The stunning island of Sri Lanka, enclosed by the bright blue waters of the Indian Ocean is the perfect honeymoon gateway for any newlywed couple. This land of sun, sea and sand offers a choice for almost anyone. Be it the crystal clear and sandy beaches, wildlife reserves, temples and archeological ruins or endless tea estates, nothing can be more romantic than enjoying lovely nightfall with your spouse in this country!
You can also indulge in an assortment of activities, ranging from scuba diving, to trekking across dense forests and visiting the lagoon of singing fish or the elephant orphanage. The options are just never-ending! So here are some of the most incredible honeymoon places for you love birds in this heaven on earth:
Best Places to Visit in Sri Lanka for Honeymoon:
1. The Tangalle Beach- South East Coast:
Just by the periphery of the Yala Jungle, is the pristine Tangalle Beach, which is one of the famous Sri Lankan honeymoon places. The edges of this sparkling body of turquoise water are filled with beautiful hotels and villas, alongside coves and bays. The white sandy beaches are a treat to the eyes and will make you fall for her once again!
2. The Trincomalee Beach- East Coast:
If you are looking for a secluded coastline and a quiet seaside to spend with your partner, this is the ideal spot for some intimate moments and sunbathing. The most famous beaches here are the Uppuveli and Nilaveli beaches.
3. Bentota- West Coast:
Marked by the union of the sacred river Bentota Ganges and the mighty ocean, this spectacular lagoon is another one of the best places to visit in Sri Lanka for a honeymoon, with its palm-shaded shorelines. You can also indulge in a variety of adventure sports in this coastal town, such as water skiing, scuba diving, surfing, etc.
4. Jaffna- North West:
For history lovers and academic enthusiasts, this spot is well known for its interesting history- such as the Portuguese and British Occupations along with the Tamil Liberation movement. Do not miss out to visit the Jaffna Fort and the Nagadeepa Hindu temple when you are here.
5. Yala National Park:
For nature lovers and bird watchers, the Yala National Park spanning over an area of 97,878 hectares and located in South Eastern Sri Lanka is the ideal choice. This semi-arid forest is famous for leopard photography, various rare species of birds and an assortment of historical relics.
Popularly known as Little Rome, Negombo is another favorite Sri Lankan honeymoon destination. It is renowned for its variety of seafood delicacies, such as prawns, crabs, lobsters, and several archeological remnants of the Sri Lankan colonization.
7. Ella, Bandarawela:
The mountainside village of Ella offers you pristine views of endless tea estates, forest shelters and mesmerizing canopies. For some spectacular views, don’t miss out on the Ella Rock, the Ella Gap. And the Little Adam’s Peak.
8. Nuwara Eliya:
Nuwara Eliya is also commonly known as “Little England” and is famous for its abundant greenery, sloping landscapes, houses with red bricks and clubs with the ambience of old countrysides. Must-visit spots include the Lover’s Leap Fall, Laksapana Falls, Rawana Falls, and the lush tea plantations.
If you wish to indulge in the feel of Sri Lankan culture and mouth-watering delicacies, Kandy is the place to be. Housing the Tooth Relic of Buddha, don’t miss out on the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and the Kandyan dancing at the Kandyan Cultural Center.
Last but not the least, when you visit this exotic country, never forget to try their delicious delicacies of symbols, Sweetmeats, Sour and Fish Curry. For honey-moaners, the ideal times to visit this island are from December to March, when the weather is calm and at its best. A honeymoon trip to Sri Lanka is an undeniably beautiful choice and you will never regret that you opted for this destination as your first preference!