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 premium spacious shared rooms and private superior double rooms for up to 40 guests. Each room has a private terrace overlooking the infinity pool and one to two private ensuite bathrooms.


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 water seating area with jets, poolside restaurant serving delicious food and drinks all day, jungle yoga shala deck, wellness area offering massages and body treatments, peaceful tropical gardens to hang and unwind all day in our sun loungers & bean bags, tourist & tours reception desk, laundry service available on request, Complimentary WiFi, delicious a la carte breakfast daily, clean fresh linen, bathroom & pool towels available 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 except all day on Mondays or on Friday afternoon... 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 and Udawalawe National park elephant safari tours twice a week. We guarantee you’ll have a great day every day and really appreciate this tropical experience in Sri Lanka...

Amazing Beach location

• Full Time Staff  & Evening Security 

No curfew - No lock-out

 Property & room security key card access

Large infinity swimming pool

 Swimming pool underwater seating area with jets

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

 Outside garden showers 

INCLUDED Yoga mats & equipment use

INCLUDED Unlimited and filtered fresh drinking water

INCLUDED 1 Bathroom towel per guest ( *Package bookings only )

INCLUDED 1 Pool towel per guest  ( *Package bookings only )

INCLUDED Wifi  ( *Mostly stable but expect the odd power cut at times )

INCLUDED Local map

 INCLUDED A la carte breakfast daily ( *Direct bookings only )

INCLUDED Electronic lockers with personal charging points

INCLUDED Luggage storage

INCLUDED Unlimited premium surfboard rental ( *Package bookings only )

INCLUDED Lemongrass & Bergamot Shampoo/Conditioner dispensers in every shower

INCLUDED Hairdryers available in all bathrooms

 Tours & travel Reception desk

Surf lessons

Board games

Universal power power points & USB ports available next to each bed

Laundry facilities

Printing available on request

À la Carte Breakfast


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 hummus toast, fresh fruit platters, shakshuka, mushroom & hummus toast, grilled options including vegetarian hopper delights 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.


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Infinity Swimming Pool  & Restaurant 


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 infinity pool with relaxing massage jets, light background music, read a book while catching some sun in one of our many loungers or bean bags or just relax with a nice glass of chilled goodness. The pool, restaurant and open lounging areas really comes into its own each night, where you can relax with new friends after long day of yoga & surf.  

Each morning and evening we gather all our guests together to socialise over a good meal and some delicious drinks from our poolside restaurant and bar which is open all day. Savour local flavours from our diverse menu including mexican infused fish & vegetarian tacos, shakshuka, jungle inspired salads, fresh juices, to a seasonal menu of fresh seafood and delicious vegetarian options. 


Seafood  & Vegetarian BBQ  Dinner


Every Wednesday & Sunday evening, The Salty Pelican crew cooks up a yummy Seafood BBQ including delicious grilled vegetarian options also. We love to bring everyone of our guests together to eat, drink, socialise and make new lifetime friends. The BBQ is served at our communal dining table usually and includes all the sides and refeshing cold drinks. 

Curry & Rice

& All Things Nice Dinner


Every Monday & Friday evening, we  gather our guests together around our beautiful communal dining table to taste a variety of different local curries... including vegetarian, seafood or chicken. The delicious food variety is complemented with refreshing cold drinks. 



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.

Safari Tour


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 & Friday afternoons from The Salty Pelican. Private tours can be booked any other days at the appropriate rates depending on amount of people.