What better place than Sri Lanka for a weddings and honeymoon tour? The sheer variety of this extra-ordinary island is a joy to behold and has activities and hotels for every taste. Whether you want your honeymoon to be a long relaxing stay at a luxurious hotel or a whirlwind tour of experiences and activities, Sir Lanka has it in abundance.
Start your honeymoon tour with 2 nights in Horathapola Coconut Estate, the most romantic spot in the whole of Sri Lanka. This 5 bedroom hotel was built as a planets house over 100 years ago and it retains an air of old world romance and charm. Only an hour from the airport, but a lifetime from a busy life in London, Horathapola is the ideal start to any honeymoon.
You might move from there to the cultural triangle – the area between Kandy, Polonnaruwa an Anuradhapura, where you will find the great treasures of Sri Lanka’s antiquity. Stay perhaps in the famous Kandalama – a magnificent architectural achievement by Sri Lanka’s foremost architect, Geoffrey Bawa – and a deluxe 5* hotel. The infinity pool stretching into the lake below will gladden the heart and the ancient sites will quicken the minds.
It is not too far from there up into the lower hills and Kandy, Sri Lanka’s beating cultural heart. The Temple of The Tooth holds the Buddha’s tooth relic and every year in August a magnificent Perahera or procession takes place for 10 nights through the heart of this great town. Stay on the edge of Kandy in Villa Rosa – the converted ancestral house of a Sri Lankan aristocratic family.
From there take a train into the hill country and wind up through the tea covered mountains to one of the old colonial hill stations – Hatton, Nuwara Eliya or Bandarawela. A stay in one of the converted tea planters bungalows that dot the hills is a must for any top Sri Lanka honeymoon tour 2012. Take in the views and afternoon tea on the lawn and plan your new life together. Bliss…
Finally of course, it would not be a honeymoon without at least a few days or even a week on the beach. Sri Lankais blessed with some of the finest beaches in the world, plan fringed, golden sands and in the south and east of the country, barely another person in site. Stay at one of Sri Lanka’s wonderful luxury beach hotels, such as Amangalla in Tangalle, Aditya near Galle or the sumptuous Reef hotel in Wadduwa.
Sri Lanka really is the most romantic destination on earth.