Golden sun-kissed shores, heavenly mist-clad mountains and shimmery star-lit night skies are not the only reasons Sri Lanka is a highly popular honeymoon destination for couples from around the world. This tropical paradise has some of the most magical locations in tranquil seclusion, that will have you falling in love all over again. Here’s ten of our favourite dreamy picks that are perfect for couples.
This ocean beach resort off the coast of Trincomalee offers a unique fusion of natural coastal beauty and contemporary interiors amidst a lush jungle, and is the ideal escape for any couple. Bedecked with luxurious amenities, every room overlooks the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean, the lagoon or the jungle. Jungle Beach also offers the finest spas in the region to rejuvenate and refresh from within. Awash with the sweet sounds of lapping waves and soothing bird song, there’s no better place to rekindle romance than in this tropical jungle paradise.
Jungle Beach by Uga Escapes 27th Kilometre post Pulmoddai Rd, Kuchchaveli, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
+94 26 5671000
Amidst the cool highlands of Ella, with stunning tea estates running miles on either side, the 98 Acres Resort is among the top luxurious resorts in the region. Teeming with beautiful bird life just outside the balcony, enjoy a warm cup of world famous Ceylon tea with a dream-like view of paths, peaks and valleys disappearing into the floating mist. Ella is the ideal place for couples to cuddle up in the cold and observe nature’s most beautifully painted scenery without even leaving the comfort of their luxurious rooms.
Paradise is just a boat ride away at the Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa situated between the river and the ocean. Begin your journey sailing into the calm blue, where this dreamy resort has nothing but love, hospitality, great food and luxury to offer. The keenly decorated hotel interiors complemented with delightful amenities puts the resort on top among its region. Romance and passion abound, inspired by the sensual interiors of this resort.
Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka, Aluthgama, Sri Lanka +94 (0)34 2275073
A village by the lake, a getaway into the wild and delectable food for the soul, this place has ‘honeymoon destination’ written all over it. In the secluded suburbs north of the island lies this rustic village that can transport you back in time, while maintaining its luxury feel. In close proximity to the Sigirya Rock Fortress, visitors find sanctuary at the Habarana Village by Cinnamon for a luxurious and intimate getaway in the wild, surrounded by exotic fauna.
Habarana Village by Cinnamon, Habarana, Sri Lanka +94 66 227 0047 / 77
When the mist in the revered highlands part, a breathtaking sight of an English courtyard that transports you to the 1950s, stops you in your tracks. Welcome to Ceylon Tea Trails, the world’s first tea bungalow resort. Awaken your soul at this ideal getaway from modern life; bask in the history etched into the walls and the spellbinding hillside surroundings. This location with five lavishly appointed bungalows is bound to have you falling in love all over again, if not with your partner, then the place itself!
Ceylon Tea Trails Bogawantalawa, Dimbula district, Sri Lanka +94 11 774 5700
Here’s what’s on offer in the heart of the ancient capital of Sri Lanka – a 150 year old mansion with 20 deluxe and private villas that will surely add allure to your romantic getaway. Recognized as one of the finest boutique hotels in Sri Lanka, Ulagalle by Uga Escapes is a utopia in the midst of greenery. The surroundings are teeming with endemic wildlife and getting around by bicycle is a trip down memory lane, that adds charm to this Sri Lankan village experience.
Ulagalla by Uga Escapes, Thirappane, Anuradhapura,, Sri Lanka +94(0)25 205028
Sitting on top of the Kandalama rock, this stunning edifice stands at the heart of the cultural triangle in Sri Lanka with nature’s most picturesque, panoramic illustrations surrounding it. Offering a fusion of contemporary and traditional, this resort is an idyllic escape for budding love. The rooms are exceptionally well-appointed and overlook the most fantastic vistas including the eighth wonder of the world – the Lion Rock (Sigiriya). Waking up to the fine melodies of bird song and monkey mischief, Heritage Kandalama is a tropical paradise.
Heritance Kandalama, PO Box 11, Dambulla, Sri Lanka +94 66 5555 000
Enjoy the rhythmic sounds of lapping waves and breathe a fresh gust of invigorating sea breeze, right outside your room, at Sri Lanka’s first of its kind deluxe boutique resort. Saman Villas is one of the most exotic resorts in Bentota, perched on a rocky outcrop jutting out into the Indian Ocean. Its architecturally stunning terrace and open plan fine dining area that look out into the soothing cerulean waters, make every meal an elegant affair. Inspired by archaic temple architecture, it is the picture- perfect location for your big day and the model honeymoon destination with its exquisite surroundings and pampering hospitality to indulge in with your loved one.
KEEN TO EXPLORE THE WORLD?
Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world
Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.
Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.