Shangri-La Hambantota

At a glance

  • 18-hole golf course
  • Shangri-La’s legendary service
  • CHI, The Spa

Shangri-La Hambantota


Sri Lanka’s first Shangri-La resort brings a slice of Asian-inspired luxury to the island’s south coast.

The breathtaking Shangri-La Hambantota has brought all of the hallmarks of Shangri-La – exemplary service, a modern design, the signature CHI Spa Ayurveda and innovative dining options – to the shores of Sri Lanka. Set in 53 acres, the resort sits on a long stretch of beach and has a wide range of facilities including The Village, an artisan centre where you can browse and buy locally-created arts and crafts. The resort is also one of the first on the island to have its very own golf course, the beautifully-designed Rodney Wright 18-hole course, perfect if you are looking to enjoy a round or two during your holiday. Younger guests are well catered for with the Cool Zone Kids' Club, as well as a wide selection of facilities you can enjoy together as a family such as flying trapeze (with trainer on hand to guide you) and a water park with slides and water features.

There are three restaurants here, including the main restaurant Bojunhala, where you can sample the very best of Sri Lankan cuisine, and Sera which is inspired by the hawker stalls of South East Asia. In this casual venue you can enjoy an interactive experience as street fare dishes are created as you watch. The final venue is the steak house Ulpatha Restaurant & Bar. A snack bar, club house and two bars, including the Gimunhala Lounge Bar, where tapas, shisha and teas are served, complete the drinking and dining options. Alternatively, you can enjoy the dining by design concept which offers tailor-made dining experiences in beautiful settings throughout the resort.

Accommodation ranges from Deluxe Rooms, which overlook the resort’s tropical gardens, and Premier Rooms which have lagoon or ocean views to hugely spacious suites which have a separate lounge/dining room. We love the modern light-filled décor with touches of Sri Lankan design elements throughout – it’s a real mix of Shangri-La’s style and local flavour.

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Key information

On a 53-acre estate on the lesser visited south coast of the island

Airport transfer time: Approx. 3 hours by road from Colombo airport.
Rooms: 274

Good to know

Compulsory New Year's Eve gala dinner, supplement applies.

Accommodation information

274 rooms and suites


• Treat yourself to a range of treatments at CHI, The Spa* • Explore the local area on foot or by bike* • Tee off at the 18-hole golf course and enjoy sea views from a number of the fairways* • Take a short boat ride along the Walawe River and spot local wildlife • Enjoy a scenic hike through unique rock formations and watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean at Godawaya Go on a safari in Yala, Udawalawe, Lunugamvehera or Bundala National Parks* Visit the lesser-known Mulkirigala Rock Temple or the sacred city of Kataragama*.


3 restaurants, snack bar, club house, 2 bars

What's included

Breakfast at Bojunhala.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Bojunhala
Half Board Plus • Breakfast Bojunhala • Dinner at Bojunhala or table d'hote menu dinner at Sera, Ulpatha or Gimanhala • Unlimited selected wine and beer served by the glass during dinner
Full Board • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Bojunhala
Full Board Plus • Breakfast Bojunhala • Lunch and dinner at Bojunhala or table d'hote menu dinner at Sera, Ulpatha or Gimanhala • Unlimited selected wine and beer served by the glass during dinner.

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*Denotes local charge