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The Salty Pelican Surf & Yoga Retreat

150 Pehebiya Road Hiriketiya, Dikwella 81200 Sri Lanka
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Pool & Beach (45)
Room & Suite (24)
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Dikwella
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
Street parking
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga room
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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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German, Latvian and 1 more


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54Somewhat walkable
Grade: 54 out of 100
32Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.75 miles
55Reviews0Q+A2Room tips
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Guilhem A wrote a review Sep 2020
7 contributions
I spent few days in this place. Firstly, the staff is really cool & fun! The are really caring about guests that gives comfort. Secondly, the organization if you do Hike/Paddle/Surf is well managed. Yoga classes are great as well. Thus, it is to me a nice place in a peaceful atmosphere with a staff you can trust with a good palet of activities to take a relaxing time. Massages are good! If they put a pool in the coming months, they will deserve a 10/10 :))) Guilhem
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Date of stay: August 2020
C D wrote a review May 2020
Montreal, Canada36 contributions16 helpful votes
We went to the Salty Pelican in the beginning of January 2020. The place had just opened. Everything was perfect! First of all we had the pleasure of being welcomed by Monika. A smiling, cheerful woman whose energy is contagious. She was always around to help us and to make sure our stay was as pleasant as possible. Then we discovered the place: the swimming pool is perfect for relaxing, the rooms are exceptional (well decorated, large, with a nice little balcony), the yoga shala, the dining room, the room near the entrance... everything is perfectly arranged. The atmosphere is young, calm and invites a sense of well-being. The yoga classes are just perfect! The teachers are attentive and all different in their approach. We were particularly moved during a class with Lily. I normally have a lot of trouble meditating but Natasha managed to give me the chance to practice it. The food is exceptional and all the staff is worthy of mention! Especially D. who was always happy to make us delicious cocktails. The surf spot was also great! We were also pleasantly surprised by the surroundings and the small restaurants nearby with a similar vibe! The place will always remain magical for us since we got engaged here! In short, a simply perfect place with dedicated staff whose qualities superseded our expectations! Thank you to the whole Salty team for these incredible moments! Thanks for everything Monika! Coralie & Colt
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Date of stay: January 2020
Julian L wrote a review Apr 2020
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Me an my girlfriend stopped at the Salty Pelican for 3 nights and stayed in a double bedroom. Our room and the facilities in general are simply amazing - all new, clean and stylish. All people working there as well as the guests were extremely kind which made the atmosphere so unique. Further, the combination of yoga and surfing is perfect and the teachers doing a great job! Not to forget the food that was delicious and varied. I can fully recommend this retreat. Stay there and you will love it! Thanks a lot to the team of the Salty Pelican for having us!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Mallory Munson wrote a review Apr 2020
2 contributions
I stayed 8 days at Salty Pelican and did not want to say goodbye. It felt like family as soon as I arrived. I loved the yoga teachers and the staff. I met friends for a lifetime and enjoyed the strong connections I was able to make. The rooms are clean and cozy and I felt super safe and taken care of :) I will be back!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Walking distance to two beaches and delicious restaurants and fun nights out.
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Kat S wrote a review Apr 2020
Lisbon, Portugal21 contributions4 helpful votes
I absolutely loved my time at Salty and can only recommend it to anyone looking for a yoga retreat or simply a beautiful place to stay in Hiriketiya. The facilities are amazing and you're just a short walk away from stunning beaches. The best part by far is the incredible staff though, from reception to management to bar everyone is just so friendly and attentive and really tries to make sure you have a great stay. 100% recommend!
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Date of stay: February 2020
$50 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceDikwella
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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 an additional bathroom.
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.