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Guests of Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort and Spa can take the opportunity to fulfil their travel goals for 2017 through a series of adventure tours and experiences. Including several bucket-list experiences within Sri Lanka’s rugged Southern coast, the island’s region-to-watch, it’s an ideal base from which to explore. Influenced by the importance of meaningful travel experiences as an integral component for today’s luxury traveller, Shangri-La has carefully curated this selection of tours with their guest in mind.

Located on the ancient Spice Route, hugging the Indian Ocean coastline, the hotel is perfectly positioned to offer unrivalled access to some of the country’s finest nature and wildlife reserves; Yala, Bundalaand Udawalawe National Parks; the surfers’ paradise at Arugam Bay and whale-watching in Mirissa. The hotel is also home to a unique Artisan Village which, in the absence of local retail, allows guests to familiarise themselves with the work of some of the region’s most innovative and talented artists and craftsmen, through a one-of-a-kind cultural platform.

For younger thrill-seekers wishing to continue their adventure quest, Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort  and Spa offers a Cool Zone with a wide range of exhilarating experiences to satisfy any high-energy explorer. With highlights including a 7m-high trapeze, a drone-flying area and an outdoor water park, budding adventure travellers will be in their element both at ‘home’, and away from the trails.

Set beside the Indian Ocean and framed by swaying king coconut trees, Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort and Spa is located on Sri Lanka’s ancient Spice Route, along the island’s lush, unspoiled Southern coastline. With 145 acres of tropical gardens, there is ample space at this striking new property for guests to unwind within the spectacular surroundings.