Sri Lanka is a land filled with historic charms, cultural gems, exotic food and a plethora of exciting things to do. When you’re planning your Sri Lanka honeymoon itinerary on the island, there are a number of things to consider first; like the best time to visit, activities do you want to do, place you want to visit, and a whole lot more. Wedding planning is not an easy task, anyone who has had one will tell you how stressful it is! Newly weds shouldn’t have to plan their honeymoon as well, especially with the stress sorting out all the little details from your big day. Here’s how you can plan the perfect honeymoon itinerary in Sri Lanka.
When to go?
Unlike most countries, there are no seasons in Sri Lanka. Being a tropical country, you’ll be blessed with sunny skies or refreshing showers, sometimes, even both, so it’s great to visit at any time of the year. However, if you’re spending most of your holiday on the western coast, the peak season is from December to April, while for the eastern coast, its from April to September. Activities and excursions on either side of the country are best enjoyed during the ideal season periods. For example, whale watching on the south western coast of Mirissa is great between December to March while surfing in the eastern coast of Arugam Bay is ideal from April to October. Depending on what you want to do, you should plan your holiday around that!
There are many things you can do on and around the island, from dolphin and whale watching to kite surfing and tea tours! When you’re on your honeymoon, you can learn new things about your partner as you partake in some exciting activities and excursions. Test your partner’s fitness levels as you climb up Sigiriya Rock or discover a shared love for Ceylon tea after exploring through tea plantations and the tea factory to find out how tea is made. Hunt for waterfalls and enjoy scenic boat rides along shimmering lakes and murky rivers. Celebrate love in the tropics as you enjoy all these things you can do on the island.
Where to visit?
After scrolling through Instagram and looking for the best and most amazing places to visit in Sri Lanka, make a list of all the places you want to visit. From cultural attractions to historic sites, ensure you note down your favourite spots around the island. Travel agencies like Olanka Travels have honeymoon tours that couple the best of the best for your special holiday on the island, so you needn’t worry about doing too much research by yourself. Some of the most popular places to visit are Kandy, Galle, Nuwara Eliya, Dambulla and Negombo. When in Kandy, visit the Sri Dalada Maligawa and when you’re in Galle, stroll through the ancient ramparts of the Galle Fort; built by the Portuguese and later fortified by the Dutch and British during their occupation of the land, and look in awe at the stunning Galle Lighthouse and Galle Clock Tower. Learn the art of making tea after walking through lush tea plantations in Nuwara Eliya, spend your day on the beach in Negombo or admire the cave temples of Dambulla. The list of places in see and things to do in Sri Lanka are endless, so it’s absolutely necessary that you know what you want to do and where you want to go.
Your honeymoon should not be a sole list of only the things you want to do. Get your partner involved and write down your ideas together. Once both of you have listed down the things you want to see and do in Sri Lanka, you’ll have tons more fun and a memorable holiday. A well balanced honeymoon plan should work well for both individuals. Remember, compromise is the key to a happy marriage!
The secret to a happy, flawless honeymoon in a foreign country is to ensure you’ve got everything planned out. Heading off to a new country as newly weds can be a testing time for both sides, so in order to iron out any creases, always plan ahead. Being spontaneous might always seem like a great idea, until you’re stranded in the airport or a bus depot trying to figure out how to get from Point A to Point B without getting lost! Of course, you should always leave room for surprises – some of which you can plan out for your partner. Planning a few surprises during the honeymoon, like a romantic candlelit dinner by the beach or a tranquil spa massage after a tiring day of exploring the sights will definitely make your special holiday, more special and memorable.
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