Honeymoons in Sri Lanka

If you're looking for a destination that is full of romance and adventure for your honeymoon then you might like to consider Sri Lanka. The tropical island has stunning beaches, ancient traditions, some of the most amazing wildlife and fauna, and incredibly friendly people. You can pamper yourselves at a spa resort and sip tea at a tea plantation. Every day is different.

If you're looking for a honeymoon that combines sun, sea and sand with adventure then Sri Lanka is the perfect destination for you. Flights leaving regularly from South Africa mean that you can be exploring this tropical paradise in around 15 hours. No visit to Sri Lanka is complete without visiting a tea plantation and one of the best is Nuwara Eliya. If it's wildlife you're after then a jeep safari to the Yala National Park will reward you with the sights of leopards, elephants, monkeys, crocodiles and much more besides. Colombo is a crazy and bustling city and well worth exploring. It's also got some wonderful temples and museums that you can visit. Sigiriya is a wonderful place for history lovers to visit as it is an impressive archaeological site carved out of thick rock and towering above some pretty amazing scenery. With so much to see and do, your honeymoon in Sri Lanka will give you enough memories to last a lifetime.
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Sri Lanka Overview

If you are looking for a honeymoon with plenty of opportunities to relax and unwind after the hectic wedding planning, then Sri Lanka could be the perfect honeymoon location for you. With plenty of glorious beaches to relax on, rejuvenating spa treatments to enjoy, and glorious countryside to hike around, you'll soon feel fresh and invigorated. Why not stay in a hotel or hire a villa to enjoy all that this lovely island has to offer.

A honeymoon in Sri Lanka offers the newly married couple a plethora of things to do and see. With regular flights from Canada you could be exploring Colombo within a day. This bustling and slightly crazy city has plenty of interesting places to visit including the National Museum and the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple which houses some amazing bronze statues and stone carvings.

No visit to Sri Lanka is complete with taking a tour of a tea plantation and two of the best to visit are Ella and Nuwara Eliya. There's plenty of beaches to laze on, with the more popular ones being Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna and Kosgoda although you can find more secluded ones. One of the must see attractions is Sigiriya, which is an important and impressive archaeological site which is set in a stunning location surrounded by jungle, sleepy villages and farmland.

Key Facts for Sri Lanka

Currency: Rupee

Capital: Sri Jayawardenapura-Kotte

Languages: Sinhala, Tamil

Flight time: 17 hours from Toronto

When to Honeymoon in Sri Lanka

When to go:
Sri Lanka has a warm tropical climate. It also has two monsoon seasons that occur at different times on different parts of the island. The western and southern parts of the island experience their monsoon season from May to September. Northern and eastern parts of the island experience monsoon season between October and January.

Flight Information:
Sri Lankan Airlines offer direct flights to Sri Lanka. However, British Airways and Emirates also offer flights.

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Getting Married in Sri Lanka

Located at the toe of India, Sri Lanka is a fascinating tropical island full of culture and adventure and an amazing place at which to get married abroad. Full of interesting ancient cities, tea plantations, thick jungles and with miles of fringed sandy beaches, to act as great natural backdrops for your wedding photos, weddings abroad in Sri Lanka are truly memorable. You can have a traditional wedding riding to your ceremony on the back of an elephant accompanied by dancers and a band or you can get married in a hotel garden or on a moonlit beach, whichever you choose, your special day will be truly memorable. With so many places to explore and activities to do, Sri Lanka doubles up as a great honeymoon location too.

Marriage Requirements

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It is easy to get married in Sri Lanka. A couple will need formal proof that they are single, together with copies of their birth certificates, a sheet detailing their full names, address and occupations, details of their parents' full names, addresses and occupations, an affidavit confirming their marital status and, if either of them has been divorced or widowed, papers to that effect. They need to send the documents at least 2 months before their intended wedding and arrive in Sri Lanka at least 5 days before the wedding. For more information http://www.destination-weddings-abroad.com/sri_lanka-weddings.aspx

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