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June at Talalla retreat

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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 is truly about here, watch the Fishermans come back from there night out at sea or go catch some Lunch from the rocks at Talalla beach point….

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Veska At Talalla Retreat

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We celebrated this year’s biggest Poya day, Veska, in style here at Talalla Retreat with some colourful 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, Laos, Malaysia and Myanmar and in other places all over the world. Sometimes informally called “Buddha’s Birthday”, it actually commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Gautama Buddha in the Theravada or southern tradition.”   (Source: Wiki – Verified)

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May At Talalla Retreat

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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 on the Resort grounds.  

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Welcoming Paper Tiger!

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During the month of May at Talalla Retreat we were delighted to welcome the Papertiger girls for their first official Wellness Retreat! What a blast! They had a great week planned out with some Yoga, Boxilate, Surfing and many other fun activities. Their next retreat is due very soon so make sure to jump on board to secure your spot!  

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Van Cleef & Arpels

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This Month we were very happy to welcome the team from the Dubai office of Van Cleef & Arpels for a Team building retreat. They had an amazing program with surf, yoga, themed parties and karaoke every night. We also had some elephants coming to visit us at the resort and everyone loved it! They had a Boat construction competition and released some sky lanterns to finish their retreat. WHAT A BLAST!   “We had a great time with you in Talalla! It was just an amazing team building!  The 34 participants enjoyed a lot the resort,  the service there…

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April at Talalla Retreat

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We are very happy to welcome our new resident yoga teachers! Sally, Jess and her son Gill. They fit right in with the team at Talalla and the feedback from the Yoga guests has been amazing! They have run their first 2 yoga retreats very successfully and all the participants had a lot of fun during the outings organised: – Visiting to the beautiful rock temple – The high tea in the old Galle Fort – Closing dinner at Jasper house and the coconut beach ceremony. We currently run two Yoga retreats twice a month at Talalla! As well as…

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Week 2 in Sri Lanka by Rebecca Plant

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My second week in Sri Lanka was a bit more hard hitting than the first. We were off to see a dog, Charlie (who has a maggot wound on his head which we had previously treated) and on the way we saw a little girl running around in the road she looked around 4 months. We named her Saffy! Somebody had thrown boiling water all over her back and neck. She was very weak and her back was a mess, we picked her up and took her back to Janey’s (the vet) house. We put her on fluids, gave her…

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Update from Rebecca Plant RVN – Week 1 in Sri Lanka!

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Life has totally changed for me! I’m currently living in a hotel room with a semi open bathroom which allows the sound of the ocean and the jungle noise to be heard all day long! We’re right on the south coast in a place called Talalla, it’s absolutely beautiful. The beach is filled with street dogs playing in the sand and lots of fishing boats. Life is very different to the North East here. For a start the driving is crazy, there are TukTuks and vans all over the road! Not to mention there are no pathways for pedestrians. There…

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Dining Experience in the Wild

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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 upheld throughout the park’s facilities and amenities. Its focus is to promote awareness of the need to preserve and conserve the...
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New Villas, New Views

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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 of Talalla Beach. The ground floor villas feature authentic Sri Lankan furniture, textiles, romantic secluded outdoor shower, and air conditioning,…

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