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Shangri-La Hambantota Resort and Spa

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  • About this holiday

    The Shangri-La Hambantota Resort and Spa is a high-class luxury resort that was opened in June 2016. Spacious and elegantly designed accommodation sits in luxurious tropical gardens; sports and excursions keep guests entertained and stimulated for the duration of their stay; and the famous CHI Spa offers rejuvenating Ayurvedic treatments. Perfectly situated for exploration of the more natural, remote southern coast of Sri Lanka, the Shangri-La is a fantastic addition to any tour of this enchanting island.

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    Holiday prices

    Sample price is per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room.
    From £1,580 for 7 nights.
    The price displayed here is a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

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    Our opinion

    This new addition to Sri Lanka’s portfolio of luxury hotels balances lush, tropical grounds with an exceptionally high standard of luxury accommodation. We would recommend this resort to anyone looking for a romantic or idyllic addition to their touring holiday.

    Hotel description

    In Hambantota on the South Coast of Sri Lanka, the five star Shangri-La Hambantota Resort and Spa is a stunning luxury resort designed to capture the island’s natural beauty and the very best of contemporary style. Opened in June 2016, the hotel’s rooms are modelled around local materials, particularly dark woods, and a variety of rich fabrics, from woven rugs and bed throws to textured headboards. Pale blues complement the colours of the sea views and the soft creams and browns of the furnishings. Large marble bathrooms bring the elegance and luxury of Shangri-La’s signature feature, the CHI Spa, with its Ayurvedic and Chinese treatments, into each room. Some rooms are housed in private villas facing the ocean, though all are only a matter of a few steps from the sea and the sand. Spread across 53 hectares of land, the Shangri-La Hambantota is Sri Lanka’s largest resort; its 300 rooms, however, still allow for great expanses of fragrant and beautiful tropical gardens and an 18-hole golf course. A quaint and charming artisan village celebrates and sells the artistic pieces made by Sri Lanka residents, and allows hotel guests to join in with their creation. Two pools intersperse the gardens: one in the fluid shape of one of the island’s characteristic lagoons, and one ‘sunset pool.’ Hearty, authentic food is served in all of the resort’s restaurants, in equally diverse and romantic locations. The addition of a small water park out the way of the main resort, children’s pool, and Cool Zone Kids Club makes the Shangri-La a fun and exclusive family holiday destination. Idyllic, enchanting, and contemporary, the Shangri-La Hambantota is an excellent destination for couples, families, and friends embarking on a tour of Sri Lanka.


    On the seafront near Hambantota.

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    130 miles

    Closest airport

    Bandaranaike International Airport

    Room types

    300 rooms with air-conditioning, satellite television, pillow menu, telephone, coffee and tea making facilities, minibar, Shangri-La toiletries. Check on booking if your chosen room has a balcony.
    Deluxe Garden Room on ground floor with views of tropical gardens
    Premier Room with views of lagoon, ocean, or golf course
    Premier Ocean Room with ocean views
    Premier Golf Suite in private building with separate living and dining room and golf course views
    Premier Ocean Suite in private building with separate living and dining room and ocean views
    Specialty Suite in private building with maximum space and ocean views
    Janapathi Suite in private building with authentic Sri Lankan design, maximum space, and ocean views

    Hotel facilities and services

    18-hole golf course with Coconut Plantation, Dune Area, and Sapphire Mine, artisan village with shops and classes (pottery and ceramic hut, wood carving hut, weaving hut, and handloom and textiles hut), barbecue facilities, health club, yoga sessions, Aquagym, fitness classes, Ayurvedic and Chinese spa treatments in the CHI Spa, Cool Zone Kids Club, Kids and Teens Club, Jacuzzi, 2 outdoor swimming pools, delicatessen, library, hair and beauty salon, guest parking, postal service, and shopping arcade.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Jogging trails, barefoot bowling, archery, billiards, darts, Petanque, table tennis, beach volleyball, bike rental, hiking.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Hambantota is a location known for its proximity to an abundance of natural wild- and plant-life, particularly due to the Bundala and the Yala National Parks, both of which make excellent day excursions, or later stops on your tour. Hambantota is home to a wide collection of colonial architecture, as well as salt flats, and ancient dagobas (dome-shaped memorial containing relics from a Buddhist saint) and viharas (a temple or monastery). The sacred city of Kataragama is also nearby, destination of many pilgrimage routes.

    Sports nearby


    With the Cool Zone Kids Club, ballooning, air walking, trapeze, drone-flying, kite-making and flying are available. There is also a children’s pool and complimentary buffet food for children under 12 in two of the restaurants.

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