Experience our yoga shala’s magic

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Practicing yoga with nature…. Here at Talalla Retreat we are dedicated to our yoga practice. We have two separate outdoor yoga shala’s to maximize our capacity to practice. Both of our yoga pavilions are large spacious open air custom built studio’s , cooled by sea breezes and overlooks lush tropical grounds. The main Yoga Shala is one of the largest yoga spaces in Asia and was created to accommodate classes of up to 45 participants. Our second ‘mini’ shala is used to hold our daily yoga sessions while the main shala is occupied by international retreat groups. Practicing within this outdoor Yoga…

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Weather in Southern Sri Lanka

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The weather averages 27c and only gets chilly in the mountains. In the south where Talalla Retreat is located the temperature rarely rises above 35c. There are two distinct monsoon seasons – in the Northeast, the season runs from is December to March and in the Southwest from May to October. However, whilst the rain is regular and plentiful it only lasts for an hour or so each day so the monsoon is actually quite a pleasant time to be here. The good news is that southern Sri Lanka is enjoyable to visitors all year round. Even monsoon times are…

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Top Surfing Destinations 2010 – Sri Lanka

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For a very long time, the political dispute between the Tamil rebels and the Sri Lankan army made visiting parts of Sri Lanka a risky proposition. But the end of the war in early 2009 has finally enhanced the security situation and opened up new opportunities for visitors and tourists who come to Sri Lanka. The coast line is also getting back into its original beauty after the tsunami in 2004. Meaning right now is the best time to experience a range fun waves in the 3 to 7 feet range, on sandy and reef bottom for beginners and advanced…

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Surfing in Sri Lanka

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The southern tip of Sri Lanka, where Talalla is located, offers a wide range of surf spots suitable to beginners and more advanced surfers alike. We will find you a surf spot that suits your individual level. Wave checks along the southern tip of the coast are performed twice a day (usually early mornings and afternoons). Surf’s up at Talalla.. we invite you to join us in paradise, for the ultimate surf retreat experience.   Surfing retreats at Talalla: Why not enjoy one of our surfing packages at Talalla Retreat? With our fully qualified surf instructors, we offer you an all inclusive package…

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Undiscovered Surf Spot Sri Lanka

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Australian surfers of Talalla have discovered a great big wave surf spot about 15 minutes from the resort. Clearly the wave gets very big and is very powerful, thus for advanced surfers only. The wave is an A-Frame and needs the right conditions; otherwise it is only a big drop with two or three turns. When the conditions are right this wave reaches 6-8 feet plus Australian measurement. In these conditions, up to 8 good turns are possible on this massive wave. We guess its size and the fact that nobody knows about it makes it a rare object for surfers who come on their surf holiday, especially…

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Resort Pool

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The resort’s fresh water swimming pool features at the centre of Talalla’s lush gardens and is conveniently close to the restaurant in the event of a poolside craving. It is 20m long and 9m wide, ideal for lap swimmers or lazy days just floating around.

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Surf Seasons in Sri Lanka

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October through to April on the south and southwest coast – we tend to surf waves to the west of Talalla. We have an excellent beach break that suits all levels and can direct more experienced surfers to a couple of reef breaks. May through to September – the SE swells hit and there is plenty of secret, wind protected beaches and points which are going off during this period. During these months we surf spots to the east of Talalla, lefts, rights, our big wave and a great beach break. Although most surfers visit Sri Lanka for a surfing holiday on the east…

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Surfer Girls

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In April 2011, Jack Phillips decided to host the “Ultimate surf camp”, inviting 8 pro surfer girls to join us here at Talalla and delve into 10 days of exploration and surf coaching amongst southern Sri Lanka’s finest waves. Further, we had talented photojournalist Lucia Griggi come along for the ride and document the entire thing. This our feature story published in the UK’s Cooler Magazine (page, 82). Please see the article below: COME ON GIRLS  We welcome girls of all ages and levels (even if that means “never gotten on a board”) to join us at Talalla Retreat for…

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Invest in Talalla

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  TALALLA RETREAT IS LOOKING FOR AN INVESTOR “A perfect investment opportunity” Talalla retreat is situated on one of the finest and most pristine beaches in the whole of Sri Lanka. If you are looking to join forces with an already established and flourishing business and be a part of this little slice of heaven then please contact us. There is unique and prime opportunity at our doorstep. Talalla wishes to expand. For all inquiries relating to investing in Talalla Retreat please contact Laurie Rose on +94 7790 39515 or email

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