Cape Weligama,
Sri Lanka

Client

Resplendent Ceylon

Cape Weligama,
Sri Lanka

Repositioning the resort experience in Sri Lanka

Cape Weligama has been carefully designed to look less like a resort, and to feel more like a Sri Lankan village. As a result, the villas are situated in small groups within the landscape, and no two sets are alike with the clusters named after authors, historic and contemporary, with close links to Sri Lanka.

Comprising forty villas, five food and beverage outlets and other supporting pavilions, a key aim was to offer guests a range of experiences, whether residential, dining, or recreational, well beyond what might be expected of a resort of this scale to ensure that even during an extended stay, the guest experience remains rewarding and engaging.

Interior finishes are in harmony with the overarching village theme; tiled floors are refined and authentic, while timeless teak and rattan furniture hints at the historic colonial influences which are still a part of everyday life in Sri Lanka. The internal palette, patterns and textures are all carefully selected to create interiors which are wholly in harmony with their environment as well as their thematic inspirations.

Curated artworks, artefacts, lanterns and furnishings celebrate the island’s prominent maritime heritage, its diversity of fauna or the renowned Ceylon tea, and help differentiate each villa. As a result the interiors are timeless, neither anonymously contemporary nor overly historic, and all are infused with a subtle sense of place.

London

5 Calvert Avenue
London
E2 7JP
United Kingdom

Singapore

5 Shenton Way
#10-01 UIC Building
Singapore
068808
Singapore

Dubai

Office 205,
Al Khaimah Building
Port Saeed
Dubai
PO Box 111985
United Arab Emirates

©2021, JPA Product Design Ltd

London

5 Calvert Avenue
London
E2 7JP
United Kingdom

Singapore

5 Shenton Way
#10-01 UIC Building
Singapore
068808
Singapore

Dubai

Office 205,
Al Khaimah Building
Port Saeed
Dubai
PO Box 111985
United Arab Emirates

©2021, James Park Associates International Ltd