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Sri Lanka

Our verdict:

For a small island, Sri Lanka delivers a staggering range of experiences. Add to that some stylish hotels - including amazing creations by local architect Geoffrey Bawa, Amanwella in the 17th century Dutch town of Galle and Amangalla on the sandy shore of Tangalle. It's also a great place to get married.

Recommended tour operator: Selective Asia

Selective Asia says

Described by Marco Polo as “the most beautiful island of its size in the world,” Sri Lanka is an intoxicating honeymoon destination.

This jewel in the Indian Ocean is both a tropical island, with its fair share of stunning beaches, but also boasts an extraordinary array of wildlife, National Parks, and UNESCO cultural sites. And then there’s the food … you’ll be able to taste more curry styles than you can shake a spoon at. Although it boasts year-round sunshine, Sri Lanka’s complex weather patterns may sound intimidating, but that’s where we come in – our Destination Specialists know the country inside out and will be able to advise you on where to go when.

Home to a wonderful collection of romantic luxury hotels, Sri Lanka has some beautiful boutique gems filled with precious colonial antiques; modern, minimalist hotels that grace the covers of design magazines; and luxury safari camps giving you access to Sri Lanka’s National Parks. Our favourites are the Ulagalla Resort (Cultural Triangle), Chena Huts in Yala and the Sisindu C in Koggala beach.

Our honeymoon specialists will work with you to create a fully personalised honeymoon, with every detail carefully chosen and highly personalised to your preferences. Although we usually build our honeymoons from scratch, you can take inspiration from our suggested itineraries.

Our 12-day East Coast Sri Lanka Journey is perfect for Summer honeymooners who can take advantage of the wonderfully deserted beaches of Passekudah and Trincomalee.

If you’re in the mood for something more unique, then our superb Insider’s Guide to Sri Lanka itinerary won’t disappoint. You’ll discover the country’s highlights including Kandy and Galle, as well as exploring some of Sri Lanka’s hidden gems such as the Ahaspokuna Bushwalks Camp.

For an extra dash of luxury, we suggest combining Sri Lanka with a few days in the Maldives – we love the Water Villas at Reethi Beach Resort and the Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu.

If you’d like to add an unexpected treat or adventure to your honeymoon, we can arrange just about anything, and we promise to keep it a secret – we can even make it a surprise for both of you! Find out more about our Bride’s Day service.

We are delighted to offer a wedding gift list service for couples that wish to ask friends and family to contribute towards the cost of this very special holiday.

We know Sri Lanka inside out. Click here for more of our honeymoon ideas in Sri Lanka. Find out the best time to visit Sri Lanka.

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