Immerse yourself in the endless tea plantations of Ella and Nuwara Eliya for a romantic honeymoon, experience wildlife up-close-and-personal in the National Parks of Sri Lanka or make it a beach honeymoon by selecting exotic beach destinations along the coasts of Sri Lanka. Being a tropical country, there is a wide variety of honeymoon places in Sri Lanka in terms of natural landscapes, as well as culture and heritage. Let us discuss a few of the most popular honeymoon destinations in Sri Lanka.
On the southern coast, we have Bentota, Weligama, Mirissa, Galle and Tangalle that qualify as some of the most sought-after destinations for a beach honeymoon. Not only can you relax and sunbathe on soft brown sands with a view of the turquoise blue waters of the Indian Ocean, but you can also add a touch of adrenaline to your holiday at these destinations. Bentota has a wide range of water sports on offer, while Mirissa is popular for dolphin and whale watching and deep-sea diving. In Galle, you can explore the rich history and heritage at the Galle Fort and its surrounding areas.
On the east coast, Trincomalee and Passikudah boast white sands and calm, swim safe beaches with crystal clear waters. Pigeon Island snorkeling is a popular activity in Trincomalee along with a tour of the city’s museums and temples for those who are interested. The West coast has Kalpitiya as a stunning beach destination where kitesurfing, dolphin watching, and beach camping are popular activities here.
Each of these locations have some of the most luxurious holiday resorts with a private beach, state-of-the-art room interiors, master chefs who cook up some divine food, and a renowned spa facility. Pamper yourselves to the most by choosing to stay at Anantara Tangalle, Anantaya Passikudah, Kodev Kalpitiya, Karpaha Sands – Passikuda, Riff Hikkaduwa, or The Fortress – Koggala; just to name a few.
For a romantic honeymoon in Sri Lanka, picture yourself sipping a hot cup of freshly brewed local tea in your private balcony surrounded with a view of serene mountains, valleys, waterfalls, and lush tea estates! Heritance Tea Factory, 98 Acres Resort & Spa, and Living Heritage Koslanda are some exceptionally designed boutique hotel accommodation options for your perfect honeymoon. While exploring hill country places in Sri Lanka such as Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Haputale, and Kandy, try your hand at the traditional tea plucking activity amidst serene tea estates and experience waterfall bathing at Ravana Falls, Ramboda falls, Diyaluma Falls or Bambarakanda Falls for an adrenaline rush! You could also visit cultural attractions such as the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy and the Seetha Amman Temple in Nuwara Eliya. For the adventure seekers, don’t miss out on the trek to World’s End, hiking amidst the Knuckles Moutain Ranges, a visit to the nine arches bridge and zip lining at Flying Ravana with jaw-dropping views of Ella!
Honeymoon amidst the wild
Sri Lanka boasts 26 national parks, of which Yala National Park, and those in Minneriya, Wilpattu, Udawalawe, and Bundala are amongst the most popular ones. Each of these have their own specialty in terms of landscapes and wild animal sightings. While Yala and Wilpattu are known for their leopard sightings, Minneriya and Udawalawe boast large elephant gatherings; and Bundala is famous for the flamingo and other migratory bird varieties. Chena Huts and Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Yala are the best luxury camping options for those animal and nature lovers. Leopard Trails also offers glamping in Yala and Wilpattu. Some of the animal sightings you can expect while on a jeep safari at these National Parks include leopards, sloth bear, deer, water buffalo, sambar, jackal, elephants, crocodiles, peacock, and a whole lot of other animal, bird, and flora varieties.
A Historic Honeymoon
If you and your better half are interested in history, culture and archaeology, you could choose to explore places such as Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya. Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa are two of the most ancient cities in Sri Lanka where many Kings ruled. Here you can study the century old ruins of the country and visit some museums that display valuable artifacts of ancient Sri Lanka. Sigiriya is popular for the Lion’s Rock attraction – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where an ancient King of Sri Lanka built a palace on the top of a rock. Today, you can see the ruins of the palace at the top, as well as a stunning view of the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka. Uga Ulagalle and Heritance Kandalama are a couple of luxury accommodation options that offer an ultimate surrounding for relaxation in your room, scenic swimming pools and a spa to unwind during your historic honeymoon in Sri Lanka.
So, whether you are looking for peace and quiet, sunbathing on the beach, adventure and adrenaline, or an interest in history, Blue Lanka Tours can design a tailor-made itinerary with all the best honeymoon places in Sri Lanka. You could also create a mix of destinations to experience the hills, the beaches and the wildlife all in one holiday – the best part of visiting a small tropical paradise island!