Welcome to the sandy village of Weligama, a fishing town in Southern Sri Lanka with a picture book view of the Weligama Bay, where the shore is white, surf is high and the life moves at a slower pace.
Why Stay with Us
Situated next to the breathtaking view of the world celebrated Weligama Bay, the Fisherman’s Bay hotel offers affordable accommodation to anyone looking to explore the buzzing fishing village of Weligama and beyond. Discover the Indian Ocean and Sri Lanka while enjoying your usual home comforts and a little bit more at the Fisherman’s Bay.
Sinharaja, the virgin rainforest in Sri Lanka, occupies a crest shape at the heart of island’s wet zone. Shrouded by the shifting mist and copious rain clouds, Sinharaja is home to a range of diverse plant, bird and animal life that makes the forest one of the top biodiversity hotspots in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage in addition to being a Man and Biosphere Forest Reserve.
A nearly three-hour drive from Weligama brings you to Udawalawe, the elephant sanctuary situated on the boundary of Sabaragamuwa and Uva provinces. The Udawalawe National Park was created to house the elephants and other animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir on the Walawe River.
Covering 979 square kilometres of forest and shrubland, Ruhuna National Park is one of the best places in Sri Lanka to observe Sri Lankan leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya), a leopard subspecies native to the country.
The shallow sandy beach of Weligama Bay is one of the best beaches in Southern Sri Lanka to catch your first wave. Protected from the wind and rough weather, surfing at the bay can still be manageable even when the rest of the beaches in the area are all blown out.
Considered to be one of the best beaches in the world, the two-kilometre white sandy beach of Weligama Bay also leads to a shallow reef and undersea rock formation ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving.
Mirissa, situated just 20 minutes away from Weligama, is the most reliable place to watch a number of whale species and dolphins, especially during the high seasons from November through April, when the encounter rate is high as 100%.
Stilt fishing also is known as Ritipenna in Sinhalese has been a traditional fishing practice found among the fishing communities in the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka. Once prevalent in a limited number of localities including Induruwa, Koggala, Kumbalgama, Aranwala, Midigama, Thalarambe and Kathaluwa, stilt fishing has now spread deeper and further into the South of Sri Lanka as far as Weligama.
Situated nearly 50-minute drive North from Weligama, Galle was once Sri Lanka’s main trading port and a trading hub for luxury goods including gems, ivory, spices and exotic animals. Traders from around the world visited the port in search of gems, pearls, spices and ivory for centuries.
Built in the 3rd Century BC by King Devanampiyatissa, who established Buddhism in the country, Agrabodhi Viharaya in Weligama is believed to be the location where the first sapling from the sacred Bodhi tree in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, Sri Maha Bodhi was planted.
Welcome to a magical evening of dining and entertainment on the white beaches of Weligama Bay at the Fisherman’s Bay Hotel, a beachfront resort in Weligama. Whether you are looking for a romantic intimate dinner date or an evening of feasting and fun, Fisherman’s Bay Hotel provides you a selection of menus and services to suit your mood and budget.
Discover al fresco dining on the perfectly manicured lawns of the Fishermen’s Bay Hotel overlooking the Weligama Bay and the fishing harbor. Available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, garden dining at the Fisherman’s Bay Hotel in Weligama can be a relaxed and boho affair with conversation and good food or a romantic one with candles, wine and a menu designed to suit the mood.
Discover the pleasure of dining by the Indian Ocean, at the Araliya, the main restaurant at the Fisherman’s Bay Hotel, Weligama. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant is open from 7.30 am in the morning to 10 pm in the night…