Few places in the world can offer such a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, a crystal clear sea with deep blue tones, green hills, a history and spirituality that spans over 2,500 years and great romantic experiences inside such a small and beautiful country!
This complete paradise is called Sri Lanka!
The tropical island was known as Serendib, Taprobane, the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean” and ancient Ceylon.
It is located in the Indian Ocean, in South Asia, close to India.
Its capital is Kotte or Sri Jayawardenapura-Kotte, neighboring the former capital Colombo. Sri Lanka rose after the 2004 tsunami and today breathes in peace.
Its people are kind and hospitable, and follow a philosophy that emphasizes the importance of love, compassion, kindness and tolerance.
The natural beauty of Sri Lanka is indisputable and diverse, such as: roads that break through the abundance of wildlife and national parks, fields of spices and flooded rice fields, misty hills covered with tea and sacred mountains where they shelter divine gods.
The beaches of Unawatuna in Galle, the Bay of Arugam in Batticaloa Negombo, Trincomalee, Monte Lavinia, Beruwela and Hikkaduwa attract tourists from all over the world for their exotic beauty.
The Sinharaja natural forest, which is believed to be one of the richest in biodiversity in the world, is an incredible place to explore, in addition to Sigiriya, a 5th century citadel, which is not only an old palace and fortress complex, but has a great significant archaeological importance, built during the reign of King Kassyapa, on a granite rock and with a height of 370 meters, acclaimed as one of the most beautiful art monuments on the island.
An indescribable scenario at sunrise are the exotic fishermen from the south coast who are balanced on stilts, fish very close to the surf, wooden stakes are inherited … a family tradition.
Sri Lanka is one of the best places in Asia to enjoy wildlife.
The isolation of the island from the mainland, the heavy rains from the monsoons gave Sri Lanka a variation in climate and biodiversity.
In the parks it is possible to do photographic safaris and see a huge variety of animals, such as the leopard.
Here there are safaris on an elephant’s back … something memorable!
Adam’s Peak defines the harmony of Sri Lanka’s religious diversity.
The island is a place where the essence of Buddhism flourishes the soul and the beauty of nature remains untouched.
Hinduism is the second most prevalent religion and, like Buddhism, it was also an inheritance from India.
The island is studded with numerous luxurious resorts, especially exclusive and romantic, built in places of rare beauty amid fabulous mystical landscapes.
Highlights include the cozy spacious rooms with incredible views, the primordial and delicate service, the aromatic and spicy Sri Lankan cuisine, the most desired spas on the planet and the fantastic 18-hole golf courses.
This is an island of magical proportions, unforgettable moments for two!
The luxurious Taj Samudra hotel offers lovely views of the Indian Ocean, Galle Face Green and the vibrant city of Colombo.
Located in the business center of Colombo, the urban retreat is close to the bustling city center. The exotic resort houses 300 elegant rooms and suites located on 11 hectares of beautiful gardens.
The award winning chefs create real magic in the kitchen, suitable for connoisseurs of fine restaurants.
Authentic Indian cuisine prepared with exotic spices and unique techniques is served at Navratna.
A wide selection of Chinese delicacies is on the menu at the elegant Golden Dragon restaurant and Japanese specialties at YUMI.
The couple will be pampered by the Golden Keys Concierge and butlers – preparing a romantic dinner of sumptuous gastronomic experiences served in the room or a stroll in a very intimate place with unforgettable surprises.
Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka
Overlooking the pristine south coast, the elegant Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa is located along the old Spice Route, in a city steeped in history.
Hambantota is known for its natural beauty and wildlife, and allows lovers to explore Asia’s most fascinating nature sanctuaries, including the Yala and Bundala National Parks.
The luxury resort covers 53 hectares, the largest resort in Sri Lanka, and has 300 spacious rooms, including 21 suites, all surrounded by stunning tropical gardens.
It houses an 18-hole golf course, a modern spa and an artisanal village. Shangri-La’s signature CHI, the Spa is a place of peace and tranquility, featuring exceptional Chinese and Ayurveda treatments.
There is a wide variety of exclusive places to celebrate love – a romantic dinner can be served anywhere in the hotel.
The Bojunhala restaurant serves local cuisine, while the stunning Sera, inspired by the famous stalls of street vendors in Southeast Asia, serves all types of cuisine.
The true spirit of Sri Lanka at Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa.
Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort
The luxurious resort has the most unique location of any hotel in this beautiful island retreat.
Located in the middle of a coconut plantation with incredible views of the Indian Ocean.
The resort has six dining options, including a Teppanyaki beach restaurant, inspired by Sri Lanka, and a restaurant serving Italian specialties, Il Mare, from where you can enjoy spectacular views of the ocean.
Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort offers a large Anantara Spa, with Ayurvedic massages and reflexology treatment rooms … exclusive treatments.
All rooms are decorated with great taste and refinement – they offer a view of the sea or the garden, they have a charming terrace.
In addition, all 32 villas include a private pool. This fantastic hotel offers unusual experiences!