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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Surf Breaks for Beginners and Advanced Surfers

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Sri Lankas southern coast line naturally offers all different kind of waves. Beginners can enjoy their first surf lessons at beautiful sanded beaches catching the white wash near the shore. Advanced surfers will also enjoy waves breaking on sand as they increase in size. Some of the more advanced surfers might want to challenge themselves at some of the reef spots that can be found here on southern tip of Sri Lanka. During the main surfing season predominantly groundswells from the SW will hit the shores of Sri Lankas southern coastline. This direction of swell causes waves to break to the left and to the right…

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Kids at Talalla

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Talalla Retreat is a fantastic family holiday destination – 20m swimming pool, unspoiled beach, abundant wildlife and wide open grounds make a perfect family playground. However, as much as we love the sound of children playing in the pool and marveling at the monkeys, we cannot accommodate families with children under the age of 10 years during the busy months of December and January. Talalla Retreat is a retreat destination and yoga centre and during these busy months the little ones can be too disruptive. From February to November, families with young children are very welcome and we would love you…

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Discover Sri Lanka

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Marco Polo’s impression of Sri Lanka was that “this is the finest island in all the world” No matter what your taste or desire from a holiday destination it is very likely that you will find it in Sri Lanka. There are temples, jungles, beaches, wild animals, ancient ruins, mystics, cures, mountains, lakes and waterfalls. For the complete run down on this fabulous island nation please visit the Sri Lankan Tourist Board web site at or of course you can check out Lonely Planet  

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Activities at and Around Talalla Retreat Sri Lanka

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For those who would like to balance relaxation with physical activity, the Sri Lankan resort offers plenty of options to do so. Yoga Two daily yoga sessions in our spacious open air yoga shala. Surfing Check the surf with our surf coach to find the best break in the area. Half Day and Full Day Tours Please let us know about your requirements at least one day earlier. We arrange various tours to temples, Yala, Bundala, Sinharaja and Uda Walawe National Parks, whale watching, Koggala Lake and tea plantation tours. Boat Trips Boat trips to Dondra light house & return are available on…

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How to find Talalla Retreat

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Resort Location Talalla Retreat is a beach resort located on the southern tip of Sri Lanka between Matara and Tangalla. The distance from Colombo is about 180km. Currently, most flights into Sri Lanka land at Colombo airport, one hour north of Colombo city. You may choose to drive directly to the resort (approx 4 hours) from the airport or spend a night in Colombo. Fly Dubai and Sri Lankan Airlines are flying to the newly opened Rajapaksa International Airport, near Hambantota (approx 2 hours to Talalla). We can help assist with transport arrangements, just let us know what is required upon booking. You…

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