Founded by Australian Laurie Rose who fell
in love with the spiritual charm of Sri Lanka, Talalla retreat sits
meters away from Sri Lanka’s most peaceful and protected beach; an
undiscovered cove of clear turquoise water, golden sand and brilliant
meters away from Sri Lanka’s most peaceful and protected beach; an undiscovered cove of clear turquoise water, golden sand and brilliant sunrises.
Talalla Retreat founder, Laurie Rose, along with some
friends and associates offered immediate assistance and promptly set
about raising funds, thus forming a close bond between the village and
our resort that strengthens by the day.
After an eventful set up
period for Talalla sidetracked by the devastating 2004 Tsunami whereby
Laurie mobilized a Talalla Support Group to assist the local community
clean up. Laurie has now realized his dream with a boutique health
resort built on sustainable principles offering yoga, pilates,
boxilates, surfing and a hip restaurant and pool space for all to enjoy.
Many of our staff are tsunami victims and
the resort has been accepted as a part of the village and is one of its
From these urgent beginnings the Talalla
Support Group was formed. All those affected by the devastation of the
tsunami were able to approach the Group for financial and practical aid.
As a result, hundreds of families in the immediate area found relief,
support and hope.
The Group was responsible for the construction
of two community centers which are aligned with the local Buddhist monks
and cater to everything from infant schooling to computer classes.