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#1 BEST LOCATED YOGA & SURF RETREAT IN
SRI LANKA SURF HOLIDAY
Imagine a tropical beach paradise with incredible scenery and magical vibes...… A hidden bay of turquoise blue ocean lapping gently onto the soft, white sand, with tall coconut palms swaying gently in the warm sea breeze and perfect waves for beginners to advanced.... Welcome to paradise.
The Salty Pelican surf and yoga retreat sits snuggled between two sun-dappled tropical shores of Hiriketiya bay, famous for it's surfing and Dickwella's perfectly long beach for swimming and amazing colourful sunsets. We have located in the perfect position on the headland between these two incredible beaches, separated only by a 400 metre walk.
If beautiful beaches, delicious food, rich culture and stunning landscape aren’t enough to convince you to hop on a plane to Sri Lanka, then take a look at the amazing wildlife and National Parks that this little island in the Indian ocean offers.
OUR SURF & YOGA RETREAT
Imagine waking up to the sound of a sea breeze moving through coconut palms right outside your room… practicing yoga at sunrise on our open jungle yoga shala deck… hearing nothing but the sounds of local wildlife and singing birds and catching your first waves on the perfect tropical bay of Hiriketiya. Here at The Salty Pelican is a place to be happy... A place to feel like your own... a place to feel like home... it’s an entire experience consisting of everything we love: surf, yoga, sun, sea, salt, adventures, great people and good vibes. So kick-up your feet at our poolside cafe... grab a cold sangria and really enjoy this amazing place. Life is just that easy at The Salty Pelican.... Experience revitalising & dynamic yoga sequences in the morning followed by afternoon meditation sessions and gentle afternoon classes of restorative Yin yoga.. A team of certified instructors who follow a very unique approach in teaching will make sure that you learn the proper techniques, ride the waves and have loads of fun whilst perfecting it. We try to balance a lively atmosphere at The Salty Pelican with comfort and a good night's sleep....
Our Yoga & Surf retreat has been converted into a stunning luxury traveler's meeting point; featuring a large open plan living area with cozy lounge, stunning infinity pool with chillout jacuzzi seating, poolside cafe serving ridiculously great tasting healthy food, detox drinks, refreshing cocktails and a relaxing garden to catch some sun in our outdoor lounges & bean bags all day. We also have our own yoga shala deck surrounded by the lush tropical jungle... you will have very little to complain about during your stay with us.
Unique Yoga & Experiences
Experiences are really what make a trip memorable, so come experience revitalising & dynamic Yoga sequences at sunrise on our jungle yoga deck with only the sounds of the birds and nature as a peaceful backdrop. Sunrise yoga will bring balance to your body, so that we can build our bodies to be light and strong for the days activities. For the time that you’re not eating, sleeping, surfing or practicing yoga... we will help you to make the most of your time in Hiriketiya and beyond. We organise a diverse range of the best daily experiences, including the amazing national parks close by and designed a programme of evening activities that brings all our guests together each and everyday.
Amazing Staff That Care
We are surf & yoga retreat built by travellers, run by travellers…We help you plan your day and make sure you will experience the most of what Hiriketiya and the surrounding nature can offer. Our knowledge and love for Sri Lanka will make your days unforgettable here. We are always at hand to offer you the best help with your plans and to keep you safe. We have no curfew or lock-out, so come and go as you please.
Create memories of a lifetime in one of the most beautiful tropical beach locations in all of Sri Lanka...
Rich in traditions, historical splendor and also has some of the best surf right on its doorstep... Imagine beautiful nature, beachside cafes, swinging monkeys in coconut trees, lively beach bars and tasty local cuisine. Relax & sleep in a laid-back beach retreat, eat well to restore, revive, and feel amazing.
OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND
UNLIMITED & FREE SURFBOARD RENTAL
200m WALK TO THE BEACH
SWIMMING POOL & JUNGLE
POOLSIDE BAR & RESTAURANT
OPEN ALL DAY
" The good news is that we can offer advice and help organise every last detail of your surf & yoga holiday to make the whole process easy and unintimidating "
Exploring Hiriketiya is a voyage of discovery. On the one hand, there is the tropical beach area that has a distinct chilled surfer vibe about it - with its perfect beginner surf and cosy beach bars in the sand selling watermelon daiquiris, to where the days fresh catch is still brought ashore by the local fishermen. You will find a few beachside restaurants and backstreet cafes serving up delicious coffee and more.
If beautiful beaches, delicious food, rich culture and stunning landscape aren’t enough to convince you to hop on a plane to Sri Lanka, then take a look at the amazing wildlife that this little island in the Indian ocean offers. Despite its size, the country possesses an extremely high degree of biodiversity and is considered one of the top biodiversity hotspots in the world. Going on a safari in Sri Lanka is one of the best things to add to your itinerary. Both Udawalawe and Yala National Parks are a quick 2hr private air-conditioned transfer away. You will depart early morning from The Salty Pelican for a sunrise safari tour and be back before lunch time. Something you shouldn’t miss on your travels to Sri Lanka.
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.
As an alternative, you could choose to 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.