Shangri-La Hambantota Resort & Spa

Ambalantota, Sri Lanka

At a Glance

  • Spread over 145 acres and with unrivalled amenities, the resort is the first of its kind in Sri Lanka

  • A golfer's paradise, the resort offers a challenging 18-hole course and a country club where guests can unwind

  • Close to Yala and Bundala National Parks guests can explore Sri Lanka's infamous wildlife

  • Indulge at the CHI, The Spa with an extensive menu of treatments

  • Dine by Design offers a romantic private dining experience

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From May to August the Yala monsoon brings rain to the island’s southwestern half. The southwest has the highest rainfall – up to 4000mm a year. There is also an inter-monsoonal period in October and November when rain can occur in many parts of the island. Colombo and the low-lying coastal regions have an average temperature of 27°C. The sea stays at around 27°C all year. Climatically speaking, the driest (and best) seasons in Sri Lanka are from December to March for the west and south coasts.

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Insider's View

Make the most of the complimentary golf course! It's a beautiful course which is kept in great condition

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Shangri-La Hambantota Resort & Spa or take a look at our itineraries to South Coast

Description

Shangri-La Hambantota sits on the southern coast of Sri Lanka just 200km from Colombo. Enjoy a round of golf with views overlooking the Indian ocean, relax at Shangri-La's signature CHI spa and explore the coastline.

A destination in itself, Shangri-La Hambantota Resort and Spa is a beach front resort boasting unrivalled views of the rugged coastline, beautifully kept tropical gardens and an array of activities and vibrant dining options.

The resort lies approximately 200 km south of Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo, with the Hambantota region bordering the sacred city of Kataragama and the Udawalawe National Park. Looking out onto the Indian Ocean, watch the wild waves roll in over a cocktail. Reconnect and energise here whilst making use of the wide variety of facilities and activities on offer.

With its emerald green fairways, Shangri-La’s Country Club will exhilarate even the most seasoned golfer with its 18-hole course. There are three parts to the course, the coconut plantation with its lush fairways and challenging bunkers, the dune area and its breathtaking views and the sapphire mine which has lots of water features to challenge even the most skilled golfer.

If golf isn't your thing, the resort has plenty of other activities to keep you entertained. Please note that the beach is not safe for swimming but there are two large pools for guests to enjoy. For something different attend the resort's pottery classes at the Village. Here you will find a mix of art and culture; guests can explore and interact with local sculptors and painters working on intricate pieces with Sri Lankan influences.

As the day draws to a close feast upon a traditional Sri Lankan dinner followed by cultural performances like Angampora - Sri Lanka's indigenous martial art. For couples or guests wanting something more intimate, discover Dine by Design, a unique private dinning experience. Enjoy a bespoke menu made by your personal chef, all situated in a private and romantic spot.

With easy access to the nearby national parks and many other attractions, Shangri-La Hambantota is the perfect base to explore nearby wildlife sanctuaries. Combined with the renowned Shangri-La service, Hambantota brings the unrivalled charm of Sri Lanka to this world class resort.

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Accommodation

All 300 rooms and suites mix contemporary design with local culture. Expect all the comforts of a Shangri-La resort inspired by Habamtota's Sri Lankan location. Each room enjoys views of the Indian Ocean, spacious balconies and terraces and stylish interiors.

Premier Ocean Suite

Each premier suite is a private hideaway with separate lounge and dining rooms covering 96 sqm. The Premier Ocean Suite enjoys a view over the sea and spans 96 sqm

Araliya Suite

With 144 sqm, the Araliya Suite is ideal for people wanting more space.

Janapathi Suite

This Presidential Suite is truly opulent for discerning guests wanting luxury and exceptional views. The suite is 240 sqm and boasts exceptional views overlooking the Indian Ocean

Deluxe Garden Room

Enjoy tropical garden views in this room 48 sqm in size, ideal for a relaxing atmoshphere.

Premier Room

At 48 sqm, choose from views of the Indian Ocean, tranquil lagoon or the 18-hole golf course.

Premier Ocean Room

The same size as the deluxe garden and premier rooms (48 sqm), the premier ocean enjoys a view over the sea

Premier Golf Suite

Each premier suite is a private hideaway with separate lounge and dining rooms covering 96 sqm. The Premier Golf Suite enjoys a view over the golf course and spans 96 sqm

Manel Suite

With 144 sqm, the Manel Suite is ideal for people wanting more space.

Childcare

Established as a family-friendly destination, Shangri-La Hambantota will be home to the Cool Zone, a kids club offering a full program of supervised daily activities. A seven-meter-high trapeze, a drone-flying area and fun sporting tournaments will keep all the family busy and having fun.

Facilities

Shangri-La Hambantota boasts an 18-hole golf course, Health Club, Kids Club as well as The Village where guests can learn from local artisans about traditional arts & crafts through a daily schedule of activities. Bikes can also be rented for exploring the beautiful surrounding area.

Activities

Shangri-La Hambantota has an extensive activity program run by a dedicated guest relations team. Whether you want to learn how to kite-surf, play a round of golf or relax at the CHI spa or with a family movie night, it can all be arranged.

Experiences

  • Afternoon Safari - Yala National Park

    Enjoy an evening safari in Yala National Park. Yala is a must for anyone wanting to spot the elusive leopard, and with over 250sqkm / 96sqm of land to explore, you will likely have some luck in spotting not only leopard, but sloth bear and elephants.

  • Explore the Kapu Ela River by boat & Cycle through Rural Galle

    Enjoy a scenic and immersive tour through the beautiful countryside surrounding Galle. Your journey will take you down the Kapu Ela River by boat and then by bike across the paddies, ending with a traditional Sri Lankan meal and a lesson in hopper making.

  • Hopper Cooking Class at Why House

    The foodie in you will love this hands on cooking class at the beautiful Why House. A delectable Sri Lankan staple, hoppers are iconic in Sri Lanka and are delicious when served with a range of chutneys, sambols and curries.

  • Morning Safari - Yala National Park

    Head into Yala National Park in the early morning to marvel at the range of wildlife, particularly the leopards for which the park is renowned.

  • Visit to Mulkirigala Rock Temples

    Located near Tangalle, the Mulkirigala Rock Temples are home to seven ancient cave temples. Like the iconic Dambulla caves in the Cultural Triangle, here lies a number of reclining Buddha statues and fascinating cave paintings from the Kandyan Kingdom.

  • Weligama - Deep Sea Fishing

    Enjoy some deep sea fishing in the waters of the southern town of Weligama. Perfect for beginners or those more experienced at fishing, let your skipper help you catch some big game fish from sharks and tuna to marlin and swordfish.

Location & directions

Ambalantota, Sri Lanka

Shangri-La Hambantota is located on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The resort is situated 35km from Mattala Rajapaksa and 254km from Colombo International Airport.

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