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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 colorful 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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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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You must be coco-nuts!

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Climbing a 50 metre palm with only a little coconut fibre strapped around your ankles might not be everyone’s cup of (Ceylon) tea. But here at Talalla Retreat, it’s a weekly occurrence to keep our grounds in tip top condition. Nishantha is a lifetime coconut plucker  – or “poll kadanawa” in the local Sinhala – who’s been doing this for over 20 years. He scales the grand heights fearlessly and with the elegance of a cat, to keep our guests safe from falling young coconut and dead palm fronds. You might be lucky enough to watch him when you’re here!…

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An unusual visitor

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Our local Lassetter pops in for a visit to Talalla Retreat to attend a wedding ceremony. Although technically this Elephas maximus maximus can weight up to 5500kg, she walks with grace through our grounds, stopping now and again for a nibble. Lassetter lives at the Dondra temple, the celebrity of the local Perahera parade. An important cultural symbiosis has continued to exist between the elephant and humans for over two thousand years – no religious procession is complete without its retinue of elephants, and many large Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka still have their own elephants. Lassetter has walked here...
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Budget Travellers at Talalla

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Are you the budget conscious traveler? Talalla Retreat now has two alternative budget room options…. Set among Talalla’s beautiful landscaped gardens and tropical jungle, our lovely Sri Lankan bungalow consists of seven rooms for single or double occupancy, four shared bathrooms  and a mixed dormitory room of three bunks, just footsteps away from the crystal clear waters of Talalla Beach. Guests are welcome to enjoy all that Talalla has to offer including use of the swimming pool, day spa and the daily yoga and surf classes. For more information, click here to learn about the different accommodation options at Talalla.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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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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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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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.

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