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Ultimate 2019 Guide: The Best Honeymoon Hotels In Sri Lanka

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Cazzy Magennis
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Last updated:
December 9, 2018
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Honeymoons are meant to be the most perfect vacation of your life, so check out our guide on the best honeymoon hotels in Sri Lanka to help you choose...
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Ah, the honeymoon. The most romantic trip of your life with the most important person in your life.

Of course, you want it to be perfect, so to help make it a trip to remember, we’ve put together a guide on the best honeymoon hotels in Sri Lanka.

Is Sri Lanka Good For Honeymoons?

In one word: yes! Sri Lanka is an amazing destination for a whole host of reasons, but for couples and honeymoons, it’s such a romantic place. There are romantic spots all over the island, simply perfect for a honeymoon. I will take you through my favourite honeymoon spots around the country.

Is Sri Lanka expensive for honeymoons?

Sri Lanka can be as cheap or as expensive as you want it to be. It has the potential to find fantastic hotel deals with luxury and swimming pools for great value, but if you want to splash out with fancy resorts and unique experiences, then there are plenty of chances to spend your money.

So it can be exactly what you want it to be- budget wise. This makes it a fantastic place to visit.

What are the top locations for a honeymoon in Sri Lanka?

Personally, I think any destination in Sri Lanka can be made into a perfect honeymoon location since the whole country is amazing. But, in the interest of being specific, I’ve listed some areas I think are particularly special and have fantastic honeymoon hotels.

honeymoon sri lanka

Sigiriya

Sigiriya is one of my favourite spots in Sri Lanka due to its beauty, historical significance and fantastic weather.  You can take a romantic balloon ride and see the fantastic Sigiriya rock from above, visit Minneriya National Park on a personal safari ride spotting elephants, lions and bears all whilst relaxing in a 5-star resort with fantastic jungle views and a stunning ambience.

You can even take a short trip (30 minutes) to Dambulla and visit Cave Temple if you want to explore some cultural aspects of Sri Lanka and you could even hike up Pidurangala Rock.

Mirissa

This is the perfect place for a secluded beach getaway. Charming beaches, dining on your private area of a beach, swimming, snorkelling and surfing together, Mirissa has it all for a romantic honeymoon destination.

You’re even close to national parks for brilliant animal spotting moments. Why not even camp under the stars with a stay in Yala national park? Mirissa is also famous for its fantastic sunrises and sunsets, so it’s ideal for those creating picture perfect memories together.

Nuwara Eliya

Do you want a honeymoon with a difference? Rather than soaking up a sun, why not surround yourself with beautiful tea fields in the heart of “little England” of Sri Lanka.

You can dine with views of waterfalls, secluded mountains, stunning greenery and so much more. Nuwara Eliya offers the chance to take romantic hikes, chase waterfalls, go bird watching, sip authentic tea, wander through botanical gardens and much more.

Trincomalee

Looking for private beaches, 5-star resorts and stunning surroundings, then Trincomalee has it all. Enjoy candlelit beach dinners with fine champagne, romantic massages for two, boat rides, snorkelling opportunities and much more. The beaches offer white sand, clean water and the perfect conditions for walking on the beach.

Now that we’ve discussed my favourite honeymoon spots in Sri Lanka, simply based on my own preference and experience of being there, let’s look at romantic things to do in Sri Lanka in general.

I’ve listed 10 for inspiration and hopefully, it will show you just how romantic Sri Lanka can be.

  1. Float in the air with hot air balloons over lush greens and beautiful beaches
  2. Enjoy candlelit beach dinners
  3. Sleep and dine under the stars on a safari
  4. Enjoy a helicopter ride
  5. Snorkel amongst beautiful sea creatures, shipwrecks and tropical fish
  6. Take a sailboat
  7. Go strawberry picking in Nuwara Eliya
  8. Couples massages on the beach
  9. Swim with turtles in turtle bay
  10. Enjoy famous sunsets in the South Coast

Okay, now for the good stuff: honeymoon hotels in Sri Lanka. Let’s begin with an overview of my top 6.

Top 6 best honeymoon hotels in Sri Lanka

98 Acres Resort & Spa

Want a 5-star experience in the beautiful countryside of Sri Lanka? Then the 98 acres resort and spa is like no other. It’s set within 98 acres of tea fields and it’s surrounded by beauty.

You can opt for a room with your own private pool for the ultimate honeymoon experience. I have dined at this hotel and the food is fabulous and the view is unbelievable.

Highlights include

  • Private pool
  • Swimming pool outdoor
  • Spa
  • Fitness centre
  • On-site restaurant

If you want a truly unique hotel experience this then it the honeymoon hotel in Sri Lanka for you.

Prices start at £170 per night  

98 acres resort and spa

The Elephant Corridor Hotel

One of the most sought after and searched for honeymoon hotels in Sri Lanka is the Elephant Corridor Hotel. It’s no surprise really, it’s amazing. It’s basically a hotel that feels purposely built for couples to have an amazing, romantic experience in Sigiriya.

Highlights include:

  • Sweeping views of scenic marshlands
  • Private pools IN YOUR BEDROOM
  • On-site spa
  • Fitness suite
  • Outside pools
  • Bar and restaurant
  • You can go all inclusive (breakfast and dinner)

You’ll feel nothing short of a celebrity during your stay here and it’s still an extremely reasonable price for a 5-star resort of this standard in Sri Lanka. The accommodation is unbelievably brilliant. This would be a honeymoon to remember.

Prices begin at £95 per night and rise to £340 depending on your choice of accommodation.

elephant corridor hotel

Sri Sharavi Beach Villas & Spa

Located in beautiful, secluded Mirissa, this hotel is everything you dream of when it comes to honeymoon hotels in Sri Lanka. Imagine dining on the beach whilst catching a stunning cocktail with a glass of champagne in hand. That dream is a reality here.

Highlights include:

  • Suite perched over the Indian Ocean
  • Large outdoor swimming pool
  • On-site Spa
  • Beachfront dining
  • Restaurant on site
  • Beach bar

You’ll be treated like kings and queens at this beautifully modern and styled resort in Mirissa.

Prices begin at £100 and rise to £250 depending on the room

sri sharavi beach villas and spa

Chena Huts by Uga Escapes - All Inclusive  

Okay, as I write this, I literally want to have my honeymoon here. This place is BEYOND AMAZING. Imagine an all-inclusive luxurious beach cabin with your own private pool, amongst beautiful jungle, AND a free safari. Sound amazing? It’s possible.

Highlights include:

  • Private swimming pool
  • On the beach private dining
  • 5 minutes from Yala National Park
  • Spa centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Located within jungle
  • All inclusive (including champagne and spa services!)

If someone goes here on their honeymoon, could you please take me with you? OR at least tell me how amazing it was. It’s pricey, but it’s all-inclusive, and it’s your honeymoon. This is a once in a lifetime experience, and you deserve it!

Prices begin at £600 (all inclusive) per night

chena huts sri lanka

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort

Located in Tangalle, this resort is a stunning honeymoon hotel in Sri Lanka. It oozes beauty, luxury and class. Dining on the beach picnic and dinners (private of course), private pool and much more. Luxury at it’s finest.

Highlights include:

  • Private pool
  • Beach dining
  • Swimming outdoor pool
  • Bathtub
  • Complimentary in villa foot massage
  • Dinner and lunch available in all included package
  • On-site restaurant
  • On beach

This place is perfection.

Prices begin at £146 and rise to £700 depending on room and board you choose.

tangalle resort

Heritance Tea Factory

If you're looking for a unique honeymoon hotel in Sri Lanka, well it doesn’t get more unique than this: staying in a luxurious tea factory! Located in the misty mountains, this hotel experience comes with a stunning view.

Highlights include:

  • Colonial style rooms and building
  • Fitness studio
  • On-site restaurant
  • Mini golf
  • Accommodations and meals are free for hired drivers of in-house guests
  • All meals can be included in the plan
  • On-site spa

You’ll even get a chance to do a tour of the tea fields and see the local wildlife and community on your romantic nature treks. You will be able to pick your own tea and process it in the mini tea factory so you can take some Sri Lanka home with you!

Prices start at £240

Cheap honeymoon hotels in Sri Lanka

Some of those prices above make your eyes water?! Yeah, me too. Don’t worry though, there is still a range of fantastic honeymoon hotels in Sri Lanka that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. I’ve included my top 4.

Margosa Bay

This 5-star accommodation in Trincomalee offers 5-star service at a 2-star price tag. It’s a fantastic choice for cheap honeymoon hotels in Sri Lanka.

Boasting modern and beautifully styled accommodation, beachfront accommodation with on beach dining and a large swimming pool, it’s the perfect honeymoon spot on the east coast of Sri Lanka.

Highlights include:

  • Private Beachfront accommodation
  • Beachfront dining
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa service
  • On-site restaurant

This is an excellent place to enjoy romantic memories with your loved one. Watersport facilities are available on the beach you’re located at too.

Prices begin at a fantastic £70 per night.

margosa bay

Laya Safari Resort

Looking for that Yala accommodation but at a reasonable price? Then we’ve found it. This 4-star accommodation oozes class and style but won’t break the bank. It’s tucked away near the sea and offers stunning sea views. There’s an outdoor swimming pool, spa and much more.

Highlights include:

  • Swimming pool
  • Beachfront accommodation
  • Spa centre
  • On-site restaurant
  • Games room

Prices begin at a brilliant £100 per night

laya safari resort

Trinco Blu by Cinnamon

This is without a doubt one of the cheap honeymoon hotels in Sri Lanka that offers the best value. It’s a 4-star resort located on the beach front with a massive swimming pool, beautiful rooms, on-beach dining and so much more..all for only starting at £36 per night!!? Whatttt.

Highlights include:

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beachfront dining
  • 3 On-site restaurant
  • Bar
  • Bungalow accommodation

If you were hoping for the bungalow and private style accommodation for your honeymoon, steps from the beach in Trincomalee, then you’ve found it at a great price.

Prices start at £36 per night

Amaranthe Bay Resort & Spa

Another great property for an excellent price located in Trincomalee, this 5-star resort and spa bring luxury at a small price tag, so you can afford to splash out! You’ll experience a world-class stay.

Highlights include:

  • Large outdoor swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • In-room hot tub with a view on selected rooms
  • Spa
  • Sunset dining
  • On-site restaurant
  • Full board dining is available

You can choose from a beautiful double room that’s elegantly styled or an EXCELLENT priced junior suite with your very own Jacuzzi in room with a view. When it comes to the best cheap honeymoon hotels in Sri Lanka, this is my favourite! It’s EXCELLENT value!

Prices start at £40 per night

amarathe bay resort and spa

The best honeymoon cottages in Sri Lanka

Honeymoon cottages are often a popular choice of accommodation for a honeymoon, simply due to the cosy nature and privacy you attain. So, I’ve listed some of the best honeymoon cottages in Sri Lanka.

Stafford Bungalow  

A 5-star bungalow with 5-star service located in the little England of Sri Lanka. It sounds good, doesn’t it…Imagine a honeymoon cottage in Sri Lanka surrounded by beautiful, lush, green nature, a warm cosy real fire in your cosy living room with a bottle of fine champagne on ice. The cosiest bedrooms you’ve ever experienced and much more.

Highlights include...

  • Open wood fire
  • Free high tea included
  • Surrounded by tea plantations for romantic walks
  • Tennis and bicycle rides possible

For the ultimate cosy honeymoon oozing luxurious touches, this is an experience like no other.

Prices start at £243 per night

stafford bungalow

Kent Cottage  

Located on Little England street, a stay at Kent cottage will transport you into a classic English village street, complete with gorgeous views and surroundings. You will feel like kings and queens this elegantly styled antique home.  

Highlights include...

  • Open wood fire
  • Half board dining available
  • Jacuzzi in room
  • Games room
  • In-house chef

You’ll feel like a celebrity with a stay here...

Prices start at £120 per night

kent cottage

Scottish Planter Glendevon Bungalow

Another beautiful 5-star honeymoon cottage in Sri Lanka. If you want to feel like a royal with this antique styled property, then this could be your dream property. Transport yourself to Scottish with delicious tea and shortbread.

Highlights include:

  • Full board available
  • BBQ
  • On-site spa
  • Sauna

This is the perfect place for a relaxing escape amongst the tea fields of Sri Lanka.

Prices start £200 per night

None of the accommodation choices I have mentioned excludes locals, so these work out as the best honeymoon hotels in Sri Lanka for locals too!

scottish planter bungalow

The best down south honeymoon hotels in Sri Lanka

Thaproban Beach House  

4-star accommodation with ocean and beach front views in beautiful Unawatuna, the area of Sri Lanka renowned for its beautiful beaches. If you enjoy amazing sunset and sunrise views, fine food and wine, then this is the spot for you.

Highlights include…

  • Beachfront accommodation
  • On beach dining
  • On-site restaurant
  • Bicycle rental
  • Massage available
  • Swimming pool use available

Prices just at just £106 per night

thaproban  beach house

Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa

No one does luxury quite as well as the Marriott hotels and this resort and spa in Weligama is no exception. With beachfront access, two swimming pools and stunning views, this is an unbelievable honeymoon destination.

Highlights include...

  • 2 outdoor swimming pools
  • On-site fitness centre
  • On-site spa
  • On-site restaurant
  • Full board is available

If you like staying in a hotel that you know guarantees a certain standard of service and luxury then the Marriott will always deliver.

Prices start at £155 per night.

So there you have it, your ultimate list of the best honeymoon hotels in Sri Lanka have on offer. Your only problem now will be choosing a property! Maybe you can stay in a few places whilst exploring all of Sri Lanka on your honeymoon adventure.

weligama resort and spa

Why use booking.com?

You may have noticed that throughout this I link through to booking . com and there are a few reasons why I do this.

1. It’s the only website we use to book hotels

Bradley and I have been using booking.com for years and I’ve never found a better deal on the internet. They offer the highest selection of rooms we’ve ever found and you can get some amazing discounts and deals on 5-star resorts and more.

2. They have genius benefits

When you book with them more than 3 times, you get access to their genius program which brings you 10% off selected bookings (i.e most bookings), you get little perks like early check-in, early check-out, free breakfast, welcome drink on arrival, or even free bike rental.

It’s these little things that make them brilliant to stay with.

3. They price match

If for some reason you find a cheaper price for a room on another website, booking.com will refund you the difference. I’ve never experienced this myself as it’s always been cheapest (always cheaper than going directly too), but you simply can’t find a cheaper website because they price match anyway!

So that’s why we use them.

Final thoughts

So, I hope you’ve enjoyed my post on the best honeymoon hotels in Sri Lanka. If you’d like some inspiration on what to do on your honeymoon, including romantic activities, I’ve linked through to our travel guides on each destination. Sri Lanka is one of our favourite countries in the entire world and you will truly have a memorable and amazing experience if you visit there.

Last Tip: A lot of people go to the Maldives for their honeymoon, but can’t afford a full stay. It’s easy to get to the Maldives from Sri Lanka, and it’s cheap.

So you can have a Sri Lankan honeymoon with a taste of the Maldives too if you wish. This is what makes it a perfect honeymoon destination!

If you’re looking for honeymoon hotels in Kandy search here.

If you’re looking for honeymoon hotels in Colombo search here.

If you’re looking for honeymoon hotels in Arugam Bay search here.

Happy honeymoon <3

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