Location: Talalla, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s premier Wellness Retreats focus on holistically improving your physical, mental and emotional health. Providing a range of healthy and fun activities that nurture the mind, body and soul. From pilates and yoga to reiki and surfing. We like to call them BALANCE BREAKS! We take the time to understand what you want out of your holiday so you’re experience is highly personalized. Located on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Talalla is a serene and breathtaking bay that is the ideal setting for a Wellness Retreat. Each morning, a stunning sunrise welcomes you to this pristine paradise and gives way to the tropical sun. The quiet bay comes alive with the warm breeze, the sound of the ocean waves, and the incredible variety of wildlife. The facilities at Talalla Retreat are second to none. Well appointed rooms, excellent food, fresh juices, a large swimming pool, and the sprawling common areas are all yours to enjoy. We also have a very skilled team of massage therapists and a wide variety of indulgent spa treatments. Our yoga hall is equipped with everything you need including mats, blocks, straps, and bolsters.
The Talalla Retreat grounds boast expansive views of tropical gardens and blue waters of Talalla Beach. Relax amoungst feature authentic Sri Lankan furniture, fabrics and air conditioning. All villas have open air bathrooms allowing natural light and providing views of the coconut palms.
food and dining
All meals are included during your stay. You’ll nourish your body at Talalla’s signature restaurant, where only the finest local and seasonal produce is selected to foster the best in wellbeing. Locally sourced, seasonal produce. Gentle to the body, gentle to the environment. Enjoy our special Wellness Menu with smoothies & green bowls
Sip on a king coconut and enjoy the gentle sea breeze as you savour gourmet Talalla flavours in our stunning open-air restaurant pavilion. Vibrant tropical fruit, crisp seasonal fresh vegetables and fresh local seafood feature prominently in our traditional Sri Lankan delicacies and international favourites.
We are proud of our low mileage approach to food, sourcing local ingredients and produce from nearby markets and fishing villages. Much of the resorts herbs and spices are grown organically on the property, while other seasonal ingredients are sourced fresh daily from local markets and fishermen.
Prior to your arrival you’ll have an in-depth pre-consultation with our team, allowing us to design a program that will deliver exactly what you need, be it more movement, more rest, more relaxation, more action or a combination of all. From surfing to yoga, pilates, massages, mediation, cooking classes we have plenty of activities to keep you in touch with your bliss.
- $1,100 - Bungalow (Standard Season)
- $1,400 - Deluxe Villa (Standard Season)
- $1,600 - Bamboo Beach Hut (Standard Season)
- $1,600 - Sea View Villa (with or without AC - Standard Season)
Talalla is located on the southern tip of Sri Lanka near the city of Matara. It is well connected with public transport from all parts of Sri Lanka.
From the airport:
Van Pick-up (3 hours): With prior arrangement, we can pick you up upon your arrival at the airport 24 hours a day. Our driver will be ready with a sign reading your name – Talalla Retreat. We can fit up to 6 persons in the van. Fewer if you are carrying surfboards.
Taxi or Other Drivers (Average 4 Hours): Taxis are available at the airport. Some will be willing to take you to the south coast – others will hesitate. Make sure you say Matara/Gandara as a destination point so that they know where they are heading and ensure they know exactly where Talalla is. if you take a private driver from the transport stands in the arrival terminal, make sure that you bargain to ensure that you get the best deal. A reasonable price is US$ 130 (16000 RPS) one way.
Train (Average 7 Hours): Sri Lanka is well known for itʼs beautiful train rides through the local villages and coastal towns. This is one of the longer options and will involve a Tuk-Tuk or taxi ride to the closest station. But it would be well worth your time if you are after a bit of an adventure and would like to experience some of the local culture first hand.
Bus (Average 6-10 Hours) This option would suit people traveling on a budget, not for the faint hearted! The chaos on the roads of Sri Lanka can be a bit overwhelming at first but if you are into adventure then this can be a wild experience! There are buses that utilize the newly established highway from Colombo to Matara and a local bus can be taken form Matara to Talalla.
Cinnamon Air Sea Plane (1 Hour Flight) How fancy, right? Yes… Sea planes can be rented to fly from Colombo to a destination about 45 minutes from Talalla, Just make sure you have your camera with you because the Sri Lankan coast scenery will be mind blowing!
Terms and Conditions
Excludes travel insurance, airport transfer and flights. All tickets are for 6 days and 7 nights. You must select a start date from one of the following options: January 14 – 20, January 21 – 27, February 11 – 17, February 18 – 24, March 25 – 31, April 15 – 21, April 22 – 28, May 13 – 19, May 20 – 26, June 17 – 23, June 24 – 30, July 15 – 21, July 22 - 28, August 19 – 25, August 26 - Sep 1st, September 16 – 22, September 23 – 29, October 14 - 20, October 21 – 27, November 18 – 24, November 25 - Dec 1, December 2- 8, December 9 – 15
|accommodations||6 days + 7 nights in either of our Sea and Garden View Deluxe Rooms, Bamboo Huts, Bungalows,|
|yoga||One morning and one evening class (90 min each)|
|meals||Full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner|
|taxes||All taxes are included|
|gift bag||Welcome bag and tank|
|workshops||Private 1:1 postural and emotional health consults. Guided group meditations and writing exercises|
|fitness classes||Pilates, Boxilates, Yoga + Surfing|
|group excursion||1/2 day Safari or Local Village Bike Ride|