Destination

Hambantota Holidays

Situated on the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka, this small port town has played a key part in Sri Lanka’s history and is becoming increasingly popular with tourists. Its coastline features beautiful golden beaches, luscious untouched jungle, and choppy rockscapes, all of which are great for a long walk to take in your surroundings.

Being less than an hour drive from both Yala and Udawalawe National Parks, this is the ideal base for any nature enthusiast. Because this is a relatively undiscovered area, it means that the setting of your accommodation is just as picturesque as the reserves nearby.

Getting to Hambantota has become easier with the opening of a new airport less than 30 minutes from the town centre, so now you have a choice of flying in after arriving in Colombo, staying after a tour that finishes nearby, or heading down by car from Colombo by car for a scenic journey through some of Sri Lanka’s most striking landscapes. 

Top Tips from our Experts

Tina

Destination Specialist

My favourite hotel in Hambantota is the new Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa. It’s one of the best family hotels I have seen thanks to its range of onsite activities, from an 18-hole golf course to a bungee trapeze!

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