Planning 2 weeks honeymoon in Sri Lanka? Jet away to the tropical island of Sri Lanka for your honeymoon and you’ll be showered with sunny skies, delectable food, diverse culture and a captivating history that will constantly keep you on your toes. Explore the very best sights of the country with your partner as you both start the rest of your lives together in this paradise. Here’s how you can spend your 2-week honeymoon in Sri Lanka!
Blessed with golden beaches and azure waters, Sri Lanka, the tropical island is surrounded by endless shores kissed by swaying coconut trees. When visiting the island, it is almost impossible to escape the beach! Pack plenty of swimsuits, sunhats and sun lotion before jetting off to the island with your partner. Some of the most dazzling beaches on the western coast are Negombo, Galle, Unawatuna and Mirissa while on the eastern coast, you’ll find Trincomalee, Arugam Bay and Nilaveli. For those looking for some fun beach activities, you can surf in Arugam Bay, snorkel in Jungle Beach or try your hand at Kite surfing or embark on a thrilling whale and dolphin watching excursion in Mirissa or Trincomalee! The coastal areas are dotted with beachfront hotels and resorts which make it perfect for those who can’t get enough of the beach! Watch a dramatic island sunset while enjoying a romantic stroll along the shore or enjoy a candlelit beach dinner with your partner with the stars and the sound of waves for company.
Escape the heat and humidity for a few days and journey to the rugged mountains of Sri Lanka. With lower temperatures, give the sunhat a break and enjoy the cool climate as you stroll through lush gardens and tea plantations. You can opt to spend your days in Nuwara Eliya, Kandy or Hatton – some of the most popular places for travellers. While here, climb mountains, visit tea factories or simply enjoy a lovely tea party on a verdant lawn while enjoying the beautiful silhouette of mountains in the distance. Those looking for a bit of adventure can try their hand at golf in Nuwara Eliya’s golf course, look for cascading waterfalls, visit strawberry fields and enjoy a long romantic walk through colourful botanical gardens. A visit to the tea plantation and tea factory is an absolute must, as you’ll learn about the fine art of plucking tea leaves and the delicate process it runs through before ending up in your cup. A tea tasting tour will be the perfect way to end your experience in the mountains of Sri Lanka.
Embark on an exciting wildlife adventure when you’re on the island. A land blessed with 26 protected national parks, located around the country means that you always have access to the most exotic and colourful wildlife in Sri Lanka. The ever famous Yala National Park is known to be the best place to spot the elusive leopard and the shy sloth bear. Minneriya National Park became famous when NatGeo covered The Gathering – the largest congregation of Sri Lanka’s wild elephants in one area. You can also visit Udawalawe National Park or Wilpattu National Park to witness these wild, gentle giants thriving in their natural habitat! In addition to the Big Three of Sri Lanka, you’ll also get glimpses of murky crocodiles, proud peacocks, wild boars, wild buffalos, majestic eagles, and plenty of other birds; both migratory and endemic.
The Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka includes the most stunning cities of Kandy, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura and Sigiriya. Having been ruled by kings, these ancient kingdoms offer a great glimpse of the country’s past and its cultural treasures. Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy is the most sacred temple as its believed to hold the tooth relic of Lord Buddha and attracts devotees and tourists from around the world. The lost kingdoms of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa were once ancient capitals of the island and still hold historic ruins of temples and civilizations for travellers to explore. Dambulla is most noted for the cave temples and the giant golden statue of Lord Buddha. Almost all these sites have been marked protected as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Plan in Advance
Planning to spend first two weeks of your lives together in a new country is going to be a challenge. Therefore planning ahead will ensure you don’t waste any time, especially when travelling between locations. A travel agency like Olanka Travels will ensure the best routes, methods of transport and hotels are all taken care of, so you wouldn’t have to worry about all the minor details of planning your honeymoon! Throw in a few surprises during your two-week holiday for your loved one, like romantic beach walks, soothing massages, candlelit dinners or a tantalising local food tour.