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Talalla Surf has a Christmas surprise for you!

November 20, 2017 | Surf

‘Tis the Season: Ready for a Christmas Surf and Yoga Adventure in Sri Lanka? Talalla Surf & Yoga welcomes guests from all over the world and all year round – nearly 1300 guests from over 60 countries over the last 5 years to be precise! – to our week-long Surf & Yoga Retreats which provide people the opportunity to experience something unique whether that is because you’re new to surfing or looking to progress in your surfing skills with our world-class surf coaching…

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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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August 24, 2016 | Did You Know?

Power Living Yoga Retreat   “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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August 16, 2016 | Did You Know?

Not the Ordinary Vacation: Surf & Yoga Retreat in Sri Lanka 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…

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June 17, 2016 | Did You Know?

June at Talalla retreat 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…

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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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Perahera

March 17, 2014 | Did You Know?

Pomp and ceremony live on large in Sri Lanka, and never moreso than in Perahera across the nation. A celebration of Buddhist faith, the annual Kelaniya Duruthu Maha Perahera is held every pre-full moon day of January or ‘Duruthu Poya’ in commemoration of Lord Buddha’s visit to Sri Lanka. The service begins in the temple, but the crowd of hundreds of thousands is here to see the parade. It starts with the whipcrackers – boys as young as 5 cracking…

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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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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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