Vibe: A contemporary beachfront hotel with just 12 suites, excellent food and superb service; it’s the perfect spot for those who want to get away from it all and not lift a finger.

Setting: On a stretch of secluded palm-fringed sand, 15 minutes from the old colonial town of Galle, with its historic Dutch fort, boutiques and restaurants, and five minutes from the popular surf resort of Hikkaduwa.

Why parents love it: The chic suites have open-air Jacuzzi tubs, the delicious menus encompass several cuisines, and you can lounge by the pool as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean. What’s more, staff go the extra mile to help parents unwind, offering a babysitting service so you can enjoy meals or days out à deux.

Why kids love it: Aditya is a private oasis with beautiful gardens and a sandy beach to explore. Kids will have great fun on boat trips on the nearby Rathgama river, and the chef can prepare tailored meals to suit young tastebuds.

Find out more: i-escape.com

READER OFFER: 7 nights for the price of 5; from £178 per room per night.