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International in Weligama

AVM Cream House

A bustling little place serving filling meals including noodle and fried-rice dishes as well as tasty snacks (the shawarmas are superb). There's good ice cream and fresh fruit juices; a delicious melon lassi is Rs 2…
Beach in Weligama

Bandrawatta Beach

This lovely natural cove beach is well away from the main highway, has sheltered swimming and also a surf break further offshore. Look out for stilt fishermen in the sea just below the Cape Weligama hotel. It's 3km …
Bar in Weligama

Tiki Clifftop

Tucked away in a remote cliff-side spot 3km southwest of the centre, this cool bar-resto is well worth a tuk-tuk ride. The ocean views are mesmerising and DJs pump up the dance floor with house and party vibes, and …
Island in Weligama

Taprobane

Just offshore – you can walk out to it at low tide – is this tiny island. It looks like an ideal artist’s or writer’s retreat, which indeed it once was: novelist Paul Bowles wrote The Spider’s House here in the 1950…