Mirissa beach is one of the most amazing beaches in Sri Lanka. At sunrise you are welcomed by its vibrant colour palate while at sunset it will sooth you with a memorable picture you will never forget. Located 4km Southeast of town of Weligama you find Mirissa, a steady developing crescent of beach.
Throughout the years Mirissa beach experienced immense growth in tourism, however it still remains very much unspoiled and far less crowded than Hikkaduwa or Bentota. The serene beach here is ideal for relaxing therefore you should find a Mirissa hotel that overlooks the gorgeous beach stretch. A luxury boutique hotel such as CASA Colombo Collection Mirissa serves as the ideal location for a relaxing retreat by the sea. The luxury suites at CASA have direct access to the beach and many of them have garden bathrooms and expansive balconies. The terraces with day beds and outdoor chairs give you a chance to sit out and enjoy the breathtaking views of the sunset.
At sunset you find many people on the beach, enjoying a cool drink while they watch the sun sink into the sea. The array of colours in the sky at sunset is quite a spectacle and something you must experience.
Mirissa beach is also ideal for a swim since the waves are milder in this area. Some days the water is completely flat and resembles a swimming pool, which is the best time for a plunge. One of the most famous activities on Mirissa beach is dolphin and whale watching for which you find various tours being organized by local tour companies.
If you enjoy fishing then hop on a fishing boat and enjoy some deep sea fishing while you are there. These are generally four hour trips, 8 miles off the coast of Mirissa. Plenty of tuna, sailfish and other large game fish are said to be found here. There are various boats that can be hired for fishing with or without assistance.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+