If you are looking for a holiday destination that is suitable for the entire family, Sri Lanka is an ideal option for you. With amazing adventure, attractions and activities, this gorgeous island offers a stunning mix of rich and diverse culture, mesmerizing natural beauty, and scenic landscapes for families with children of all ages. Although Sri Lanka is famed for its pristine golden beaches, there is so much more available throughout the island. From elephant to blue whale sightings, to temples and cultural destinations, there is something to inspire and awe the entire family. The best part about Sri Lanka is that there are so many diverse attractions and activities in close proximity to each other.
Pan Lanka, a leading tour operator in Sri Lanka, offers specific family holidays in Sri Lanka, taking you around the best areas of the country, whilst keeping your needs in mind. We recommend a 10 – 14 day trip, with a minimum of 2 nights per destination, combining a beach stay, wildlife adventures and cultural sites.
For families with toddlers and young children, we recommend a beach themed holiday in the island. There are several safe bathing beaches around the country and you can choose the west, south or east coast beaches. From November to April, the west and south coast of the island has fine weather and calm seas, making the resorts here very popular. The east coast beaches are popular from May to October – the water is very shallow here, and you can wade out for hundreds of feet into the sea. There is also much to do for the rest of family at the beach – there are many water sports available including snorkelling, wind surfing, water skiing and banana boating. Families with young children can also enjoy several activities around the island, including watching elephants being fed and bathed in the river at Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage and The Elephant Gathering at Minneriya National Park.
A climb up the Sigiriya rock fortress is a must for families with older children – this makes for a fun excursion with breathtaking views. Other activities include safaris at Udawalawe National Park, exploring the gorgeous town of Kandy and it’s famous Temple of the Tooth and Botanical Gardens, white water rafting at Kitulgala, whale watching at Mirissa, scenic walks through the Knuckles Mountain Range, and visiting Sri Lanka’s ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa.
Family holidays in Sri Lanka are convenient – the people here are hospitable, welcoming and caring, so you can feel safe bringing your children. Although most hotels and villas are capable of accommodating families with fantastic facilities and friendly staff, there are some top luxury hotels that prefer not to entertain young children. Pan Lanka will select hotels throughout the island that will accommodate your family best – with family rooms or adjoining interconnecting rooms according to your preference. Most, if not all hotels have baby cots and high chairs, and many have a baby sitting service.
Pan Lanka offers a variety of Sri Lanka family tours, which are arranged according to your specific needs and requirements. Pan Lanka has ample experience organizing family holidays in Sri Lanka tours and will ensure that your stay in Sri Lanka will be perfect, with the right activities, attractions and accommodation to suit your interests.