Most Luxe Honeymoon Destinations in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a well-known tourist destination and it’s filled with so many beautiful places to visit. But did you also know that it’s one of the best destinations to enjoy a romantic honeymoon?

So, here’s a list of luxury boutique hotels in Sri Lanka that we think would make killer honeymoon destinations!

1. Uga Ulagalla

A luxurious boutique hotel with a touch of traditional elegance and natural beauty. Ulagalla by Uga Escapes is located in the quiet village of Tirappane, 25 km away from the UNESCO World heritage site of Anuradhapura.

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There are 25 large luxury villas each with its own private pool and separate living areas nestled in a sprawling 58-acre lush green estate ensuring the ultimate level of privacy and seclusion.

The open-air spa, resident horses and intimate dinner options make romance as natural as the air here.

Suggested Room CategoryDeluxe One Bedroom Pool Villa (Newly Built)

These stunning deluxe pool villas boast 2100 sq ft of splendor with a spacious bedroom, an elegant bathroom with a shower and bathtub, tastefully designed living area and of course the outdoor plunge pool which offers views of the lush paddy fields, green forests and shimmering lakes in the distance. Making it ideal for a romantic gateway.

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Activities – Village bicycle excursions, nature walks, horseback riding, kayaking in Wannemaduwa Tank, archery, Sigiriya and Dambulla tour, visit to Ritigala Monetary, Anuradhapura cycle tour, visit to Wilpattu and Minneriya national parks etc.

Not to be missed – Kayaking at dawn or dusk in the Wannemaduwa Tank is a truly breathtaking experience that should not be missed.

2. 98 Acres Resort and Spa

The 98 acres resort is a 28-room eco-friendly resort situated in the fascinating town of Ella, Sri Lanka. Ella is one Sri Lanka’s most appealing destinations tucked away in the misty highlands, amongst idyllic green hills and gushing waterfalls.

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As the name suggest, the resort spreads across 98 acres of beautifully manicured and privately-owned tea plantation surrounded by picturesque mountains and magical views of the southern plains of Sri Lanka.

Suggested Room CategoryGrand Executive Suite

This elegant and spacious suite opens out to a private plunge pool and wooden deck with outdoor seating/ dining options and pool beds overlooking the stunning views of Ella Gap and Mini Adam’s Peak. Dining on the wooden deck under a clear and starry night in sweater weather is the most romantic activity two can engage in at this beautiful hill resort.

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Activities – Ziplining and ATV rides, hike to little Adam’s Peak and Ella Rock, hike down to Nine Arch Bridge, archery, tea factory tour and cycling.

Not to be missed – Wake up early to catch the sunrise from your room itself. You won’t regret it.

3. Camellia Hills

This luxurious bungalow is set among the emerald carpeted hillsides of Sri Lanka’s Golden valley of esteemed tea plantations. This homely bungalow has 5 uniquely designed bedrooms, each cozily furnished in a contemporary style. Out of the 5 rooms, four have stellar views of the Castlereagh reservoir and its surroundings.

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Suggested Room CategoryLakeview Bedroom (Warleigh)

This luxuriously furnished bedroom has a king sized four poster, wooden wardrobes, comfortable armchairs and a private furnished terrace that opens directly on to the lawn through three sets of French windows.

This room allows you to indulgently gaze over the Castlereagh valley and its lush surrounding tea hills. It is roomy and secluded and ideal for honeymooners.

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Activities – Scenic boat ride on Castlereagh reservoir, hike to the secret viewpoint, tea trail walks, tea factory tour etc.

Not to be missed – Hike up to the secret viewpoint and enjoy your afternoon tea or perhaps have a couple of Gin & Tonics while you take in the spectacular views of the Castlereagh reservoir.

4. Kumu Beach

This sophisticatedly designed contemporary beach hotel in Balapitiya is home to 10 indulgent bedrooms, an eye-pleasing lawn with an infinity pool overlooking the swaying coconut trees on a white sandy beach. It is one of the most enchanting beach gateways you will ever experience with personalized high-end service.

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Suggested Room CategoryOcean View Suite

This room category boasts a beautifully dressed king-sized four poster bed, handcrafted lamps, teak wood wardrobes and a sunken lounge area furnished with comfy sofas, cable tv and expansive windows looking out over the garden, pool and the ocean. The Ocean View Suites are private and exclusive with direct access onto the garden or balconies with the striking views of the Indian ocean.

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Activities – Long strolls along the Indian Ocean, visit a turtle hatchery, boat trip on Madu ganga, a visit to the mask museums, visit to the glorious gardens of the legendary brothers of Geoffrey and Bevis Bava.

Not to be missed – Enjoy sundowner cocktails or gulp down a couple of Gin & Tonics during dusk as the sky turns a vibrant shade of pink/purple. Or just enjoy a long walk on the pristine beach.

5. Water Garden

This breathtakingly beautiful hotel located in Sigiriya boasts a modern-day water harvesting design revisiting the famous 2000-year-old water garden on Sigiriya Rock.

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Therefore, wherever you go you will see pristine waterways and lush paddy fields with an outstanding view of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress (Lion Rock) and the surrounding countryside.

There are 30 villas, spread across 35 acres and each villa has been carefully styled in keeping with its setting.

Suggested Room CategoryThe Superior Deluxe Villas with Plunge Pool

The Superior Deluxe Villas at Water Garden Sigiriya offer wonderfully spacious interiors, exquisitely designed to offer a sense of abundance, yet rustic enough to blend seamlessly with the surrounding gardens, winding waterways and wealth of wildlife. Every villa comes retrofitted with a private plunge pool and accompanying sundeck, offering unfettered views of the Sigiriya Rock and lush surrounding expanses, making it one of the best rock view hotels in Sigiriya.

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Activities – Visit to the Sigiriya Lion Rock (Guided Tour), cycle tour to the Sigiriya Lion Rock, Dambulla Rock guided tour, Minneriya Jeep Safari, Polonnaruwa Guided Tour, Ritigala Monastery Guided Tour, guided nature walks around the hotel and archery lessons etc.

6. Anantara Tangalle

Anantara Peace Heaven Tangalle is an exclusive hideaway located within a coconut plantation on an isolated stretch of coastline in Tangalle on Sri Lanka’s south coast influenced by ancient Sri Lankan design and Anantara’s commitment to luxury.

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Anantara Peace Heaven is an extremely tranquil place with 152 rooms and pool villas richly decorated with contemporary comforts and Anantara Amenities.

Suggested Room Category – The Beach Pool Villas  

Enviably positioned close to the shoreline, these villas are the ultimate beach lover’s heaven. This luxuriously furnished 97sqm villa has a master bedroom with a king-sized bed, day bed, work desk and a lavishly designed spacious bathroom with a walk-in closet.  Both the master bedroom and the bath open on to the 33sqm terrace with a private plunge pool and sunbeds.

These villas are designed to ensure the highest level of privacy and seclusion of guests making it an ideal honeymoon gateway.

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Activities – Turtle watching during April to September at Rekawa Beach (14km away), visit to a low country tea plantation where white and silver tea is produced, visit to Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary, visit to the world’s second largest blowhole (20 minute drive), visit to National Parks (Yala, Udawalawe, Bundala), whale watching in Mirissa, cinnamon experience, resort surfing, paddle boarding, peace heaven nature walk and cycling, Sri Lankan Cookery Classes etc.

Not to be missed – Make sure to visit Il Mare for a meal or at least a drink, the renowned Italian Restaurant at the Resort perched on a cliff offering spectacular views of the Indian Ocean.

7. Santani

The beauty of Santani’s location is in its remoteness and the calm and serenity of its surrounding mountains.Everything at Santani Resort Wellness and Spa is geared towards achieving harmony – from its impeccably minimalist design to its star quality health packages.

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Your experience at Santani includes a personalised approach to gourmet wellness cuisine which is served in an elevated restaurant with glass windows offering extensive views of the surrounding mountain range.

Suggested Room Category Mountain View Chalet

The best feature of this room is that Santani has managed to blur the distinction between inside and out which helps you to rest, relax and take in the pure fresh air while perfectly blending in with the pristine mountainous surroundings. Each chalet offers panoramic views of the surrounding jungle valley while ensuring the ultimate level of privacy and seclusion making it a perfect honeymoon gateway.

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Activities – Santani River Walk, Hike to the Werapitiya Hanging Bridge, bird watching around Santani, visit to Bambaragala cave temple (an hour away by vehicle), hike to Rangala natural pool (starts and ends with a 30 minute tuk ride), hike to Cobett’s Gap cloud forest, and visit to Kandy city (an hour and half drive by vehicle), golf at the Victoria Golf Club (an hours drive by vehicle).

Not to be missed Sunsets are something that should not be missed during your stay at Santani. All you have to do is just do nothing and sit on the balcony in your room and wait for the setting sun to illuminate the sky. Also, if you are a spa enthusiast, make sure to book a treatment at the Spa as it is truly one a kind.

8. Tri Koggala

Tri is a sustainable luxury hotel located right next to Koggala lake in Galle district, where local culture and natural beauty are showcased in a lush jungle like landscape.

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The resorts’ gleaming lake edge infinity pool is famous for insta-worthy captures offering panoramic green and blue views of the lake and its islands.

Suggested Room CategoryTri Villa

This lake view 140 sqm villa has two terraces, its own plunge pool, a king-sized bed and a spacious living space. The villas private pool is blessed with stunning views of the lake and is shaded from fellow guests ensuring the ultimate level of privacy and seclusion.

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Activities – Explore the countryside on bicycles, visit to the Cinnamon island by a dhoni boat (you may combine this with a leisurely, scenic lake ride), cookery classes, visit to Mirissa and Unawatuna beaches, visit to Galle fort, visit to the Virgin White Tea estate (the closest tea plantation to the ocean and is renowned for introducing white or silver teas).

Not to be missed – All villas offer spectacular views of the sunrise over the glimmering Koggala lake every morning. So, make sure to wake up early to watch one of the most magical sunrises of your life.

9. Cape Weligama

Located on Sri Lanka’s southern coast, Cape Weligama’s residences and villas sit atop a cliff overlooking the Indian ocean and enjoy stunning views of idyllic sceneries on all sides.

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All butler-attended contemporary villas open on to private gardens with vistas of palm trees swaying in the breeze against a picturesque ocean backdrop. And a swim in the crescent-shaped cliff-edge infinity pool during sunrise or sunset is something you shouldn’t miss during your stay.


Room Category – Grand Ocean Villa

This lavishly decorated villa boasts 200sqm of luxury with a large verandah for relaxing and dining, overlooking the Indian Ocean and tropical gardens. Inside, the spacious king bedroom is delightfully furnished alongside the separate living room with its own bar!

The lavishly designed spacious bathroom consists of twin marble vanities, a walk-in rain shower with a steam room, stone bathtub and a large walk in wardrobe.

The 15 m infinity pool is shared with either one or two other villas in your private garden area.

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Activities – Customized surfing experiences, a guided detailed exploration into Sri Lankan cuisine, ocean safari experience, big day out tour by helicopter, rural bike rides, visit a low country tea plantation within sniffing distance of the sea, visit to Galle Fort, wine paired sunset cruise etc.

Not to be missed – Take dip early morning while enjoying the sunrise from the Crescent pool at the resort or enjoy the sunset at the viewpoint. They are two things you should not miss out on during your stay at Cape.

10. Wild Coast Tented Lodge

Wild Coast tented Lodge is located right next to Yala National Park on a rugged, empty beach overlooking the Indian Ocean. The Unique design of this spectacular luxury tented camp blends in effortlessly into the surrounding landscapes.

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The open-air bamboo clad ten tuskers bar, dining pavilion and the resort’s enormous free-form swimming pool are so tastefully designed, making it the most attractive feature of the hotel.

Suggested Room CategoryCocoon Pool Suite

This 55sqm luxury tent boasts a four-poster king sized bed, a spacious bathroom centered around a free-standing handmade copper bathtub offering jungle views from the double height double glazed glass windows.

The room décor is a combination of expedition style and contemporary design, giving you all the feels of an Indiana Jones movie. All suites are located away from each other promising privacy making it an ideal gateway for honeymooners.

This suite has its own private plunge pool and there are only four of its kind at wild coast.

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Activities – Guided Bush Walks, game drives, jungle afternoon tea, rural bike exploration, cook your own lunch, visit to jungle monastery – Sithulpawwa, visit Kataragama, visit to Udawalawe elephant transit home, exclusive birding experience etc.

Not to be missed – Enjoying sundowner cocktails on the sand dunes watching dusk settle over the Indian ocean is something you definitely should not miss during your stay at Wild Coast.

11. Goatfell

Goatfell is a luxurious four-bedroom bungalow perched on a hilltop in Kandalapola, Sri Lanka. It offers jaw dropping views across the valley with visibility as far as the Eastern Coast of Sri Lanka on a sunny day with clear skies.

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The bungalow has a beautiful sitting area with a cozy fireplace and a beautiful patio that opens on to the lawn overlooking the hills where most meals are being served if the weather gods are kind to you.

Suggested Room CategoryConcordia Double Bedroom (Kandapola)

Kandapola is a spacious, private bedroom to the front of the bungalow (away from the rest of the accommodation) and opens directly onto the beautifully manicured lawn and infinity swimming pool through a set of French windows. Kandapola has its own fireplace and comfy day beds that can be used to lazily lounge all day.

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Activities – Hike along the neighboring tea plantations, hike up Thotupala-kanda mountain, the 3rd highest mountain in Sri Lanka, visit Horton plains or hakgala gardens.

Not to be missed – The bungalow is positioned so well on top of the mountains that it allows its guests to witness the most perfect and breathtaking sunrises that you can ever imagine of.

12. Haritha Villas

Perched on a hill and nestled under a canopy of green trees, luxury and privacy are at the heart of this hotels design. Haritha villas and spa has seven intimate one bedroom contemporary villas, each with its own plunge pool.

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Each villa features a personal butler, garden area, dining area and a private terrace with sofa and sunbeds.

All the villas offer views of the surrounding jungle like environment and paddy fields. The restaurant and main area also feature a 20-meter-long infinity pool.

Suggested Room CategoryContemporary Villa

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Activities – Experience the Jungle Spa, discover local beaches (Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna and Mirissa), cycle to the nearby villages, visit to a turtle hatchery, visit Galle Dutch Fort,Experience stilt fishing, Madu river boat safari etc.

Not to be missed – Enjoy a beautiful sunset from your own private terrace while sipping afternoon tea.

13. Thotalagala

Thotalagala plantation house is set on a private estate within a working tea plantation in Haputale Sri Lanka. This hillside tea planter’s bungalow is today turned into a luxurious boutique hotel with seven rooms that are lavishly decorated with original 19th century furnishings with direct links to the heritage of the Sri Lankan hill country.

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Suggested Room CategorySir Thomas Lipton Suite

Every detail of this suite pays exquisite tribute to the interests of Lipton himself as well as the luxuries of the British Colonial era. This 70sqm suite at Thotalagala consists of a sperate living area, writing table with a chair and is furnished with a separate king sized four poster bed.

The ensuite bathroom consists of a bathtub as well as a walk-in shower. This suite also includes an outdoor verandah with seating that opens on to the beautiful garden surrounding the bungalow. This room is perfect for honeymooners as it is located away from all the main areas making it private and secluded.

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Activities – Breakfast/ High tea on the lawn, BBQ the thotalagala way, visit the Dambethenna Tea factory, visit to Lipton Seat by tuk, hikes in the neighboring tea plantations, visit to Ella town (an hour’s drive by car) etc.

Not to be missed – The bungalow enjoys spectacular views over the hill country and thanks to its eastern location boasts excellent views to witness stunning Sri Lankan sunrises. And this is something you should not be missing as it is a magical experience. Also do keep in mind that the best weather conditions are from June to August.

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