Weligama is a serene and unspoilt seaside town, with a lovely beach that stretches around a wide, half-moon shaped bay. It’s an interesting blend of authentic fishing village and upscale resort town – with a dusting of five-star accommodation complemented by a traditional coastal culture. It’s located just a 40-minute drive from the cosmopolitan city of Galle – one of southern Sri Lanka’s premier tourist destinations – and offers a tranquil diversion from the city’s pulsating pace and smorgasboard of activities. If it’s R&R you’re after, you need look no further than Weligama’s pristine shores. And while you’re there, don’t forget to pick up some of the handcrafted lace for which the town is renowned.