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Hello… 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 frowned upon either. It’s a place where there's a great opportunity to connect with a collective bunch of feel-good people looking for a dose of health, inspiration, good vibes and good times.

The Salty Pelican is a lifestyle, a place where like minded new friends connect, eat great food and practice daily yoga… We are a big family who are very fortunate to receive guests visiting from all over the world. We love what we do here, employ people who thoroughly enjoy their jobs and who are brilliant at motivating our guests to try something new that excites them the most, like learning how to surf.  So... Are you down ?

We offer safe and secure social accommodation at a price that won’t break your travel budget, where we also balance a lively atmosphere with comfort and a good night's sleep.

Property Name: HIRIKETIYA - Sri Lanka

Street Address: Pehebiya Rd

City : Dikwella - Southern

Postal Code : 81200

Contact Name: Salty Pelican

Phone: +351 932 560 960


  • Baggage storage
  • Fitness center
  • Gift shop
  • Laundry service
  • Lounge
  • Printer
  • Safe deposit boxes at front desk
  • Swimming pool
  • Welcome drink
  • Air conditioning
  • Airport shuttle
  • Bar
  • Beach chairs / loungers
  • Board games / puzzles
  • Books, DVDs, music for kids
  • Breakfast, free
  • CCTV outside property
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Designated smoking area
  • Doorman
  • Entertainment staff
  • Evening entertainment
  • Fire extinguishers
  • First aid kits
  • Garden
  • Guest parking
  • Happy hour
  • Heating
  • Honeymoon / bridal suite
  • Internet
  • Invoices
  • Key card or motion-controlled electricity
  • Linens, towels, laundry washed per local authority guidelines
  • Live music / performance
  • Local safety protocols followed
  • Lockers
  • Massage
  • No Children Allowed
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pool / Beach towels
  • Refillable water stations
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shared lounge / TV area
  • Shuttle service
  • Single-use plastics removed
  • Smoke alarms
  • Sun deck
  • Surfing lessons
  • Taxi service
  • Terrace
  • Tour Assistance
  • Tours
  • Towels changed upon request
  • Water sports equipment rental
  • Wine / Champagne
  • Yoga

Check-in/Check-out Policies

This property has the following check-in and check-out times and policies:

Check-In: 14:00

Check-Out: 11:00

Property and Cancellation Policies :
ADULTS ONLY YOGA & SURF RETREAT: PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 16 ARE NOT ALLOWED WITHOUT PRIOR CONSENT FROM OUR MANAGEMENT. Arriving with children without prior consent, we reserve the right to cancel your booking on arrival and a refund will not be possible. 

Please call or email the reception on +351 932 560 967 before this time has expired to guarantee a late check-in due to delays. Check-ins will not be accepted between the hours of 00:00 AM - 08:00 AM

Deposits, Cancellations, Rebooking 

The Salty Pelican is offering FREE UNLIMITED REBOOKING & FREE CANCELLATION for all bookings with travel dates between the 01/01/22 - 31/12/23

You can rebook to any one of our retreats in either Sri Lanka or Portugal with the new arrival date within 12 months of the original booking date with zero penalty fees *Seasonal rates difference will be applied where applicable. ​

1) ALL BOOKINGS will secured with a refundable 100% deposit charged/authorised to the submitted "valid" credit card details.
2) FREE CANCELLATION* (Please read T&C´s) needs to be requested up until 48 HOURS prior to your arrival date 
3) FREE REBOOKING needs to be requested up until 48 HOURS prior to your arrival date and there is zero penalty fees. 

4) In the event of a “No-Show“ your reservation will be cancelled automatically and the deposit will be non-refundable.
5) If you have booked via a 3rd party website (, the buyer will need to adhere to the deposit and cancellation policies via that entity, and the policies written here will be declared null. 
6) There are no refunds offered when requesting an earlier check-out date after you have already checked-in. 
7) There are no refunds on any unused activities that are included in your package. Injury or sickness are the responsibility of each guest and their own travel insurance. 
8) There are no cash refunds for bookings secured with a gift card/s and only the conditions/policies agreed to at the time of the gift card purchase will be applied.

There is no penalty fee for cancelling up until 48 hrs prior to the arrival date but in addition to the sums detailed above, the Seller shall be entitled to retain any charges incurred in relation to any refund. 
Terms and Conditions

All information is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute a legal contract between us and any person or entity unless otherwise specified. Information is subject to change without prior notice at any time and you should therefore visit regularly to view recent changes. These conditions on this page shall be deemed invalid, if they been outdated by new updates, although every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information, we make no guarantees of any kind. 

Force majeure:
We cannot accept any liability where the booking could not be fulfilled due to circumstances which we could not, even with due care, have foreseen or avoided. Such events may include, but are not limited to, war, threat of war, civil commotion, virus outbreak, strife, hostilities, natural disaster, fire, act of god, terrorist activities, technical problems with transportation, flight cancellations, closures of airports, ports and/or ferries, quarantine, epidemics, weather conditions, government action or other events outside our control. 

The Salty Pelican Surf & Yoga Retreat reserves the right to modify its rates for economic purposes, such as fluctuations in currency, inflation, or an increase in supplier costs. Any changes in rates will not affect bookings that have already been confirmed by The Salty Pelican Surf & Yoga Retreat. In the event that The Salty Pelican Surf & Yoga Retreat, under exceptional circumstances, is unable to provide the guest with the agreed rooms on arrival, The Salty Pelican Surf & Yoga Retreat will provide a room of equal or superior quality at no extra charge. This shall be done with the permission of the guest. 

Guest Bathroom & Pool Towels:
We are provide all guests with one complimentary bathroom towel on arrival and also complimentary use of pool towels throughout your stay during specified  periods. Majority of guests at our property reuse their towels at least once during their stay. Towels are available to be replaced at anytime during your stay for the cost of €1 but from the 4th day or later bathroom towels are replaced on request, one time without charge.

Check-in / Check-out:
Earliest check-in time: 2:00 pm - 22:00 pm
Latest check-out time: 11:00 am  

Security cards:
Upon check-in guests will receive a security wristband for access to both the property, their room and lockers. Wristbands must be handed back to reception on check-out. Failure to return the wristband or loss of wristband will result in a €10 charge added to your invoice for each wristband. 

Personal property:
Guests may use secure lockers, however it remains the guest's responsibility to ensure that their personal belongings are secure at all times. The Salty Pelican Surf & Yoga Retreat accepts no liability for the loss, theft or damage to property however sustained or caused. 

Surf Lessons:
Due to safety concerns, unfavourable weather conditions, or any other reason, The Salty Pelican or the surf school may reschedule or cancel any surf lesson without giving advance notice to the buyer. Where lessons are cancelled due to adverse weather conditions or for safety reasons at the sole discretion of the surf school, the buyer shall not be entitled to a refund for the cost of the lesson, however The Salty Pelican will use reasonable endeavours to provide theory lessons and/or other activities at the location in substitution for the cancelled lesson(s). The Salty Pelican and the staff reserve the right to photograph/videography our guests during the surf lessons. By taking part in a lesson and/or being at the location, the buyer gives their full consent to such photographs being taken. The buyer agrees that The Salty Pelican may use such photographs/videos for commercial, publicity and advertising purposes. The buyer acknowledges that they have no right to any payment or fees in respect of any photographs/videos sold.

Surf Equipment:
The Salty Pelican will provide surf equipment to use without charge for all guests who have booked that option to be included within their all-inclusive package. Surf equipment is provided at additional charges for guests who have only booked bed and breakfast rates. If the buyer wishes to use the surf equipment, they must provide The Salty Pelican and/or the staff with a signed personal waiver form available from reception declaring they have understood the terms of rental, damage and personal liability. The Equipment must be returned in the same condition it was when the buyer received it and to the satisfaction of The Salty Pelican management and/or the staff.     Where the management and/or the staff are unsatisfied with the condition of the retuned surf equipment by the buyer, the buyer shall on request and in any event before their check-out date be deemed responsible for the cost incurred for any necessary repairs. The Salty Pelican may charge the supplied credit card provided any monies owed by the buyer in ration to damage or theft of surf equipment. The Salty Pelican and/or the staff shall accept no responsibility for loss, damage or harm caused to the buyer, other persons, any property or the like as a result of the buyer’s use of the equipment and/or personal Items, unless such loss, damage or harm was caused by the negligence of the The Salty Pelican and/or the staff. The Salty Pelican and/or the staff shall accept no liability for the loss, damage or theft of any Personal Items.

Yoga Classes:
Due to unfavourable weather conditions, or any other reason, The Salty Pelican or the yoga teachers may reschedule or cancel any yoga lesson without giving advance notice to the buyer. The Salty Pelican and the staff reserve the right to photograph/videography our guests during the yoga lessons. By taking part in a class and/or being at the location, the buyer gives their full consent to such photographs/videos being taken. The buyer agrees that The Salty Pelican may use such photographs/videos for commercial, publicity and advertising purposes. The buyer acknowledges that they have no right to any payment or fees in respect of any photographs/videos sold.

Gift Cards:
Can be redeemed for holidays in either Portugal or Sri Lanka within 2 years of the purchase date & totally flexible to change the dates within that period in respect to our cancellation and changes policies. Each gift card voucher can be applied to room upgrades, extra activities and services, merchandise, food & drinks, massages or body treatments. However any remaining credit on the gift card cannot be redeemed for cash. 

Guest behavior:
The comfort, safety and security of our guests is of paramount importance to The Salty Pelican Surf & Yoga Retreat. Any guest(s) who, in the opinion of our staff, compromise the comfort, safety or security of other guests or any staff - will be requested to leave the retreats premises and will only be offered a refund at our discretion. Guests are expected to respect other guests, staff and property. In the case of groups, the group leaders must ensure that all members of their group behave in an acceptable manner and follow local laws. Failure of any individual group member to do so will result in the expulsion of the whole group and loss of deposits.  

Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside our building, bedrooms, shared rooms or lounge area. We do however provide our guests with the exclusive use of our outdoor areas, garden and room balconies, where smoking is permitted and ash trays are provided. Smoking will not be tolerated inside rooms, corridors or lounge area. 

We love pets, but due to the communal atmosphere they cannot be allowed at our property.

All bookings are subject to availability and The Salty Pelican Surf & Yoga Retreat reserves the right to decline or cancel any booking at its discretion. 

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