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 which will favour regular and goofy footers alike.

Some of the Australians who came to Sri Lanka to invest in Talalla and helped to build the place a few years ago, discovered an absolute world class surf spot here in Sri Lanka near the southern tip of this beautiful tropical island.
This spot is still an undiscovered and secret place to most surfers who come to Sri Lanka on a surfing holiday.


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 to visit!

Additional Children Charges

Children under 2 stay free of charge. We can provide a babycot with mosquito net.
Children 12 and under extra bed and board charge (see below).
12 years and over, adult price.

Pricing below is to be added to normal DOUBLE room rate.

Price per extra bed (maximum two extra beds)
BB $ 13.00

HB $ 18.00

FB $ 21.00


 excludes 12% VAT, 10% Service charge, 1% Tourism Levy .


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



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.

Two daily yoga sessions in our spacious open air yoga shala.

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 your request.


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 can also book an Air Taxi through Sri Lankan Airlines which runs a convenient service from Colombo’s International Airport and stops in Dickwella, just a few minutes away.



Resort Facilities at Talalla Retreat Sri Lanka

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Our resort facilities are geared towards relaxing your body, stilling your mind and soothing your soul.

The resort restaurant is not only a place to take pleasure in fresh meals but also a spot to hang out in cosy couches enjoying a novel from our library or a drink before lunch or dinner.

The location of the resort is our greatest facility – the surroundings are lush and tranquil, and our beach is truly breathtaking.

In addition to usual hotel facilities we also have a pool, a spa and beauty treatment space and we are home to one of Asia’s largest yoga spaces.