If you are looking for an unforgettable and affordable holiday that ticks the boxes for the whole family – the tiny island jewel of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, is the spot.


You will find comfort and relaxation with The Unique Sri Lanka Collection, an exclusive portfolio of privately owned Sri Lankan boutique hotels. These stunning properties are located in scenic and historic destinations in every corner of this tiny island nation.

Experience the Beauty

From epic train rides through terraced tea plantations surrounded by mist-covered mountains, to exploring ancient ruins and fortresses, Sri Lanka offers adventures that will captivate even the trickiest of youngsters and teens. From thrilling wildlife safaris in national parks teeming with elephants and leopards, to serene boat rides along scenic rivers, or surfing off some stunning palm-fringed beaches, there is no shortage of experiences to create lasting family memories.

Indulge in Authentic Cuisine

Sample the flavours of Sri Lanka with its delicious and diverse cuisine. From aromatic rice and curry dishes bursting with local spices, to freshly caught seafood prepared in traditional styles, every meal is a culinary adventure.  Delicious street food sprinkled with cinnamon, coconut, cloves and other locally-grown spices served up by the friendliest locals you will ever meet, will delight.

Unwind in Affordable Luxury

After a day of exploration, unwind in luxurious accommodation that caters to families. Perhaps on or near the coast at the beachfront KK Collection KK Beach or The Villa Bentota or in one or more of the hill country planters’ bungalows operated by Teardrop Hotels – Goatfell, Camellia Hills and Nine Skies. Over at the eco-friendly Water Garden Sigiriya, luxury meets nature, surrounded by lakes and water.

Create Lasting Memories
Sri Lanka is not just a destination. It is an experience that will create lasting memories for your family. Whether you are exploring ancient cities steeped in history, learning traditional crafts from local artisans, or simply relaxing on sun-kissed beaches, every moment in Sri Lanka is filled with wonder and excitement.

Start planning today and let Sri Lanka captivate with its beauty, culture and warmth while you create unforgettable family memories your family will cherish long after you’ve returned home.

Tourist eVisa: All Australians need a visa for Sri Lanka in the form of an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETC) which can be purchased online. Tourist eVisa costs USD50, granting double entry to Sri Lanka and valid for 30 days. There is no charge for children under 12.

Flights: SriLankan Airlines flies direct from Melbourne to Colombo daily and from Sydney to Colombo four times weekly.

Jet Lag: Sydney is 4.5 hours ahead of Sri Lanka so jet lag is minimal.

Top Tip: Even though a small country, different parts of Sri Lanka are best to visit at different times of the year. For heading west, south coast or the hills, go between December and April.

The east coast and north are better from May to November.


Hire a Driver: Average cost is AUD80 – AUD100 per day for a car and driver to take you and your family on your journey from arrival into Sri Lanka, from place to place and return to airport.

About The Unique Sri Lanka Collection


Glenross Living, Kalutara is a haven of tranquility and wellness in Kalutara helping guests achieve optimal well-being by providing customised programs enhancing physical, mental and emotional health. Accommodation is in three stunning suites and seven villas with plunge pools set in a lush estate. Local activities include hiking trails for bird watching, discovering the art of tapping rubber or peeling cinnamon and visiting fascinating Kalutara Temple and Richmond Castle.


KK Collection presents a contemporary design, exceptional cuisine and personalised service at three boutique hotels. Kahanda Kanda, near Galle, features 12 suites and pool villas in a garden setting. The Villa Bentota beachfront hotel in Bentota, offers 14 individually decorated rooms and a wellness spa, within garden surrounds. KK Beach is a 10-bedroom beach hotel overlooking pristine sands near Galle, close to surf beaches, colonial forts and cinnamon plantations.

Teardrop Hotels is a small, stylish selection of hotels championing the island’s rich history, dazzling diversity and warm, open-hearted people. Fusion menus celebrate the country’s abundant variety of fresh local produce. Acclaimed for contemporising centuries-old heritage buildings and vintage tea bungalows-with-views in distinct regions, the boutique portfolio includes Wallawwa, Colombo; Fort Bazaar, Galle Fort; Kumu Beach, Balapitiya; Camellia Hills, Dickoya; Goatfell, Nuwara Eliya; Nine Skies, Ella and Lunuganga, Bentota.


Water Garden Sigiriya is in the heart of the cultural triangle just 6 kilometres away from the Majestic Rock Fortress Sigiriya. Flanked by winding tributaries and veiled by abundant flora, 30 immaculately-appointed villas combine chic, spacious interiors, secret gardens and private plunge pools. The property offers amazing Yoga and meditation experiences with an inhouse Isha yogi and also has a spa with stunning Balinese treatments.

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