A honeymoon in Sri Lanka is for the couple seeking something different. Yes, there are stunning beaches galore, but Sri Lanka also has a unique personality of its own, making for a beautiful backdrop for well-travelled duos who are ready to take on something truly astonishing together.
There’s so much to experience for eco-conscious travellers, hedonists looking to relax in their own quiet escape, nature lovers, and city slickers. Open your eyes to the magic of Sri Lanka!
Best Sri Lanka Hotels for Honeymooners
Sri Lanka is home to many world-class hotels and resorts, each offering distinct experiences.
The best places to stay depend on your wedding season. If your honeymoon will fall somewhere between June through October, stay in Sri Lanka’s south and west. December to March? Visit Sri Lanka’s north and east.
Our expert travellers can help you find accommodation that perfectly suits your travel style, but here are some of our absolute favourites.
An unmistakable 5-star boutique resort poised on a cliff overlooking the ocean, with access to the beach for closer views, Cape Weligama is a dreamy retreat for couples seeking a peaceful honeymoon. Escape to a generously spacious villa for two, with a private pool no less, and enjoy the surplus of dining options.
The ultimate choice for nature lovers and adventure seekers, Chenu Huts by UGA Escapes is a jaw-dropping all-inclusive eco-reserve neighbouring Yala National Park, simply resplendent with one-of-a-kind “huts” whose nature-inspired architecture is gorgeous inside and out. Enjoy daily excursions into the national park for thrilling sightings of leopards and other wildlife.
Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort
For the perfect blend of unhurried quality time and a plethora of outings to enjoy as you please, the Anantara Peace Haven is just right. Enjoy your luxe room or private villa with beachfront access and thoughtful touches like a private wine humidor in your suite.
If you and your beloved are more interested in entertainment, shopping, and bustling city life than you are in relaxing at a beach, then don’t leave the airport city of Colombo. Honeymoon at The Kingsbury, an iconic 5-star hotel boasting colonial architecture, excellent fine dining, and premium spa experiences. Neither the crashing ocean waves nor must-see landmarks are far away.
Anantara Kalutara Resort
For gentle yoga under the setting sun, relaxing soaks in a standalone tub for two, and couple’s Ayurveda spa treatments, stay at the Anantara Kalutara Resort. A lagoon-side beauty, your accommodations offer the perfect place to rejuvenate after you’ve spent your days exploring.
It’s plain to see why Saman Villas has become a sought-after destination for far-flung weddings. This boutique collection of tasteful suites and villas on a private peninsula creates a sense of timelessness and much-needed serenity.
Best Things to Do in Sri Lanka for Couples
Savouring some quality time in a beautiful hotel is a great way to spend your honeymoon, but there’s something to be said for planning unique excursions to enjoy together as well, and truly take advantage of your escape.
Couple’s Spa Treatment
Ayurvedic medicine has been practiced in Sri Lanka and other South Asian countries for thousands of years, and its traditions are still well-preserved today. Begin your honeymoon with a restorative Ayurveda treatment to release any tension in your body and mind and open up your new chapter together with balance and peace.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
For sojourners whose honeymoons will fall between November and May, a hot air balloon ride for two makes for a memorable and romantic experience. Gain a new perspective of Sri Lanka’s lush landscapes as you ascend into your own private paradise.
Sri Lankan Cooking Classes
Why not try your hand at Sri Lankan cuisine, and bring some of your newfound skills and recipes home with you. Ask your expert traveller about booking a culinary tour in Seenigama, during which you can enjoy a hands-on cooking class with a professional Sri Lankan chef. To whet your appetite, see our guide to must-try Sri Lankan food.
Visit a Tea Estate
You’ll find Ceylon black tea plantations all over the country, with many opportunities to visit an estate for a guided tour, friendly conversation, and of course, a tea tasting. The sweeping tea fields are simply captivating- a picture-perfect destination to capture memories of your honeymoon.
The land-locked city of Kandy is worth the day trip! Explore a spice garden, tea plantation, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth, Royal Botanic Gardens, and the buzzing Kandy City Centre. Excite your taste buds with sumptuous street food and experience Sri Lanka’s diverse cultures up close and personal.
Planning weddings can be complicated (to say the least), but planning your honeymoon doesn’t have to be! Connect with an expert traveller near you to effortlessly orchestrate your romantic Sri Lanka honeymoon.