Birds Fly South for the Winter

By Winnie Stubbs, Marketing Intern The beaches of  Southern Sri Lanka are coming to life with surfers in search of the best wave and yogis in search of bliss! Here’s what’s happening this month on this side of Surfer paradise. Waves and bliss galore!  Eco Efforts Last month, we launched an exciting eco project at Talalla Retreat. We are thrilled to partner with Australian company Compost Central, to establish a pioneering gardening compound: the first of its kind in the…

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Power Living Yoga Retreat

August 24, 2016 | Did You Know?

[metaslider id=8444]   “We enjoyed sunrises swims and morning yoga classes in one the beautiful shalas Talalla Retreat as to offer. The staff were very friendly and accommodating to the group needs. The location is picturesque and very clean! They offered a good variety of nourishing food. Overall our time here was replenishing.” – Duncan Peak, Founder at Power Living Australia.…

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Not Your Ordinary Vacation: Surf and Yoga Retreat in Sri Lanka

August 16, 2016 | Did You Know?

[rev_slider alias=”ordinary-vacation”]   Are you looking to do something different on your next holiday? Perhaps beach lounging and reading all day can get a little bit … ‘boring’? Why not consider going on a Surf & Yoga adventure in beautiful south Sri Lanka and replace the ordinary vacation for an active and fulfilling experience with plenty of downtime to relax as well? Talalla is a piece of tropical heaven and we welcome guests from all over the world to our…

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Balance Breaks at Talalla Retreat

August 15, 2016 | Did You Know?

This week at Talalla we had our resident wellness gurus Paper Tiger running one of their signature Balance Breaks. There was lots of Yoga, Pilates, Boxilates and Surfing involved, all of the team were stoked to be up and standing by their second lesson, shakas all round. One of the highlights (other than the amazing Sri Lankan food – hello beetroot curry and sago pudding!) was getting up close and personal with the elephants at Udawalawe National Park. The beautiful…

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Stressed? A Balance Break is what you need right now

August 4, 2016 | Did You Know?

We’re working harder and longer – and time just seems to fly by – how is it mid 2016 already? We’ll wake up tomorrow and it’ll be Christmas again. When we don’t take time out for ourselves, to be present and grateful for what is, anxiety and stress creeps in. Our focus turns to what we don’t have rather than what we do. Life becomes a chore, we feel depressed, unable to shift our mood. It aint pretty. Maybe a…

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The New way to (active) holiday

August 1, 2016 | Did You Know?

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Ah holidays. The word sparks thoughts of cocktails and bar hopping, sun, surf, sightseeing and culture (and hopefully a little romance along the way – even if it’s just with ourselves). In our attempt to regroup from the hectic pace of our daily lives, holidays tend to roll out in one of two ways. There’s the ‘lazy/party’ holiday – the one where we eat and drink ourselves to oblivion and come back feeling a little softer round the…

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10 reasons you need a Wellness Retreat in Sri Lanka

August 1, 2016 | Did You Know?

It’s one of the best investments you can make in yourself. Spending a week working on your physical, mental and emotional health isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but throw in the idyllic paradise of Sri Lanka and it’s hard to imagine coming home anything but fitter, happier and healthier. Here are 10 reasons you need to get to Sri Lanka for a wellness retreat, pronto. Beauty Queen – There’s something about a warm climate, a little sunshine and beauty treatments…

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June at Talalla retreat

June 17, 2016 | Did You Know?

Why not go indulge yourself with one of the many activities Talalla retreat as to offer? Go get lost in Yala national park with some friends and watch the beautiful sunrises from all the pristine and uncrowded beaches the south coast as to offer.       There is nothing like waking up to the gentle sound of the waves crashing and birds chirping on Talalla Beach. Get out of bed and go witness what life is truly about here,…

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Veska At Talalla Retreat

June 2, 2016 | Did You Know?, Resort

We celebrated this year’s biggest Poya day, Veska, in style here at Talalla Retreat with some colorful traditional handmade lanterns giving a warm festive feel to our restaurant. The celebrations in the streets and in the surrounding temples have been quite the sight!    “Vesākha, also known as Buddha Purnima and Buddha Day, is a holiday observed traditionally by Buddhists on different days in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Tibet, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Myanmar …

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May At Talalla Retreat

June 2, 2016 | Resort

Despite the occasional rain and thunderstorm during the evening the weather as been great and as left the resort’s ground greener than ever! May is a great month of the year to come visit the South coast of Sri Lanka. The evening rain make the days fresher to enjoy the various activities and day tours we have to offer. Birds have started migrating back to the South coast and the wildlife is to be seen everywhere on the Resort grounds.…

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