Crack open a coconut, slip into a hammock and rock gently in the breeze, allowing the hours, days and even weeks to slip calmly by. Welcome to Mirissa, which is 4km southeast of Weligama, and is another quickly developing crescent of beach.
Modest guesthouses abound and there are a string of simple cafes along the sand that seem to come and go with the tides. So far the government has stopped the kinds of sand-encroaching construction as seen at Unawatuna, but only time will tell as visitor numbers just keep growing.
You’ll need to go to Weligama or Matara for most services, although there are internet and phone places, and small markets near the 149km marker.
Things to Do:
Mirissa Beach / Dolphin & Whale Watching / Boat Tours / Water Sports / Surfing / Windsurfing & Kitesurfing / Photo Shoots / Romantic Dinner Plans
Approximately Time & Distance from Colombo: 2 h 28 min (150.5 km)
Province: Southern Province | District: Matara District
Luxury Hotels in Area:
Lemazone Inn | Approximately Price Range: 100 to 110 USD | Click here to see the hotel
Koggala Beach Hotel | Approximately Price Range: 90 to 100 USD | Click here to see the hotel
Normal Hotels in Area:
Surf Sea Breeze | Approximately Price Range: 70 to 80 USD | Click here to see the hotel
Sunroo Beach Weligama | Approximately Price Range: 60 to 70 USD | Click here to see the hotel