Weligama, or the ‘Sandy Village’, gives you the best of both worlds- luxurious resorts and a surf town with locals cheering you. This south Sri Lankan fishing town attracts many surfers from around the world, while epicures travel long distances to savor delicious fresh fish cooked in just-snapped coconut milk or battered and fried in make-shift restaurant-like establishments along the shore. The beaches at Weligama are perfect for novice surfers, with mild waves lifting you up and supporting your boards. To complement the experience, locals make and sell their best fish recipes on the shore, perfect for an after-surf or just an evening snack. Though the beaches here crowded, sometimes even a little dirty, there are several coves you can discover yourself and maybe catch a wave or two. For a luxurious experience, there are several star restaurants and some big names bringing out the best of the sandy village. Renting a scooter to cruise along the coast, catching the beautiful sunset views and snacking on fresh seafood and surfing all day is our top to-do picks for Weligama. We have the best of Weligama’s Airbnb vacation rentals on this list, and some suggestions to enjoy this little surf town in the best possible way. Check them out below.
The De Silva family’s rustic home is a welcoming and comfortable place minutes away from the beach, hosted by weekly barbeque enthusiasts. If you’re looking to live the Sri Lankan way, simple luxuries, good food and surfing all day, this is the place to book. The private room is equipped with an air conditioner, but you are sure to enjoy the hammock on the patio and the common area that can accommodate a party of five. The host also whips up a delicious breakfast every morning, the perfect meal to help you gear up for a day of adventure.
Silvas Surf Home Room 1Weligama, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
Top guest reviewsperfectly clean and comfortable staysmall bedroom and bathroom cleanour room was clean and the bed very comfortableroom was nice and cleanthe bed- and bathroom are small but clean
Host:amazing host very helpful and friendly peoplethe da silvas were amazing hosts a very caring and kind familyhis dad was very helpful toogimhan and his family were great hoststhe silvas where the greatest hosts we had in sri lankaRead more reviewsthe house itself is really cute and only a few minutes' walk from the beachit is also ideal to visit mirissa and galle by busgreat location and great people thanks guysthe location was great and the barbecue was lovelythe surf point is about 12min walk and is wonderful for beginners like myself
A two-bedroom villa with the ocean as your backyard, a blue pool, a sandy shore as your seating options, could it possibly get better? Actually, yes! The air-conditioned villa comes with all luxuries, a beautiful kitchen, ample light and fresh air lighting up the ambiance, while also giving you all the peace and tranquility to make your holiday a unique cowabunga experience. You can get surfing lessons in your backyard and head to the surfer-fave Pelena beach to catch the waves. Just make sure you get back to the villa before sunset, to grill some fish, sip some chardonnay and enjoy the views of the tangerine skies and experience the warm Weligama air with your folks.
Absolute Beach Front Villa with Pool.Weligama, SP, Sri LankaSuperhost
Top guest reviewsall the amenities were extremely stylish and so comfortablethe a/c’s in the bedrooms were a welcoming blast of cool air after enjoying the beach & poolthe facilities are as described and are just stunningbreakfast delivery was beyond appreciated every morning & complimentary local tuk tuk rides were helpfulthe home is newly built with an amazing pool and a gorgeous private view of the beachhouse is clean and comfortablethe rooms are clean and tidythe house is very beautiful and cleanit’s clean safe and has everything you needit really is as good as the photos suggest great facilities clean and sparkling
Host:hosts are just amazing peoplethe hosts gave excellent service and they are really friendlythe hosts are very helpful and availablethe staff were very helpful at all timesthey were very attentive helpful & eager to make our stay a pleasant oneRead more reviewsthe location is perfectamazing location at the beachat a perfect location near many good restaurantsthe house is located offside the tourist life but central on the best place at weligama beachthe location is undoubtedly the best in weligama - private yet convenient
The two-bedroom guesthouse is located in the city center, has wifi, is air-conditioned and is quite luxurious for its price! For a true Weligama experience, this is just the spot to be. Amazing hosts, brilliant local food and minutes away from prominent beaches, the best surfing spots and secret coves. (hint, hint!) Airbnbers have also said amazing things about the hospitable host and his dedication to make your visit to Sri Lanka a very memorable one.
Sana Guest #2 Bed Rooms #AC # Kitchen #wifiWeligama, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
Top guest reviewsthe deck/terrace is great to have breakfast or a drinkhighly recommended this place has great a/c and fans also but i did not use a/c muchboth rooms had an a/c unit which made for a comfortable sleep after being outside all daythe apartment is super clean with all amenities & air conditioningthe ac and fans give you the option to cool the rooms to your likingits spotlessly clean well furnished with lots of thoughtful touchesthe rooms and rest of the apartment were very clean and tidyvery clean house and a beautiful and plentiful breakfast prepared every morningthe apartment is very clean and well accomodated with a/cthe place is super clean and close to all the locations which one could travel to
Host:host is excellent guysanat is a wonderful hosthost was very very friendlygreat host and beautiful propertysana is an amazing hostRead more reviewsthe location was really good - walking distance to weligama beachthe location is great if you like surfinglocation is handy for weligama town and beach and also to the nicer beaches further westthe apartment is very nice - located both close to the beach as well as weligama centerclean and comfortable with a great location near the surf beach fish market and town center
A beautiful one-bedroom house with a green garden and a lovely host! Orcheeda holiday Inn is located only located 750 meters (820 yards) from the Weligama Bay Surf point and five minutes to the amazing Mirissa Beach. Airbnbers swear by the great hospitability and the host’s suggestion for good food and a good time!
Orcheeda Holiday Inn - Weligama Apartment_#2Weligama, Sri LankaSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe room had a mosquito net and a comfortable bedwifi is also good- even on the bed thank you for the great timeit is fantastic value for money comfortable bed basic kitchen and nice bathroomreally really sparklingly clean
Host:host very helpful alwaysthe host is genuinely caring and very considerateowner was very friendly and we enjoyed our stayeasy to communicate with the host and great advice was given when neededthe hosts are super super friendly and helped us with our questions about weligamaRead more reviewsgood location close to beach and citya nice walking distance from the town centre and the beachlocation is central and the option of having a scooter on sight is great10 min walk to the beach and some really nice restos even closer :)we went to beach and shopping easily by walking
A cute little cottage nestled in the traditional Sri Lankan village, the one bedroom guest house is close to some of the best, unspoiled beaches in the region. Perfect if you and your loved one are looking for a getaway for you to spend the day in your own little nook, ride down to sandy beaches and swim in the warm, blue water. Although there is no kitchen here, you will have good access to authentic Sri Lankan meals all day! Just ask the locals for suggestions!
Hemamali GardensWeligama, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
Top guest reviewsnice clean simple place in between welligamma and marisathe hosting family was very nice and the place comfortable clean and safe
Host:value for money and friendly hostgreat host maduka and his family were very friendly and helpfulmadukas place was great he was a great host and helped us out wherever we neededmaduka and his family were very nice and helpful we would definitely recommend this place :-)Read more reviewshemmimala gardens has a great locationit is super close to the beach (very pretty with few people there)
As the name describes it, the studio is located in a tranquil and quiet residential area, five minutes away from the popular surfing and tourist beach of Weligama. The host family’s apartment is also located in the same complex and, as peace lovers themselves, will make sure you have a relaxing holiday. And, like all Sri Lankans, as we have learned so far, the hosts’ main mission is to make sure you experience and enjoy everything Weligama has to offer!
Ground Floor New Peaceful Studio Apt Near BeachWeligama, Southern Province, Sri LankaSuperhost
Top guest reviewsno need for ac because sealing fan will keep place cool during nightplace was clean and privatethe place was very clean and spacioushis place is basic accommodation but clean and charmingthe property itself was sparkling clean
Host:the host is also a great surf instructor if you need lessonslarihu was an amazing hostsashi was a great host and went well out of his way to show us around and help outfirst lahiru was an amazing host i got help with everything i neededlahiru was an awesome host and helped with any requestRead more reviewsit's in a good locationlocation is really peaceful and just short tuk tuk ride away from weligama and midigamai highly recommend this place close to the busy beach but far enough away to be relaxingclose to the beach and in a charming sri lankan neighborhoodsuper safe and quiet neighbourhood
The villa-turned-hotel has eight spacious bedrooms, excellent facilities and is located in the vicinity of Weligama’s best beaches. Each room comes with a king bed, lots of space to organize your luggage and of course, wifi! You’ll also be treated to breakfast, but head to the beach or even the city center for some fish meals, Stringhoppers, and delicious coconut curry!
Top guest reviewsthere's no ac but the fan is more than enoughwe didn’t have airco but the fan did its workthe breakfast was tasty and prepared with lovethe breakfast which is included variated every day and was also customized to special wishes like vegan foodoverall the place looks modern and great the breakfast was delicious i highly recommend this placeclean and simple roomsvery clean roomroom was clean & comfortablethe room is very clean and nicethe room we had was super clean and comfy nothing to complain about
Host:host and family are very kindthe host also was nice and friendlyhosts can help with anything you want like scooter rental / tuk tukvery nice warm and friendly owners that made us descide to stay longer at their housealso the two employees at the villa were really friendly and helpfulRead more reviewsthis place is located in awesome area near welligama beachvery nice place near the beachgreat location close to mirissa for whale watching but also close to jungle beachreally lovely place so close to beach and great restaurantswould definitely come back to this place
Among the denizens of Weligama, the three-bedroom house lets you live like an islander during your long stay in the sunny village, eating like one and surfing like one! The simple home can accommodate seven travelers and is located in a quiet area but still accessible to shops and restaurants. While you’re there, interact with the locals and make some new friends!
Weligama Sky Home (Three bed rooms)Weligama, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
Top guest reviewseach room was equipped with a fanthe second floor has enough sleeping places for 8 people it would be probably comfortable up to 6the place was very clean and nicely equipedthe house is beautiful and cleanplace was clean and rooms are bigit is a clean bright modern large housethe place is perfect clean and tidy
Host:the owner is helpfulhost was very helpfull and kindthe host was friendly and try to help usthank you for being so kind and welcoming~gunawardana and his family were very helpful and politeRead more reviewsa five minute walk to an amazing part of the beachlovely family and a lovely place to stay right near the beachthis place was fantastic close to town and the beach and nicely looked aftermany many thanks for letting us stay in this gorgeous placewe spent a great time therebeach breaks only 2 min walk family very kind
Minutes away from a great surfing spot, this apartment is great if you’re looking for something more urban and comfortable. The room comes with a double bed, a kitchen with a stove and a fridge, and of course, is air-conditioned. Away from the hustle and bustle of the fishing town, it’s a great place to come retire after a long day of cruising the waves and practicing your surf moves. If you’re wondering, it’s still close to restaurants and the hosts are always there to guide you to the best in town. Perfect if you are a backpacker and on a budget, it is simple, comfortable and nice to your wallet!
THE CLASSIC--APT--02[200mtr to beach]
A classy, three-bedroom, white-walled and tastefully decorated hostel, this is a luxurious spot if you’re traveling to meet people and retire at the end of the day comfortably. Away from the main road and thus the noise, the hostel is 200 meters (218 yards) from ‘a great surfing spot’, the host says. Well, I guess that builds the suspense! Surfers, click away, book away!
The Classic-Hostel[200 Meters To The Beach]
A beautiful destination
Welcoming and friendly hosts, delicious fish and fruits, lots of undiscovered beach coves waiting for your arrival - these are Weligama’s promises. The ‘Sandy Village’ like the Sri Lankans call it in their native tongue, is known for its fisheries business, but trust us, there is nothing fishy about this little town. Just beauty, culture and more beauty, every degree you turn your head.
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