We will be in Sri Lanka in January with our 3 young children. We want to enjoy 10 days on the coast but are undecided on which beaches. We don't want to move around to much and are keen to enjoy the most child-friendly but also beautiful beaches. We are looking at character villas versus hotels, esp larger ones. We also want to feel like we are in Sri Lanka and not 'anywhere'. The places that keep coming up are Tangalle, Mirissa, Unawatuna and Benota. Which of these are the most suitable and how different are they? i.e. is it worth moving from Mirissa to Unawatuna when they are only 40 minutes drive away? 4 beaches in 10 days seems excessive so I'd like to strip it down to 2.
Thanks so much.