To only do a fly and flop here would be to somewhat miss the
point of Sri Lanka; it's all about getting back to nature and
exploring this tiny gem of a country's ethereal beauty, steeped in
Kipling-esque romance and mystery.
The Cultural Triangle and tea plantations in
Sri Lanka's heartland are home to several UNESCO World Heritage
Sites and give a fascinating glimpse into the rich cultural
heritage. Afternoon tea on one of the plantations, complete with
cucumber sandwiches and a selection of teas (or a G&T if you're
feeling the need) is colonial bliss.
Sri Lanka's national parks are home to some of the planet's
most magnificent wildlife and would-be David Attenboroughs will
revel in the opportunity of seeing leopard, elephant and bears in
the wild. The jungle safari camps are also second to none, with a
small army of staff on hand to ensure your experience is a magical
Speaking of accommodation, the selection of small, intimate
boutique hotels throughout Sri Lanka is perfect for honeymooners.
Picture watching the sun set, drink in hand, as you lounge in your
private pool listening to the birds sing in the surrounding forest.
Heaven. The tropical jungle of the heartland gives way to a
rugged coastline in the south with palm-fringed
beaches and turquoise seas; perfect for some serious relaxation to
finish off your Sri Lankan honeymoon.