Sri Lanka Honeymoons

With newlyweds wandering far afield these days to find a suitably glorious but uncrowded post-nuptial paradise, it's a relief to find one this accessible that offers so much variety; a honeymoon in Sri Lanka is amongst the most versatile on our books.

On the coast, you'll find a mainly undeveloped beach paradise, the perfect place to lounge, relax and recover from the months of - dare we say it - manic event-organisation that preceded your wedding day.

When the novelty of your unblemished, tourist-free tropical beach has worn off, you can wander easily inland to explore the lush interior; the island's 22 national parks contain UNESCO-protected rainforest, some of the most remarkable ancient engineering you'll ever see, and some of the largest Buddhist temples ever built.

For animal lovers, there's an abundant leopard population, Asian elephants, langurs and lorises, amongst a huge list of species, with a range of wildlife and adventure experiences available. Sri Lanka honeymoon highlights include leopard safaris, elephant sanctuary visits, and private luxury camping close to the National Parks.

More permanent accommodation can be found in charming Colonial boutique hotels, tucked away both in coastal towns like beautiful fortified Galle, and the jungle-clad, mountainous interior; the city of Kandy is known for its intriguing antique shops, a great selection of restaurants, and excellent walks in the nearby hills and picturesque tea estates.

August is a great time to travel. The weather will be at its best on the remote beaches of the East Coast at this time of year. You will also be able to witness the spectacle that is the ‘Elephant Gathering’ – with up to 350 elephants in Minneriya National Park, and also the colourful Esala Perahera festival in Kandy.  

Where to start

You'll land at Colombo, a city which perhaps deserves a day or twos attention at either end of any trip to Sri Lanka, with a choice of destinations thereafter. The island sits astride the boundary between two monsoon systems, so there's always sunshine somewhere here.
Depending when you visit, you might choose to first head south or east to relax on a tropical beach, or go inland straight away, to explore the lovely green tea country, the elephant-filled National Parks, and the ‘Cultural Triangle’, where you'll find many of Sri Lanka's ancient and astonishing cultural landmarks, including Sigiriya rock fortress, the ancient cities of Anuradhapura, Kandy and Polonnarawa, and the Dambulla cave temples.

Ultimate Honeymoon Hotels

Galle Fort Hotel

Galle Fort Hotel, Galle

Galle Fort

A charming and tranquil boutique hotel hidden away within the ramparts of Galle Fort. The spacious suites, complete with four poster beds and colonial furniture would be our recommendation. Enjoy a lazy afternoon on the verandah overlooking the immaculate gardens and swimming pool.

Vil Uyana

Vil Uyana, The Cultural Triangle

Vil Uyana, Cultural Triangle

A stunning resort; luxurious, wild & unreserved, all rolled into one. Its beautiful boutique chalets each have private pools, yet the Vil Uyana is ecologically responsible & sits in the back of beyond, surrounded by nothing but lovely countryside & thriving wildlife. Privacy, peace & space are guaranteed, making this a perfect choice for honeymooners.

The Kandy House

The Kandy House, Kandy

The Kandy House, Sri Lanla Tea Country
Formerly the private manor house of the Chief Minister of Kandy, this exquisite boutique hotel flawlessly blends Colonial-style architecture with 21st century ambiance & comfort. Set in five acres of lush gardens & just 20 minutes from Kandy, it's perfect for honeymooners who wish to explore the sacred city, then retreat into luxurious privacy.
Apa Villa

Apa Villa, Thalpe

A warm welcome at the Apa Villas

A charming beachside retreat, Apa Villa enjoys a secluded location, a few kilometres from the UNESCO city of Galle. With just seven suites you can expect a tranquil, intimate ambiance. Add delicious dining (meals can be anything from freshly caught lobster to traditional Sri Lankan curries) and you have the perfect place to unwind and spend time with your new spouse.

The Wallawwa

The Wallawwa, Kotugoda

This superbly renovated colonial manor house makes for an ideal first stop for any honeymoon couple. After the ‘Big Day’ and a long haul flight, what better place to relax and unwind than in the quiet serenity of The Wallawwa. Perfectly situated just 20 minutes from Colombo Airport, with a Geoffrey Bawa inspired design and superb attention to detail, you’ll immediately feel as if you’ve arrived at your own private hideaway. 


Anilana, Passekudah

Ideal for those summer honeymoons, when Sri Lanka's less visited east coast is at its prime. Accommodation is slick and stylish: we suggest a Beach Chalet, just steps from the beach with unobstructed Indian Ocean views. At this hidden gem it’s all about attentive personalised service, maximum relaxation and pampering. What’s not to like?  

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Sri Lanka offers honeymooners the complete package; culture, engaging wildlife, welcoming people, world class beaches and year-round sunshine. Wow!

Martin, Sri Lanka tailor-made specialist

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"With just 12 days away we didn't want to go far for our honeymoon. Sri Lanka delivered everything we had wished for and far more - wildlife, amazing food (Ben loves a curry!), just the right balance of culture and mile after mile of amazing beach." Ben and Lorna