Shangri-La's Hambantota Resort & Spa, Tangalle, Sri Lanka
Overlooking the pristine southern coast of beautiful Sri Lanka, Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa is located along the ancient Spice Route in a city steeped in rich history. Hambantota is known for its natural beauty and wildlife, and allows visitors to explore Asia’s most fascinating nature sanctuaries, including the Yala and Bundala National Parks.
The luxury resort spans 53 hectares, making it the largest resort in Sri Lanka, and boasts 300 spacious rooms, including 21 suites, all surrounded by stunning tropical gardens. It is home to an 18-hole golf course, an expansive spa and an artisan village that celebrates local arts and crafts.
Shangri-La’s signature CHI, The Spa is a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being that features exceptional Chinese and Ayurvedic treatments. A health club, a 30-metre sunset pool and an additional free-form lagoon pool offer recreational opportunities and facilities unparalleled in Sri Lanka.
A wide variety of vibrant dining destinations can be found throughout the resort. Bojunhala serves local food, while the stunning Sera, inspired by the famous hawker stalls of Southeast Asia, provides a variety of comfort foods.
With the natural beauty surrounding the area, a wedding at Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa is the ideal place to tie the knot. In addition to the main ballroom, the resort boasts five conference rooms excellent for conventions and meetings.
Families are given a warm welcome at the resort with a range of services designed especially for them. The Cool Zone Kids Club is open every day and there are plenty of other activities to keep younger guests happy with a 7m high trapeze, a drone flying area, outdoor water park, childrens’ pool and childcare facilities.
Feel reconnected, energised and enjoy the great outdoors. Discover the true spirit of Sri Lanka at Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa.
Location and Transfers
A 4 hour drive from Sri Lanka’s International Airport in Colombo.
All 300 luxury rooms and suites offer magnificent views of either the manicured golf lawns, the sparkling lagoon, beautiful landscaped tropical gardens or the rugged waves of the Indian Ocean.
The furnishings have been carefully curated to complement the surrounding natural beauty and local culture. Indigenous materials and contemporary style are seamlessly mixed to create a beautiful and personal atmosphere.
Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa offers guests a wide variety of dining options to satisfy any craving. Enjoy local Sri Lankan food at Bojunhala and dishes inspired by the famous hawker stalls of Southeast Asia at Sera. In addition, Gimanhala and Ulpatha provide a fine selection of refreshments throughout the day.
While there is no formal dress code, we recommend that ‘resort casual’ attire be worn in our restaurants and bars after 6pm. The climate here is tropical, so to help you plan your holiday wardrobe, our definition of ‘resort casual’ is:
Ladies: Light, flowing dresses or skirts, khakis, linen pants, slacks, dressy tops, nice sandals or wedges (no flip-flops)
Gentlemen: Trousers, khakis, linen pants, casual button-down collared shirts, polo shirts, loafers or boat shoes (no flip-flops or shorts)
Children’s Meal Plan
Up to 2 children of registered hotel guests that are under the age of 12 can enjoy complimentary buffet meals when accompanied by a paying adult. Additional children that are under the age of 12 will receive a 50% discount on the buffet price.
Facilities and Activities
CHI, The Spa, at Shangri-La draws inspiration from the origins of the Shangri-La legend, which describes a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being. Guests can have a private consultation with nutritionists and ayurvedic doctors that will develop a personalized wellness programme just for them.
Located in a secluded area of the resort, CHI, The Spa offers twelve treatment rooms decorated in Shangri-La’s signature CHI style that are complimented by local design elements.
The spa menu includes Chinese and Ayurvedic treatments, a specialty of Sri Lanka, and the therapists use 100% natural spa products.
In traditional Chinese philosophy, “ch’i “, or “qi”, is the universal life force that governs well-being and personal vitality. For good health to be maintained, it is believed that ch’i must flow freely within the body. On the other hand, when ch’i is blocked, disease and illness follow.
Movement is therefore a key element of the signature therapies. Forming the basis of the CHI, The Spa philosophy, body massage, exercise, stretching, hydrotherapy, and moving the mind through relaxation practices and meditation combine to assist the body’s natural renewal process.