Family holidays in Sri Lanka are a common sight as the country's excellent hygiene record becomes widely recognised, but families come in many different shapes and sizes - and so does our Sri Lanka family accommodation. For young families, we can seek out little extras like babysitting services or children's swimming areas. For teenagers, it is often about keeping them occupied, but not every teenager wants to seek out an adrenalin rush. We have listed some Sri Lanka accommodation for families here, but really it is about us providing the personal solutions you need.
- For Families
Matara, South Coast
An informal colonial-period beach villa in the south coast town of Matara on Sri Lanka's southern tip. A swimming pool leads to a fenced garden and the beach beyond through a canopy of Pandanus trees which provide protection from the midday sun.
Aga Surf View
Tangalle, South Coast
Discover a peaceful coastal oasis when you stay at Aga Surf View, one of Red Dot’s best budget properties along Sri Lanka’s idyllic south coast.
Aliya Resort and Spa
Sigiriya, Cultural Triangle
Aliya Resort and Spa is a modern, eco-friendly resort which offers a range of good accommodation including luxury tents and interconnecting rooms for families. It is perfectly situated for excursions in the Cultural Triangle and has a variety of facilities including a spa and an infinity pool with stunning views.
Pasikudah, East Coast
Amaya Beach has a spectacular 300m beach frontage on the Pasikudah Bay, where seas are ideal for swimming and water-sports between March and September. The hotel is laidback and offers luxurious rooms and suites with sea views and Sri Lankan and international cuisine.
Amaya Hills, one of Kandy’s best-appointed hotels, lies on a rocky outcrop, 15 minutes drive above the hill-country capital. This hotel has a traditional Sri Lankan feel and benefits from stirring views, standing amid steep, wooded hills about 15 minutes above the town, a peaceful land of beautiful sunsets and wispy morning mists.
Kalutara, West Coast
Global hotel, resort and spa brand Anantara brings its internationally recognised standards to its Kalutara Resort offering stylish accommodation in 141 rooms, suites and villas. Inspired by Geoffrey Bawa’s design, Anantara Kalutara offers views of the Indian Ocean and Kalu Ganga River.
Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort
Tangalle, South Coast
Situated on a rocky outcrop amidst a coconut plantation along a secluded section of the island’s southernmost coastline, Anantara Tangalle Peace Haven is a representation of all the versatile environments Sri Lanka has to offer.
Ashburnham Estate is an old planter’s bungalow that has been caringly renovated by its British owners. It lies on a 98-acre working tea plantation in the village of Elkaduwa, about an hour from Kandy in the Knuckles mountains. Six comfortable ensuite bedrooms are sold by the room – a great choice for walkers and nature lovers.
Wadduwa, West Coast
If you like water, you'll adore Blue Water: mini-ponds, streams and fountains are everywhere and its swimming pool is one of the largest in the world. Another creation of Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lanka’s celebrated architect. Wadduwa, the start of the west coast beaches, lies barely an hour south of Colombo, putting this luxury hotel within easy range.