Top 5 Reasons to Choose Sri Lanka for your Honeymoon
A Sri Lankan honeymoon guarantees an epic journey unlike anywhere else on earth. Our tropical island in the Indian Ocean is a melting pot of unique experiences and cultures. It makes for a perfect destination for honeymooners who want variety of adventure and experiences.
We’ve been welcoming honeymooners to our villas since our first inception over 17 years ago, so we feel it’s time to share our 5 reasons to choose Sri Lanka and Taru Villas for a romantic getaway.
1. Magical Beaches
A honeymoon is not complete without beach time. Sri Lanka’s tropical beaches have something for everyone – from deserted white sandy coves to lively action packed resorts.
Mawella beach, tucked away in a quiet mangrove fringed bay in Tangalle on the southern coast is a perfect location for honeymooners wanting a private escape. It’s so private in fact, you may find yourselves the only ones on the beach.
For a more fast-paced honeymoon head to Hikkaduwa beach with an abundance of beach restaurants, nightlife and shops. For those interested in watersports, Hikkaduwa is also a great base for learning to surf and to dive.
2. All Year Round Weather
Sri Lanka’s tropical climate is dictated by two key monsoon seasons. Because they alternate, Sri Lanka is often viewed as an all-year destination. This means that there’s always somewhere dry, so you can plan a Sri Lankan honeymoon at any time during the year.
Generally speaking, the west coast is generally dry between December and March and the East Coast April to November. However, travelling outside of the peak months can bring great benefits with quieter resorts, and a more exclusive pace for honeymooners.
3. Captivating Galle Fort
The cobbled streets and old-world colonial charm of Galle Fort makes for a romantic spot for exploring. With an array of historical sights, unique shopping and dining experiences, we recommend staying within the Fort for a couple of days to take full advantage of this Impressive UNESCO site.
4. Magical Sunsets
Our palm fringed coastline overlooking the Indian Ocean sets the scene for some magical sunsets. In fact, we believe that sundowners on the beach should be a mandatory pastime for guests that stay on the south and west coasts.
Bentota on the west coast, just a 1-hour drive from Colombo airport, is particularly famed for sunsets given its wild stretch of beach and uninterrupted views of the ocean. Guests staying at any one of our three beachside hotels in Bentota (Taru Villas – Rock Villa, the Muse or The Long House) all offer butler service on the beach, so a refreshing cocktail or a chilled bottle of champagne will be served just at the right time.
5. Romantic Safari Experiences
For a small tropical island there an array of national parks to spot wildlife – perfect for couples wanting to add safari experiences to their honeymoon itinerary. A popular choice is Yala given its diverse range of wildlife and captivating landscapes. It’s also home of the highest population of the elusive leopard in Sri Lanka.
Choosing Sri Lanka for your honeymoon and a stay in our collection of award winning luxury hotels and villas will not disappoint. We are famed for delivering exceptional service so you and your partner will feel truly special when staying with Taru Villas.