TEMPLES, TEA & ATOLLS

Honeymoon to Sri Lanka & the Maldives

Cultural Triangle & Eastern Sri Lanka, Maldives, Sri Lanka's Hill Country

Duration: 12 nights

Price: From £4,950 per person in low season based on two adults travelling together and including all flights in economy class, accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, private transfers, experiences as stated and taxes

IfIf you’re longing for a private island idyll but also want some culture and activity, then why not combine the Maldives with Sri Lanka on an uber-escapist holiday? In diverse Sri Lanka, you’ll visit the Cultural Triangle, the vibrant city of Kandy, and history-infused tea plantations, before jetting off to the fabulous Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives for five nights of blissful barefoot luxury.
Perfect forCouples who want the best of both worlds - a mix fantasy-island relaxation with a cultural tonic.
In the knowIf culture in Sri Lanka and relaxation in the Maldives doesn't tick all the boxes, why not stop over in Dubai on your way home for amazing shopping and nightlife?

Best for

  • Honeymoon
  • Multi-country
  • Snorkelling & Diving
  • Beach

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3 nightsANURADHAPURA

On arrival into Colombo, you’ll be taken to the northern point of Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle, where the captivating remnants of early Sinhalese civilisation (with no less than five UNESCO World Heritage Sites) are dotted amongst the green highlands. As Anuradhapura consists of over a dozen archaeological sites, you’ll be taken on a cycling tour of the ancient city in order to pack all of the sights into one scenic trip. You’ll also be taken on a tour around the ruins of Ritigala, an ancient monastery on the eastern side of the Ritigala mountain.

Your home for three nights will be Ulagalla, some of the region’s slickest eco-villas, which stand on stilts above the lotus-topped wetlands, rice paddies and serene woodlands.
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2 nightsSIGIRIYA

You’ll then be transferred to Sigiriya, where you’ll stay in one of Jetwing Vil Uyana’s stilted hideaways. Perched above verdant wetlands and rice paddies, and with views of the Sigiriya rock fortress rising through the mist, Vil Uyana ushers you into a tranquil and whimsical world where peacocks, chipmunks, and monitor lizards roam beneath your private deck.

Here, you’ll be perfectly placed to explore the UNESCO sites contained within the Cultural Triangle: climbing the vertiginous staircases of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress (with orange-cloaked monks sprinting past you on the way), feeling like Indiana Jones as you venture into the Dambulla cave complex, and then relaxing in style back at Vil Uyana with spa treatments and tranquil picnics in the rice paddies.
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2 nightsKANDY

Sitting alongside a tranquil lake within an amphitheatre of mist-draped hills, Kandy draws visitors in with its vibrant culture and fascinating streets. Enjoy a walking tour around the city, where you’re in for a real treat, with decorated elephants, monks cloaked in every colour of the rainbow, and of course the famous Temple of the Tooth, which reportedly contains the tooth of Buddha.

You'll then be taken to the Norwood Tea Estate to learn about the history of the factory and to see tea being plucked while you meet the locals whose ancestors worked the plantations.

Once again, we’ve chosen a hotel that really immerses you in the history and romance of the region: the colonial-era Kandy House is filled with opulent antiques and promises a really pampering stay.
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5 nightsTHE MALDIVES

After colourful Sri Lanka, it’s now time to rid yourself of all worldly concerns, as you fly from Colombo to Male in the Maldives, and take a speedboat out to the island paradise of Six Senses Laamu. This very special private island resort is what Maldives daydreams are made of. Surrounded by coral reefs and schools of manta rays, we cannot think of anything better than relaxing on your scenic private deck and spotting playful dolphins swimming by.

In the mornings, slip straight into the impossibly clear waters for snorkelling, before treating yourself to the Laamu Bliss spa treatment, heading out for some amazing scuba diving and having a private picnic on a desert island - the perfect ingredients for romantic sun, sea, food and wine on your luxury honeymoon.
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