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More than just a yoga & surf retreat in Sri Lanka…  At The Salty Pelican you will find a variety of shared deluxe dorms and double rooms all with private ensuite bathrooms and balconies overlooking the pool for up to 40 guests. Along with an amazing open plan living area adjacent to the pool deck with large infinity pool for swimming and relaxing with the gentle water massage jets... Kick-up your feet in our beautiful tropical garden after a long day at the beach. Our retreat we designed and built from from the ground up! It is completely new and the opening date is December 2019. So you'll find everything new, comfortable, modern, secure and clean. We give you comfort, luxury and quality for the lowest price we possibly can at this great location, right in the centre of the Southern coast of Sri Lanka. The Salty Pelican is easily reached from Colombo international airport with private air conditioned transfer or an epic coastal jungle train ride. Steps from our yoga & surf retreat you will find everything you need, from local restaurants, beach bars, supermarket, bakery, beachfront cafes, a bank, beaches and even some amazing National wildlife safari parks. You can spend your days at the awesome beaches that surround The Salty Pelican and your nights around our social open living space with pool, restaurant and bar. So whether your after peace of mind, relaxing massages, beautiful beaches or that special sunset drink... we have located at the perfect spot for you to enjoy. You will find the atmosphere here at The Salty Pelican is lively, friendly and has staff that actually cares about you.


" The Salty Pelican Yoga & Surf Retreat  in Sri Lanka, offers safe and secure, social luxury accommodation at a price that won't  break your travel budget "


Be sure to check our many weekly activities when you arrive. We have established a diverse range of highly activities which includes grilled seafood BBQ nights, Sri Lankan curry & wine nights, sunset beach meditation, national park tours & temple visits..  So kick back on your beanbag in our garden, grab yourself an ice cold drink in your hand and really appreciate this experience in a breathtaking location... We guarantee you’ll have a great day every day! Our poolside restaurant is open all day selling healthy locally sourced food and delicious drinks including cocktails. 



Our Story

The Salty Pelican yoga & surf retreat was started originally in Portugal by 3 friends who spent the last 20 years collectively backpacking and working their way around the world. We have created our yoga & surf retreats based on inspirations we have found along our journey and added them with a touch of our own. What makes The Salty Pelican retreats stand out from the rest - is that we are experienced travelers just like yourselves and we understand all the needs you may have whilst staying with us. We have extensive knowledge to share with you about about Sri Lanka and your future travels... we can't wait to meet you. 



Our Mission

We strive to promote real value for money services for all our guests and continually try to develop the quality of life during your stay with us. We offer an innovative programme of attractive activities and events for our guests and strive to stand out as a real alternative when compared to other forms of accommodation in the area. We have travelled to many places & retreats around the world and understand what you are looking for in a yoga retreat.


" We try to balance a lively atmosphere with comfort and a good night's  sleep. "


Ultimately our goal is to create a great environment for you to hang out, meet people or just relax after a long day.


" We love Hiriketiya, we love Sri Lanka and we want you to fall in love with it too "






Our retreats are some of the best reviewed online, offering highly regarded surf & yoga experiences at some of the most amazing locations throughout the world. We have poured our own heart and soul into creating these special places you can begin to call home.... A place to be happy... A place to feel like your own. We guarantee to provide all our guests with the best surf & yoga experiences. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned pro... our packages are tailored to cater to all levels of surfers & Yogi's. A team of certified instructors who follow a very unique approach in teaching, will make sure that you learn the proper techniques and have loads of fun whilst doing so. Come join us for one of the best weeks of your life... we can promise you that...

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