Travelling with kids

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an hour north east of Kandy

Ashburnham (or Ash) breaks the mould a little from other tea estate hotels. It’s more of a boutique guesthouse and quietly proud of it.

It’s set in its own gorgeous 100-acre tea estate with stunning waterfalls and beautiful views up to and across the Knuckles Mountains.

Highlights

  • 1930’s tea estate bungalow of just six rooms
  • Set in a lush 100-acre tea estate with beautiful views
  • Surrounded by great walking and trekking routes

Things to do

  • Guided tour of the tea fields and local tea factory
  • Guided treks with a naturalist
  • Cooking class
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WITHIN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO UDAWALAWE NATIONAL PARK

Banyan Camp is an off the grid, eco-retreat in deep rural Sri Lanka boasting a secluded lake front location.

Living true to the philosophy ‘less is more’, it offers an experience that is fun, fascinating and inspiring.

Highlights

  • Off the grid eco-retreat in rural Sri Lanka
  • Lakefront location
  • Inspired by the delicate art of simplicity

Things to do

  • Elephant safari at Udawalawe National Park
  • Day trips to secluded waterfalls
  • Canoeing in Hambegamuwa lake
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COLLECTION OF FIVE PROPERTIES WITHIN THE HISTORIC GALLE FORT

Fortaleza is a collection of five exquisite properties located within the UNESCO World Heritage listed Galle Fort.What’s most unique here is that sixteen separate bedrooms are spread across a small number of renovated merchant houses. Each offers it's own charm and individual style.

Highlights

  • Located within the UNESCO World Heritage listed Galle Fort
  • Sixteen separate bedrooms spread across five renovated merchant houses
  • Ideal for friends and families looking to stay together

Things to do

  • Explore boutiques, cafes and spas in Galle Fort
  • Guided tour of the fort
  • Ramparts at sunset
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In Digana, 45 minutes east of Kandy

The eponymous Green House is a prime example of contemporary tropical architecture - a mostly glass and steel construction that sits perfectly on the slopes leading down to the Victoria Reservoir.

Highlights

  • Contemporary tropical architecture
  • Located on the Victoria Golf & Country Club
  • Rents as an exclusive villa of 5 bedrooms

Things to do

  • Play golf
  • Bike rides, guided treks and fishing trips with local villagers
  • Half day trip to Kandy
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About 3 hours north of Colombo Airport, on Kapitiya spit

If keen to escape the more trodden beach routes south of Colombo, Then Palagama Beach offers the perfect alternative.

It’s wonderfully removed, in every sense, from the more manicured offerings of Galle and the like, boasting a very different kind of soft yet wild charm.

Highlights

  • Away from the more trodden beach routes of the south
  • Three room styles, all reflecting a local aesthetic
  • Family friendly

Things to do

  • Dolphins and whales between November and April
  • Kite surfing between May and October
  • Safari at Wilpattu National Park
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USD 480.00

ON THE SOUTHERN COAST, ABOUT 15 MINUTES SOUTH OF GALLE

Samudra House is a gorgeous, relatively recently built but timelessly styled beach-side villa with direct beach access.

It sits on a great stretch of fairly quiet golden beach, not too far (15 minutes) from the busier strip of Galle. Two large main bedrooms sit side-by-side in front of a decadent pool that runs to well-kept lawns and the beautifully quiet beach of Habaraduwa a few yards beyond.

Highlights

  • ‘Timelessly styled beach-side villa
  • Direct beach access and a decadent pool
  • Perfect for the family- just two large bedrooms and plenty of great living space

Things to do

  • Explore Galle Fort
  • Whale watching in Mirissa
  • Private yoga classes
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15KM FROM THE AIRPORT, OVERLOOKING NEGOMBO LAGOON

Villa Hundira offers the comforts of a tropical home in lush city-fringe surrounds- splashes of colourful bougainvillea, gently lapping waters of the lagoon that meander through the property and plenty of sunshine and balmy breezes.

Highlights

  • Comfortable and stylish property close to the airport
  • Good mix of traditional splendour and modern minimalism
  • Few minutes drive from Negombo beach

Things to do

  • Churches, markets and beaches of Negombo
  • Kayaking in Muthurajawela marshes
  • Fishing trips