Why You Should Consider Sri Lanka For Your Next Holiday

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If you’re looking for more than just sun, sea and sand on your holiday, Sri Lanka is somewhere to add to your travel bucket list. It’s a tropical island in the Indian Ocean and is the perfect place to take the kids.

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Why choose Sri Lanka?

The list of things that Sri Lanka can offer as a family holiday destination is endless. Rich culture, incredible wildlife and tropical heat are just some of them. It’s an all year round destination, boasting temperatures of between 28-32 degrees celius, and even when monsoon season hits, it’s easy to escape by going to the coast at the opposite end of the country. Most importantly, however, is the fact that Sri Lankans are some of the most welcoming and warmhearted people that you could come across, and when you are considering taking your children to a country which may not be as developed as your more usual holiday destinations is incredibly important.

Where to stay in Sri Lanka?

While all of the country is beautiful, the Southern areas are the most family and tourist friendly areas, and in particular, Galle. Of course, there are various hotels to look at, but for a true family-friendly experience, consider hiring a villa in Galle. The team of travel consultants at Villa Finder will help you to find the perfect one for you and your family. From finding ones with a fenced pool, to helping you source car seats, travel cots, stair gates, or booking that relaxing massage or special meal, nothing is too much for them. Not only that, for every booking, Villa Finder will plant a tree in Sumatra, Indonesia so you are also helping to make a positive contribution to the environment.

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What to do in Galle and the surrounding areas

Walk around the ramparts

Galle is a walled city, surrounded by impressive ramparts, built by Durch merchant in the 17th century. Walk along them and cast your eye over the ocean, the old prison and the lighthouse and clock tower.

Visit the shops

If retail therapy is your thing, Galle is perfect for you. There are plenty of tiny boutiques and little shops selling all manner of unusual and unique things for that perfect souvenier. Gems, jewellery, linen and sarongs are just a few of the things that the are is known for.

Try Your Hand At Surfing

If you’re looking for huge waves, you may be disappointed, but Unawatuna is perfect for anyone who might want to give surfing a whirl. There are surf schools to get you up and going, and board hire shops for you if you haven;t got one of your own.

Relax on the beach

Unawatuna is the ideal beach for kicking back and relaxing on. Walk along the shore, pay a visit to the many shops and restaurants along the front, sip on a beer and eat delicious fresh seafood. The beautiful white sand is great for kids to play on and if you want something a bit more adventurous, you can have a go at scuba diving.

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Why You Should Consider Sri Lanka For Your Next Family Holiday

2 thoughts on “Why You Should Consider Sri Lanka For Your Next Holiday

  1. Its sounds beautiful, I’ve never been abroad but will be taking my children in a few years when my youngest is a little older xx

  2. Ooo la la what an amazing place – its not somewhere ive looked at before !

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