Planning to go on a mini holiday this up coming long weekend? With Sri Lanka being the tropical island it is, a beach destination comes without saying! Chances are that if you pick a beach destination, there will be more than one coast to pick from! Today though, we will focus specifically on Mirissa for many reasons, including it’s magnificent beach. Keep reading to find out more.
Mirissa is perfect for a number of reasons. These include its breathtaking beaches, surf-worthy waves, whale watching, restaurant choices, bars and entertainment. It’s one of those beach destinations that you can take your time to reach, for example by train. Or for the fast and furious, via the E01 Southern Expressway. Mirissa has unlimited activities to partake in. Unless lying under a beach umbrella is your idea of a holiday!
When in Mirissa, opting to stay at a beach-front property is nothing short of mandatory. This gives you the best of sun, sea and sand or basically, your dream tropical vacation. There are many accommodation options available and you will be spoilt for choice with the number of hotels in Mirissa.
Mirissa beach in Sri Lanka is a small one. It can get very touristy and crowded with the warmest times being from March to May. The latter time period is perhaps the most perfect for an olive-burnt sun tan! Make sure to pick accommodation based on your budget. When in Mirissa for a longer stay, a guesthouse or beach cabana becomes an ideal choice. However, if you are in for a night or two and all you seek is some R&R, go all out at a star class hotel or boutique villa.
To say that Mirissa has come a long way in its infrastructure development is an understatement. The city now has an increased number of restaurants, bars, cafes and entertainment attracting more tourists daily. While anyone in Mirissa will likely to be spoilt for choice, there are lots of locations that allow you to still enjoy sipping on king coconut or local beer.
Here are some of our favourite things to do in Mirissa: