There is nothing kids love more than splashing in the water, from rain puddles to the ocean and everything in between. It is important for children to learn to swim at a young age, as this life saving skill can become vital necessity in an emergency situation. Open bodies of water like swimming pools, as much fun as they provide, can easily turn dangerous for small children if left unsupervised.

Are you holidaying in Sri Lanka with kids who cannot be kept away from the water? If so, be prepared, the tropical heat even drives the locals to look for ways to cool off. All resorts have pools and most that are by the sea also have access to the beach. Negombo’s Jetwing Lagoon has two of the most noteworthy pools in the area. A hundred meter long pool takes pride of place at the center of the hotel, while a second beachside pool comes with a bar and direct beach access. The task of keeping children out of trouble while they have fun at the pool can be quite stressful. Constant supervision is required. So how can parents with small kids stop their family vacation from feeling like a business trip? Well a Sri Lanka spa hotel is the answer. Check out the spa facilities and book ahead. Most hotel spas offer comprehensive menus and have Ayurveda massage options that utilise traditional techniques and herbal oils.

These days’ children get less exercise, eat unhealthy food and spend more hours indoors than ever before. Getting them to take up an activity like swimming, apart from being a handy skill, also has health benefits. It is a relaxing form of exercise which helps to strengthen muscles with no impact on joints. Swimming has also been recommended for patients with asthma and other similar respiratory problems.

Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.