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05 Romantic Locations in Sri Lanka – Enchanting Island Vibes

Sri Lanka is an island or many allures; the place promises to sweep all romantics off their feet at locations that thrill, beguile and make you fall in love all over again. Here are some of the islands most romantic locations where one can savour customs, traditions and smiling locals.

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Romantic beach locations

As an island blessed with sandy shores running right round, Sri Lanka has plenty of venues catering to couples wanting a beach wedding. The sultry winds, glistening blue ocean and sandy shores of places like Bentota are perfect for both wedding and honeymoon. The ideal place to look for the best wedding hotel Sri Lanka has to offer, Bentota is home to several star class hotels, like AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa, offering wedding and honeymoon packages. Mirissa, Tangalle and Trincomalee, although not as close to the airport and Colombo as Bentota, are other destinations favoured for their romantic coastal vibes.

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Honeymoon destinations in the highlands - Ella

You could plan your wedding at a Bentota hotel and later head into the lush central highlands of Sri Lanka for an unforgettable honeymoon. There are plenty of scenic hideaways in this region such as Ella; an area surrounded by lush tea plantations and beautiful waterfalls Ella is best reached by train, in order to appreciate the stunning beauty of the area.

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Nuwara Eliya

Enjoy a slice of Little England, by planning to honeymoon in Nuwara Eliya, a town located at the highest elevation of the island and developed by the British colonist. Home to lush gardens of flowering shrubs, a large lake, misty hills and charming colonial style bungalows with roaring fireplaces, Nuwara Eliya is perfect to enjoy on your honeymoon, especially if your wedding was on stunning Bentota Beach.

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Spice up your honeymoon with a trip to the wildlife

Sri Lanka will not cease to amaze and apart for its beaches and hills the island is blessed with wide open plains where the most exotic Asian wildlife thrive. The savannah-like surroundings of places like Yala are ideal for a couple to enjoy some adventure and romance. Likewise, you can head over to Dambulla, Sigiriya, Minneriya, and Habarana for equalling thrilling adventures and beautiful rustic surroundings.

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Traditional Sri Lankan honeymoons

Check out Kandy, the capital of the central hills and last kingdom of Sri Lanka. A lovely hilly region where tradition and custom abounds. Kandy is ideal for a laid back honeymoon, with hiking and exploring thrown in for good measure, if you are the sporty kind, however, Kandy is also perfect for couples who like to take it easy with plenty of historical sites to visit and lush parks to relax at. Research the Dalada Maligawa and the annual Kandy Perahera or Esala Perahera which is a majestic parade made up of elegantly attired elephants.