Tangalle is a national treasure with its emerald palm fringed glistening bays and picturesque coves. This is a slumberous town dotted with serene reminders of the Dutch days of the 18th century and beautiful villas looking out over the shimmering sands of Seenimodera. Located 195 kilometres form the beautiful capital of Colombo and 35km east of Matara, is a pleasant fishing port situated on one of the finest and largest bays in the island, which is protected from the ocean by an enclosing reef. You can arrive at this exquisite destination both by train and bus or hired transport within 4 to 5 hours. Exhibiting fine beaches which are good for swimming and more than reasonable for diving, Tangalle is a popular beach destination on the south coast. It is believed that the name is derived from ran-gala or golden rock, from a legend that tells of a time when a holy man once partook of a meal there, and the rock was turned to gold whilst further research also reveals that it means the “projecting rock”, because long ago the town was protected from the ocean by a long rocky slab that projected into the sea across the mouth of the bay.
Overlooking the pristine southern coast of beautiful Sri Lanka, Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa is located along the ancient Spice Route in a city steeped in rich history. The luxury resort spans 58.8 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, Ayurveda 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 that are 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. Ulpatha doubles as the resort’s Golf Club House and the centre for sporting, social and recreational gatherings. 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, children’s’ pool and childcare facilities.
What we love about Shangri-La Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa
- Indulge in an authentic Ayurveda treatment designed to penetrate and cleanse the entire body and remove deeply embedded toxins while bringing balance to the whole body
- Enjoy delicious local Sri Lankan food at Bojunhala
- Tee off amidst natural beauty -Sri Lanka’s premier 18-hole golf course, set amid a vast coconut palm plantation within the resort, offering spectacular views and distinctive challenges for both casual and seasoned players