For a great combination of sun, surf, wellness and yoga, the Talalla Retreat welcomes travellers to the deep south of Sri Lanka offering peace and tranquillity which is ideal for a memorable stay. A boutique hotel where you can enjoy breathtaking sunsets and sunrises along with direct beach access as and when you please, guests are also provided with comfortable and well equipped rooms, a signature restaurant and also a myriad of retreats including yoga, wellness and surfing. You can simply indulge in any of the recreational facilities and enjoy the perfect beach holiday that you've always wanted.
Located a few kilometres East of Dondra which is the southernmost tip of Sri Lanka, the Talalla Retreat is nestled along the beautiful southern beach stretch of Talalla. There are air taxi services that run from Colombo to Dickwella which is about a half an hour drive from Talalla. The Southern railway line currently terminates in Matara while you can easily get a ticket from Colombo Fort or Maradana and enjoy a picturesque train journey along the coast. You will have to get a taxi or tuk tuk to Talalla or arrange transport through the hotel.
A range of Deluxe Villa rooms and Big House Studio Rooms are up for grabs when holidaying at the Talalla Retreat. The guestrooms are spacious and cool while they boast the open walled concept allowing winds from the ocean to blow your worries away. The rooms are spread across the first floor and the ground floor while they include comfortable double or twin beds, open sky bathrooms with jungle canopies. Other features include pool or garden views, sofa and coffee table, private safe, ceiling fan, mosquito nets, complimentary toiletries etc.
The Talalla Retreat consists of a signature restaurant where guests are able to enjoy some of the finest seasonal produce the country has to offer. The menu ranges from an extensive range of tropical fruits, homemade jams, buffalo curd, fine cut oats for breakfast while lunch can be a la carte with a selection of local and international favourites. Dinner is always a colourful affair with fresh seafood dishes and International specialties along with fresh local produce transforming the restaurant in to a culinary feast. The evenings are delightful with a full bar where you can enjoy cocktails and local alcoholic beverages as well. Special occasions are celebrated with mouth-watering buffet spreads.
For recreation, the Talalla Retreat consists of a spa where you can experience modern treatments which have been inspired by century's old Ayurvedic therapies. Talalla signature massages include full body massage, chakra balancing deep tissue massage, foot reflexology, aromatherapy, Swedish massage, Ayurvedic massage, Shirodhara etc. You can also enjoy various beauty treatments, wraps, scrubs as well as Signature pamper packages. Talalla Retreat is also a fine location to enjoy Yoga which consists of seven days of daily morning meditation and a series of yogic exercises. There is a resident yoga instructor that can help you with instructions. For adventurous guests, the retreat provides you with Surf Camp packages at some of the best surf points in Southern Sri Lanka.
Other facilities at Talalla Retreat include a 20 meter swimming pool, direct beach access, laundry, ironing, traditional Sri Lankan weddings, babysitting, conference and meeting facilities along with transfer arrangements and day trips.
Excursions to a number of interesting places can be organized by a vehicle or a tuk tuk. Some of the most interesting and recommended tours include a Blue Whale Excursion from Dondra, the Dondra Lighthouse which is the highest lighthouse in Southern Asia, a boat trip to the Lighthouse, the Dondra devalaya, the Handunugoda Tea Plantations, the Mulkirigala Rock Temple, the Blow Hole in Mawella, the Polhena Beach and the Weherahena Viharaya. For the more adventurous traveller, the Udawalawe National Park, the Yala National Park and the Bundala National Park can be reached within 2 - 3 hours.