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If you've been thinking about a trip with your kids, the culturally-rich destination of Colombo is a good choice. The festivals, sporting events, and art scene are just a few things that make this an attractive family vacation destination. Take to the air and fly into Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.), which is located 18.1 mi (29.1 km) from the city center. Colombo has 66 child-friendly hotels and other accommodations so you'll have a variety of options when you're deciding where you'd like to stay.
Vacationing families have positive things to say about these accommodations:
Ocean Edge Suites & Hotel Colombo: Offers a children's pool, a restaurant, and in-room kitchens. Guests like the breakfast options at this 4-star hotel.
Unique Towers Luxury Boutique Suites - Features free valet parking, laundry facilities, and free WiFi. The comfy beds and central location make this 4-star aparthotel popular with guests.
Casa Colombo Collection Colombo - Hotel Closed - Offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and free babysitting. Guests like the helpful staff at this 5-star hotel.
Galle Face Hotel - Features an outdoor pool, 7 restaurants, and free valet parking. The overall comfort and breakfast options make this 5-star hotel popular with guests.
Hilton Colombo Residence - Offers a children's pool, a kids' club, and a restaurant. Guests like the overall comfort at this 5-star hotel.
You're probably hoping for good weather for your family trip. You can use these tips to decide when to pack up the kids and head to Colombo.
While you and your family are visiting Colombo, you might want to check out some kid-friendly attractions such as Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre and National Art Gallery. Make sure you have lots of time for activities like Sri Lanka National Museum and Sinhalese Sports Club.Colombo is also known for the:
To explore the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at Colombo Fort Station or Wellawatta Railway Station. Colombo might not have very many public transit choices so consider renting a car to explore more.