Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is truly a holiday paradise on Earth and it’s filled with hundreds of astonishing destinations to visit. This magical island is well known as a year –round destination, the best time to visit the country depends upon what you are willing to see and experience in this country. The land of 65,610 square kilometers offers every single aspect of any kind of traveler who wishes to explore a true vacation destination. Sri Lanka is truly blessed by a dramatic climate, sandy wide pristine beaches with coconut palm trees, rich bio-diversity that has made Sri lanka as one of the 34 Bio diversity hot spots in the world, abundance wildlife, stunning landscapes, over 2500 years old ancient capitals with ruins of Ancient Palaces, Buddhist monasteries and eight UNESCO World Heritage sites. As a result of all these facts, Sri Lanka was nominated as one of the best holiday destinations in the world for any type of traveler. Among those categories, Sri Lanka is an amazing and top knot destination for couple and honeymooners. It is such a romantic place that has many romantic destinations all over the island. Here, we are bringing you to the top 10 honeymoon destinations in Sri Lanka for your romantic honeymoon getaway. Please note that there is no specific favorite order of this list.
• Negombo- The City of Tranquility
A famous city on the western coast and well known as “The City of Tranquility”. Negombo city is located just 7 kilometers from the country’s main International Airport “Katunayake International Airport” that is just 20 minutes drive. From Negombo to the commercial capital of Sri Lanka ‘Colombo’ is one hour drive via the express way. This well-developed City is a well-known tourist hotspot in Sri Lanka that is located on the beach and the side of the Negombo Lagoon. Therefore Negombo is a must visit destination in Sri Lanka, and the ideal destination for travelers who want to start their round trip or end their trip in Sri Lanka. Clean sandy beaches, refreshing blue waters, varieties of hotels that accommodate travelers in six star luxury hotels to home stays and the restaurants in Lewi’s road that offer mouthwatering sea food fascinate your vacation.
Special for honeymooners: Cycling, Boat Trips, Canal Sailing, Candlelit Dinner on the beach
Best time to visit: Throughout the entire Year
• Bentota- A Perfect Beach Getaway
Bentota is one of the finest beaches on the Western coast as well as Bentota is one of the most famous beaches for couples. The life settlement of Bentota goes far as 16th Century when Portuguese built a small fort on the estuary of the Bentota River. After British taking over the Country in 19th Century, British converted the fort into a rest house where their civil servants came to relax on the beach under the long stretched shade of tamarind trees. Bentota is the Sri Lanka’s very first beach resort & this is where the Bentota River and the Indian Ocean merges into a Lagoon. Bentota is a finest beach destination that is enriched by wide sand long beaches that offers the exotic beach vacation for every kind of holiday maker. This beach paradise is located just one and half hour drive from the Colombo International Airport & another one hour drive to the capital of the Southern Province, “Galle”. There are different varieties of Hotels, Villas, Beach bungalows and private houses are located on the beach along with palm trees.
Special for honeymooners: Relax on a beach villa or a hotel, Sailing, Diving, Kosgoda Sea Turtle Hatchery, Visit Kande Viharaya Buddhist Temple, Water Sports
Best time to visit: November to April
• Mirissa- A Tropical Beach Paradise
Mirissa is a tiny beach town on the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka that is famous as a fishing town that is located between major cities Galle & Matara. This small beach town has now become one of top tourist destinations in Sri Lanka along with many hotels, villas, Luxury Boutique Hotels, cozy guesthouses as well as beach restaurants, coffee shops and beach clubs. Mirissa is mainly well known for the “Whale Watching Tour” & World’s largest Blue whale colony has been discovered in Mirrissa area. The season of whale watching starts every year from November until May. Mirissa has become one of finest Honeymoon destinations in Sri Lanka that a couple can truly celebrate their special moment of their life. The crescent shaped secluded beach offers an amazing beach holiday experience for couples who are looking for a perfect vacation.
Special for honeymooners: Relax on a beach villa or a hotel, Whale watching, visit Coconut Palm Hill, Parrot Rock, Candlelit dinner on the beach, Yoga & Meditation, Mouthwatering Sea food, Traditional Ayurvedha massages
Best time to visit: November to April
• Tangalle- Blissful Coves
One of South’s most stunning stretches of coastline “Tangalle” is an ideal beach destination for honeymooners or a couple who is seeking a romantic holiday experience. The beaches of Tangalle are considered as one of most peaceful calm beaches in Sri Lanka and this is one of a major reason that Tangalle has become a top destination for honeymooners. Beaches with less crowd but still finest on the south coast such as Tangalle beach, Goyambokka Beach, Silent Beach, Rekawa Beach and Marakoliya Beach offer a perfect beach vacation to every visitor. Also Tangalle is situated closer to the Sri Lanka’s top two National parks that offer breathtaking game safaris “Yala National Park” & “Udawalawe National Park”.
Special for honeymooners: Relax on a beach villa or a hotel, Visit Rekawa Sea Turtle Conservation project, Silent Beach, Goyambokka Beach, Rekawa Beach, Signature dining on the beach, Visit the ancient Mulkirigala Ancient Temple
Best time to visit: April to November
• Yala – The Wild Time
Yala National park is the most visited national park in Sri Lanka that is located on the south coast of Sri Lanka. This is National park is renown as “The Kingdom of Sri Lankan Leopards” as the world’s largest Leopard population has been reported in Yala National Park. Not only Leopards but also Yala has dense wildlife such as Wild Elephants, crocodiles, Spotted Deer, Torque Macaque, Grey Langur, Sloth Bear, Wild Boars, Water Buffalo and different kinds of Birds. Yala National park is absolutely beautiful National park that is located next to the Blue Oceanic Indian Ocean that offers a unique safari experience. Staying an overnight or two nights in Yala National park has become a top attraction among honeymoon couples. Having a half a day or a full day 4X4 Jeep safari trip to spot the wild animals of Yala does definitely spice up couple’s vacation without a doubt.
Special for honeymooners: Private 4X4 Jeep Safari Trip, An overnight stay at a Luxury Tented camp or a Luxury Safari hotel bordered to sanctuary, Bird Watching trip in Bundala National park and Explore Ancient Monuments in Tissamaharama Town
Best time to visit: May to October
• Ella- A Serene Getaway
Ella is an astonishing small Sri Lankan village in top of UVA hills that is enriched by beautiful jungle mountains, Lush carpeted Tea plantations, milky Water falls & epic Greenish surroundings. This tiny serene getaway has become one of top tourist’s destination that more than 85% travelers visit during their trip to Sri Lanka. Ella has lot to offer and it is a well-packed adventure paradise by epic Hiking & trekking. Not only are that but hotels on top of hills brining you an extraordinary stay. Ella is one of top honeymoon destinations in Sri Lanka. Be sure to travel to Ella from Kandy or Nuwara Eliya by train as this train journey is considered as one of most scenic & romantic train rides in the world. Staying two or three days in Ella in your honeymoon will add bunch of memories.
Special for honeymooners: Climb Little Adams Peak mountain to spot a breathtaking 360 view, Hike of Ella Rock, Train journey from Ella to Ella, Dining at Chill Café, Walk in Tea plantations, Visit Ravana Waterfall , Ravana Zip Line, RV Rides and walk in Ella Village
Best time to visit: December to March
• Nuwara Eliya- The Lush Little England
A beautiful misty town in the plains of Central Highlands with the elevation of 1868 meters from the mean sea level. The coolest climate City in Sri Lanka and Nuwara Eliya is hailed as “Little England” due to the strong influenced by the British Colonial Era. The whole area is covered by the carpeted green tea plantations that offer a unique atmosphere along with a beautiful weather. Newlywed couple gets the feeling of British Colonial culture, clubs styled country houses, red brick buildings & Nuwara Eliya is a top honeymoon destinations in Sri Lanka for a romance filled vacation. There are bunch of hotel accommodations with the themed of Colonial Architecture offer luxury 5 star stays.
Special for honeymooners: Walk in streets of Nuwara Eliya, Horton Plains & World’s End trekking, Visit of Galway Forest, Walk in a Tea plantation and taste Ceylon tea, play golf, Horse Riding, Boat rides in Gregeory’s Lake, Lover’s Leap, St. Clair & Devon Waterfalls visits
Best time to visit: December to April
• Kandy- Immersed in Sri Lankan Culture
Kandy is the largest City in Central Highlands as well as the second largest City in Sri Lanka. This beautiful city is located in a basin that is covered by scenic Hantana Mountain & Knuckles Mountain Range. As the last royal capital of the country, Kandy is wrapped with the history, culture & tradition. Kandy has its own culture and tradition that differ from the rest of the country will fascinate the every visitor to this scenic kingdom. Kandy has a beautiful mild weather that is another attractive reason to become a top honeymoon destination in Sri Lanka. Visit the most sacred Buddhist temple in the world “The Sacred Tooth Relic Temple of Buddha”, have a walk in the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden and also you can enjoy a live cultural dance show that is performed at Kandyan Cultural Center. Luxury 5 stars hotels to luxury private villas are located in and around Kandy that make a honeymoon vacation more opulent and special. If you visit Kandy in month of August, you will be lucky to witness one of the most colorful cultural pageant in the world “Kandy Esala Perahera”.
Special for honeymooners: Walk in streets of Kandy, Walk around the Kandy Lake, visit the Sacred Tooth Relic Temple, Walk in Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden, Witness Kandyan Cultural Show, Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, walk in Udawatte Kale Sanctuary and spot breathtaking view points from Upper road Kandy.
Best time to visit: December to April
• Sigiriya- The Land of Legends
Sigiriya is considered as the most visited tourist destination in Sri Lanka because this legendary ground is home for ancient wonders such as “Sigiriya Lion Rock” and for the country’s most fascinating ancient rock temple “Dambulla Rock Cave Temple” . Apart from that, Sigiriya village is a lap of nature that is enriched by tropical flora & fauna as well as traditional village life. Minneriya National park, one of best national parks in the world to spot the largest herds of wild elephants, is located boarded to the village of Sigiriya and nearby town Habarana. Sigirya is in the top of the honeymoon destinations in Sri Lanka. Luxury 5 star hotels & resorts offer unique honeymoon stays for newlywed couples who are looking for an authentic & romantic holiday experience in Sri Lanka.
Special for honeymooners: Explore the Ancient Wonder Sigiriya Lion Rock, Private Jeep safari trip to Minneriya, Kawdulla and Hurulu National Parks, Cycling into the village of Sigiriya, Village tours, Hot Air Balloon Trips, Ayurvedhic Massages, Visit Dambulla Golden Rock Temple and Nature Trails tours
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
• Trincomalee- The Turquoise Ocean
White sandy beaches of Eastern Coast –Trincomalee is a perfect honeymoon getaway for you and for your special one. Trincomalee is the largest city and the main city on the Eastern Province with the diverse culture and natural beauty. The wide long stretched pristine sandy beaches of Nilaveli in Trincomalee is one of best beaches in Sri Lanka for honeymooners. The beaches of Uppuweli & Nilaveli are ideal for a serene hand to hand walk with your partner along the beautiful beach. Also this sandy beach is a paradise to spot a breathtaking sunrises, sunsets and sunbathing.
Special for honeymooners: Visit the Pigeon Island, Snorkeling with sea turtles, Visit Koneshwaram Hindu Temple, Cycling and Candlelit dinner on the beach
Best time to visit: April to October
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