In the 13th century Marco Polo marvelled at Sri Lanka and declared that it is “undoubtedly the finest island of its size in all the world”, centuries later and that statement remains true. Sri Lanka is fondly referred to as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’, due to its small size and the innumerable amount of treasures it holds, it is one of the most exquisite holiday destinations. If you and your partner are looking for romantic getaway, you should look no further—Sri Lanka waits for you.
The island is undoubtedly one of the most magical; warm, golden sandy beaches which kiss the blue ocean, and the cool green hills of this tea country, it is no surprise that many couples choose to spend their honeymoon in Sri Lanka. With so many romantic places to visit in Sri Lanka it can be quite tough choosing where to go; we recommend you experience both the beach and the hills to ensure you see the best of Sri Lanka. Kumu Beach in Balapitiya and Nine Skies in Ella are two of the best honeymoon hotels in Sri Lanka which seamlessly combines adventure and romance.
Kumu Beach is a gorgeous ten-bedroom villa in Balapitiya which is found on the south coast of the island. Unlike most of the other south coast beaches, Balapitiya has a sort of rugged charm to it as its beach is dotted with large rock boulders which peak out from the golden sand. The villa is a great honeymoon hotel in the Galle district, as it brings together island living and luxury with all the comforts of modern living. Kumu Beach is perched on a small outcrop which overlooks the turquoise sea and is fringed with palm trees—the ultimate beach getaway. While you’re there, you and your partner can visit the neighbouring beaches such as Weligama which is one of the country’s premier surfing spots, or you could go whale watching in Mirissa, or the two of you can just laze around by the beach and bask in the sun.
Here are 5 romantic things you can do on the south coast of Sri Lanka:
- Whale watching in Mirissa
- Candlelit dinner on the beach
- River & mangrove safari
- Couple’s massage while overlooking the sea
- Watch the sunset from Galle Fort
Nine Skies is a gorgeous refurbished colonial tea bungalow nestled in the hills of Ella. This is the ultimate honeymoon hotel in Ella; since it’s in Demodara, Nine Skies ensures you can enjoy everything Ella has to offer while enjoying the peace of this lovely secluded hotel. Ella is famous for its mountains and waterfalls, and while you’re there you and your partner can go on a few hikes—which will be made even better with a packed picnic basket from Nine Skies. The bungalow looks over a mountain range which is covered by tea bushes and various other foliage; the green mountains set against the clear blue skies truly make Ella one of the most picturesque places in the country. Since the bungalow is situated in the hill country it is slightly cooler than the rest of the island, in the evenings especially, which is when the mist starts rolling in you and your partner can sit in front of a warm fireplace and enjoy a cup of Ceylon tea.
Here are 5 romantic things to do in Ella:
- Have high tea in the garden while enjoying your lush green vista
- Watch the sunrise from Ella Rock
- Bathe in the cool waters of Ravana Falls
- Take the train from Ella to Kandy
- Watch the sunset from Little Adam’s Peak
There are so many romantic places in Sri Lanka, Nine Skies and Kumu Beach only scratch the surface, but if you and your partner have a week for your honeymoon, these two places will guarantee you will experience the ultimate Sri Lankan honeymoon in the shortest amount of time.