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 

 Guest bathroom towels available to rent (€2)

FREE Yoga mats & equipment use

• FREE Unlimited and filtered fresh drinking water

FREE Pool towels

FREE Wifi - including in your room

FREE Local map

FREE A la carte reakfast daily (*Package bookings only)

FREE Electronic lockers with personal charging points

FREE Book exchange

FREE Luggage storage

• FREE Surfboard use (*Package bookings only)

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)

À la Carte Breakfast


Don't skip our delicious & healthy breakfast served daily at our poolside restaurant - have a  choice from our diverse breakfast menu including detox smoothie bowls, power boosting toasts, fresh fruit platters, pancakes, avocado toast, grilled options including vegetarian 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 FREE for all-inclusive package bookings only.


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 healthy alternatives and 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. 


Visit Yala National Park because it not only inhabits elephants but over 25 leopards also. That’s why it’s considered to be one of the best national parks in the world. You can also catch a glimpse of jackals, jungle bears, crocodiles and much more. We have half day tours departing daily from The Salty Pelican.