A luxury honeymoon in Sri Lanka and the Maldives
An island break for castaway couples
5 HOTEL STAYS
16 DAYS, 15 NIGHTS
per person, including transfers
(based on two people sharing)
here for you 24/7
- Stay in the best room or suite in luxury and boutique Mr & Mrs Smith hotels throughout
- Fly high over Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle on a romantic hot-air-balloon ride
- Get up close and personal with elephants
- See tea country by train
- Stay in an overwater villa styled after a Keralan fishing boat
- Dive into the glittering waters of the Maldives
An island break for castaway couples
Days 1–2: Colombo
Genteel manor houses and modern skyscrapers are equally apparent in Sri Lanka's capital city, a historic seaport with leafy green neighbourhoods and a bustling, past-greets-present interior.
StyleLavish colonial pile
SettingNestled in Negombo
Your first stop on your Sri Lankan odyssey is The Wallawwa, a restful boutique stay, nestled in Colombo’s Negombo neighbourhood. This 200-year-old manor house is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and within, its gracefully-restored original features have been spiced up with luxuriant interiors and a lush-as-you-like spa.
Smith ExtraA 10-minute head massage for two
Days 3–5: the Cultural Triangle
The Cultural Triangle is a land of immensities – whether they be the largest gathering of Asian elephants in the world at Minneriya National Park, the massif beasts of the Knuckles Range, or the Triangle's claim to an impressive seven Unesco-listed sites, including the birthplace of Buddhism – Anuradhapura and Mihintale –, the rock-hewn fortress of Sigiriya and the royal city of Kandy.
SettingPaddy fields and Kumbuk trees
Beginning as an agricultural project, Kalundewa Retreat’s dazzling design is deep rooted in nature. The all-natural interiors overlook rice paddies, lagoons and mountain ranges in the distance. Spend your days splashing out in the ulpatha (spring pool), perfecting your yoga poses with resident yogi masters, or in cookery lessons with the head chef – whatever gets your heart beating.
Smith ExtraOne special set-menu dinner in the grounds
Hot-air-balloon flight over Kandalama
Days 6–7: Kandy
Kandy’s famous Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic attracts a crowd of monks, pilgrims and tourists, and its botanical gardens may be Asia’s finest, but many of this historic city's dreamiest distractions lie outside its limits: spice merchants, verdant jungles and tempting tea plantations are just a car ride away.
HotelThe Kandy House
SettingParadisical palms and paddies
RoomMonkey Puzzle Deluxe Room
Beautifully refurbished 200-year-old manse The Kandy House, is set in the leafy suburbs of Kandy. Minimalist lines, atypical antiques and quirky strokes of colour add personal touches to each of the individually-designed, romantic rooms. If you can bear to leave the genial grub and your chaise longue on the veranda, enticing hammocks beckon for ginning and sinning at happy hour around the infinity pool.
Smith ExtraOne free cocktail a person
Bathing elephants in Kandy
Days 8–10: Hill Country
This romantic region attracts active types for its sublime trekking, cycling and whitewater rafting; many make a beeline to climb holy mountain Adam's Peak. But if you'd rather kick back with a brew, tea estates offer more chilled-out thrills, including golf links, polo fields and soothing spas.
HotelCeylon Tea Trails
SettingSumptuous haute hill-station
Set lakeside in Bogawantalawa Valley, Ceylon Tea Trails is a quartet of former planters’ bungalows restored and refined into elegant boutique villas. Expect timbered ceilings, panelled libraries, claw-foot bath tubs and your very own butler.
Smith ExtraA trek for two through the hills with the hotel's resident naturalist, who will talk about the tea-making process and the local flora and fauna
Days 11–16: the Maldives
The archetypal honeymoon destination, the Maldives’ far-flung, palm tree-topped islands of the Maldives – all 1,192 of them – tick all the boxes for a getaway in paradise. The azure-blue waters and white-sandy beaches blessed by golden sunshine were made for romantic sun-soaking, beach-based dining, and secluded swims under the stars.
HotelComo Cocoa Island
StyleFaraway island fantasy
SettingThe bluest lagoon
Private-island retreat, Como Cocoa Island is one of the Maldives finest honeymoon hideaways. Resembling a collection of Keralan boathouses, the individual over-water villas snake into the Indian Ocean down a wooden pier. This five-star resort is lapped by turquoise waters and has enough secluded white-sand beaches for private romantic trysts.
Smith ExtraA Como Shambhala aromatherapy gift and daily fruit basket. Stay five nights or more and you'll get a bottle of champagne on arrival, too; stay seven nights or more and sunset fishing will be included
When to go
Sri Lanka has more than enough sun to make it a year-round destination; monsoons can cause heavy yet humid showers in some regions from May to July and October to December, but there’s always a drier patch of coast to be found. The Maldives has a wonderfully temperate year-round climate, even in the monsoon season, which runs from mid-May to November.
Fly out to Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport, and book a return flight from Malé International Airport. Our Smith24 team are on hand round the clock to book your flights, if needed. You will also need to arrange the flight between Sri Lanka and the Maldives: the seaplane transfers from Malé to the hotel are included in booking. Inland travel is included and is by luxury, air-conditioned car with a private, English-speaking driver, and in first-class train cabins.
Pack a portable speaker for en route entertainment. An extra bag may come in handy for your tea haul – you can take up to 10 kilogrammes of Sri Lanka's finest with you to sip when you return home. Something lightweight you can wrap elegantly around your head will come in handy during temple trips.
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Do I need to pay a deposit, and when is the full amount due?
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What's the cancellation policy for itineraries?
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What if I want to add on a few extra nights or arrange a special meal? Can I add on a waterskiing lesson? I've always fancied that… And can we stay in the honeymoon suite instead?
We may have to get back to you about the waterskiing, but no problem; we can create a bespoke itinerary for you, and our travel specialists can recommend some of the area's more unique activities.
Terms and conditions
What's not included
Found your stay for less elsewhere? We'll match the price and give you a £50 voucher.
Free Smith Extras on arrival
From a bottle of champagne, to a spa treatment or a cookery class, you’ll get a little extra thank you with every booking
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