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Whether it’s wandering hand in hand through ancient temples steeped in spirituality, embarking on a scenic train journey through lush landscapes, or indulging in a candlelit dinner under the starlit sky, Sri Lanka captivates the hearts of couples seeking a romantic escapade. With its warm hospitality, tantalising cuisine, and an array of adventurous activities, Sri Lanka promises an unforgettable rendezvous for lovebirds amidst its breathtaking vistas.

Mirissa

Starting off, Mirissa stands out as one of Sri Lanka’s premier honeymoon destinations, renowned for its tropical ambience. This crescent-shaped, secluded beach offers the serene tranquillity that many couples crave. Additionally, it is celebrated for its exceptional whale and dolphin watching excursions, available year-round. If you’re looking to make a Sri Lanka hotel booking, consider trying out the Avani Hotels & Resorts brand as your accommodation partner.

Supun1991, Beauty of dolphins, CC BY-SA 4.0

Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya epitomizes the charm of colonial-era towns, offering couples a distinctive experience imbued with history. Nestled amidst lush green slopes and adorned with red brick houses reminiscent of a bygone era, this town exudes a quaint colonial ambience. Complete with country house-style clubs, Nuwara Eliya invites couples to immerse themselves in its unique culture.

Kandy City

Kandy is steeped in tradition, particularly evident during the Kandy festival held in July and August. A highlight of this cultural celebration is witnessing the mesmerizing traditional Kandyan dancing at the Kandyan Cultural Centre. Another cherished experience is found at Kandy Lake, where couples can quietly revel in the picturesque surroundings.

Ella, Bandarawela

Ella stands out as the ultimate destination for couples seeking an intimate retreat. This charming Sri Lankan mountain village offers breathtaking scenery and top-notch accommodations, perfect for romantic getaways. Surrounding you are endless acres of tea plantations, veiled by ethereal clouds and lush jungle canopies.

Are you dreaming of an escape with your special someone? Whether you crave luxurious seclusion, picturesque charm, or a blend of adventure and relaxation, these enchanting places have something to offer every couple. So, pack your bags, grab your swimsuit, and get ready to rekindle the romance under sun-kissed skies!

The Maldives: Luxurious Seclusion

Indulge in overwater bungalows and pristine beaches with crystal-clear turquoise waters. The Maldives offers unparalleled privacy and luxurious amenities, making it ideal for an unforgettable romantic retreat. With Minor Hotels, one of the most prestigious hotel brands in the world, discover such retreats in the Maldives.

Santorini, Greece: Picturesque Charm:

Santorini’s dramatic cliffs, whitewashed houses with blue domes, and breathtaking sunsets create a magical atmosphere. Explore volcanic black sand beaches, and charming villages, and indulge in delicious Greek cuisine.

Photo by Darshan Gujrathi via pexels

Tulum, Mexico: Secluded Mayan Paradise

Immerse yourselves in ancient Mayan culture at Tulum’s ruins, then relax on soft white sand beaches. Tulum offers a unique blend of bohemian charm, luxury eco-resorts, and world-class cenotes (natural swimming pools) for a truly special escape.

Seychelles: Pristine Natural Beauty:

Discover untouched islands with diverse marine life, pristine beaches, and lush rainforests in the Seychelles. This archipelago offers a variety of activities, from snorkeling and diving to island hopping and relaxing on secluded beaches.

Maui, Hawaii: Adventure and Relaxation:

Maui offers the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. Hike through volcanic landscapes, witness breathtaking sunrises from Haleakala Crater and unwind on stunning beaches with diverse activities for every couple.

Dubai’s beauty transcends its dazzling skyscrapers and extravagant shopping malls. For couples seeking an unforgettable romantic escape, Dubai offers a surprising abundance of experiences to create lasting memories.

Desert Delights

Experience a thrilling desert adventure with your loved one. Soar over golden dunes in a hot air balloon at sunrise, and enjoy a traditional Bedouin camp experience with a delicious barbeque under a canopy of stars. Book now for an unforgettable experience that will create memories to last a lifetime.

Dhow Cruise on Dubai Creek

Sail into romance on a traditional dhow cruise along Dubai Creek. Glide past glittering skyscrapers and historical landmarks, while enjoying a delectable dinner and captivating live music. As the sun sets, the city comes alive with a thousand twinkling lights, creating a truly magical atmosphere.

Shahana Shamsuddin, The Old Dubai, CC BY-SA 4.0

Fine Dining with a View

Indulge in a luxurious culinary experience at one of Dubai’s many restaurants boasting breathtaking views. Savour exquisite dishes from around the world at the La Sirene in Avani+ Palm View Dubai Hotel & Suites while admiring the panoramic cityscape or the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf. From world-class restaurants at hotels in Palm Jumeirah to celebrity chef restaurants, Dubai offers a fine-dining experience to suit every taste and budget.

Pampering Couples Spa Treatments

Unwind and reconnect with your partner at a luxurious spa. Treat yourselves to rejuvenating massages, indulge in traditional hammam rituals, or simply relax in tranquil treatment rooms. Many spas offer couples packages, allowing you to experience moments of pure bliss together.

For many couples, visiting Dubai is the ultimate fantasy to celebrate their honeymoon. From hotel accommodations to breathtaking views, and immersive cultural events, here’s everything you need to know before you plan your honeymoon in Dubai.

The Best Time to Visit 

You can travel to Dubai throughout the year. However, you may want to avoid travelling between late May through late August if you want to avoid the intense heat. Besides that, Dubai is a great place to travel for your honeymoon.

Where to stay

Dubai boasts of unmatched luxury and romance at the best hotels and resorts, offering honeymooners the ideal getaway. One of the best is the Anantara World Islands Dubai if you want to experience boutique luxury. If you also wish to experience island living with a stunning skyline, make sure to book your stay in a beach villa in Dubai.

Image via Anantara World Islands Dubai

The Best Places to Visit

From the panoramic views of the Burj Khalifa to a desert safari on the Dubai Desert to a romantic stroll around the peaceful Dubai Marina and exploring the luxurious Palm Jumeirah, Dubai provides honeymooners with amazing experiences.

Extra things to pack for your trip

Make sure to carry sunblock and linen clothing because it can get quite hot.  However, since interior locations are airconditioned, make sure to carry a shawl so that you won’t freeze. Also, make sure to bring a beach cover-up for modesty when heading to the beach and pool, as well as a long-sleeved shirt when visiting places of worship.

Considered the heart of the hill country, Nuwara Eliya is nestled at the foot of the mountain. Referred fondly as ‘Mini England,’ its cool climate, lush green valleys, and mountainous terrain give Nuwara Eliya the perfect set-up to produce the world’s best Ceylon tea.

For the outdoorsy lovers! 

Nuwara Eliya offers an exciting blend of activities for outdoorsy couples who enjoy adventure. Couples can walk hand in hand through tea plantations, take adventure hikes, go on romantic boat rides, chase waterfalls, or even learn the process of making tea.

The ‘Tea’ Experience

Sri Lanka is one of the top tea-producing countries in the world. The majority of tea in the country is grown in Nuwara Eliya. So take advantage of a chance to visit a tea plantation and hop into a factory to learn the complex process of making Ceylon tea. Enjoy a cup of tea and sometimes a small snack at the end of the tour. On the plantation, you can learn how to pick the tea leaves while carrying a cane basket!

Chase waterfalls hand in hand

Lover’s leap Waterfall in Nuwara Eliya | Image by DaemonX via Wikimedia Commons,CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED

Nuwara Eliya is blessed with the most scintillating waterfalls. Here is a list of waterfalls near Nuwara Eliya that you can visit. Lover’s Leap is one in Nuwara Eliya, known for its romantic folklore. As a popular tourist location in Sri Lanka, there are plenty of places to visit in Nuwara Eliya. You can also find comfortable accommodation and the city’s best views at Araliya Red.

– Lover’s Leap
– St. Claire’s Waterfall
– Glenn Waterfall
– Devon Waterfall
– Baker’s Waterfall

Hike to Horton Plains

The hike to Horton Plains and World’s End begins in Nuwara Eliya. It’s a long hike but a picturesque one ideal for couples. The Horton Plains comprise a highland plateau, which is beautiful, quiet, and excellent for trekking. The Plains rise to 2000m high and are covered with wild grass interspersed with thick forestry, waterfalls, and rocks. The World’s End is the famous escarpment at the Plains, a fall from which will leave you 900 meters below. The view from here is magnificent.