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Easy Guide to Plan a Perfect Honeymoon in Sri Lanka

 Last Updated: 14 Nov, 2018 By

Your first-ever holiday after the wedding has immense significance, something that will create long-lasting memories irrespective of the fact whether it was a great trip (which it usually is) or a total disaster. The later, however, is mostly the result of improper planning and research, and thus, honeymoon planning should be given equal importance as wedding planning. We’re discussing how to plan a perfect honeymoon trip in Sri Lanka in this blog since this gorgeous country is ideal for the newlyweds and their first romantic trip together. Embedded in the massive Indian Ocean like a jewel, Sri Lanka is a great getaway for honeymooners. Since this island-country is small, it is also makes one of the cheapest honeymoon destinations in Asia and the couples taking out a week’s time to spend a holiday together can enjoy the diversity at its best here. Here’s a detailed guide to planning a perfect honeymoon trip to Sri Lanka for you.

Chalk Out a Plan of Where to Go

Sri Lanka Tourist Destinations

Even though Sri Lanka is a small country with a total area of 65,610 sq km but an unplanned or poorly researched trip is enough to ruin your mood completely. Therefore, as the first step of planning for an international destination, it is ideal to read about its major attractions and travel experiences of other tourists as well. You cannot afford to stay aloof about a destination that you have managed to reach after spending ample moolah and hours in flight. This is why you need to chalk out a honeymoon itinerary with precision.

Both North and South Sri Lanka have best destinations for couples that are equally alluring and missing any of the two regions will only be regretted by you later. Therefore the trick is to include important destinations from both the parts. You will love the beaches in South Sri Lanka, whereas in North Sri Lanka, the rich culture is going to win your heart and in Central Sri Lanka, the lush greenery will make you fall in love with the country.

Places of interest that you can add in your travel itinerary in Sri Lanka on your honeymoon:

North Sri Lanka

  • Dambulla
  • Trincomalee
  • Jaffna
  • Anuradhapura

Central Sri Lanka

  • Kandy
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • Ella

South Sri Lanka

  • Hikkaduwa & Bentota Beach
  • Colombo
  • Arugam Bay
  • Galle
  • Matara

Choose the Activities You are likely to Enjoy

Adventure in Sri Lanka

Remember heading right after the wedding can be exhausting as by now, the preparations and jitters would have extracted all your energy. Therefore, you have to be mindful as to which activities are within your capacity and capability. Sri Lanka is replete a wide array of activities for tourists like kite-surfing, white water rafting, camping amidst wildlife, climbing Adam’s Peak, tea plucking experience, ayurvedic treatment, turtle watching, or simply indulging in pampering oneself at an exclusive luxury resort but you should have a fair sense of what fits your capability since it is not ideal to tire yourself out. Select only those activities that according to you are doable or might need a tad more efforts only for the sake of getting a new experience and some thrill, of course.

Top activities in Sri Lanka that you can add to your things to do list:

  • Climb Sigiriya in Sigiriya
  • Walk with Elephants in Kandy
  • Tea Tasting in Nuwara Eliya
  • Surfing in Arugam Bay
  • Wildlife Safari in Yala National Park
  • Explore Lesser Known Island of Neduntivu
  • Whale Watching in Dondra Head
  • Watersports at Madhu River
  • Ayurveda Spa in Bentota
  • Dolphin Watching in Mirissa
  • Train Ride to Ella
  • Hot Air Ballooning

Set a Ratio When Planning Your Day

Couple relaxing in Sri Lanka


A honeymoon is your time to enjoy each other’s company at a gorgeous luxury escapes, everything else is secondary. Therefore, you really don’t have to spend the entire day in one adventure activity or the other. Sri Lanka gives you ample options for adventure activities as well as recreational ones, the wise thing would be to set a ratio, where your maximum time should be dedicated to relaxing and making conversations; and only one or two activities out of sightseeing tour, adventure sport, wildlife safari and any other time-consuming allurement should be scheduled in a day.

Choose Hotels Carefully

Best Hotels in Sri Lanka

Your accommodations in Sri Lanka will be the most important element in making your honeymoon a success. Rest assured, Sri Lanka is replete with great honeymoon hotels especially on its southern coastal belt. So, yes, you have the chance to relish a stay in one of those honeymoon beach hotels & resorts that have a sea view on offer along with several state-of-the-art facilities, especially for honeymooners. From keeping the best room booked to offering pillow menus to serving finest wine and champagne to organizing romantic candle-light dinners, your hotel has a large role to play to make your honeymoon in Sri Lanka memorable. The Ultimate Sri Lankan honeymoon itinerary must include a stay in a luxury resort that too on one of the romantic beaches in the country.

Some of the top hotels for honeymoon couples in Sri Lanka that will make your vacation here even more special:

  • Thaproban Pavilion Resort and Spa
  • Palm Paradise Cabanas
  • Hotel Mermaid & Club
  • Saman Villas
  • Habarana Village by Cinnamon
  • Kandy Samadhi Centre
  • Mirissa Hills
  • Ceylon Tea Trails – Relais & Chateaux
  • Amanwella
  • Uga Ulagalla
  • Jungle Beach by Uga Escapes
  • Heritance Tea Factory
  • Vivanta by Taj – Bentota
  • Jetwing Lighthouse

Don’t miss out on Local Cuisine and Luscious Cocktails/ Mocktails

Sri Lankan Local Cuisine

Sri Lanka boasts a scrumptious cuisine that reflects the influence of Indian, Dutch and Indonesian cuisines making it a must-try while holidaying here. You know what else is there that shouldn’t go unmissed in Sri Lanka? The tropical cocktails/mocktails, which add to your already oh-so-perfect beach holiday in the country. Since the country is diverse, you will not be limited to seafood, there is a large variety out there for you to devour. Your ideal honeymoon in Sri Lanka should include tasting the local cuisine for that authentic experience of the country.

Sri Lankan dishes to include in your must-try list:

  • Jaffna Crab Curry
  • Gotu Kola Mallum Sambola
  • Fish Ambul Thiyal
  • Kukul Mas Curry
  • Lamprais
  • Sri Lankan Egg Hoppers
  • Kottu
  • Dhal Curry
  • Wambatu Moju
  • Parippu
  • Polos
  • Asmi

Candlelight Dinner by the Stunning Landscape

Candle Light Dinner

There are fewer things that separate a honeymoon holiday in Sri Lanka from any other kind of vacation, and amongst those things is the concept of candlelight dinner. There is hardly any necessity of one such dinner when a bunch of friends or a family is on a holiday together but a romantic dinner in dim light of the candle/s can be the most beautiful memory for a honeymoon couple in Sri Lanka. The island-country boasts being replete with astonishing mountains, cascading waterfalls, striking coastline, and greenery everywhere that make an ideal romantic place to relish dining together.

Book with a Trusted Travel Partner

Travel Agents

While planning your honeymoon in Sri Lanka is no rocket science, choosing a trustworthy travel partner can be an added benefit. Since you would have already exhausted yourself with the wedding preps, it is a good idea to leave the worry of your Sri Lanka honeymoon planning on someone else who by the way is experienced. A honeymoon should be your time to relax, and thus, you need a travel agent who on your behalf arranges everything. The travel companies like Tour My India not only cater to your needs during your trip but they with their expertise add more to your experience. You might know about the best places to see in Sri Lanka but your travel agent would know the lesser known but must-visit destination as well, and that indeed creates a big difference. Besides, these agents will also take care of your visa, hotel bookings as well as cheapest flight booking and meals and transport arrangements, in total, you are covered for everything. Therefore, in order to plan a perfect and hassle-free Sri Lanka honeymoon, choosing to book with a trusted travel company is a wise thing to do.

There you go, this is the most comprehensible guide for you to plan the best honeymoon holiday in Sri Lanka. If you liked this blog, please like and share it, if you think that we missed out on any important information or tip, suggest them to us in the comment section below. In case, you wish to seek our assistance in planning a trip to Sri Lanka, give a call at +919212553108 or drop an email at Our team of experts will offer the best Sri lanka Honeymoon packages to make your first trip unforgettable.

Published: 11 May, 2018By
Tags: Sri Lanka Tours

About the author

Nidhi Singh

From the Lake District, Nainital, Nidhi Singh is a travel writer whose love for mountains can be seen in her write ups. Talk about solo travelling, indulging in adventure activities, binging on good food, planning budget trips or the Aurora Borealis and you will get all her attention. It is the wanderlust that keeps her going and if at all she could get one wish granted she would love to live a life less ordinary. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.


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