One of the best ways to feel closer to your partner is to travel together. Not only does it go a long way in rekindling your relationship, it also helps re-discover your partner in a new setting. A gorgeous island like Sri Lanka is the perfect destination to spend a romantic vacation, making new memories with your better half.
Here’s a brief guide to spend 48 superbly romantic hours in Sri Lanka:
What’s a romantic vacation without a beach in the backdrop? Sri Lanka is lined with a number of stunning beaches, abundant with exciting shacks that serve great food and chilled drinks. Based on how you’ve planned your time on the island, check out west side beaches such as Hikkaduwa for enthralling water sports or relatively secluded romantic spots such as Pigeon Island or Mirissa beach. Take it from us, there’s nothing as romantic as a Sri Lanka beach holiday.
After spending a day at the beach, head to Nuwara Eliya for picturesque tea gardens and of course, the Horton Plains National Park. This ‘Little Engalnd’ of Sri Lanka is roughly a 5-hour drive from beach towns such as Hikkaduwa and Bentota. Hike to ‘World’s End’ in Horton Plains National Park with your partner for an adventurous start to the day. This trek through the park is roughly one and a half or two hours one way, but take our word, every step you take is going to be worth the final view. You should head out from your Nuwara Eliya accommodation latest by 5:30 am to avoid mist or fog later.
Once you’re back from your trek, take a guided tour of one of the many tea estates located nearby – to sip through multiple cups of delicious tea and learn how the tea is made. The popular Pedro Tea Estate was established in 1885, and makes for a beautiful tour experience. It is open from 08:00 – 11:00 hrs and 14:00 – 16:00 hrs so you’ll probably be in time to catch the second batch.
Follow your tour of the tea estate with a road trip to Colombo. The four-hour journey will get you just in time to experience the best of Sri Lankan nightlife. Head to Honey Beach Club in The Kingsbury Hotel, situated in the heart of Colombo. This fancy bar by the poolside offers a tastefully curated selection of cocktails and not to mention, delicious food and lively music.
End your 2-day long romantic trip around Sri Lanka by checking into a nearby Yoho Bed property. The Yoho Kadiresan Street is a top pick for many.