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January 4, 2019

Best Family-friendly and Child-friendly villas in Sri Lanka

Our updated selection for 2021.

If you are looking for a Tropical family-friendly villa holiday, Sri Lanka is a great choice. The diverse and beautiful landscapes provide loads of opportunities for fun days out and exciting activities, and the beach, sun, food and wine are definitely a must for parents who need a bit of hard-earned R&R. Enjoy your own space in a place that feels more like a home, not to mention that many villas have a whole host of handy extras and services that make holidaying with kids a breeze.

Whether you consider a casual beach villa, a villa near the beach or a Galle Fort villa, there is plenty to choose from, depending entirely on your group size and trip expectations. As local expert Sri Lankan villa advisors, we recommend you to choose them based on your current holiday plan. However, if you are travelling with children, you should take into consideration not only the number of rooms or the location, but also the facilities that need to match your family’s needs.

We have put together some of the top family-friendly villas in Sri Lanka, which – according to us – are suited to a family holiday. These are villas that offer additional services, such as Nannies, Babysitters, Baby cots, High chairs, Pool toys, Bunk beds, Playing rooms, Children’s Games, Board games or safe swimming with a Child-friendly atmosphere.

VILLA 26 | 7 Bedrooms | A paradise for children

The Times UK has listed the magnificent holiday villa as one of the most luxurious in the world for 2021.

A stunning Water slide, great fun for kids.

Views Luxury family villa dikwella sri lanka

This beautiful villa can accommodate up to 8 adults and 5 children and it is a paradise for kids. The Villa has a cinema room, a kid’s snug with TV, a large open plan sitting-dining and kitchen with breakfast table and a further dining table on the verandah.

But the highlight of this Sri Lankan Child-friendly Villa is a 74-foot water slide, snaking its way into a plunge pool that rather ingeniously is separated from the main pool, allowing hours of fun, whilst the less frantic can relax in calm waters.

A baby cot and high chair are available and a babysitter can be arranged for an extra cost.

VILLA 8 | Two bedrooms and a turtle hatchery a stone’s throw away

Ideal for a Small Family with Kids above 6 years old.

Double bedroom

However, if you have children under 3 years of age or a baby, a baby cot, high chairs or babysitters can be arranged for an extra cost.

A turtle hatchery is within 5 minutes walking distance: ideal for kids to spend the day here, or go a for a boat ride nearby on Habaraduwa beach. Villa 8 can be combined with Villa 59 and 57 if you have a large group of families together.

VILLA 9 | Two-bedroom cozy house on a very safe beach

Next door to Villa 8, is Villa 9.

Garden pool two bedroom luxury villa on Habaraduwa beach Sri Lanka

This stunning villa is an excellent family beach house on Habaraduwa beach, with 2 bedrooms.

Kids will love the swimming pool and the soft manicured lawn that leads to the beach. A baby cot and high chairs are available and a babysitter can be arranged for an extra cost. A turtle hatchery is within 5 minutes’ walking distance.

Villa 11 | 4 Bedrooms | A luxury family-friendly villa for larger groups

Traveling with children with more than one family?

Then to make the most out of your trip, this ambalama-styled villa in Sri Lanka is the best advice for those who love the southern beaches of Sri Lanka.

Two of the suites have daybeds suitable for young children to sleep on and cots can also be provided. A babysitter is available for an extra cost.

VILLA 23 | 5 Bedrooms | One of the most luxurious villas in Sri Lanka is also ideal for families

Villa 23 has a dedicated playroom for children.

House and Pool Gardens villa mirissa

One of the most beautiful family villas in Sri Lanka, facing the magnificent Indian Ocean. The villa is not overlooked and is extremely private.

It is always good to choose a family villa instead of a family beach resort in Sri Lanka. It is not easy to find many family villas with a boutique combination, especially facing the beach. This villa in Mirissa is one of a kind and it is surely worth it, as it comes with 5 bedrooms and gives you total privacy. Chef and full staff are included in the deal.

This pretty villa is a child-friendly villa (above 5 years old): it offers children’s books, games and toys, and a playing room. The friendly staff is ready to give a hand during your rest time at the villa with the kids, while parents are present. Nighttime babysitting can be arranged in advance at a small cost, from USD 15 to 20 per child. The Children’s room (number 5) comes with 6 bunk beds. (7.’4″ x 4′.0″ (4) 6′.0″ x 3′.0″ (2).

It is not safe for small kids to swim in the sea out of the private beach gate: however, there is a small rock pool for paddling. The fabulous Mirissa Beach is a few minutes away by tuk tuk.

This Villa also comes with special 3-bedroom and 4-bedroom rates, from USD 509/night in off season for the 3-bedroom rate offer and up to USD 2,034 for the use of 5 bedrooms during Christmas and New Year. If you like this Villa, contact us to get your special rate.

VILLA 29 | 5 Bedrooms | Spacious rooms and a homely feeling

Blue Ensuite double bedrooms

This child-friendly villa in Galle Beach is a good budget choice for your Summer (School Holidays), or even better when you travel with all your family with children: a home away from home feeling, with friendly and helpful staff, and a cook who creates delicious seafood dishes and Sri Lankan rice and curry.

The Villa does have a small garden, which is protected by a fence, so if you have a toddler there is less to worry about: its location is excellent for it is only a short walk to a very safe swimmable beach, a 5 mins tuk-tuk ride to Unawatuna Beach or a little further to Galle Fort, to experience wonderful cuisine, whether eastern or western.

Please request prior to booking, child friendly needs, such as Baby cots, Nanny or High chairs. Babysitters are paid about USD 30 to 50 for 8 hours of work and slightly more for after hours.

VILLA 46 | 6 Bedrooms | For families only!

One of our favourite Family and Child-Friendly Villas in Sri Lanka.

This is in fact a family-friendly villa by definition, as the owners allow only families to let this gorgeous high-end villa.

The house price per night ranges from USD 1,500 to 1,800, depending on the season: there are offers and discounts depending on the season and length of stay. It is a delightful villa, conceived by the owners to be enjoyed with their own family, so it has a very homely feeling.

The Villa manager can arrange babysitters and nannies with advance notice. The house can provide a baby cot and high chair on request.

VILLA 59 | 5 Bedrooms | Kids Playing Area and a dedicated room for kids

A luxury beach house in Galle, Sri Lanka. Excellent for large family holidays. The Villa has a children’s play area, it includes a climbing rope, 2 swings, monkey bars and a pirate cabin. Great fun for kids on the beach.

The 5th room is the children’s room, where 6 bunk beds can be found (7.’4″ x 4′.0″ (4) 6′.0″ x 3′.0″ (2))

Though it is a child friendly villa, as in most of the villas parents should still keep an eye on the kids: the villa has a pond and unfenced swimming pool. The beach house offers children’s books, games and toys. The friendly staff is ready to give a hand during your rest time at the villa with the kids, while parents are present.

Villa 10 in Talpe | 6 -7 Bedrooms | Friendly Villa Great for toddlers: with a nursery with cot and changing table

Double ensuite bedroom Thalpe house

This 6-bedroom villa is a fantastic option for large family groups with children of all ages. This Villa is located in front of a safe beach and is fully equipped for families with children and toddlers. The reef protected beach outside offers a fascinating world for small children and those who wish to explore the rock pools for tropical fish, crabs and shells.

The house has also a 7th bedroom used as a nursery for toddlers. Other kid-friendly facilities include a children’s room with 2 bunk beds, a large family bathroom complete with freestanding bath, a spacious TV and games area on the second floor, a selection of children’s books, games and DVDs, high chairs and toddler chairs, children’s tableware and cutlery.

For a complete list of family-friendly Villas in Sri Lanka, see our Family Villas page.