Vibe: An intimate beachside hotel designed by famed Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, with four sorbet-shaded guestrooms.

Setting: Sri Lanka’s beautiful south coast, in an area famous for quiet beaches. You’re just a tuk-tuk ride from the fishing town of Tangalle and three hours’ drive from Colombo International Airport.

Why parents love it: Beyond the pool, at the end of the garden, the Indian Ocean laps the palm-fringed sands of Mahawella Beach. At night, lights twinkle as you dine on deliciously fresh fish plucked straight from the sea.

Why kids love it: Every turn brings a new experience, from tuk-tuk rides to getting up close with turtles at the sanctuary in Rekawa.

Insider tip: The Last House could easily be booked exclusively for a group holiday.

For more info: i-escape.com

READER OFFER: 7 nights for the price of 5 (max 14 nights; not to be used in conjunction with any other offer); from £73 per room per night. Book through i-escape to get a 30-minute head massage per person.