Sri Lanka is filled with warm sunny days for most of the year, making it a great travel destination away from the cold winter. But that’s not all. If you have never thought about travelling to Sri Lanka with your kids, you totally should. This island nation has so much more to offer that both adults and kids are guaranteed a fun-filled, memorable experience. Here are 5 reasons to consider Sri Lanka as your next family holiday destination.
It has a diverse nature and ecosystem
You can easily find pristine beaches as well as breath-taking majestic mountains. The South Coast of Sri Lanka is known for its family-friendly beaches. If your kids love playing with the sand and waves, check out Unawatuna, Dalawella and Mirissa. Unawatuna is a lovely beach resort right next to Galle, while the other two are great for swimming. On the other hand, if you prefer rugged mountain sceneries, you will fall in love with Ella and Nuwara Eliya. The train ride to these places is an attraction in itself, where you will pass by winding tea terraces as you go.
There are plenty of cultural activities
Nature-lovers or culture-buffs, will find happiness here. As mentioned above, it doesn’t lack scenic beauty. But if you are wondering about cultural activities, you’ll be glad to find out that this country is steeped in history and culture. There are 8 UNESCO Heritage Sites in total, namely Ancient City of Polonnaruwa, Ancient City of Sigiriya, Central Highlands, Galle Fort, Dambulla Cave Temple, Anuradhapura, Kandy and Sinharaja Forest Reserve. Each of these promises a great experience for the family.
Stunning, yet affordable holiday villas
When you are travelling with a big group, it will be more value-for-money to rent a Sri Lanka villa than book a hotel. You will get to enjoy more privacy, and the kids will love the space to run around and the private pool. To make the trip even more special, consider a beachfront villa where the waves are literally in front of your holiday home or a villa that’s surrounded by hilly views. It will cost you about just as much as booking several hotel rooms.
You will find excellent teas
Sri Lanka is known for its black tea, and while you are here, don’t forget to check out the tea plantations such as Herman Tea and Uva Halpewatte Tea Factory Tour. You will learn about the manufacturing process as well as taste-test different types of tea.
Active travellers always have something to do
If your family enjoys an action-packed itinerary, rest assured, there are plenty for your to try. It is home to some pretty awesome surf breaks and scenic hikes. You will love the sensational views from the top of Adam’s Peak and Ella Rock. Check out the national parks like Yala and Udawalawe, too. The little ones will be thrilled to see wildlife up close!
Sri Lanka surely makes an excellent destination for the family. If you’ve been to Sri Lanka before, how was your experience? Comment below and let me know!