Day Trips, Tours and Excursions from Talalla Retreat, Matara

For a great combination of sun, surf, wellness and yoga, the Talalla Retreat welcomes travellers to the deep south of Sri Lanka offering peace and tranquillity which is ideal for a memorable stay. A boutique hotel where you can enjoy breathtaking sunsets and sunrises along with direct beach access as and when you please, guests are also provided with comfortable and well equipped rooms, a signature restaurant and also a myriad of retreats including yoga, wellness and surfing. You can simply indulge in any of the recreational facilities and enjoy the perfect beach holiday that you've always wanted.


Located a few kilometres East of Dondra which is the southernmost tip of Sri Lanka, the Talalla Retreat is nestled along the beautiful southern beach stretch of Talalla. There are air taxi services that run from Colombo to Dickwella which is about a half an hour drive from Talalla. The Southern railway line currently terminates in Matara while you can easily get a ticket from Colombo Fort or Maradana and enjoy a picturesque train journey along the coast. You will have to get a taxi or tuk tuk to Talalla or arrange transport through the hotel.


Excursions to a number of interesting places can be organized by a vehicle or a tuk tuk. Some of the most interesting and recommended tours include a Blue Whale Excursion from Dondra, the Dondra Lighthouse which is the highest lighthouse in Southern Asia, a boat trip to the Lighthouse, the Dondra devalaya, the Handunugoda Tea Plantations, the Mulkirigala Rock Temple, the Blow Hole in Mawella, the Polhena Beach and the Weherahena Viharaya. For the more adventurous traveller, the Udawalawe National Park, the Yala National Park and the Bundala National Park can be reached within 2 - 3 hours.