Sri Lanka is one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world. It is a small island located in the south of India, known as the “pearl of the Indian ocean.” Sri Lanka has lots and lots of tourist attractions to showcase and things to do for newly wedded couples. The golden sandy beaches, beautiful hill surrounds, water sports and wild life watching are a few of the popular activities which honeymooners enjoy in Sri Lanka alongside the pleasing hospitality of the Sri Lankans.
Compared to other honeymoon destinations in the world, Sri Lanka is an economical honeymoon hotspot. You can find budget accommodation, as well as the luxury options still at affordable rates compared to other honeymoon destinations. But it’s not only the accommodation – the foods available in Sri Lanka too are lower in cost, and you can find the Sri Lankan rice and curry, pol rotti (flat bread) and string hoppers in local restaurants all around Sri Lanka. In the tourist hotspots, not only is the local food available, but also delicious western, Chinese and various other fares are plentiful.
So let’s see the top five honeymoon destinations in Sri Lanka for the best romantic honeymoon ever.
Bentota beach is located on the south west coast of the country, one of the best destinations for honeymooning couples. Honeymooners can enjoy the golden sand on the beach, sunbathe and spend some relaxing time together. The beach is well known for water sports, such as surfing, diving, windsurfing, snorkelling, diving, water skiing, jet skiing and banana rides. Honeymooners can easily spot the water sports centres and book the adventurous water games to add more fun and entertainment to their honeymoon holidays. The boat ride on the Bentota Lake should not be missed; the boat ride is enjoyed by many tourists for its romantic scenery.
Hikkaduwa beach too is a popular tourist hotspot in Sri Lanka, for the beach activities, water sports and its world famous coral reefs. Hikkaduwa beach is loved as a tourist hotspot where you can enjoy diving, snorkelling, surfing, coral reef watching and more. Turtle hatcheries, the community tsunami museum and monuments including Tsunami Honganji Vihara are the places to visit around Hikkaduwa to enjoy the local Sri Lankan culture.
Galle is the city of colonial landmarks! Sri Lanka was a colony of the Dutch, Portuguese and British for long time and in Galle city the colonial fortifications still remain with their ancient beauty. It is a preferred choice for many honeymooners’ itineraries because of the romantic silence of the Galle fort and the beautiful beach. Go for a walk around the beach, click a selfie with Galle lighthouse or sip a beer in one of the many restaurants – there’s so much to do!
Honeymooners can enjoy trekking in Ella and take in the beautiful countryside surrounded by tea plantations. Hike up to little Adam’s Peak, click some selfies near Ella rock, visit Ella’s spice garden or have a shower under Ravana Ella Falls. Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, Demodara Loop, Ella Gap Waterfall and Ravana’s Cave are ‘must see’ places in Ella whilst on a honeymoon holiday tour. There are hotels in Ella which offer special discounts and tour programs for newly wedded honeymoon couples too.
Kandy was the last kingdom of Sri Lanka before the British captured the country in 1815. Paying a visit to Dalada Maligawa, the Temple Of The Tooth Relic adds some spiritual voice to your mind. The tooth of lord Buddha is housed in this temple, and it was the royal palace during ancient days. Kandy Lake, Peredeniya Botanical Gardens, Commonwealth War Cemetery, Kandy Lake Club, Udawattekele Sanctuary, Ceylon Tea Museum and Ranweli Spice Gardens are the best places to visit in Kandy. Walk alongside your loved-one around Kandy Lake during sunset – it’s so beautiful.
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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Still uncrowded and spectacular, Sri Lanka is a beautiful destination to add to your honeymoon list!
About Dilra Tours: We are a Sri Lankan inbound travel agency which offers honeymoon holidays to Sri Lanka as well as other types of adventures including beach tours, wild life safari tour, nature tour and cultural tours.