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Updated by Lucie Aurore on May 25, 2016
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Best Honeymoon Destinations in Sri Lanka

Tropical paradise Sri Lanka has many gorgeous locations in which to spend your honeymoon. Choose from basking on sandy beaches to relaxing amidst mist covered hills or camping in jungle savannahs.



Capital of the central province Kandy is a beautiful historical city in which to spend your honeymoon. The hilly climate conducive to loads of relaxation contributes to the areas pristine beauty. Wander amongst lush hills, explore ancient palaces, vintage buildings and relish the rich traditions and culture that is predominantly Kandy. Walks around iconic Kandy Lake are very romantic while the serene confines of the Temple of the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha will be the highlight of your time in Kandy. Discover ancient handicraft centres turning out crafts from silver, wood and reed and watch out for the occasional majestic elephant to cross your path. You can pack up a picnic and head out to the outskirts of the city where plenty of spots along the beautiful Mahaweli River await your sojourn. Take a trip down to Kegalle where the inhabitants of Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage are sure to steal your heart. Or spend a day within the lush and colourful folds of the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens.


Nuwara Eliya

Located at the highest summit of Sri Lanka Nuwara Eliya quite aptly is called 'Little England'. There you will be greeted by colonial bungalows – remnants of Sri Lanka's colonial rulers who set up the picturesque town to mirror their homeland, England. Look forward to cosy evenings curled up in front of a fireplace, walks around the pristine environs of nippy Lake Gregory and plan excursions up into the folds of Horton Plains. There's plenty to do in and around Nuwara Eliya as well as plenty of options to do nothing but enjoy the crisp weather and gorgeous surroundings.



Sun, sand and surf on a honeymoon is a very successful combination. The sun kissed beaches of Chilaw are just the ticket for savouring the biggest lure of this island nation. Negombo is quite a contemporary town with plenty of options for going out for meals and music; it is just 56kms from the Anantaya Resort & Spa Chilaw. Some of the best honeymoon hotels in Sri Lanka are found in Chilaw where away from the hustle and bustle of the chic town you are rewarded with verdant surroundings and quiet environs at the luxury Chilaw beach resorts. Rustic Chilaw Beach is a beautiful enclave around which you can relax, soak up the sun and indulge in water sports. Just 100kms from Chilaw is the Wilpattu National Park well known for its leopard population while 6kms away is the Anwilundawa Ramsar Wetland well established as a bird lover's paradise. There you can explore the mangrove forests and relish the beautiful grasslands.


Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay is resurfacing as a top tourist destination. Located along the eastern shores of Sri Lanka the beaches around this area are utterly stunning and quite relaxing. Loaded with plenty of historical sites to explore Arugam Bay is also a well-known surf spot.