Mirissa is set in a small fishing village in the southern region of the country with beautiful scenery and tranquil atmosphere. The peaceful, soft sandy beach is lined with green palms which wave in front of the crystal clear water of the Indian Ocean. It is famously known to be the best area for whale and dolphin watching and boats can be hired for fishing or coastal cruises. This crescent shaped beach boasts some of Sri Lanka’s best and most stunning sunrises which creep up from the horizon to greet you and back again on the other side to form a breathtaking and memorable sunset.
Mirissa is a low-key, peaceful spot that was once limited to just backpackers but is now becoming a more popular destination as travelers seek out quieter alternatives in a tropical paradise which offers someof the best Sri Lanka vacations.
It is the perfect place to sit back and relax as all the hotels and guest houses are set back from the beach, which was beneficial when the tsunami struck, giving the impression that you are on a deserted palm fringed island.
Things to do in Mirissa
- Go Deep sea fishing and whale watching
- Take a boat ride
- Try scuba and snorkeling