A Retreat into Paradise.

Sri Lanka ➝ Southern Province ➝ Talalla

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Neyestled in the heart of Sri Lankan nature and graced by pristine, white sandy beaches. This beachfront resort, still a hidden gem from mass tourism, offers a retreat into tranquility, complete with a 7-acre property featuring an outdoor freshwater pool, custom-built yoga shalas, a full-service Ayurvedic spa, and a gourmet open-air restaurant.

Talalla Retreat not only provides access to these exceptional facilities but also invites guests to partake in yoga classes, courses, surf coaching, and camps.

They offers elegantly designed rooms that include open-air marble bathrooms, private patios, and stunning views of lush tropical gardens or the Indian Ocean. For those seeking a unique experience, the glamping bamboo huts provide a luxurious connection with nature.

Devastated by the 2004 tsunami during its construction, founder Laurie Rose and friends rallied to rebuild the village of Talalla. This forged a lasting bond between the retreat and the village, leading to the creation of the Talalla Support Group, offering both financial and practical aid to those affected.
Talalla Surf, recognized as the best surf camp in Sri Lanka, is led by experienced coaches welcoming surfers of all levels. Daily surf checks in custom-built surf trucks ensure guests find uncrowded waves suitable for learning and progression.

The retreat offers not only surfing but also surf and yoga retreats, combining the joy of catching waves with rejuvenating yoga sessions.

Committed to responsible and sustainable tourism, Talalla Retreat minimizes its environmental footprint. Nearly 80% of full-time staff are from the local village, and the retreat sources supplies locally, protecting wildlife and vegetation. Solar energy powers hot water systems, and Talalla maintains an organic vegetable garden and composting system.

Accommodation Options:
Sea-View Villas: Ground-floor villas with authentic Sri Lankan furniture, air conditioning, and open-air bathrooms. Enjoy the proximity to Talalla Beach.
Bamboo Huts: Unique glamping huts offering a nature-immersed experience just steps from Talalla Beach.
Ground Floor Deluxe Rooms: Rustic four-poster beds, open-air ensuite bathrooms, and private decking for a more private setting.
Deluxe Rooms: Balconies with views of the Indian Ocean, four-poster beds, and expansive open-air bathrooms.

Dine at Talalla's open-air restaurant, boasting the finest local and seasonal produce. From Sri Lankan delicacies to international favorites, savor vibrant tropical fruits, crisp vegetables, and fresh seafood. The sustainable approach to food emphasizes local sourcing, and much of the resort's herbs and spices are grown organically on-site.

Indulge in a blissful retreat at Talalla's full-service Ayurvedic spa. Choose from a variety of massages and treatments inspired by centuries-old Ayurvedic techniques. From deep tissue massages to Shirodhara treatments, the spa offers a sanctuary to nurture your mind, body, and soul.

Escape to Talalla Retreat, where every moment is a celebration of nature, resilience, and holistic well-being.