WHISK YOUR PARTNER TO THE MOST ROMANTIC SPOTS in Sri Lanka
It’s easy to see why the island is considered as one of the most romantic places in the world. Surrounded by palm-fringed golden beaches, beautiful rolling hills, dense verdant jungles, endemic wildlife and fascinating history; it encapsulates everything you want from an island holiday. If you’re planning a trip to Sri Lanka, here are some of the most romantic, off-the-beaten-path spots on the island.
Tangalle is ideal for the ultimate relaxing beach holiday. Grab your bikini and the sunscreen and head down south to this charming town for your private getaway. The untouched beaches are a welcome reprieve for any couple looking for a more private beach getaway. Rock boulders peak out of the golden seabed and sea-side shrubbery encroaches the beach, some are even contained within small coves, making it feel like a jungle beach! Surf shacks dotted along the coast give you the perfect place to rest with a cold beer or a tropical cocktail.
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Burrowed in the hill country, you will find Haputale, a small sleepy town which is best known for its tea and beautiful waterfalls. The town is surrounded by mountains covered in forests and carpets of tea, which look even more magnificent when the afternoon fog comes rolling in. Enjoy scenic walks with your partner through tea trails or cosy up with a cup of Ceylon tea whilst enjoying the stunning views of the hill country.
The Wilpattu National Park, situated between the North Central and North Western Provinces is Sri Lanka’s largest and oldest nature reserves. The park gets its name from the many villus, which are essentially ponds/bodies of water, that are dotted all over the park and surrounded by thick jungle. Wilpattu is home to many exotic animals including monkeys, deer, crocodiles, elephants and leopards, which makes for an exciting game drive. Visit Wilpattu for an enjoyable safari experience away from the crowds of the more popular national parks.
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Dambulla is found in the heart of the Cultural Triangle; where most of Sri Lanka’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites are located. This booming agricultural town is best known for the Dambulla Cave Temple, an ancient cave temple complex which dates back to the 1st century BC! Climb to the top, preferably in the mornings or evenings, as the sun heats up the rock during the day, making walking barefoot almost impossible and completely uncomfortable. In addition to exploring the cultural triangle, one of the most romantic things you can do is to take a hot air balloon ride over the verdant plains during sunrise or sunset.