Sri Lanka, an island full of natural beauty, is a paradise for a romantic and luxurious honeymoon away from it all. It is the kind of place for newlyweds to enjoy adventure, wildlife, and culture surrounded by luxury. Take your time exploring the charming colonial towns, ancient temples, and thriving national parks, rolling hills blanketed by green tea plantations, all surrounded by warm tropical seas skirted by golden sandy beaches.
You can find luxury all across the island, perfect for a honeymoon holidays if you know where to look. If you are new to the luxury getaways that Sri Lanka offers, then let us present you with some of the most romantic spots to spend your ultimate vacation.
Luxury honeymoons in Sri Lanka: Places to visit and things to do
Kalundewa Retreat, Dambulla
Kalundewa Retreat guarantees a luxurious experience during your stay at Dambulla. Set on a 100-acre estate, the Retreat is only a few miles from the ancient cave temple, Rangiri Dambulla Viharaya. After a day exploring what Dambulla has to offer, take some time to bathe in the spring-fed ‘ulpatha’ pool. The best room for honeymooners they have is the Nil Manel Floating Villa.
Foliage, vines screen the villa, and tree roots. Do not skip the chance to Catch the creatures of the wild in action by going on wildlife adventures offered by the retreat. Also, definitely try your hand at yoga,which will relax and rejuvenate you for the next day’s adventure.
Chena Huts, Yala
Want to bring luxury to your wildlife adventure honeymoon vacation at Yala? Book one of the 14 cabins at Chena Huts Resort- one of the best safari resorts in Sri Lanka. It is an intimate, luxurious resort bordering Yala National Park. Every hut has its private plunge pool to relax between your wildlife adventures in the park.
You can pick either a chalet in the forest or on the beach – whichever you prefer. Whichever one you choose, expect a dazzling, romantic experience of the coastal landscape. Perhaps you may even get to catch a glimpse of flocks of flamingos feeding on the lagoon or wild elephants playing on the sands.
Uga Bay, Passikudah
Located right around the corner of the Passikudah beach, Uga Bay is perfect for newlyweds. Expect fun and unique experiences like digging a table and chairs into the sand for a seafood extravaganza and dolphin- and whale-spotting trips.
The best room for honeymooners is the ‘Beach Studios’, which have uninterrupted sea views and direct access to the sand from their terraces. You can even book one of the double-storied ‘Beach Villas’ for complete privacy. It includes a plunge pool and alfresco bar as well.
Reef Villa, Wadduwa
Located near the golden sandy Wadduwa beach, Reef Villa and spa provides the perfect spot for your honeymoon. This luxury hideaway surrounds itself among tropical gardens and lily ponds, creating the most beautiful scenery for you. Also, the antique-filled interiors create a romantic feel. In the elegant and luxury suites, you will find four-poster beds, free-standing granite bathtubs, and handcrafted colored floor tiles.
Remember to check out the spa, which is located amongst the tranquil gardens and offers Ayurvedic treatments. The alfresco restaurant overlooks the beach, which serves excellent cuisine. It is also the best place to capture the mesmerizing sunsets of the island’s southwest coast.
You can choose to stay at The Ocean Suites, which have deep, shaded verandahs. They are spacious enough for private dining, and they come complete with gorgeous Indian swings.
Jetwing Vil Uyana, Sigiriya
Surrounded by ponds and paddy fields, the spacious dwellings of this hideaway provide an exceptional degree of privacy and luxury. The best room for newlyweds is the ‘Marsh Dwelling,’ which is a complete sanctuary. After touring the historical sites nearby, you can relax in your private plunge pool, with the sounds of nature on all sides. Alternatively, you can get a sandalwood and turmeric treatment at the resort’s spa in a beautiful setting.
98 Acres, Ella
98 Acres is a wooden chalet on stilts with breathtaking views of the Ella Gap and Adam’s Peak from a dramatic valley. The designs are fresh and nature-inspired, which blends superbly with the landscape, offering an intimate atmosphere while simultaneously remaining open to a vast area of tropical landscape. A more exciting way to explore some of Sri Lanka’s most famous attractions is by hiring a helicopter for a day. The views of lush green and rolling hills will be the first you will see, and the experience will be completely unforgettable.
Ceylon Tea Trails, Tea Country
This collection of colonial-era bungalows is the gold standard for luxury bungalows on the island. It is also one of the best plantation retreats in Asia. These perfectly renovated tea planter’s bungalows are the perfect place to explore the local area while enjoying a spot of romance. Each of these immaculately restored period properties has stunning views from their verandas.
The interiors are richly refurbished but give off a colonial-era feel, with luxuriously upholstered suites, wingback armchairs, and clawfoot bathtubs. Experience the natural beauty of the tea country by going on a hike up to a quiet scenic spot and enjoying a fully serviced picnic lunch there.
Cape Weligama, Weligama
Located on the island’s southern coast, Cape Weligama offers the perfect luxurious experience for beach lovers. The exteriors of the villas and suites reflect traditional Sri Lankan villages, but the interiors are very much contemporary. Underneath the terracotta-tiled roofs, find stylish bedrooms with pattern-printed fabrics, bold wall colors, and substantial timber headboards, all ringed by a spacious terrace, a bathroom, a steam room, and a massive walk-in wardrobe.
The best spot for honeymooners is ‘The Ocean View Pool Villa,’ which includes a stunning private infinity-edge pool. Book this room for breathtaking views of the ocean.
Do not forget to try out the renowned local tea in the Cape Club. Later, rest and recharge by watching the sunset with some tasty cocktails.
Though the bar is one place to catch the sunset, the crescent-shaped infinity pool offers an even better setting. A massive screen is raised by the Moon Pool for movie nights, complete with popcorn and international sporting events with themed drinks when the moon is up.
If you feel adventurous, check out the aquamarine bay below the hotel. It provides the perfect spot for paddleboarding, surfing, and kayaking. You can even hire a boat, go on a sunset cruise, or catch a whopper on a fishing excursion.