How to spend your honeymoon in Sri Lanka

17 Jun 2024
Teardrop Hotels

With its stunning, secluded beaches and untouched natural landscapes, Sri Lanka is an idyllic destination for a honeymoon getaway. From lush tea plantations and ancient ruins to untamed jungles, Sri Lanka offers something for every couple, tying in romance, adventure, and most importantly, quality alone time. Some parts of the island however are more romantic than others, so whether you’re in Sri Lanka for a few days or two weeks, our Journeys team can personalise a bespoke itinerary to suit your next holiday in Sri Lanka. To get you inspired, we’ve compiled the best ways to spend an unforgettable honeymoon in Sri Lanka in a *14 night itinerary, planned for two.

Day 1

Re-charge at Wallawwa

Begin your honeymoon with a restful stay in or around the island’s vibrant capital city of Colombo. Explore the city’s bustling markets, visit the historic Gangaramaya temple, and enjoy a sunset stroll along Galle Face Green. Treat yourselves to a luxurious stay at Wallawwa which is near Colombo and 20 minutes from Negombo. Set amidst 200 year old tropical gardens, Wallawwa features a comprehensive collection of wellness experiences that can be personalised for two. Its Mountbatten Suite is among the finest accommodation option for a luxurious and private honeymoon getaway.

Curated honeymoon experiences: Z signature massage for two, daily *Social Hour and a private dinner at the poolside amabalama

Days 2 to 4

Cosying up in the tea country

No honeymoon in Sri Lanka is complete without a visit to the country’s romantic, mist covered hills. Luxurious, intimate tea bungalows like Camellia Hills offer stunning views of tea plantations and mountains, an infinity pool, and personalised yet discreet service. Enjoy romantic evening walks among tea estates, embark on a trek on The Pekoe Trail’s newly opened hiking routes, picnic at secluded and secret viewpoints, enjoy candle-lit dinners under a blanket of stars and wind down with a nightcap by the fireplace.

Curated honeymoon experiences: Bungalow viewpoint sundowners, private picnic lunch at a waterfall, walking the Camellia Hills to Norwood trail which ends with a tea factory tour, private lake ride on a fisherman’s canoe.

Days 5 & 6

Ella adventures

One of the most romantic experiences in Sri Lanka is the scenic *train ride Hatton station to Demodara, Ella. This journey takes you through rolling hills, lush forests, and picturesque villages. Over two nights at Nine Skies in Ella, visit the Nine Arches Bridge, trek to Little Adam’s Peak, and take in the stunning views from the top. The laid-back vibe of this mountain town is perfect for couples looking to unwind and connect with nature.

Curated honeymoon experiences: Tea-infused dinner at the bungalow viewpoint, guided Little Adam’s Peak sunrise trek followed by a visit to the Nine Arch Bridge.

Days 7 & 8

The Galle Fort is your oyster

Few destinations in the south of Sri Lanka offer up as many stunning bastions of beauty as UNESCO Galle Fort. Your home for the next two nights is the former merchant’s home turned boutique hotel, Fort Bazaar. Explore boutique shops, bohemian art galleries, and quaint cafés that line its cobbled streets. Don’t miss a sunset stroll along its magnificent ramparts, which offer breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, the iconic old mosque and lighthouse. The Fort is also a great springboard to explore the best beaches in Sri Lanka.

For a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure, head beyond Galle into the coastal town of Mirissa for a day, which is famous for whale and dolphin watching. Swim in clear blue waters and stroll the beach in time for a Mirissa sunset.

Curated honeymoon experiences: Gall Fort walk with a heritage guide, learning the art of Sri Lankan cooking with Fort Bazaar’s resident chef, daily *Social Hour, a guided afternoon 12-km cycling trail through paddy fields, 60-minute Z Signature full-body massage for 2.

Days 9 & 10

The romance of the Bawa gardens, near Bentota

Lunuganga, located near Bentota along the southwest coast and under two hours from Colombo’s international airport, is known for its stunning vistas and tranquil ambience and lends itself perfectly to a honeymoon getaway. The Geoffrey Bawa Suite includes its own private plunge pool, making it a seductive, and one of a kind base to explore the south. Enjoy guided garden tours when you stay at Lunuganga, and a private sunset lake ride on a fisherman’s catamaran with canapes and drinks. Honeymoon perks include complementary high tea and an intimate dinner for two under the stars. Beyond the gardens of Lunuganga, you might like to try water sports in Bentota, just 20 minutes away or checking out the Ambalangoda mask museum. Brief, the home and garden of Bevis Bawa is also worth a visit.

Curated honeymoon experiences: High tea at the roman pavilion, daily *Social Hour, private sunset lake ride on a fisherman’s catamaran, guided Lunuganga garden tour.

Days 11 to 13

Beach bliss

The only thing better than doing nothing at all, is doing it in Balapitiya. This south-west coast paradise feels worlds away from the tourist trail; and with little but endless Indian Ocean waters in sight, you and your partner will feel like you have this beach all to yourself. At Kumu Beach, we’d suggest booking one of the Oceanview Suites; these spacious bedrooms really up the romantic ante, and you can book in massages at the hotel’s spa.

Curated honeymoon experiences: Some of our favourite things to do in Balapitiya include a 60-minute Z Signature full-body massage for 2, daily *Social Hour, private candlelit dining featuring Cinnamon-infused Southern seafood with arrack cocktails, all within the cosy confines of Kumu Beach.

*Our Journeys team can tailor make an itinerary to suit your interests and travel requirements on your next holiday in Sri Lanka. Alternatively, you can also book a Teardrop Journey through your preferred travel agent.

*Train tickets are subject to availability

*Social Hour: an hour of complementary cocktails from 5pm to 6pm daily

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