Sri Lanka is a great place for families the island itself is overflowing with plant and animal life, kids will love the great outdoors and also enjoy the sunshine and long stretches of beach.
In addition to this parents can enjoy the great attitude Sri Lankans have towards children and the accommodation hotels offer that suits families.
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Hibiscus Beach Hotel – Wadduwa
Here there are 2 pools as well as a kiddie's pool, indoor games, table tennis and magic shows. In the pool area kids can use the blow-up lilos for free and beach volleyball equipment. There are rooms and villas which can accommodate larger families.
The Tea Factory - Nuwara
As the name suggests it is designed around the theme of a tea factory with soft green décor and a refilled fruit basket daily. Kids can enjoy the playground, board games, mini golf, bike rental and the kiddies menu while parents will like the babysitting service!
The hotel provides extra beds if necessary (at a fee) and there are rooms with connecting doors they also lend out free cots and highchairs in the dining room.
Club Hotel Dolphin – Waikkal
You can choose a guest room, a chalet or cottage, there are baby cribs and extra beds if needed. The Sands restaurant has a child-friendly menu.
There are 2 pools, access to the beach, mini golf, volleyball, bike rental, laundry service, karaoke and picnic lunches can be ordered to take with you to the beach.
Amanwella Luxury Resort – Tangalle
This is an all-inclusive resort with 30 rooms, 1 pool and 1 restaurant and each suit has its own plunge pool and terrace. Several of the suites have connecting doors on the terrace which is ideal for larger families. There is complimentary babysitting service!
The resort is a luxury exclusive place so it may be best suited for families either with older kids or babes-in-arms.
Cinnamon Grand Colombo – Colombo
This hotel resort has the Cheers Kids Club which will keep the kids entertained, there is also a kids menu with typical fast food style grub and some healthy options.
For older kids there is a library, playstations and movies in the kid's area. Younger kids get to play with toys, games, books and sit in their own restaurant adjoining the play area.
The kid's zone is supervised and safe, it is open from 11am to 9pm and good for 1-6 year olds. The playroom is also free of charge! The Premium Rooms have two queen sized beds.
Club Bentoto – Paradise Island
This vacation accommodation offers table tennis, billiards, board games, tennis, volleyball, swimming pool and in the evenings there is entertainment for adults and kids including shows in an open air theater.
There is a kid's play area and a staff of "animators" as the websites calls them presumably to keep guests entertained and "animated". The superior rooms can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children.
Global Towers Hotel & Apartment in Colombo is also good for families it is close to the beach and has apartments with two and three rooms, the prices are also reasonable.
There are guesthouses throughout Sri Lanka which may suit you better if you are on a budget. Shangri La Guesthouse in Kandy, Hill Signal Guesthouse in Ella and Palm Villa in Mirissa are other options.