Looking for a quiet beachside escape where there’s plenty of fun things to do as well? If so, the town of Mirissa, nestled along Sri Lanka’s famed south coast, is definitely the place for you!
From November to April, the waters around Mirissa are where you can spot everything from Blue Whales to Bryde’s Whales. Whale watching excursions embark from the harbour which is within easy reach of local properties the likes of Sri Sharavi Beach Villas & Spa. As an added bonus, you will most probably also see playful dolphins on your voyage!
Those who prefer more active pursuits can try a number of water sports too. Mirissa hotels along the beach provide easy access to such activities which include surfing, snorkelling and deep sea fishing.
Find the Secret Beach
While this beach may not really be a “secret” anymore, it nevertheless offers an idyllic stretch of shore. There’s a bit of a hike up a hill and a descent down a cliff area in order to get there, but the reward for your exertion is a secluded palm-fringed beach bordered by azure waters.
Visit Coconut Tree Hill
One of the most Instagramable places in Sri Lanka, Coconut Tree Hill is pretty much what you can expect from its name; a hill with lots of coconut trees at the top! The views from here are amazing, especially during sunrise or sunset. Do check ahead to see if it’s possible to access this site when you plan to visit.