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Category: Resort, Sri Lanka, Surfing, Wellness, Yoga

February 5, 2018 | Resort, Sri Lanka, Surfing, Wellness, Yoga

February at Talalla Retreat The sun is shining brightly as always over Talalla beach and we have plenty going on at Talalla Retreat this February. Whether you’re seeking to get out there to develop your board skills on the waves, work on your wellbeing or focus on your inner balance through your yoga practice, we’ll look after you this month. Retreats 4th Feb – 9th Feb: Yoga Retreat, Yoga Recharge & Renew 4th Feb – 10th Feb: Surf Retreat Level…

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Sky View,Talalla Retreat, Sri Lanka

January 30, 2018 | Resort, Sri Lanka, Surfing, Wellness, Yoga

WORTH A LOOK: Talalla is the Next Big Thing From the editors of Lonely Planet Pssst…! Want a tip off on the next big name on the Sri Lankan beach scene? If Unawatuna is too hectic for you, Mirissa past it’s best, and Tangalla just so yesterday, then may we suggest Talalla? Just a few short kilometers east of Dondra and squirreled away down muddy dirt tracks, this is one of those near-pristine beaches that really do define all tropical…

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January 28, 2018 | Resort, Sri Lanka, Wellness, Yoga

February Retreat: Nutrition, Yoga, and Wellness Next month, we are partnering with our friends at The Wave and The Wellness Therapy to host a special nutrition, yoga, and wellness retreat for seven days here at Talalla. The retreat will restore energy, balance, and harmony while offering you a totally stress-free, unforgettable life experience. Read below for an update from Lally and Claudia about what the retreat offers. To sign up, click the links at the bottom of this post. THE

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December 18, 2017 | Sri Lanka

What to do on Christmas Day in Sri Lanka BY WINNIE STUBBS, MARKETING INTERN For many of us, the Christmas season means mugs of mulled wine by roaring fires and short, dark days sheltering from bleak, hostile weather. In Southern Sri Lanka, the season takes on a whole different look: think long, hazy days spent dozing under the palm trees, sunset cocktails and another excuse for beach parties ’till dawn. If you’re lucky enough to be spending Christmas in Sri…

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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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Dining Experience in the Wild

November 4, 2015 | Sri Lanka

[one_whole] Think five-star personal service, sharing delicious cuisine and imported wines amid gratifying views of national park, however, remove artificial structures of a regular resort and you have ‘glamping’ at the Big Game Camp. Situated on the boundary of nature reserves and the Udawalawe National Park, this establishment offers semi-permanent tented safari camps together with an expert naturalist guide, where viewing a Sri Lankan Elephant is guaranteed. Big Game Camp prides itself on being Eco and environmentally conscious which is…

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June 26, 2014 | Sri Lanka, Surfing

When is the best surf in Sri Lanka? SEE FULL ALBUM We always get asked, “When is the best surf in Sri Lanka?” A common misconception is that there is no surf on the south coast during the April to October months. Here at Talalla Surf Camp, we know the truth! We have perfect waves for beginners and intermediate surfers – + without the crowds ALL YEAR ROUND. How lucky are we! This week a big swell ran through the…

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Monkey Magic

March 17, 2014 | Sri Lanka

Dangling from the trees, or watching as you shower, toque macaques live only in Sri Lanka and wander wild through the jungle surrounding Talalla Retreat. Every year in the spring, babies emerge and cling to the belly of their monkey mama – the best type of shuttle, and with instant food! Naturally flexible, they are Sri Lanka’s tiny yogi’s – bending and jumping through the canopy. Seemingly flying, they’ve spent their whole lives searching the trees for the most delicious…

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Royal Kandy

March 17, 2014 | Sri Lanka

Resplendent in red and white costume that is centuries old, Kandyan dance is an important part of the culture of the ancient kingdom. Originally aligned to the Temple of the Tooth, the dance’s origins lie in an exorcism ritual originally performed by Indian Shamans. According to legend, the Indian shamans came to the island upon the request of a king who was suffering from a mysterious illness. The king was said to be suffering from a recurring dream in which…

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