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The Salty Pelican Surf & Yoga Retreat

150 Pehebiya Road Hiriketiya, Dikwella 81200 Sri Lanka
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We are The Salty Pelican Surf & Yoga Retreats based in a handful of beautiful locations throughout Portugal and Sri Lanka. We are not your standard surf & yoga retreat but with a bit of a twist… and we don't just mean with your asanas ! We like to refer to ourselves as a social lifestyle retreat, where a detox juice may be absent but where a glass of locally sourced wine at sunset will not be !
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Free private parking nearby
Free public parking nearby
Street parking
Free internet
Yoga room
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Adults only
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Washing machine
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German, Latvian and 1 more


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It's so beautiful and full of details. As soon as you arrive you feel welcome and relaxed. I am already working out when to go back to this wonderful place. Yoga in the morning and afternoon helps with shutting down and enjoying the vacation to its fullest.
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loooved the wonderful staff at this retreat! everyone i met, whether owner or employee was extremely kind! i did not only feel instantly welcome, but also very much at home. the yoga classes with natascha and kat were perfect; soulful, loving and with great supervision. i recommend this retreat for anyone; whether travelling alone or with others. a lovely vibe & people with hearts of gold!
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This was my first solo trip ever in Sri Lanka. I was looking for a place where I would be comfortable and where I can meet people at the same time. The Salty Pelican was defenitly that place! The location is just between 2 beaches and there is plenty of restaurants nearby. I tried yoga for the first time ever. That was SO amazing! The teacher was really professional and there is absolutely no judgment in this class. I really enjoyed it. The rest of the time, I was either chilling at the beach or at the pool with a delicious cocktail. The dorms are clean, well designed and comfortable. What about the bathrooms with view on the jungle: WOW. Really, I want to say something for them to be even better, but I don't fin anything! This place is perfect. It is open since December 2019 and they are doing very well! The service is awesome, and the team is truly amazing :) They make you feel as if you were staying at a friends house! Really, DO NOT HESITATE and BOOK! You will enjoy it for sure :D BEST HOSTEL EVER. I met nice people there and will keep perfect memories :)
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Wonderful place to learn to surf and practice yoga. I booked this hotel specifically for the yoga but also ended up surfing not once but twice - because Sunny is so amazing! The beginner beach they took us to was a lovely place to discover and felt like a hidden gem that you had to be in the know to find. The yoga classes are excellent and Natasha is a very skilled teacher. We also appreciated the vibe and how easy it was to meet other guests. The hotel is brand new which means there are some kinks that need to be worked out (and this is absolutely normal!). Monika was very understanding of the problem we experienced with the air conditioner which made sleeping difficult. She kindly moved us to another room where our sleep was less disturbed and this meant a lot to us. The pool is lush and a fabulous place to relax and chill out. I think the breakfast could use a bit of work and would benefit from a little more variety such as the addition of roti and dahl, for example. The one dinner we had was very disappointing but I think it was just an off night for the kitchen so would give them the benefit of the doubt here. The Salty Pelican has definitely put together a winning team that make a stay here extra special and I would definitely recommend coming here for their personal touch.
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This place is just amazing! I stayed here for 10 days and would definitely go back! Rooms were spacious and the swimming pool area is the perfect place to relax after having a-ma-zing surf classes with sunny. The whole salty team is just amazing and always happy to help! Thank you guys, you are doing an amazing job! Thanks for making my stay unforgettable!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Salty Pelican Surf & Yoga Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to The Salty Pelican Surf & Yoga Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Hiriketiya Beach (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Salty Pelican Surf & Yoga Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Salty Pelican Surf & Yoga Retreat?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at The Salty Pelican Surf & Yoga Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Salty Pelican Surf & Yoga Retreat?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Salty Pelican Surf & Yoga Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hiriketiya Seafood Restaurant, Dots Bay House, and Blue Bay Chillout Lounge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Salty Pelican Surf & Yoga Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does The Salty Pelican Surf & Yoga Retreat have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Salty Pelican Surf & Yoga Retreat offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Salty Pelican Surf & Yoga Retreat located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Dikwella.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Salty Pelican Surf & Yoga Retreat?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Does The Salty Pelican Surf & Yoga Retreat offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.