8 Day Surfing & Restorative Yoga Holiday, Sri Lanka

  • Organizer: The Salty Pelican Retreat
  • Type: Surf
  • Starting From: 25-November-2019
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Area: Southern Province, Sri Lanka
  • Food: Vegetarian
  • Surrounding area: Near to Beach,Sea,Close To Nature


Experience a perfect combination of surfing and yoga in a breathtaking location of Sri Lanka. This retreat is for people who are wishing to combine the traditional happiness of Hiriketiya with a week full of yoga and surfing. This program is for everyone starting from advanced level practitioners to beginners. After an energized session, the guest can also unwind their body by sitting in an infinity pool. The highly experienced team will guide you through everything and will make sure that you get both sun-soaked and salty.


Highly recommend !

I had the best 7 days at the Salty Pelican and wish I could have stayed longer!

I purchased the balance and restore package which included the most amazing massage, delicious buffet breakfast, fantastic yoga sessions, a beautiful meditation hike, fun tapas and bbq nights and a surf lesson.

I would also recommend purchasing a package as it is is better value than purchasing activities separately. I had such a great time that I am planning on going to Sri Lanka to stay at their new retreat!

Source: Tripadvisor

What a lovely place!

I had one of the best and most relaxing 7 days in Salty Pelican Surf and Yoga retreat. The surf was challenging and I was able to face and conquer the old fears towards waves during by 5 lessons.

Epic! Morning yoga was so heavenly by the beach while rest of the city is awakening.

The house was clean and people there super nice and helpful.

I met some amazing new friends but had also precious alone-time with my own thoughts.

Would definitely recommend this place, with all the activities they offer.

 Source: Tripadvisor

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    Core Subject: Surf Coach

    Gabby is a professional surf coach who spent her whole childhood around the beach. She will make sure that you learn every method and technique related to surf.

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    Core Subject: Yoga and Meditation teacher

    Ida is the in-house yoga and meditation teacher that will help you build stamina, strength, balance, and flexibility all by yoga and meditation. She teaches yoga but is more inclined towards Yin and Yang yoga. Along with her yoga sessions, she will also guide you to practice meditation that will only focus on balancing and breathing. Her inspiring classes will make you learn every bit about yoga and meditation.


The Salty Pelican Retreat is located on the South Coast of Sri Lanka. The retreat sits perfectly between the two beaches that are Dickwalla beach on the west side and Hiriketiya beach on the east side of the resort. Both the famous beaches are just a few steps away from the beautiful resort.

The whole place is dipped in the beauty of greenery. While traveling to the place, you need to visit at least one of the National Parks, which can easily be booked. The beautiful beaches, stunning landscapes, rich culture, and delicious food are what you need to experience a perfect Vacation.

This 8 days surfing and yoga program is a detailed version that will take you through everything to give you a taste of everything. You will be introduced to Hatha & Yin yoga, and the teachers will take you through an advanced level of practice. 

Your day will start with herbal tea to energize your body for the sunrise Hatha yoga session. Learn the advanced level practice taught by the highly experienced teachers that will help you develop muscle strength, flexibility, stamina, and balance. 

The deep and relaxing meditation classes will be after your yoga session to calm your body and breathing down. The meditation will mainly focus on developing a good breathing pattern that will also help you in your daily life. The teachers will guide you through a 20 minutes session and will teach you to control your mind, emotions, and thoughts. 

Warm-up and rejuvenate your body with a cup of mood-boosting chamomile and soothing lavender tea before your afternoon Yin yoga session. The practice will take place right on the beach before sunset. The Yin Yoga session will be slow, soft, and restorative that will allow your body to relax and your muscles to unwind. 

There will only be three surfing sessions, but enough to teach you everything about surfing. The teacher will give you plenty of time to grasp every move. The resort will itself provide the surfboards and other surfing equipment to its guests. So, feel free to grab a surfboard anytime and go ride the green waves. Extra surf lessons can be added to your program at additional costs. 

Low Season : May 1st - Oct 31st

  • Shared - 599 €
  • Double - 699 €

High Season : Nov 1st - Apr 30th

  • Shared - 699 €
  • Double - 899 €
  • 07:00 AM - Breakfast served at our poolside restaurant (ends at 10:45)
  • 07:00 AM - Pre-yoga tea to energize the body
  • 07:10 AM - Sunrise meditation
  • 07:30 AM - Hatha Flow yoga session
  • 07:30 AM - Early morning surf session
  • 09:20 AM - Pre-yoga tea
  • 09:30 AM - Hatha Flow yoga class (alternative 2nd-morning class)
  • Noon - Lunch at our poolside restaurant or the beach (Not included)
  • 14:30 PM - Free time to chill around our pool, explore, surf or book your massages & therapies (1 surfers massage included)
  • 14:30 PM - Afternoon Surf session
  • 16:50 PM - Pre-yoga chamomile & lavender tea
  • 17:00 PM - Sunset Yin Yoga & Meditation class on our rooftop yoga shala
  • 19:00 PM - Dinner at our poolside restaurant or at a nearby beach restaurants (5 dinners included)

The Salty Pelican has just been fully redesigned by keeping in mind all the modern facilities and comfort. The newly built spacious rooms are fully equipped with all the modern facilities, including comfortable beds. Each room has an attached washroom.

The resort has its private swimming pool and poolside restaurant & bar. The place has its own yoga shala, wellness center, outdoor massage tables, and also provides laundry facilities so that their guests can only focus upon savoring the moments.

Your program includes daily breakfast and 5 dinners from the poolside restaurants. Choose your morning breakfast from its diverse menu that has everything healthy on its lists such as detox smoothie bowls, fresh fruits platters, power boosting toasts, and much more. The resorts also organize special nights that will include BBQ gatherings that will include all the Sri Lankan specialties.

The best thing about this retreat is that this program will allow your body to adapt to a healthy lifestyle. You will get to learn a detailed version of Hatha style yoga by the side of the mesmerizing sound of the waves.

The program will also include meditation classes, and the program is for everyone starting from beginners to advanced level practitioners.

Plus, there is no age limit as the resort is of the view that age is just a number, and it should not get in your way to experience with your life. The one thing you don't need to worry about is yoga and surf equipment, as the resort will provide you with unlimited equipment.

  • Daily healthy breakfast
  • Unlimited Yoga sessions 
  • 5 delicious Dinner at the poolside restaurant 
  • 3 Surf lessons 
  • 1 After surf massage for 20 minutes 
  • Transportation facilities from and to the beach 
  • Unlimited surf and yoga equipment 
  • A tour to a local temple nearby 
  • Pre-yoga herbal tea
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Spare time to explore National parks and the surroundings 

The Salty Pelican Retreat


The center precisely aims at providing good food, comfortable accommodation, detailed practices led by experienced teachers, and peaceful and calm surroundings. Those who are looking to combine the traditional culture with their yoga and surfing practice than Sri Lanka is the best place to explore.

Get sunburned at the beautiful beaches and make some great memories with like-minded people. After every powerful yoga session, delve into the calming vibes of meditation and soothe your body down and get ready for the next session that is surfing. Within a week, you will develop your own yoga practice and a habit of eating healthy, which you can happily take back home.

  • Booking requires a deposit of 50% of the complete price.
  • The security is fully refundable if the booking is canceled up to 10 days before the actual arrival date.
  • The remaining amount should be paid at your arrival.