For a honeymoon that combines tranquillity with a healthy dose of exploration, Sri Lanka might just be The One.
From reclining on the golden beaches of the East Coast to tracking elusive leopards deep in Yala National Park, and from exploring ancient citadel ruins to visiting picturesque tea plantations, Sri Lanka offers newlyweds a yearned-for change of pace, without compromising on points of curiosity.
Feast your senses by pottering around the charming colonial town of Galle, where cobblestone paths entice visitors to heritage houses, antique shops and restaurants serving a range of delicious food before visiting the tea and cinnamon plantations.
For couples looking for a safari honeymoon with a difference, Sri Lanka can also boast bounteous National Parks, brimming with pensive elephants, spotted deer, slow-moving sloth-bears and spectacular peacocks.
Further south, Yala Park has the highest density of leopards in the world. With verdant jungles, lush paddies, steep rice terraces and vast scrubland, Sri Lanka’s landscape is captivatingly diverse.
Couples eager to explore the enchantment of its ancient kingdoms might begin in the North; Sri Lanka’s historical heartland.
Cycle through the age-old ruins of Anuradhapura at dusk, when its labyrinth of monasteries, temples and sacred pools are cast in spectacular sunset hues. Another day, climb to the mysterious rock fortress of Sigirya.
When you’re ready to kick back, the palm-fringed beaches and exclusive hotels of the East Coast will be waiting to ensconce you in comfort and ease. Our favourite Sri Lankan beach paradise probably has to be Tangalle, a sleepy coastal town whose main source of income is fishing.
Rich coral reefs lie just off the coast, and its warm shallow waters make it an enticing prospect for the turtles that come here to nest each season.
Despite its secluded location, Tangalle is home to some of the most exclusive accommodations, which we consider to be perfect for the discerning honeymooning couple.
No matter whether you want an adventurous or peaceful honeymoon, Sri Lanka offers such a diversity of experiences that your honeymoon can be crafted to tick as many of your dreams as you wish.