Offbeat Video

By Ellie Duncombe 

An urban explorer has toured an abandoned hotel which was destroyed in the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. 

Photographer Colin Hodson, 34, from Portsmouth, Hants, explored the hotel with his girlfriend Tilly while on holiday earlier this month. 

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After the derelict site was recommended to them by a local, the couple drove to the building and started exploring around. 

The resort was in the process of being built when the tsunami struck and since then, due to a dispute between the land and hotel owner, the resort was never finished. 

Colin said: “The hotel had some really interesting features including the rocky cliff face the resort was built next too.

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“They had included some of it inside the complex which made it feel like it would have been a very natural but luxurious place to stay in. 

“The place was huge and the views from the top were absolutely stunning. 

“The only thing that was slightly annoying about the resort was the sound of the bugs in the area as they make a very loud ringing sound.”