A rare island treasure hidden on the island’s untouched southern tip, Sri Lanka’s chic new boutique hotel, Talalla Retreat, has been designed as a private world of barefoot luxury. Yoga retreats soothe the spirit, surf retreats ride the waves and wellness retreats put you completely at ease.
A rare island treasure hidden on the island’s untouched southern tip, Sri Lanka’s chic new boutique hotel, Talalla Retreat, has been designed as a private world of barefoot luxury.
Yoga: Custom-built yoga pavilions, coupled with quality props and expert instructors guide you through gentle asana, cleansing pranayama and quietening meditation at both monthly retreats and drop-in classes, Teachers are supportive and real.
Surf: Surf camps start weekly, and include highly trained and friendly instruction from our team of trainers. Whatever your skill level, beginners and more advanced surfers are all welcome.
Wellness: Commencing May 2014, Talalla is delighted to invite you to our 7 day Health and Wellness Retreats. Offering a tailored combination of yoga, physio, movement therapies and massage, these bespoke retreats have been created to treat body, mind and soul.
Talalla is also delighted to welcome groups from across the globe, with their own private instructor and schedule.
Nestled metres from exquisite Talalla Beach, villa style rooms are elegantly appointed with open-sky marble bathrooms, private patios and lush views. Enjoy the open-air restaurant, sparkling freshwater pool and signature spa treatments.
Surroundings & ActivitiesLocated only 25 metres, with direct beach access to the soft sands and crystal waters, Talalla is perfect for beach lovers. Watch local fisherman haul in their catch every morning, buoyed by their traditional boats. Nearby, elephants live in Buddhist temples, perfect for worship or silent contemplation. A short distance away, the famous Galle Fort awaits to be explored, with other day trips available to tea plantations and the famous Uwa Walala National Park.
- Airport Transfer
Gear & supplies
Yoga retreats offer mats, blocks, cushions, straps, bricks and two pavillions - one fitting up to 20 and one fitting up to 40. No extra charge.
Surfing retreats offer board, rashvests, wetsuits.
Total number of rooms: 32
Architect designed standard rooms have been created to work with and reflect nature, with two walls open to the sea breeze. Rooms offer double or twin bed configuration with romatic mosquito net and ceiling fan. From your sitting area on your balcony or patio, you can oversee the jungle canopy or lush gardens with pool. Your bathroom is open to the sky, allowing you to watch monkeys frolic in the palms as they sway softly in the breeze. All standard rooms contain ensuite bathroom with shower, toilet and sink, as well as all toiletries.
Newly launched budget accommodation options include "Big House" rooms with private ensuite, and bungalow rooms with shared bathroom. A single dorm, to welcome 6 guests, is also available.
Food types available:
- Vegetarian with fish
- Traditional (non vegetarian)
A number of fruits, vegetable and herbs are grown onsite, guaranteeing the highest standards of organic produce. Fresh juices are available on request, and famous lassi a house specialty. Food can be tailored to your groups needs.
Can a retreat leader bring a personal chef? No
Closest city with major airport that attendees would fly into: Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport
Travel time to closest airport: 90 mins
Transportation from airport to venue: Most guests join us on arrival to Colombo Airport. We suggest a 4 hour road transfer to get to Talalla Retreat. For those in less of a rush, catch a taxi from Colombo Airport to Maradana station then join a train to Matara (approx 4 hours). On arrival to Matara, get a taxi or tuk tuk to Talalla - approx 20 minutes or 500 rupees.
For teachers leading a group retreat
Deposit to reserve the venue: Yes. Deposit depends on the number in the group.
Price range per day per attendee (for a group retreat)
Price Description & Conditions
Each group quote is provided based on their individual circumstances. Please email us for a quote.
Each group cancellation policy is based on their individual circumstnces.