Accommodation is with comfy beds in a spacious room. You can choose either Premium shared room (8-beds), Female Only Premium shared room (8-beds), or Superior ensuite double room**. All rooms have en-suite bathroom, private terrace/balcony, and dedicated hanging space.
** Based on double occupance only.
Colombo International Airport Transfers
We can organise private airport transfers (to be paid locally) that takes about 3 hours to reach The Salty Pelican. When you choose to arrive by bus to Hiriketiya, you can catch a bus from Katunayake bus stop (airport) to Colombo Fort station. From here, Super Luxury (Express) Coach are about triple the price of a normal local bus but are air-conditioned and will allow your large suitcase on. It is also the only bus allowed on the Expressways. Book COLOMBO - KATARAGAMA bus route and disembark at DIKWELLA stop.
A delicious healthy breakfast buffet is served each morning including detox smoothie bowls, power boosting toasts, fresh fruit platters and grilled options including Sri Lankan inspired vegetarian delights. Our all-day menu is filled with poolside snacks, healthy drinks, delicious cocktails, amazing coffee. We organise special group dinners four times a week, with our seafood/Vegetarian BBQ dinners and Sri Lanka Curry & Rice and all things nice dinners. Included in your 7-night package is our daily à la carte breakfast, and 1 x Seafood/Vegetarian BBQ dinner, 1 x Sri Lankan Curry & Rice dinner.
Optional activities (not included):
- Surf Lessons
After breakfast, you have the option to head out to the beach for our morning surf lesson. Our surf school is run by a team of certified instructors who follow a very unique approach in teaching. They will make sure that you learn the proper surf techniques and have loads of fun whilst participating in each lesson. The unique geography of our location means we not only have rideable waves almost every day of the year but that we can almost always find a wave to suit everyone. **This package does not include surf lessons in the package price, but you have unlimited surfboard rental from our premium range included in your package.
- National Park Safari Tours
Leopards, elephants, birdlife in abundance - Sri Lanka is a wildlife lover's paradise and is one of the best places in Asia for seeing wildlife. Both Yala and Udawalawe have stunning landscapes, so whichever park you decide to visit for your safari, you will find the landscapes very enjoyable and unique. Udawalawe is in our opinion the best safari in Sri Lanka because it provides a truly gratifying experience. You can get very close to animals, particularly the elephants, and you're never really bothered by other jeeps and tourists. Whilst your chances of spotting leopards at Udawalawe are less likely than at Yala, there is nonetheless a healthy leopard population in Udawalawe that sightings do happen. You're also almost guaranteed to spot Sri Lankan elephants as well as red spotted deers, wild water buffalo, sloth bears, crocodiles, monkeys and many different species of birds. Best mornings to join this tours is on both on Monday and Friday mornings, as we have no yoga or meditation scheduled on those mornings. Other mornings can also be pre booked where possible. This activity is an optional extra and not included in the package price but you should definitely make time to to visit one.
- Seafood & Vegetarian BBQ Dinner**
Every Wednesday & Sunday evening, The Salty Pelican crew cooks up a yummy Seafood BBQ including delicious grilled vegetarian options also. We love to bring everyone of our guests together to eat, drink, socialise and make new lifetime friends. The BBQ is served at our communal dining table usually and includes all the sides and refeshing cold drinks.
- Curry & Rice & All Things Nice Dinner**
Every Monday & Friday evening, we gather our guests together around our beautiful communal dining table to taste a variety of different local curries... including vegetarian, seafood or chicken. The delicious food variety is complemented with refreshing cold drinks.
** 1 x Seafood/Vegetarian BBQ and 1 X Curry & Rice dinner are included in your package