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December 12, 2017 | Resort

Roshan’s Recipes- Coconut Sambol When we’re not drinking coconut water fresh from the coconut or lying in the shade of coconut trees, we’re eating Coconut Sambol. A breakfast favourite here at Talalla, this dish is a flavour and protein-packed alternative to rice: naturally sweet, perfectly spicy and with a fresh lime edge. Ingredients & Method • 5 cups of grated young coconut. You can take dried/desiccated coconut and add water to soak for a half hour, then remove water by…

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Cooking Lessons

December 7, 2017 | Resort

Meet The Team – Roshan, Head Chef By Winnie Stubbs, Marketing Intern Yesterday, our Wellness Retreat guests took part in an afternoon cooking class with Talalla’s Head Chef- the man behind those beautiful breakfasts and mind-blowing curries. We had a quick chat with Roshan about his background and foodie favourites. What was your favourite food when you were growing up? I’ve always loved curries. When I was growing up it was probably a potato curry with spinach– like an Indian…

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December 6, 2017 | Resort, Wellness

Vacancy in Paradise- Wellness Facilitator Do you live and breathe pilates, yoga, nutrition and self development and are you ready to live parttime in a tropical paradise?  Then you might be the one we’re looking for! Talalla Wellness is seeking a motivated and experienced Wellness Facilitator to join our team and run retreats in the beautiful south Sri Lanka starting in January 2018.  Who are you?  • Highly Organised  • A People Person • Impeccable at Communication and Client Service…

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Eco Friendly Hotel

November 13, 2017 | Resort, Sri Lanka

Talalla Retreat hosts pioneering eco project By Laurie Rose- Founder & Director In my home town of Byron Bay, Australia, a company- Compost Central– inspired me to revitalise Talalla Retreat’s compost system; saving the planet and educating the community in the process. The partnership with Compost Central sees us furthering our commitment to sustainability, by piloting a scheme which is likely to appear in hotels and resorts across the world as sustainability becomes a more pressing concern on the world…

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Birds Fly South for the Winter By Winnie Stubbs, Marketing Intern As the beaches of  Southern Sri Lanka come to life with surfers in search of the best wave and yogis in search of a soul-enhancing ocean-view practice, we share our news from this corner of paradise. 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…

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Delicious Dhal Curry

January 16, 2017 | Resort, Wellness

Roshan’s Recipes- Sri Lankan Dhal Want a new twist on your favorite lentil dish? Try our tropical Sri-Lanan take on this dhal dish. Our version is thick and creamy with a subtle kick of chilli. Traditionally served at breakfast with Coconut Sambol and delicious any time of the day. Ingredients & Method • Coconut oil for pan • 3-4 curry leaves • Cardamom x 6 pieces • Cinnamon stick (crushed) • 1⁄2t fennel seeds • 1⁄2t mustard seeds • 1t…

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June 2, 2016 | Did You Know?, Resort

Vesak At Talalla Retreat 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, …

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June 2, 2016 | Resort

May At Talalla Retreat 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…

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New Villas, New Views

October 27, 2015 | Resort

I hear waves crashing, I smell ocean sea spray, I can see the ocean….I stayed in the Ocean View Villas. Talalla Retreat attracts peaceful-minded, surf-seeking, spiritual, travel-addicted crowds. The ‘trenders’ travel from far and wide in pursuit of temple quiet spa, prepped for holistic massages and a serene 20 meter pool… all in a sleek minimalist package. Nestled on the foreshore of the Talalla Retreat grounds are our newest accommodation villas boasting expansive views of tropical gardens and blue waters…

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You must be coco-nuts!

March 17, 2014 | Resort

Climbing a 50 metre palm with only a little coconut fibre strapped around your ankles might not be everyone’s cup of (Ceylon) tea. But here at Talalla Retreat, it’s a weekly occurrence to keep our grounds in tip top condition. Nishantha is a lifetime coconut plucker  – or “poll kadanawa” in the local Sinhala – who’s been doing this for over 20 years. He scales the grand heights fearlessly and with the elegance of a cat, to keep our guests…

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