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Talalla Retreat,


Price From : US $ 51.00


Talalla provides a quiet and peaceful setting, a focus on yoga and Ayurvedic wellness and has a placid, almost ethereal feel, tempting the thought that Kiera Knightley or Gwynneth Paltrow might slip peacefully by at any moment. The 30-bedroom property is themed as a wellness retreat offering Yoga and spa treatments at affordable prices, but those just looking for some simple sun worshipping on the beach or around the central swimming pool are also welcome here. Spread across a two acre coconut estate abundant with wildlife, Talalla offers simple yet comfortable accommodation in individual chalets, food prepared with fresh home grown vegetables and herbs and a relaxing atmosphere. Talalla Retreat’s founder, Laurie Rose, has been a yoga practitioner for more than 24 years and Louisa Sear of Yoga Arts is also a partner. Talalla welcomes those interested in Yoga, Tai Chi, martial arts, dance and detox to use their facilities for group retreats and intense workshops.


Eight two-storey villas are spread across the gardens, each consisting of four bedrooms – two on the ground floor opening out to a veranda, and two on the upper floor with a private balcony. All bedrooms have garden views and are furnished with double or twin beds fitted with mosquito netting. There is no a/c, but rooms are cooled by natural sea breezes and ceiling fans. Upper floor rooms have low half walls instead of windows that allow for ample breeze to flow through. Bamboo blinds offer a degree of privacy in these rooms which will delight many, but some will feel this does not allow them to "retreat" quite as much as they would like. Ensuite bathrooms have h/w showers. Other facilities include room service and laundry service.


  • Swimming pool
  • Water sports
  • Beach access
  • Spa
  • Ayurveda
  • Yoga
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Laundry service

Talalla Retreat has a large open sided Yoga pavilion set in tranquil surroundings. Groups of up to 50 can be accommodated here for Yoga sessions. Talalla offers yoga, Tai Chi and guided meditation. There is a resident yoga teacher all year round that conducts morning and afternoon yoga classes as well as monthly intensive yoga retreats. The spa offers relaxing Ayurvedic and aromatherapy massages, body scrubs and beauty treatments. A 20 metre fresh water swimming pool is located in the centre of the garden by the yoga pavilion. The roofed, open-air a la carte restaurant serves Sri Lankan and western cuisine prepared with home grown vegetables and spices. A pathway nearby the restaurant leads to the magnificent Talalla beach – a one mile cove like bay which is safe for swimming year around. The south coast beaches from November to April, is also good for surfing and Talalla Retreat is located right close to many beach breaks and shallow reef breaks. Surfing lessons and surf camps are arranged at Talalla with prior notice.

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Talalla Retreat is a laid back holiday escape and yoga retreat situated in the village of Gandara in the deep south, close to Matara. Talalla is set amidst swaying palms, perched on a hillock that overlooks the secluded crescent-shaped Talalla beach. Gandara is about 3 hours from Colombo by car, or take an Air Taxi from the international airport to Dickwella, which is just a few minutes away.


13/12/2017 - 19/12/2017 BB $ 49 $ 55 $ 55 NA
20/12/2017 - 24/12/2017 BB $ 60 $ 66 $ 66 NA
25/12/2017 - 25/12/2017 BB $ 125 $ 196 $ 196 NA
26/12/2017 - 30/12/2017 BB $ 60 $ 66 $ 66 NA
31/12/2017 - 31/12/2017 BB $ 125 $ 196 $ 196 NA
01/01/2018 - 20/01/2018 BB $ 60 $ 66 $ 66 NA
21/01/2018 - 31/03/2018 BB $ 49 $ 55 $ 55 NA
01/04/2018 - 31/07/2018 BB $ 38 $ 51 $ 51 NA
01/08/2018 - 31/08/2018 BB $ 49 $ 55 $ 55 NA
01/09/2018 - 19/11/2018 BB $ 38 $ 51 $ 51 NA
20/11/2018 - 19/12/2018 BB $ 49 $ 55 $ 55 NA

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Feb 11, 2016 : Dirty towels.
Mar 31, 2014 : Fantastic beach, lovely room. Food disappointing, staff friendly and helpful.
Dec 14, 2013 : Perfect hotel for relaxation – beach, pool, spa, hammocks!

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