Sri Lanka family holidays
Sri Lanka’s astounding jungle scenery and magnificent stretch of coastline attracts beach-lovers and adventure-seekers in equal measure. Along with a number of World Heritage Sites and ancient temples, this teardrop-shaped island offers an irresistible blend of nature and culture. Lush valleys cloaked in mist give way to virgin forest, emerald peaks and enchanting waterfalls, providing a dream setting for incredible outdoor activities that range from river safaris and biking to whale-watching.
The west coast’s glorious shores are blessed with golden beaches, mangrove-lined lagoons and excellent family-friendly resorts. Relax on the beach whilst feasting on fresh coconut chunks, make a splash in the pool, enjoy a range of sports and activities or indulge in a traditional treatment at a sumptuous Ayurvedic spa.
The fabulous Jetwing Beach is ideally located in the heart of Negombo, just a short distance from the airport so that your kids won’t get restless during the transfer. This attractive resort hasa lovely beachfront setting and a host of fine facilities. Work up a sweat with a game of tennis before cooling off in the infinity-edged pool and feasting on delectable cuisine at the open-air restaurant. Extensive childcare facilities cater for all ages the kids’ club offers a selection of special programs.
Withits rich heritage, numerous cultural treasures, stunning scenery and incredible wildlife, this exotic island gives families the chance to venture beyond the beach and embark on unforgettable adventures. Rent bicycles to explore colourful villages, classic temples and lush tea plantations or travel by traditional tuk-tuk in search of bargains in town.
Sri Lanka provides a wealth of opportunities to experience the island’s astounding nature close-up. You can learn about local conservation efforts and see baby turtles make their incredible first journey to the ocean at a a turtle hatchery. A visit to the island’s beautiful National Parks and nature reserves gives you the chance tospot monkeys, crocodiles, rare birds and maybe even an elusive leopard.
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