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HIRIKETIYA
SRI LANKA
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ACTIVITIES
SERVICES
SRI LANKA
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À la Carte Breakfast

AT OUR POOLSIDE RESTAURANT

Don't skip our delicious & healthy a la carte breakfast served daily at our poolside restaurant - have a  choice from our diverse breakfast menu including power boosting avocado & beetroot toast, fresh fruit platters, banana French toast, rise & shine scrambled eggs on toast with chili, benedict hoppers, chia & cashew granola, plus more and really enjoy the glorious morning sunshine outside at our poolside restaurant. It's the perfect way to start the day... **This breakfast is INCLUDED for all-inclusive package bookings only.

>>  CHECK SAMPLE MENU HERE

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Poolside Restaurant

EL GROTTO ~ BAR & KITCHEN

The central meeting point to start your day or nightly adventures; the perfect place to meet fellow yogis from all over the world. Here you can enjoy a swim in our mirror pool with light background music, read a book while catching some sun in one of our sun loungers, or just relax in a poolside bean bag with a nice glass of chilled goodness.

EL GROTTO  is an honest culinary retreat where you’ll find no clichés — only authentic and delicious food, ice-cold beers, refreshing cocktails, and a simple but modern Boho setting where banter and good vibes flow freely.

Pull up a seat. Kick back. This is where we unwind and indulge. It’s that stepping-off-the-plane-in-a-foreign-country vibe, it’s the weight of a cocktail in hand, it’s that Sri Lankan sea breeze.

We are adamant about keeping our food offering small and delicious — no dishes acting as purely menu fillers here. Enjoy a straightforward choice of flavorful dishes such as homemade popcorn falafel, homemade croquettes, beetroot curry, fish tacos, crispy vegetarian pakora burgers, vegetarian burrito Buddha bowls, falafel bowls, crunchy nachos and an all-day brunch menu, that the team is excited for you to share amongst friends.

In the space, there’s a covered dining area for friends & couples, and a poolside sun loungers and beanbags area for those who want to chat while they sip cocktails, enjoy delicious bites, and take in the tropical vibes. 

HIGH SEASON  ( NOV - APRIL )  >>  CHECK  MENU HERE

LOW SEASON  ( MAY - OCT )  >>  CHECK  MENU HERE

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Tropical Temptations  Dinner

EVERY MONDAY NIGHT

Experience the tantalizing flavors of Sri Lanka's tropical bounty every Monday at our Tropical Temptations dinner. Savor dishes like mango or pineapple salsa paired with crispy Cassava chips, followed by a rich pineapple curry infused with aromatic spices. Accompanied by vibrant sides and culminating in a coconut-infused rice pudding brûlée, this dinner promises to delight your senses. **Group dinners are complimentary only for guests who have booked a package.

Ayurvedic BBQ Dinner

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Celebrating the best of Sri Lankan flavors and wellness with locally sourced ingredients infused with Ayurvedic spices. Immerse yourself in a memorable evening of flavor and culture as we showcase dishes like masala grilled paneer skewers with bell peppers and onions, tandoori-style grilled chicken marinated in yogurt and special spices. For our vegetarian guests, we offer options like turmeric-spiced grilled cauliflower steaks and grilled tofu skewers with tamarind glaze. Accompanied by all the great sides, we then conclude the BBQ with grilled pineapple and lime curd.  **Group dinners are complimentary only for guests who have booked a package.

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Ayurvedic Curry
Dinner

EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT

Experience an Ayurvedic curry dinner, where each dish is infused with Ayurvedic health benefits to nurture body and soul. Immerse yourself in a wellness-inspired menu as our staff explains the healing advantages of each dish. Indulge in dishes like the vibrant aubergine curry, promoting liver function and purification and accompanied by sides like pappadams, red rice, cabbage & carrot salad and beetroot mung dahl to support digestive health and sustained energy. Concluding with a moringa-infused smoothie bowl, boosting vitality and detoxification. **Group dinners are complimentary only for guests who have booked a package.

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Seafood & Veggie Dinner

EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT

Savor the flavors of the sea and garden, where an array of fresh seafood and vibrant veggies await. Indulge in dishes like chili lime grilled mahi mahi fish skewers, coconut sea bass fillet wrapped in banana leaf and grilled. For vegetarian guests, we offer options like Vegetable Skewers with tamarind Glaze and oven roasted sweet potatoes wrapped in foil with Sri Lankan spices and topped with chili-lime curd and fresh spring onions. Accompanied by a Fresh gotu kola sambol salad, Sautéed green beans with tumeric and plenty of fresh grated coconut and grilled garlic bread, this feast is complete with a dessert of grilled pineapple with zesty lime curd. **Group dinners are complimentary only for guests who have booked a package.

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Spa

BODY TREATMENTS & MASSAGES

On your arrival day, a schedule is open to book your Ayurvedic treatments. Our wellness and spa area is located in our tropical peaceful gardens and has two poolside rooms where we pamper your bodies with our variety of Ayurvedic treatments, body scrubs and massages. Really take the time to appreciate and absorb the special oils that your body and mind needs. Our relaxing Ayurvedic massages and head massages will make your stay even more zen after a good day of surf or exploring…

 

Help your body to find the perfect balance.

Elephant
Safari Tour

UDAWALAWE NATIONAL PARK

Love elephants and wondering where to see elephants in Sri Lanka, then go on a wildlife safari in Udawalawe National Park where there are more than 500 elephants that roam freely and wild buffaloes that play in the waterholes. Our guide is extremely knowledgeable and you will also have the chance to see incredible bird life and lizards also. We have half day tours departing daily from The Salty Pelican. 

 

We have half day guest tours departing ever Monday & Thursday afternoons from The Salty Pelican. Private tours can be booked any other days at the appropriate rates depending on amount of people. 

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Wewurukannala
Temple Tour

SRI LANKA'S LARGEST BUDDHA STATUE

Marvel at Sri Lanka's largest Buddha statue, standing over 160 feet tall and dating back 250 years. Inside, discover intricate carvings depicting Buddha's life and a hall of horrors with life-sized models of demons and sinners. Climb the Buddha for breathtaking views. Please ask at reception to schedule a tour with one of our drivers and guide.

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Cooking
Class

CONNECT WITH FOOD ENTHUSIASTS

At The Salty Pelican, immerse yourself in our renowned cooking classes amidst a tropical oasis at our poolside restaurant. Led by our expert chef Rosie, known for his expertise in Sri Lankan cuisine and warm teaching style, you'll learn not only to cook but also where to source ingredients and adapt recipes at home. The class also includes a fun cocktail session where you learn three cocktails and choose one to make. Receive a complimentary Salty Pelican apron, take-home recipes, refreshments, and a chance to relax around our swimming pool. Join us to cook, connect, and support a cause — part of the proceeds benefit WeCare Animal Welfare.

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Cinema

Nights

@ OUR OPEN AIR YOGA SHALA

Join us for our complimentary cinema nights in our open-air yoga shala, overlooking the pool and stars. Relax on cozy beanbags with complimentary popcorn, and enjoy an unforgettable movie experience under the night sky. Vote for your favorite movies and make it a night to remember!

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