Weligama is located on the south coast of the Sri Lankan island, in Matara district, about 143km away from the capital Colombo. Because of its sandy sweeping bay, it got the name Weligama, which literally means “Sandy Village.” This idyllic fishing village provides a wide range of holiday villas to cater to all budgets and needs. The main attraction of Weligama are the uncrowded beaches, still untouched by mass tourism. It is little wonder then the place is a favourite with those looking for some peaceful moments in Sri Lanka's scenic surroundings. Adding much colour to the landscape here are the famous stilt fishermen, one of the most enduring images of the island.
The snake farm is the first stop of every wildlife lover while visiting Weligama, one can see snakes in their natural habitations, with the help of an excellent guide you will know everything there is to be understood about Sri Lankan snakes. Surfing is just another thing this sandy town is famous for. Surf in the Indian Ocean and bring out the adventurous you, there are several surfing points in the area very near to the astounding holiday villas to rent in Weligama. Also take time to visit the local rubber and coconut plantations, ancient temples, spice gardens, and natural sanctuaries to experience the exotic wildlife.
There are some stunning holiday villas to rent in Weligama which provide more privacy and probably better service than a hotel. Most are situated at the oceanfront and offer guests breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. With private pools, large tropical gardens, beautiful interiors and the services of a team of friendly professional staff what more could one ask for. Sri Lanka is becoming more and more popular for travelers seeking a destination that resembles paradise.