11 things to do on your Sri Lanka honeymoon

BY Jonathan, writer and journalist

A luxury honeymoon in Sri Lanka is spectacular for many reasons. For us it is the sheer volume and diversity on offer in this very special country that comes together to make unforgettable memories for newlyweds.

If you want an insider’s guide to a Sri Lanka holiday, here are our tips on the best of the bunch:.

Honeymoon safari in Gal Oya National Park

Explore the jungle by foot before taking a boat out onto the Senanayake Samudraya lake on a romantic safari in Gal Oya National Park.

Enjoy a romantic picnic while watching the elephants frolicking in the water and savour the orchestral sounds of birdsong.

Leopard spotting in Yala National Park

For the really wild couple and the best chance of spotting the elusive leopard on a safari in Sri Lanka, head to Yala National Park which has the highest concentration of leopards anywhere on earth.

After the excitement, you can head straight to the beach for a romantic walk on the sand, hand-in-hand as you watch the sun set.

Explore the city of Kandy

Kandy is a stunning city in central Sri Lanka. Nestled amidst the rainforests and mountains, it’s the perfect base from which to travel to other attractions.

But exploring the city’s Buddhist temples, tea plantations and the beautiful lake at the city’s heart, is worth setting aside some time for on any Sri Lankan honeymoon.

Visit the Temple of the Tooth

The Temple of the Tooth is an ancient Buddhist temple that houses the relic of the tooth of the Lord Buddha and is the main reason for Kandy’s designation as one of Sri Lanka’s seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

 It’s a cultural highlight and a must-see on any Sri Lankan honeymoon package.

Visit tea plantations in Ella

The spectacular train journey from Kandy to Ella is an event in itself, but once you arrive in hill country, the one thing you absolutely must do is visit a tea plantation.

Stunning scenery of rolling green hills and manicured plantations is the backdrop as you take in the history and tradition and warm hospitality in one of the many planters bungalows.

Visit Galle Fort

The historic city of Galle, on Sri Lanka’s southern coast, is home to the famous Galle Fort, built during the Portuguese colonial era in the 16th century.

It’s well worth combining a fascinating visit to the Fort with relaxing beach days during your honeymoon to Sri Lanka.

The ancient city of Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura is a major city in Sri Lanka and most famous for its ancient ruins. The UNESCO World Heritage Site should be high on the list for any culture-filled honeymoon in Sri Lanka.

It’s one of three destinations, along with Polonnaruwa, Dambulla and Sigiriya that make up Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle.

Climb Sigiriya

Located in the northern part of Sri Lanka’s Central Province the spectacular Sigiriya Fortress forms part of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle.

This massive monolith is nearly 200 metres high and one of Sri Lanka’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Ride the waves at Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay on Sri Lanka’s east coast is a great honeymoon destination for couples looking for a fun-filled luxury holiday in Sri Lanka that’s a little off the beaten track. Best visited between May and September it provides the perfect Sri Lankan honeymoon destination during the summer months.

It has everything you could wish for when it comes to beach locations – from palm trees and blue waves to delicious beach food and a range of water sports, especially surfing!

Snorkelling in Trincomalee

If you’re after somewhere to stay that’s quiet and romantic, then look no further than Trincomalee, where you’ll find luxury hotel packages along with beautiful beaches, away from the masses. You could even take in the aquatic wildlife snorkelling in the coral reefs.

Explore Colombo by tuk tuk

Sri Lanka’s largest city is rich in colonial heritage and a diverse melting pot of different crowds, cultures and cuisines.

On arrival (or departure) on your Sri Lanka honeymoon, it’s worth spending some time exploring the city, and what better way than to do it in authentic style…by tuk tuk!


Yonder provides luxury honeymoon in Sri Lanka.  As tailor-made  experts, all tours, all of out luxury Sri Lanka holidays are built around individual desires.

Yonder has honeymoon specialist who know Sri Lanka inside out. They can provide detailed and personal insights in to every aspect of a successful Sri Lanka honeymoon.

The best place to browse for ideas is on Yonder’s tailor-made Sri Lanka holiday pages or in the Family Holiday Collection which is a curated selection of hotels and itineraries.

All Yonder itineraries are crafted on a tailor-made, one-off basis, so you can be sure that your holiday will be as individual as you are.