Celebrating milestones in Sri Lanka

by | May 30, 2024

Some places create more unforgettable memories than others. Sri Lanka takes the top spot for diverse travel experiences. Be it a destination wedding or anniversary celebration, the island offers endless possibilities to create beautiful memories. Gift your loved one the view from the summit of Sigiriya, wellness pampering on a clifftop retreat or a safari in the heart of a tropical jungle. Whichever you choose, it will be extraordinary. So, how would you celebrate the milestones of your life in Sri Lanka?


Just for the weekend or an extended stay, birthdays are extra special here. You can make it an all-beach break on the southwest coast, near enough to Colombo but far enough for seclusion. Pick from any number of exotic resorts, boutique hotels and Ayurveda retreats. The sunsets alone will justify your choice. There are plenty of historic and cultural sites as well.

Take a culinary journey through Colombo, sampling multi-cultural cuisine and street food. And, if you or your loved ones enjoy a shopping spree or two, the city will keep them gleefully busy.

How does a birthday weekend, immersed in the sights of Sigiriya sound? Climb this iconic rock, explore its ancient water gardens and stay at modern-day Water Garden Sigiriya set against the backdrop of the rock. You would want nothing else. The nearby Dambulla Cave Temple is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site you can conveniently visit on your Sigiriya trip.

Want something cooler? Travel to Kandy, the gateway to the Highlands. Visit the sacred Temple of the Tooth, the Royal Botanical Gardens, a hidden forest reserve and a tea factory. Combining Sigirya and Kandy for a birthday break is perfect for a short getaway.


Take time off to relive the momentous memories. Plan a romantic getaway to celebrate your wedding anniversary or relationship milestones. Exotic safari & glamping under the stars, beach breaks on the tranquil East Coast, luxury indulgence in the cold Central Highlands or exploring the ancient ruins of UNESCO cities – you can make it as unique and exciting as you like.

A sunset river cruise, dip in the natural pools of a waterfall, hot air balloon ride over Sigiriya & Dambulla, candlelight dinners by the sea and private luxury villas – unleash your imagination.

Mesmerise yourself with stunning architecture and exquisite landscaping with a Bawa tour on the southeast coast. Visit Geoffery Bawa’s Lunuganga and Bewis Bawa’s Brief Garden. You can even stay at Lunuganga country estate and enjoy romantic candlelit dinners in the garden.

Add the vibrancy of Sri Lankan culture to your celebration with traditional dance performances, temple blessings and village rituals that cleanse the spirit. Make it deeply personal with a trip to an ancient monastery secreted amongst the millennia-old monuments in the Cultural Triangle.

Follow the Ramayana Trail of Sri Lanka and walk in the footsteps of a legendary love story that wrote one of the greatest epics of the ancient world.

If you love the outdoors, walking and hiking, take the Pekoe Trail to discover the rich ecology of the Central Highlands. This multi-day, long-distance walking trail covers a gamut of experiences, winding through varying terrains, culture, food, history, legend and local communities.

Graduation trips

All that hard work needs a reward. Unwind with friends and family on a graduation trip to Sri Lanka. Instead of backpacking the Southeast Asia loop, de-stress in luxury in Sri Lanka without breaking the budget. Natural wonders, cultural sites, friendly folk, sun, sea and sand of the tropics on one handy-sized island.

Want to ride the waves? Sri Lanka has some of the best surf spots in South Asia. Mirissa and Arugam Bay and beaches in between, the island offers surf breaks for beginners, intermediates and pros.

The waters off the coast of Sri Lanka also host pods of whales and dolphins – the mighty blue whale included. Mirissa, Trincomalee and Kalpitiya are hotspots for whale-watching.

Swim with sea turtles, see conservation efforts to protect them and help release a baby turtle into the ocean. Rekawa, Kosgoda, Mirissa and Hikkaduwa on the south coast and Pigeon Island on the East Coast are top spots to see turtles.

Travel to the central hills. Climb Adam’s Peak, Sri Lanka’s most mystical mountain. Hike your way up the Knuckles Mountain Range, where one of the least disturbed montane and cloud forests are. Traverse the Horton Plains and marvel at the views from the World’s End.

Ride the rail from Colombo to Badulla, just for the scenery. Hike up Ella Rock, the Little Adma’s Peak, and stun yourself with the views through the Ella Gap.

Celebrate special occasions

It could be professional success, corporate achievement, a reunion, or a personal milestone – we must make it a habit to celebrate life, one another and ourselves. Sri Lanka offers so much with so little distance to cover. On this tiny island, there are big surprises.

The gamut of hotels and resorts extends from the swankiest to the most eco-friendly. Shopping is a singular treat, with unique items from authentic Ceylon sapphires to hand-loomed fabrics. Activities can be the most adrenaline-fuelled, like ziplining across hills, to the most soothing, like Ayurveda therapy pampering.

Whether you are white water rafting in groups along a river that meanders through a rainforest or dining under the stars in the wild with your partner, Sri Lanka offers endless possibilities to celebrate. From city sights to remote Indigenous villages, pick the adventure you want to share with your loved ones and get on that plane.

Celebrate the most meaningful life events with Blue Lanka Tours!

Do not let another milestone of your life pass you by without marking it. Make beautiful memories you can reminisce forever. Blue Lanka Tours adds personalised and meaningful layers to your Sri Lankan breaks. Celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and life achievements with tailor-made travel. Designed to offer authentic experiences and rare encounters, we make travel responsible and inspirational. Explore our holidays made for every mood and vibe. Let us know what you are celebrating, and we will curate a unique itinerary for you.