Region: Southeast Asia
11h flight from London
beginner & Intermediate
MELLOW WAVES AND STRESS-FREE FAMILY HOLIDAYS IN TROPICAL PARADISE
Sri Lanka offers the glorious combo of mellow, warm waves, stylish seafront accommodation and an easy, safe destination for families who want a taste of surfing in an exotic location. When you’re not cooling off in the sea, snorkelling with turtles and trimming along perfect little peelers, you can encounter elephants, hop aboard a whale-watching trip and kick-back with a coconut or cocktail by the beach.
- Sandy beaches and expert surf schools
- Mellow, warm waves
- Stylish seafront guesthouses
- Travelling by tuk-tuk
- Family friendly culture
- Snorkelling with turtles and whale watching
- Snake farms and elephant safaris
- Fresh coconuts and finger-licking street food
Family Surfing Holidays in Sri Lanka
LION’S REST – Nr. WELIGAMA
Tropical retreat beside the beach
Make yourself at home in a peaceful oasis overlooking Coconuts reef break. Surf from dusk ‘til dawn, stretch out with yoga on the deck, chill out in the hammocks, take a dip in the pool and tuck into Sri Lankan cuisine…
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SERENE VILLA – HIRIKETIYA
A contemporary self-catering retreat tucked in the jungle
Make yourself at home in a luxury family apartment, hidden footsteps from a paradise horseshoe bay. Ride the mellow beach break and point break, tuck into Sri Lankan cuisine and Buddha Bowls with your toes in the sand, then relax and rejuvenate in a chic apartment with a swimming pool and self-catering facilities.
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SALT HOUSE – Hiriketiya
Boutique rooms and beach apartments
Make yourself at home in a little oasis surrounded by coconut palms, just a few sandy footsteps from the beach. The rooms are chic and minimalist, with beautiful outdoor spaces and alfresco bathrooms where you can shower with the jungle as a backdrop.
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AT EASE BEACH HOTEL – Hikkaduwa
Contemporary beach hotel in surfy Hikkaduwa
Unwind with the sand between your toes and the Indian Ocean on your doorstep. Eat, sleep and play to the echo of the waves, hit the surf or splash in the pool, and relax on a quieter part of the beach yet within easy walking distance to the main break of Hikkaduwa.
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Sri Lanka was a wonderful family surf destination with our 2 year-old. There’s a mix of beginner and intermediate waves within a small stretch of stunning coastline, and the water was so warm and clear that we could hardly keep Arthur out of it. In this beautiful country, nothing is too much trouble – especially when it comes to kids.
Sri Lanka has a great range of family-friendly waves as well as a few more challenging breaks. It’s easy to travel around, with friendly, genuine people and amazing culture, cuisine and nature. It was the perfect destination to give my teenage boy the freedom to surf alone when I was surfed out, whilst also safe enough to leave my 12 year-old watching on the shore if he didn’t want to paddle out.
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