How to plan a Sri Lanka holiday for families with young children

Sri Lanka is a fantastic destination for a family holiday, but we know that travelling with young children can be daunting – especially if you are heading to an unfamiliar country.

When it comes to holidays with young children, there are so many points to consider: the safety of the destination; travel times and transport; type of accommodation, and choice of activities – and, on top of that, ensuring time for your own rest and relaxation.

Browsing through online information can be totally overwhelming as there is just so much choice, and it is hard to be confident in your decisions without the reassurance of those who know the country well.…

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Travel companies beat DIY deals and big online sites, says Which?

Travel companies like Red Dot can come out ahead, says the UK’s leading consumer magazine, Which?

The UK’s top consumer magazine, Which?, has warned that trusting global online travel sites risks “dodgy refund policies and non-existent customer service” and that it is not the money-saver that many customers assume.

The study challenges the notion, fuelled by the growth of on-line information, that if travellers do all the planning themselves they will save money.

Which? has also concluded that package holidays are likely to work out cheaper than DIY bookings.

Packaged trips also offer far greater protection if a holiday hits problems because of coronavirus restrictions or because their airline or hotel goes bankrupt, Which?…

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Top 6 Sri Lanka hotels for beautiful views

For its size, Sri Lanka is astonishingly diverse, home to spectacular beaches, lush hills, dramatic mountains, rich rainforest, dry scrubland and tranquil countryside. Whichever setting charms your soul the most, we have selected the best accommodation options for enjoying the view.

A room with a view

Living Heritage

Surrounded by woodland, waterfalls and the rolling fields of Sri Lanka’s south-east hills, guests can take in the views from the dramatic infinity-edge pool and upmarket tree-house rooms.

Amanwella

Set on a hillock above a near-deserted crescent-shaped bay close to Tangalle, Amanwella has sensational views. Follow waterways and winding paths through a coconut grove to the sand.…

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