The Salty Pelican Yoga & Surf Retreat in Sri Lanka was designed and built from the ground up and has only just been completed in December 2019... So you'll find everything new, comfortable, modern, secure and clean. Our retreat has a combination of deluxe spacious shared rooms and private double rooms for up to 40 persons. Each room has a private terrace overlooking the infinity pool and private ensuite bathroom.
We offer many great design features at our retreat, including a cosy open plan living area, covered communal dining area, infinity swimming pool with relaxing jacuzzi area, poolside restaurant serving delicious food and drinks all day, jungle yoga shala deck, wellness centre offering massages and body treatments, peaceful tropical gardens to hang and unwind all day in our lounges & bean bags, tourist & tours information desk, laundry room, FREE WiFi, delicious FREE breakfast daily, clean fresh linen and much more. Our fluent english speaking staff are always ready to answer all your questions. When you want to experience the local culture, we have all the information you will need to visit Hiriketiya and best surrounding area sites, including a FREE local map at check-in. While you're here you can give surfing a go, as we have a diverse collection of surfboards for guest use (*package bookings only) and qualified surf instructors if you prefer a lesson to start. Our daily yoga & meditation programs are running daily... and be sure to check our wellness centre list of treatments, body scrubs and massages on your arrival. We have established a diverse range of activities which includes our Seafood & Grilled Vegetarian BBQ nights, Sri Lankan Curry & Wine nights, Sunset Meditation on the beach and National park safaris.. We guarantee you’ll have a great day every day and really appreciate this tropical experience in Sri Lanka...
• Amazing Beach location
• 24-hr Staff & Security Guard
• No curfew - No lock-out
• Property & room security key card access
• Large infinity swimming pool
• Jacuzzi chill area in pool
• Cozy open living space area adjacent to pool
• Communal dining table (covered)
• Poolside restaurant with charging points
• All day menu + healthy drinks & cocktails
• Tropical garden with plenty of bean bags
• Poolside loungers + charging points
• Jungle yoga deck + Daily yoga & meditation
• Wellness centre offering massages & treatments
• All rooms are modern with terrace overlooking pool
• All rooms with private ensuite bathrooms
• Daily housekeeping
• Hairdryers available in all ensuite bathrooms
• Outside garden showers
• FREE Yoga mats & equipment use
• FREE Unlimited and filtered fresh drinking water
• FREE Wifi - including in your room
• FREE Local map
• FREE Breakfast daily
• FREE Electronic lockers with personal charging points
• FREE Book exchange
• FREE Luggage storage
• FREE Surfboard use (**Package bookings only)
• FREE Guest bathroom towels on arrival
• FREE Lemongrass & Bergamot Shampoo and conditioner dispensers in every shower
• Tours & travel desk
• Surf lessons
• Beach & nature park Yoga sessions most days
• Board games
• Universal power adapters available in every room
• Laundry facilities
• Apple Imac Computer access + printing
• Rooftop cinema nights (dry season)
SERVED EVERY MORNING
Don't skip our FREE delicious & healthy breakfast buffet served daily - including freshly baked breads, locally baked sweet pastries, selection of cereals & muesli's, boiled eggs, cheese, ham, sliced vegetables, freshly cut fruits, dried fruits, mixed seeds & nuts and natural yogurt. Grab an organic tea, fresh cup of coffee or a glass of our cinnamon & lemon infused water and really enjoy the glorious morning sunshine outside in our beautiful garden dining area. Its the perfect way to start the day...
Garden & BBQ Terrace
THE BACKYARD : CENTRAL MEETING POINT
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 light relaxing background music, read a book while catching some sun or just relax with a nice glass of local wine. The outside BBQ terrace really comes into it's own a few nights a week with our Portuguese Tapas & Wine Nights and Seafood/vegetarianBBQ's.
Seafood & Vegetarian BBQ Dinner
EVERY WEDNESDAY & SUNDAY NIGHT
Every Wednesday & Sunday evening, The Salty Pelican crew cooks up a yummy Seafood BBQ including delicious grilled vegetarian options. We love to bring everyone of our guests together to eat, drink, socialise and make new lifetime friends. The BBQ is served outside in our garden usually and includes all the sides and locally sourced wines.
Portuguese Tapas & Wine Nights
EVERY FRIDAY & MONDAY NIGHT
Every Monday & Friday evening, we gather our guests together in our beautiful garden to taste a variety of different tapas... including grilled chorizo sausage, variety of pinchos, local olives, bacalhau fritters, calamari, sun dried tomato bruschetta, batata fritas and garlic & coriander grilled prawns. The delicious food variety is complimented with local red & white wines.
On your arrival day, a schedule is open to book your Ayurvedic treatments. Our wellness and spa area is located in our main villa where we pamper your bodies with our variety of Ayurvedic massages. Really take the time to appreciate and absorb the special oils that your body and mind needs. Our relaxing Ayurvedic massages will make your stay even more zen after a good day of surf or exploring…
Help your body to find the perfect balance.
PRAIA DA URSA
On both Monday & Thursday afternoons when we have no yoga classes scheduled... Instead we take you on an easy hike to one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Portugal Here we will practice meditation and enjoy a spectacular sunset. This activity will be one of he highlight of your stay with us and shouldn't be missed. This activity schedule can be affected by the weather and not included in the package price.