Sitting right on the pristine white sandy southern coast of Sri Lanka, around 200km from the capital of Colombo, the brand new Shangri La Hambantota is set on the ancient Spice Route, and surrounded by nature sanctuaries including the Yala and Bundala National Parks, salt flats and heritage sites including dogabas and viharas. As well having its own 18-hole golf course and country club, the resort welcomes familes with plenty of fun facilities for children.
The resort’s 300 rooms, including 21 suites, are set in lush tropical gardens, and all have stunning views of the golf lawns, the lagoon, the tropical gardens or the Indian Ocean. All the rooms are furnished and decorated in contemporary style and tones of polished wood, with coir flooring, and crisp white bedlinen and accents of ocean blue to create a restful, calm atmosphere. Ceiling fans, wooden furniture and terraces create comfortable colonial spaces that blend seamlessly with the local natural beauty and culture. All mod cons include complimentary WiFi, a writing desk with elegrant stationery, and international direct dial telephones, coffee and tea making service, mini bar, a pillow menu and stellite and cable television. Sumptuous bathrooms include separate glass-enclosed showers, deep soaking tubs, extra-large towels, bathrobes and slippers and luxurious Shangari-La toiletries. The elegant suites feature state-of-the-art technology, with separate living and dining rooms, fo
Even if you’re not an enthusiast, the 18-hole golf course is the jewel in the Shangri-La’s crown, with beautifully landscaping in a palm plantation overlooking the Indian Ocean., but if golf clubs are not your style there is a a 30-meter sunset pool, and a free-form lagoon pool, a health club, and a spa offering delightful Chinese and Ayurvedic treatments and therapies, as well as an artisan village that showcases local arts and crafts. For younger guests, there’s the Cool Zone Kid’s club, as well as a 7m high trapeze , a drone flying area, outdoor water park, children’s pool and childcare facilities. All that, and the beach is only a few metres away, where you can swim, snorkel, or just sunbathe to your heart’s content. A bit further afield, Hambantota is a town that’s rich in heritage and culture that's fascinating to explore as well as the nature sanctuaries of Yala and Budala National Parks.
Shangri-La Hambantota offers two restaurants, the Bojunhala offering all-day dining with local flavours of Sri Lanka, while Sera offers street-style food stalls of Southeast Asia, for delicious cuisine prepared with aromatic spices and herbs. Ulpatha or Watering Hole is the place to unwind with a drink after golf, while Gimanhala serves freshly made healthy fruit drinks, afternoon tea or cocktails and champagne at sunset.
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