Talalla Retreat

Top choice resort in The South

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8.2 out of 10

One of the island's foremost retreats, many guests at this healthy sanctuary are on yoga, wellness or surf-instruction packages. The location is inspirational, set back from the shore with views of the ocean from the wonderful restaurant. Some accommodation, however, is poorly designed: many rooms are open-sided (windowless) so expect visits from raiding monkeys and squirrels, and some noise issues.

There are five different accommodation options and a total of eighty rooms, a spa and a 20m pool.

Quick description via booking.com

Talalla Retreat, a beachfront resort features accommodation overlooking the garden, beach and the jungle. It offers a freshwater outdoor pool, an open-air restaurant with a bar and free WiFi access. Situated at the southern tip of Sri Lanka, Talalla Retreat is a 3-hour drive from the Colombo International Airport, and a 90-minute drive from Mattala Airport. Cooled by ceiling fans and the natural sea breeze, spacious rooms at the resort feature a private patio and seating area. The open air marble bathroom offers views of the surrounding greenery. Room service is available. Talalla Retreat Sri Lanka offers yoga classes at its 3 yoga pavilion. Aside from day tours, the resort also arranges for activities such as surfing and snorkeling. Surf camps and wellness classes are also available on site. Guests can relax with a massage at the resort’s spa. Transport rentals are available for those who want to explore the area on their own. Free parking is provided.

Important information

Please note that only rooms on the ground floor can accommodate an extra bed.
Please note that drivers' accommodation are provided on request.

Please note that the property offers chargeable pick-up transfer from Colombo Airport. Guests are kindly requested to inform the property in advance if they wish to make use of this service. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.

Please note that the property has a mandatory Gala Dinner on 24th December and 31st December, 2017. All charges are to be paid at the property. Rates are as follows:

USD 65 per person on both dates
USD 45 per child on both dates

Features of Talalla Retreat


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Airport shuttle
  • Fishing
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Free parking
  • Internet services
  • Gift shop
  • Library
  • Packed lunches
  • Cycling
  • Tour desk
  • Ticket service
  • Snorkelling
  • Shops (on site)
  • Wifi
  • Designated smoking area
  • Snack bar
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Trouser press
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Lockers
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Beachfront
  • On-site parking

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar


  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Ironing service
  • Car hire
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Safety deposit box


  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage


  • Free WiFi available