experienced guides will explain all there is to know about Sri Lankan snakes.

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