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    Romantic Beach Resorts in Sri Lanka

    The tear-drop shaped island of Sri Lanka is home to many beautiful beaches. Still not as commercialized as some of the other beach destinations in Southeast Asia, it boasts of emerald waters and uncrowded, pristine beaches lined with palm trees, that could be straight out of a postcard. The picture perfect frame of natural beauty makes the Sri Lanka resorts a quintessential romantic destination. Instead of the beaten down path, plan a visit to one of these beach resorts in Sri Lanka, for a romantic holiday that you would remember for a long time to come.

    Here are 10 romantic beach resorts in Sri Lanka

    1. Villa at Taprobane Island – A private island

    Taprobane Island puts an exotic twist to a romantic holiday

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    Forget staying in hotel. Instead stay at Taprobane Island, a private tropical island with a 360 degree view of both land and sea that puts an exotic twist to a romantic holiday. Providing complete privacy to its guests, this villa comes with 5 bedrooms, living areas, tropical gardens and a stunning infinity pool. Enjoy the morning tea watching the beautiful sunrise at the terrace. And have the in-house staff cater to your every need including a chef who prepares every meals as per your taste. Dreaming yet?

    Price: US $1000 per night
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    Stay at the most romantic beach resort in Sri Lanka

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    Things to do in & around the resort: The resort is situated in Galle, exploring which is a great opportunity.

    • Visit tea plantations
    • Explore old Dutch forts & markets in Galle and Matara
    • Relax on beaches: Unawatuna, Thalpe, Merissa are nearby
    • Watch Devil dance: local dance form performed in Sri Lankan villages
    • Indulge in sports: Diving, surfing & mountain bike rides

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    2. The Last House, Tangelle – Delicious seafood & luxurious stay

    Enjoy your privacy for the romantic getaway at The Last House Tangalle

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    This chic seaside villa is perfect for couples looking for a luxurious, peaceful beach holiday. With the beautiful open verandas, garden and a spacious pool, you are sure to enjoy your privacy for the romantic getaway you have been planning with your loved one. Enjoy the delicious local seafood after a stroll on the nearby Mawella beach. You can also book the entire house for complete privacy or just choose the Cinnamon Hill Suite which overlooks the sea and gardens for an amazing view.

    Price: US $200 per night
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    Things to do in & around the resort: 

    • Visit the Galle Fort: a UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • Explore the Mulkirigala Caves: Temple & monastery carved out of a large – sheer rock
    • Safari to Yala National Park & Udawalawe reserve
    • Surfing in Hiriketiya Bay

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    3. Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle – Blend of antiquity & modernity

    Enjoy watching the spectacular sunset from Jetwing Lighthouse Galle

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    Jetwing Lighthouse in Galle is one of the most elegant and romantic beach resorts in Sri Lanka to enjoy an evening drink at the terrace watching the spectacular sunset. A mix of old world elegance and fantastic amenities, all guest rooms here are provided with a butler service for a perfectly private stay. With access to a wide swath of beach and plenty of rock pools, the hotel provides plenty of opportunities for an ultimate tropical holiday. Dig into the scrumptious cuisine on the poolside bar and grill, go sightseeing nearby and unwind in the steam-room and spa.

    Price: US $250 per night
    Reviews on TripAdvisor | Resort Website

    Things to do in & around the resort: 

    • Ariyapala Mask Museum: Discover traditional Sri Lankan mask-making art
    • Visit Cinnamon peeling centers: explore South India’s spice cultivation
    • Experience deep sea fishing with a local fisherman
    • Go Whale & Dolphin watching in deep sea, off Mirissa Coast

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    4. Amanwella, Tangalle – A romantic beach resorts with plunge pool

    Amanwell - enjoy the rugged landscape and rich coastal surroundings of Tangalle

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    Amanwella is one of the best beach resorts in Sri Lanka. It has the perfect location to enjoy the rugged landscape and rich coastal surroundings of Tangalle. With 30 contemporary suites, each with its own plunge pool and terrace, enjoy luxury at its best in this stylish retreat. Modern yet serene, the guests here also have a unique option to observe rare marvels like giant turtles on nearby beaches, elephant herds in national parks and the blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Come here for a memorable weekend full of romance and time alone with your partner.

    Price: US $850 per night
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    Things to do in & around the resort: 

    • Learn pottery in the village of Palapotta
    • Snorkel & surf in Amanwella’s golden-sand beach
    • Visit Mulgirigala rock temple set on 210-meters high butte
    • Trip to Ceylon tea plantations

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    5. Cape Weligama, Weligama – Get Indian Ocean’s panoramic view

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    Luxury beach holidays couldn’t get better than this brilliant sea facing retreat. Mansions with spa, private dining, butler services and surrounded by stone-encased gardens, Cape Weligama has it all. Enjoy a romantic candlelit bath with Ceylon Sea Salts and chilled cocktails. Or enjoy a dip in the waters on the beach nearby. Book a villa, ideal for an intimate vacation and enjoy panoramas of the Indian Ocean for an amazing getaway with your partner.

    Price: US $680 per night
    Reviews on TripAdvisor | Resort Website

    Things to do in & around the resort:

    • Kayak on the nearby Koggala Lake
    • Day trip to Udawalave National Park to see elephants, sloth bears & crocodiles
    • Learn diving at the Dive Centre
    • Get high on fitness with Cape’s Escape Fitness Camps

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    6. Saman Villas, Bentota – Secluded beachfront for privacy

    Saman Villas offers a completely secluded beachfront setting to its guest

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    If you are looking for a romantic holiday undisturbed by anyone else, visit The Saman Villas. This is one of those very few Sri Lankan resorts that offers a completely secluded beachfront setting to its guests. Perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the beautiful coast of Bentota, it offers villas with both casual luxury and glorious views. Dine under the stars on the beach or at the Sunset bar with a panoramic view of the coast. And spend your days relaxing in the pool pavilion overlooking the water garden.

    Price: US $425 per night
    Reviews on TripAdvisor | Resort Website

    Things to do in & around the resort:

    • Rejuvenate your senses with resort’s Spa treatment & massage
    • Go fishing in the fishing village of Aturuwella in Bentota

    7. The Fortress, Koggala – Luxurious stay amid the historic town

    The Fortress offers a brilliant view of the Indian Ocean, Koggala

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    Each room at The Fortress, reflects charm and sophistication. Ensconced in the historic town of Koggala and with a brilliant view of the Indian Ocean, unwind in the stylish and luxurious rooms of this boutique resort. With a unique wine cellar perfect for fine dining and a Spa Naturel offering signature Ayurveda therapies, you are sure to not be disappointed on your intimate time together.

    Price: US $400 per night
    Reviews on TripAdvisor | Resort Website

    Things to do in & around the resort:

    • Release baby turtles into the sea in the Fortress Turtle Conservation Project
    • Engage in various resort activities like pool games, billiards, chess

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    8. The Kingsbury, Colombo – Romantic grandeur

    The Kingsbury offers you unparalleled service along with elegant ambience, Colombo

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    Opulent and grand, The Kingsbury offers you unparalleled service along with an elegant ambience. Indulge in the culinary delights at the in-house restaurants and relax at the plush spa with many exotic treatments, all dedicated to help you escape the fast paced city life. This contemporary resort is for couples looking for luxury and impeccable amenities for a holiday of a lifetime.

    Price: US $200 per night
    Reviews on TripAdvisor | Resort Website

    Things to do in & around the resort:

    • Come closer to the Sri Lankan Heritage at the National Museum of Colombo
    • Spend some relaxing time on the Gale Face Green prominade
    • Visit the Gangaramaya Temple
    • Visit the Independence Memorial Hall

    9. Era beach by Jetwing – Colonial styled bungalows

    Era beach by Jetwing - a colonial style residence

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    Take a journey back into the bygone era at Era beach by Jetwing. This colonial style residence features two beautiful bungalows with a serene ambience, a private beach and lush tropical garden that will induce romance and excitement in your holiday. Indulge in the Mediterranean and Asian food at the restaurant, take leisurely swims in the pool or long walks on the beach with your partner for a memorable holiday here.

    Price: US $250 per night
    Reviews on TripAdvisor | Resort Website

    Things to do in & around the resort:

    • Go swimming in the sea
    • Visit the Galle Fort: a UNESCO World Heritage Site

    10. Serene Pavilions, Wadduwa – Balinese meet Sri Lankan architecture

    Get lost in the opulent SriLankan and Balinese architecture at Serene Pavilions Wadduwa

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    Number 10 in our list of most romantic Sri Lanka beach resorts is Serene Pavilions, Wadduwa. Get lost in the opulent SriLankan and Balinese architecture of this resort. Indulgence at its best, this spacious tropical haven comprises of 12 pavilions, where world class service sit side by side with breathtaking natural beauty. Enjoy your romantic holiday, digging into scrumptious food or wandering on the nearby beach and relaxing in the palm garden as you get served your every need by your private butler.

    Price: US $500 per night
    Reviews on TripAdvisor | Resort Website

    Things to do in & around the resort:

    • Explore Kandy: A beautiful citadel surrounded by the hills
    • Visit Pinnawela: Home to largest captive elephant herd in the world
    • Visit the Galle Fort: a UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Sri Lanka is the newest place to catch the fancy of the beach loving population of the world. Though it is fast developing, it has still a lot left to be explored by the tourists looking for an uncrowded, intimate holiday. Plan your next vacation in Sri Lanka, a small miracle.

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