Just for Two: Honeymooner’s Wish List for Travelling in Sri Lanka

Ah, the Pearl of the Orient…a fascinating island known for packing a cultural punch, possessing a diversity of landscapes and offering a plethora of nature adventures. A honeymoon here promises to be an intriguing sojourn packed to the brim with fascinating experiences – one day, you could be traversing the vast grounds of a world-famous safari on a jeep, while on another, you will be travelling up the rolling hills of the Hill Country on a scenic train ride.

One thing is for sure – Sri Lanka caters to a variety of travel interests and preferences, so there is definitely something for everyone. If you are feeling a little lost, check out our quick travel guide on the must-see and must-do items for honeymooners on the island:

Beach in Sri Lanka

Beach Bums


Bentota, Hikkaduwa, Matara, Mirissa, Weligama, Unawatuna

Must dos:

Beach bumming (duh)

Scuba Diving: Hikkaduwa, Weligama, Kirinda

Surfing: Matara, Mirissa, Weligama, Unawatuna

Snorkeling: Hikkaduwa, Weligama, Kirinda

Swimming*: Bentota, Mirissa, Unawatuna

*Swimming conditions vary at different times of the year. Do check with the staff at the villa or hotel you are staying at to ensure that the sea and weather present a safe swimming condition. 

Culture Attractions Sri Lanka

Culture Buffs


Galle, Kandy, Cultural Triangle (Anuradhapura, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa)

Must see:

Dambulla: Dambulla Cave Temples

Anuradhapura: Isurumuniya Rock Temple, Ruwanwelisaya stupa, Sacred Fig tree at Sri Maha Bodhiya

Polonnaruwa: Royal Palace of King Perakumba

Kandy: Bahirawakanada Temple, Temple of the Tooth, Kandyan Art Association & Cultural Centre

Galle: Old Town of Galle, Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex, Dutch Reformed Church

Udawalawe National Park Sri Lanka

Animal Lovers


Hill Country, Mirissa, Puttalam

Must dos:

Mirissa: Whale watching, Turtle Watch Rekawa, Bundala National Park, Yala National Park

Hill Country: Uda Walawe National Park

Puttalam: Minneriya Wildlife Park, Wilpattu National Park

Royal Botanical Garden Kandy Sri Lanka

Nature Enthusiasts


Hill Country, Kandy

Must see:

Hill Country: Devon Falls, Hakgala Botanic Gardens, Sinharaja Forest Reserve, St Clair’s Falls

Kandy: Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya

Kalpitiya Kitesurfing

Adventure Junkies


Bentota, Hill Country, Kandy, Puttalam

Must dos:

Bentota: Watersports

Hill Country: Adam’s Peak, Horton Plains National Park, White Water Rafting

Kandy: Kunckles Mountain Range

Puttalam: Kitesurfing

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