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Updated by Joanna James on Jun 23, 2019
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Honeymoon Destinations in Sri Lanka – Island Romance in Paradise

A tropical paradise in every sense of the word, Sri Lanka offers everything from mystical mountain hideaways to sun-kissed shores, providing unique destinations for an unforgettable honeymoon.



The island's hill capital, Kandy lies amidst the mountains and provides an ideal honeymoon getaway. Taking a train journey to this city offers some breathtaking views and once there, couples can look forward to romantic seclusion, cultural discoveries or a bit of both while staying at some of the best hotels in Sri Lanka. Waking up to the view of the mountains is something special indeed, while those wanting to get out and about can look to visit the famed Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, explore the Udawatta Kele Sanctuary and spend time at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya.


Nuwara Eliya

Offering, even more, seclusion higher up amidst the mist shrouded mountains, Nuwara Eliya is another popular destination for honeymoons in Sri Lanka. Known as "Little England" not only for its cool climate, but its colonial style buildings too, Nuwara Eliya really does make one think of England. In keeping with this old world charm, accommodation options include cosy colonial bungalows such as those of Jetwing Hotels that provide intimate spaces in which to take in the stunning vistas. There's much to do here as well, from planning a picnic at Lake Gregory to visiting one of the region's idyllic tea plantations.



From the hills to the coast; the city of Galle is an ideal getaway in which to enjoy a honeymoon where there are cultural discoveries to be made as well. Look to stay at one of the luxurious hotels in Galle and enjoy some indulgent pampering. Amongst the activities, you can enjoy as a couple include wandering around the ramparts of the famous Dutch Fort and heading to nearby Unawatuna or Hikkaduwa for a day at the beach.



Another popular coastal destination for a honeymoon by the beach, the west coast town of Negombo is just a short drive away from the main international airport; this makes it an ideal choice for couples looking to get to their honeymoon destination as soon as possible! One can choose to stay at hotels located right alongside the beach, the perfect spot to enjoy lazy days in the sun, fun water sports and romantic walks along the shore during sunset. Negombo has an eclectic foodie scene and laidback nightlife worth experiencing too.



Of course, if you and your partner are the kind of couple looking for an adventure-filled honeymoon, plan to stay close to the Yala National Park where you can enjoy the wild side of Sri Lanka! Be it at hotels or luxury camps near the park, experiencing the exotic beauty of Yala is something that is truly special. Not to be missed is a chance to embark on a thrilling safari where you can see everything from leopards to elephants. Couples can also look to have a romantic meal set up under the stars surrounded by enchanting jungle landscapes for a truly memorable night out.

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