Win a lux­ury trip to the Mal­dives and Sri Lanka

The Daily Telegraph - Travel - - THE TELEGRAPH TRAVEL AWARDS 2017 -

The lux­ury hol­i­day of a life­time, this twin-cen­tre trip will in­cor­po­rate the very best of the In­dian Ocean, cour­tesy of Shangri-La and Desti­nol­ogy. From the rugged south­ern coast­line of Sri Lanka to one of the most ex­clu­sive pri­vate is­land re­sorts in the Mal­dives, this eight-night trip will in­clude lux­ury ac­com­mo­da­tion at Shangri-La’s Ham­ban­tota Golf Re­sort & Spa and Shangri-La’s Villingili Re­sort & Spa plus re­turn busi­ness-class flights with Desti­nol­ogy, the lux­ury travel ex­perts. With a se­lec­tion of sig­na­ture Shangri-La ex­pe­ri­ences in­cluded, such as lunch aboard a lux­ury yacht on the equa­tor and a pri­vate guided sa­fari trip to Udawalawe Na­tional Park, this sen­sa­tional prize will cap­ture the as­tound­ing beauty and di­ver­sity of the In­dian Ocean.

Com­plete The Tele­graph Travel Awards 2017 sur­vey and you could sam­ple the best of the In­dian Ocean from Shangri-La Ho­tels and Re­sorts and Desti­nol­ogy

The prize

This fab­u­lous prize in­cludes two re­turn busi­ness-class flights with Desti­nol­ogy, the lux­ury travel ex­perts, from Lon­don to Colombo, Sri Lanka, then on to the Mal­dives and fi­nally from the Mal­dives back to Lon­don. Four nights for two peo­ple in a Pre­mier Ocean View room at ShangriLa’s Ham­ban­tota Golf Re­sort & Spa is also in­cluded, on a full-board ba­sis. Over­look­ing the pris­tine south­ern coast of beau­ti­ful Sri Lanka and framed by sway­ing king co­conut trees, Shangri-La’s Ham­ban­tota Golf Re­sort & Spa – un­veiled in June 2016 – is lo­cated in a city steeped in rich his­tory and wildlife. The lux­ury re­sort spans 58.8 hectares, mak­ing it the largest in Sri Lanka. It of­fers un­par­al­leled recre­ational fa­cil­i­ties for the whole fam­ily and is home to an 18-hole golf course, an ex­pan­sive spa of­fer­ing ex­cep­tional Ayurveda treat­ments and a unique ar­ti­san vil­lage that cel­e­brates lo­cal arts and crafts. The spa­cious rooms of­fer a pri­vate haven set in stun­ning trop­i­cal gar­dens and in­no­va­tive restau­rants will take you on an ex­tra­or­di­nary culi­nary jour­ney. To en­sure the coun­try comes to life, the prize also in­cludes a spe­cially cu­rated sun­set river­boat sa­fari, a sig­na­ture spa treat­ment at CHI, The Spa, a sa­fari trip to Udawalawe Na­tional Park and a Dine by De­sign ex­pe­ri­ence tai­lored to your pref­er­ences in a pri­vate beach ca­bana.

The win­ners will then en­joy four nights in a Wa­ter Villa at Shangri-La’s Villingili Re­sort & Spa on a full-board ba­sis. Win­ners can re­lax in style at one of the pri­vate vil­las strung along the turquoise shore­line; on this, one of the largest is­lands in the Mal­dives, the lux­ury of space means these vil­las of­fer the per­fect haven in which to es­cape the stresses of ev­ery­day life. Also in­cluded in the stay is a sun­set dol­phin cruise, a sig­na­ture spa treat­ment per per­son at CHI, The Spa, a lunch for two on the equa­tor aboard the ho­tel’s lux­ury yacht, and a stargaz­ing Dine by De­sign ex­pe­ri­ence. Dur­ing their stay the prize win­ners can en­joy an ex­ten­sive range of ac­tiv­i­ties both on land and at sea, such as ex­plor­ing the lus­cious trop­i­cal for­est, play­ing a round at the only

The providers

Desti­nol­ogy (01204 824619; desti­nol­ogy.co.uk), the ex­perts in lux­ury travel, of­fer hol­i­days to the very best ho­tels and re­sorts world­wide, in­clud­ing to each Shangri-La prop­erty. Each hol­i­day is unique and tai­lor-made by a des­ti­na­tion ex­pert, with ev­ery client en­joy­ing the ser­vice of their own per­sonal travel con­sul­tant, from the ini­tial en­quiry through to their re­turn home.

The win­ner will sam­ple lux­ury at Shangri-La’s Villingili Re­sort & Spa in the Mal­dives, above and main, and at Shangri-La’s Ham­ban­tota Golf Re­sort & Spa in Sri Lanka, top

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