Beach Resort

Open Air Luxury at its Finest


Some places we do not merely visit,
we become a part of
Places that touch your spirit,
and replenish your soul
Where time fades,
and your only schedule is the turning of the tides


Welcome to an undiscovered Beach Resort Sri Lanka paradise. Welcome to Talalla. Talalla Retreat is a boutique hotel, offering barefoot rustic charm on the Southern Beaches of Sri Lanka. The retreat sits just meters from Talalla Beach, an undiscovered cove of crystal clear turquoise water, spotless golden sand and mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets.
Of all the resorts in Sri Lanka, Talalla offers its guests a level of elegant simplicity just meters from the lapping waters of a secluded cove. Here, time is measured in moments of serenity and pleasure. It is a place to get away from it all and to absorb the unsurpassed natural beauty of Sri Lanka.





The Grounds

A jungle paradise, Talalla is built low rise, and set into lush gardens, resplendent with tropical flora. Monkeys play in the coconut palms as they sway softly in the breeze. Monitor lizards roam freely as they have since the days of the dinosaurs. Squirrels twitter as they dart through the grass. And at night, fireflies light-up the surrounds, guiding you lightly to your villa….

Low-rise, Talalla was built with nature in mind. Mud bricks and bamboo blinds blend in seamlessly with the gardens, creating an atmosphere at one with the environment.


The Facilities

Relax in our 20 meter freshwater pool, perfect for laps or just bouncing around. Swing in a hammock or lounge on a sun-chair. Even take a book from the library. By evening indulge in a cocktail at the bar, or lounge on the sofa nearby.



How to get to Talalla?

Airport Transfers

We offer an airport pickup and drop off service for our guests from both Colombo and Matalla Airports.

From Colombo Airport, the journey takes around 3 hours.

Pickup with name board from Colombo airport – US$125

Drop off to Colombo airport – US$115

From Matalla Airport, the journey takes around 2 hours.

Pick up with name board from Matalla airport – LKR9000

Drop off to Matalla airport – LKR9000

Please advise at the time of booking if you would like an airport pickup.


Talalla can be easily accessed by train. From Colombo Airport, get a taxi to Maradana Station. Buy a ticket for Matara Station. On arrival to Matara, get a taxi or tuk tuk to Talalla. The cost of the taxi should be 500 rupees.

You can check train times using the official Sri Lanka Railways website, but please double-check train times locally


Talalla can be easily access by buses from Matara or Tangalle. Simply ask the driver to drop you off at the 170km marking, where you’ll see the giant Talalla sign. It’s a 10 minute walk from the main road to us here at Talalla.

Driving with/without driver

Driving to Talalla is easy. From the Galle Road (the A2), simply turn off at the 170km marker – you’ll know you’re in the right place when you see the colored boat nearby, and the giant Talalla billboard. You’ll be on a dirt track for around 200 meters, then turn right. Continue for about 300 meters until you see the small decorated Bodhi tree and temple. Turn left at that spot! Go down the hill, around 200 meters and you’ll see the giant white walls of Talalla on your right.

Talalla offers parking as well as 6 driver beds. Please note that driver beds cannot be booked and are therefore subject to availability at the time of arrival. Driver meals and drinks are not provided.

Air Taxi

An Air Taxi runs a convenient service from Colombo – close to the International Airport and stops in Dikwella, less than half an hour from Talalla. Please contact Sri Lankan Airlines directly to make an online booking.



Children at Talalla

Talalla Retreat is a “retreat” destination, and cannot accommodate children under 10 years of age during the busy season of 1 December – 31 January.

Families with young children are very welcome to visit Talalla Retreat during the months of February – November.

We ask all guests to respect this policy in the best interests and expectations of all guests visiting Talalla Retreat.

Children can only be accommodated in ground floor rooms for safety purposes. Please note that our pool is not fenced, and beach does not have lifeguard service.


Christmas and New Years Eve at Talalla

Early bookings for the Christmas and New Year period are advised.

At Talalla we celebrate the evenings of Christmas Day (December 25th) and New Year’s Eve (December 31st) with our guests offering, a sumptuous seafood BBQ buffet of western and Sri Lankan foods, fireworks and live entertainment including traditional Sri Lankan dancing, to celebrate and dance the nights away.

Christmas and New Year’s Eve reservations will carry a mandatory and non-negotiable surcharge for all guests. Adults: US$50 pp Children: US$35 pp.



At your home away from home, all the elements essential to a completely relaxing experience await.

At the hotel

  • Direct beach access
  • Spa, massage, beauty, therapies
  • Surfing lessons & surf hire
  • Two yoga pavilions
  • Yoga retreats & daily classes
  • Health and wellness retreats
  • Telephone
  • Free wireless internet
  • 20m swimming pool
  • Gourmet restaurant
  • Laundry & ironing
  • Traditional Sri Lankan weddings
  • Bespoke private dining
  • Reception open 0700 – 2200
  • Baby-sitting
  • Conference & meeting Facilities
  • Transport and transfer arrangements
  • Day trips that include local attractions, towns and wildlife.  These trips are detailed on our website and can be arranged from Talalla.

In the rooms

  • Balcony or patio
  • Double or twin bed configuration
  • Garden or pool view
  • Ceiling fans
  • Open-air rooms
  • Room service available
  • Sky-view bathroom with solar hot water
  • Writing Desk
  • Lounge area with sofa and table
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Mosquito net

Near Talalla

  • Banks
  • Medical facilities
  • Shops
  • Travel agents
  • Vehicle hire

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