News has reached us of a magnificent 300-room beachfront hotel on Sri Lanka's southern coast.
The Shangri-La Hambantota Resort & Spa was opened a few days ago by the President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena.
Framed by swaying king coconut trees, the resort doubles as a quiet retreat or spirited getaway, with some of the world's most captivating wildlife and exotic birds in nearby national parks.
The island nation boasts a colourful heritage, and its southern coast caters to leisurely exploration with historic temples, quaint fishing villages and secluded beaches.
In addition to the guest rooms, there are 21 suites, a spa and a par-70 golf course.
A selection of four restaurants and bars allow guests to experience a culinary adventure without venturing off the property.
Bojunhala has international buffet and Sri Lankan specialities; Sera offers hawker-style stalls featuring flavourful cuisines of Southeast Asia; Ulpatha is home to one of the finest selections of malt whiskies, while Gimanhala prepares fresh drinks after morning yoga, all day refreshments and cocktails by candlelight.
If that sounds appealing, please get in touch and we'll tell you more.