Lovingly called the pearl of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is a tropical teardrop shaped island filled with so much culture, art, and breathtaking natural landscapes, all of which make it perfect as a honeymoon destination or a spot for a romantic getaway. Each of the hotels, bungalows, and resorts listed below offer a unique aspect that couples will treasure.
© Talalla Retreat
Talalla Retreat is a secluded beachfront resort in Sri Lanka offering a wide variety of spa and retreat services, including a 20-meter freshwater lap pool and three custom-constructed yoga pavilions. The retreat is home to 70 beautiful guest rooms and suites, including villas, bungalows, and huts with ocean views, allowing visitors to escape from their hectic everyday lives and bask in the serene atmosphere of a private pristine white sand beachfront. Ayurvedic yoga and wellness services are offered daily, along with pilates and boxilates classes, surfing and paddleboarding lessons, and a variety of private coaching services. The retreat's signature open-air restaurant also serves up fresh, healthy fare prepared with organic ingredients from the retreat's private garden.
Tangalle Road, Sampaya House, Talalla 81170, Sri Lanka, Phone: 94 41 2 259171
2.Gal Oya Lodge
© Gal Oya Lodge
Gal Oya Lodge is an eco-focused accommodation situated within twenty acres of lush Sri Lankan jungle. The serene style of Gal Oya is perfect for guests who are looking for a relaxing vacation where they can unwind, reconnect with the earth, and just immerse themselves in local culture and tradition. Guests will even be able to meet and spend time with Veddas, the forest-dwelling people of one of the last remaining indigenous communities in Sri Lanka. There are nine spacious bungalows and villas, all of which have a private living area, a secluded garden verandah, and stunning views of the surroundings.
B527, Sri Lanka, Phone: +94-6-34-92-91-48
3.Ceylon Tea Trails
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Ceylon Tea Trails is the world’s first tea bungalow resort and comprises five beautifully restored colonial era tea planter residences. Guests will feel as if they’ve travelled back in time in this charming and luxurious space. Everything from the period furnishings to the gracious butler service points to old world class. While staying at Ceylon Tea Trails, you’ll be within the border of the World Heritage Central Highlands, which creates some gorgeous vistas of lush tea fields and mountains in the backdrop. The surrounding area is filled with varied landscapes and exotic flora and fauna, making it perfect for walking, hiking, biking, and many other outdoor activities.
Hatton, Sri Lanka, Phone: +94-5-17-38-84-00
© Aditya Resort
Nestled in the tranquil corner of Sri Lanka’s cultural capital lies the Aditya Resort, a gorgeous hotel that offers their guests stunning views of the Indian Ocean. The rooms are spacious, airy, and filled with amenities to make your stay a memorable one. There are six different suites and villas to choose from, each of which has been decorated with authentic local art and fitted with luxuries such as a jacuzzi, flat screen televisions, a mini bar, and much more. Other services and facilities offered by the hotel include a quaint spa with many treatments for the mind, body, and soul as well as a travel desk that can book various local excursions to nearby tourist attractions.
719/1, Galle Road, Devenigoda, Rathgama, Galle, Sri Lanka, Phone: +94-9-12-26-77-08
5.Cape Weligama - Relais & Chateaux
© Cape Weligama - Relais & Chateaux
Cape Weligama is one of Sri Lanka’s most renowned beach resorts. The breathtaking property faces golden sands, the azure Indian Ocean, and the palm fringed shores the island is known for. The hotel consists of 39 private retreats scattered across twelve acres of manicured land, many of which give guests the opportunity to view Sri Lanka’s iconic sunset. The hotel itself, with its 60-meter, crescent-shaped infinity pool and open spaces, is a work of art that was designed by Lek Bunnag, one of Asia’s most celebrated architects. Other than lounging in the pool and taking in the panoramic coastal views, you can also hang out at the pool bar, the fitness center, or at the Surf Bar, which often hosts movies nights with themed snacks and all.
Abimanagama Rd, Weligama, Sri Lanka, Phone: +94-4-12-25-30-00
6.Galavilla Boutique Hotel & Spa
© Galavilla Boutique Hotel & Spa
Leave the chaos of the city behind for the calming seclusion of the jungle, where you will find the gorgeous Galavilla Boutique Hotel & Spa. The hotel is a part of the Hill Country of the island’s old king’s capital, Kandy, and it overlooks the majestic Knuckles Mountain Range. Hotel features and amenities include an illuminated pool surrounded by nature, a soothing jacuzzi, and gorgeous gardens to meditate and relax in. You will be within close distance to many of Sri Lanka’s cultural attractions such as the historic Lankathilaka Viharaya temple, the Monte Fano monastery, and the beautiful city of Kandy, which has a rich cultural heritage, many tourist attractions, and some exciting shopping centers to buy souvenirs.
Agalawatta Estate, Moragolla, Thalathuoya, Kandy 20200, Sri Lanka, Phone: +94-8-12-05-49-08
7.Heritance Kandalama Hotel
© Heritance Kandalama Hotel
One of the finest works of renowned Sri Lankan architect, Geoffrey Bawa, the Heritance Kandalama Hotel was built in a way that it fits into a mould created by nature rather than destructing the beauty of the lush surroundings to prop up a hotel. Guests will be amazed to find the hotel literally entwined in nature as many of the supporting walls winding through the hotel are actually the side of a mountain. There are 152 rooms, fifteen of which are suites. Amenities and services include complimentary WiFi, three swimming pools, a library, business center, in-hotel souvenir shop, and an award-winning dining experience of local and international cuisine.
Dambulla, Sri Lanka, Phone: +94-6-65-55-50-50
8.Jetwing Vil Uyana
© Jetwing Vil Uyana
A favorite place to stay for both locals and visitors, Jetwing Vil Uyana is a secluded sanctuary that provides accommodation in five distinct habitats on their private nature reserve: garden, marsh, paddy, water, and forest. The thriving ecosystems provide the perfect backdrop for the nature-inspired dwellings that sit on it, and depending on what you choose, each of the 36 dwellings have distinct characteristics that are inspired by and reflect their surroundings. Dwellings many include luxurious amenities such as a private plunge pool or swimming pool, a private lounge area, satellite television with DVD player, high-end Bose home entertainment system, and much more.
Sigiriya, 21120, Sri Lanka, Phone: +94-6-62-28-60-00
9.Jungle Beach Resort
© Jungle Beach Resort
Jungle Beach by Uga Escapes is a luxury beach accommodation that incorporates the surrounding flora in this oceanside resort. Guests often feel like they are staying in a luxurious tree house, though with the modern amenities needed for comfort. Rooms available offer gorgeous views of the jungle, lagoon, or beach, letting you get a glimpse of the area’s unique landscape. It’s a perfect place for a romantic getaway and is a popular honeymoon destination as it allows you and your significant other to fade away from the rest of the world, cocooned in your own little love shack complete with everything you’ll need for a memorable stay.
27th Kilometer Post Pulmoddai Road, Kuchchaveli 31000, Sri Lanka, Phone: +94-2-65-67-10-00
© Kahanda Kanda
Kahanda Kanda is a boutique hotel hidden amidst the tea plantations and palm-fringed jungle of southern Sri Lanka. Here, couples will come across culture, luxury, and wellness in one of their ten individually designed villas. For an additional amenity to add to your romantic getaway, choose one of the three villas, which have a private swimming pool. The tropical island destination is sure to fade away your worries – you can unwind in the spacious rooms that have been decorated with local art and antiques or have inspired conversations with your loved one in the serene garden. There are many beaches worth exploring nearby, as well as the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Galle Fort.
Habaraduwa Dikkumbura Rd, Sri Lanka, Phone: +94-9-14-94-37-00
© Kalundewa Retreat
The Kalundewa Retreat is a gorgeous Dambulla hotel tucked away on a 100-acre land, and it is often called a paradise within the tropical island. The stunning place makes it easy for couples to have a sensational experience while losing their worries and cares to the enchanting wonders of the nature that surrounds them. The private and secluded lodging is enveloped by flowing lakes and a paddy field, and within it you’ll find a modern and stylish setting only made better with a private butler serving your every need. The Nil Manel Floating Villa is a popular option that is just magical as it has its own jacuzzi plunge pool and a barbecue deck. It is also berthed in the still waters of the lower lake.
Kalundewa Road, Dambulu Oya Dambulla. Sri Lanka., Dambulla 21100, Sri Lanka, Phone: +94-7-75-20-54-75
12.Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge
© Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge
The Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge is a unique place to stay as it is located right in the heart of Sri Lanka with spectacular views of lush green valleys, majestic mountains, tea plantations, and crystal-clear streams. There are nineteen secluded lodges to choose from, all of which offer majestic views as well as top class facilities and personalized service. The Honeymoon Suite is truly one of a kind as it is intimate, has amazing panoramas of the surroundings, and is fitted with a great deal of detail in the architecture and decor. The hotel’s wellness spa is situated right in the middle of the tea plantation and has many couple’s treatments executed by skilled therapists who use a range of locally-sourced natural products.
Madulkelle - Habaragala Road, Sri Lanka, Phone: +94-8-13-80-10-52
13.Reef Villa & Spa
© Reef Villa & Spa
The Reef Villa and Spa is a romantic and grand accommodation offering spectacular sunset views, incomparable tranquility, and an all-around memorable holiday for couples. There are three different suites to choose from: the Lily Pond Suite, the Plantation House Suite, and the Ocean Suite. However, for a truly unique couple’s vacation, book none other than the Plantation House, which will transport you back in time with its old-world charm while providing amazing spaces to relax, unwind, and be inspired. Other hotel facilities and amenities you can enjoy while there include the rejuvenating spa, delicious dining options, and the excursion service where you can plan private motorboat adventures and other tours.
78 Samanthara Road, Wadduwa 12560, Sri Lanka, Phone: +94-3-82-28-44-42
14.Sri Sharavi Beach Villas & Spa
© Sri Sharavi Beach Villas & Spa
Sri Sharavi Beach Villas and Spa is a relaxing hotel hidden in Sri Lanka’s coastal belt near the azure ocean waters. It is a unique choice among Mirissa’s many getaway hotels and is away from the tourist-filled buzz, making it serene and tranquil. The villas themselves are a blend of modern chic and island charm, and many of them offer breathtaking views, private terrace, and separate living areas. There are many things for couples to do within and around the hotel, including taking a private cooking class with the hotel’s renowned chef, indulging in a couple’s spa experience, or going on an enthralling whale watching tour off the coast of Mirissa.
A2, Kamburugamuwa, Sri Lanka, Phone: +94-4-17-45-10-90
15.Taru Villas - Rampart Street
© Taru Villas - Rampart Street
Taru Villas is one of Galle’s oldest and most intimate luxury hotels; it came to be long before Galle Fort was acknowledged as a national treasure. The post-colonial era property is an elegant combination of old world charm and modern facilities. Couples who stay here will be in one of the very few hotels located completely within the fort, which has amenities such as a private swimming pool and access to all the shops and restaurants on Rampart Street. In addition to the pool, guests will also be able to bask in amenities such as individual temperature control, cable television, lush king-sized bedding, in-house laundry service, and complimentary WiFi.
25 Rampart Street, Galle Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka, Phone: +94-7-79-89-16-06
16.The Albatross Boutique Villa
© The Albatross Boutique Villa
The Albatross Boutique Villa is a gorgeous and mystical dwelling nestled high on Kandy’s mountain range. Guests will get a spectacular view of the Pidurutalagala Peak, the Victoria Dam, and the Victoria Golf Course. There are eight luxurious rooms that were designed with style and comfort in mind. Other facilities include a dining area, lounge area with private butler service, a private outdoor jacuzzi, and much more. You and your partner will be able to indulge in a series of local and international cuisine, which ranges from Sri Lankan and Chinese to Indonesian and Mediterranean.
C/o Victoria Golf & Country Resort Rajawella, Sri Lanka, 20000, Sri Lanka, Phone: +94-8-14-92-47-90
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17.The Dutch House
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The Dutch House gives you the comfort of being in a secluded and quiet space high on a hill while still being minutes away from the bustling streets of the city center. The country house, which was built in 1712, has only four suites, making it highly exclusive, intimate, and romantic. There are spacious areas for all guests to enjoy, including a tropical garden, croquet lawn, treetop infinity pool, and much more. The well-preserved historic mansion is also filled with 18th century antiquities as well as a contemporary collection of art for guests to peruse and enjoy during their stay.
23 Upper Dickson Rd, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka, Phone: +94-9-14-38-02-75
18.The Fortress Sri Lanka
© The Fortress Sri Lanka
The Fortress Sri Lanka is a renowned resort and spa that will give you and your significant other an opportunity to indulge in a luxurious journey. The space is the perfect combination of colonial style and timeless elegance, and as a bonus, it is right next to the breathtaking Galle Beach. There are many rooms and suites to choose from, with the Fortress Residence Suite being a popular option for couples looking to get away for a few days. Amenities and features include king-sized four poster beds, a spacious bathroom, jacuzzi, private infinity pool, and surreal views of the Indian Ocean. The suites are guaranteed to provide a soothing and pampering experience to all who stay there.
Koggala, Habaraduwa, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka, Phone: +94-9-14-38-94-00
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19.The Frangipani Tree
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The Frangipani Tree is an intimate and elegant beach sanctuary off the coast of Thalpe, Sri Lanka. There are nine suites and three villas to choose from, many of which are scattered throughout the secluded and picturesque beach. Couples will love their romantic stay at the Frangipani Tree as it makes for a spiritual and sensuous experience that they will treasure forever. Many of the rooms and suites include panoramic ocean views, private dining areas, outdoor living spaces, exquisite linens, and a number of other modern amenities and features for guests to enjoy. If you ever do leave the luxurious room, head on over to the azure swimming pool, take a walk on the beach, and enjoy local and international cuisine at its finest.
812, Matara Road, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka, Phone: +94-7-70-40-40-40
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© Tintagel Colombo
If you’re looking for a private and serene getaway but don’t want to leave the comforts of Colombo, then Tintagel Colombo is right for you. It is located in one of the city’s most elite neighborhoods and consists of ten suites, each of which has its own style and decor. The Royal Suite is a grand accommodation, and couples will appreciate its lavish decor, extreme spaciousness, and many amenities. The name comes from the fact that the establishment was chosen by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall during their visit to Sri Lanka. Nothing makes a getaway more perfect than delicious cuisine, which you’ll find in the hotel’s many options such as the alfresco restaurant, The Courtyard, and in the chicer, Dining Room.
65 Rosmead Pl, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka, Phone: +94-1-14-60-20-60
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21.Uga Bay by Uga Escapes
© Uga Bay by Uga Escapes
Located on one of Sri Lanka’s gorgeous golden sand beaches, Pasikudah, Uga Bay by Uga Escapes is an elegant beach resort filled with modern luxuries and tropical charm. There are many room styles to choose from, whether it be the Beach Studio, Ocean Studio, Bay Suite, or Beach Villa. Many couples on a romantic vacation decide to go with the Beach Villa, even though there are two bedrooms. Other spaces include an intimate swimming pool, separate living and dining area, and a private garden. The hotel’s underground spa is renowned for their Balinese and European-style massages so don’t forget to book a couple’s session while you’re there.
Uga Bay Resort, Coconut Board Rd, Kalkudah, 30410, Sri Lanka, Phone: +94-1-15-67-10-00
© Ulagalla Resort
If you’re planning a romantic getaway and want to be someplace serene and luxurious, then look no further than Ulagalla Resort. The 150-year-old mansion, once a chieftain's abode, sits in the center of 58 acres of lush greenery and is now used as the main house complete with lobby and restaurant. Guests will be staying in one of the twenty private pool villas scattered throughout the property. These villas are sure to take your breath away with glass-walled panoramic views of the surrounding natural paradise, luxurious linens that are soft to the touch, and the deck and secluded swimming pool, which are perfect for a romantic outdoor dinner and a dip afterwards.
Ulagalla Walawwa, Thirippane, Ulagalla Rd, Anuradhapura 50072, Sri Lanka, Phone: +94-1-12-32-88-32
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23.Water Garden Sigiriya
© Water Garden Sigiriya
Offering one of the most luxurious experiences and immersed in Sri Lanka’s stunning natural environment is Water Garden Sigiriya. The hotel was created to reflect the 2,000-year-old water gardens of Sigiriya Rock, an ancient rock fortress, and now UNESCO World Heritage Site that has immense archaeological and historical significance. The Deluxe Villas are just perfect for a romantic getaway, as the chic one-bedroom structure is stylish and spacious. It is also partially submerged in the body of water, providing sensational views of the pools and water streams, making for a relaxing environment where you and your partner can just unwind.
Indigaswewa, Sigiriya 21000, Sri Lanka, Phone: +94-6-64-93-30-00
24.Yala Hotel - Chena Huts
© Yala Hotel - Chena Huts
The people of Sri Lanka have farmed small clearings in the jungle, chenas, for centuries now. Now you and your partner can escape to your very own chena hut in Yala’s gorgeous setting on the side of the ocean amongst dunes, a tropical jungle, and a tranquil lake often visited by storks and flamingos. The huts, or private cabins as they are better described, are detached and luxurious, and they immerse you in the surrounding seascape and wilderness. It is an ideal honeymoon resort as it is strikingly elegant and includes modern amenities as well as exquisite dining options. The all-inclusive cabins are designed to reflect the surroundings while providing ultra-modern comforts such as a separate living area, shaded outdoor deck, a private plunge pool, and more.
Palatupana, Yala, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka, Phone: +94-4-72-26-71-00
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© Buckingham Place
Hidden in the heart of a nature sanctuary lies Buckingham Palace, a gorgeous and unique beachside property that provides a little slice of heaven right on the exotic island. The boutique hotel is intimate with its iconic architecture and stylish interiors. There are sixteen spacious suites and rooms scattered across the hotel’s lush grounds, all of which are intimate, personal, and completely unique when compared. Facilities and services offered by the hotel include grassy tropical gardens, golden sand beaches, two swimming pools, a relaxing lounge, and much more. Occasionally, Buckingham Palace hosts traditional dancers and other performances in their amphitheater for guests to enjoy.
Rekawa Beach, Netolpitiya, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka, Phone: +94-4-73-48-94-47
25 Best Sri Lanka Hotels
- Talalla Retreat, Photo: Talalla Retreat
- Gal Oya Lodge, Photo: Gal Oya Lodge
- Ceylon Tea Trails, Photo: Courtesy of jes2uphoto - Fotolia.com
- Aditya Resort, Photo: Aditya Resort
- Cape Weligama - Relais & Chateaux, Photo: Cape Weligama - Relais & Chateaux
- Galavilla Boutique Hotel & Spa, Photo: Galavilla Boutique Hotel & Spa
- Heritance Kandalama Hotel, Photo: Heritance Kandalama Hotel
- Jetwing Vil Uyana, Photo: Jetwing Vil Uyana
- Jungle Beach Resort, Photo: Jungle Beach Resort
- Kahanda Kanda, Photo: Kahanda Kanda
- Kalundewa Retreat, Photo: Kalundewa Retreat
- Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge, Photo: Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge
- Reef Villa & Spa, Photo: Reef Villa & Spa
- Sri Sharavi Beach Villas & Spa, Photo: Sri Sharavi Beach Villas & Spa
- Taru Villas - Rampart Street, Photo: Taru Villas - Rampart Street
- The Albatross Boutique Villa, Photo: The Albatross Boutique Villa
- The Dutch House, Photo: The Dutch House
- The Fortress Sri Lanka, Photo: The Fortress Sri Lanka
- The Frangipani Tree, Photo: The Frangipani Tree
- Tintagel Colombo, Photo: Tintagel Colombo
- Uga Bay by Uga Escapes, Photo: Uga Bay by Uga Escapes
- Ulagalla Resort, Photo: Ulagalla Resort
- Water Garden Sigiriya, Photo: Water Garden Sigiriya
- Yala Hotel - Chena Huts, Photo: Yala Hotel - Chena Huts
- Buckingham Place, Photo: Buckingham Place
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