Mirissa - Sri Lanka

Discover Mirissa

Mirissa is a gorgeous beach destination in Sri Lanka, and the perfect place to unwind in a hammock with a fresh coconut. The sparkling blue waters teem with marine life, from turtles to big blue whales.

Secret Beach is small and secluded, and if you’re lucky you might have it all to yourself.

Directly in front of Mirissa Beach is Parrot Rock, an enormous red-coloured mound towering over the water. Climb the stairs to the top for scenic views of the palm tree-lined beaches below. It’s particularly popular at sunset. Make sure to check the tides before you venture out to it!

Coconut Tree Hill is a private coconut farm just 15-minutes walk from Mirissa Beach. At the top of the hill you’re rewarded with views of the ocean through rows of palm trees. Sunrise is a great time to visit with fewer people around.

If you’re a fan of surfing, then the small beach town of Weligama is the place for you. Widely known as the capital of surfing it offers fantastic waves and beautiful white-sand beaches. There are also trendy bars, cafes, restaurants, and beach resorts.

As Mirissa has some of the best marine life in Sri Lanka, it’s the perfect place to spot whales from the end of November until March when they migrate.

Things to do in Mirissa Sri Lanka

  • Go whale watching on a boat safari
  • Try your hand at surfing in Weligama
  • Admire the view of the water through the palm trees from Coconut Tree Hill
  • Watch the sunrise over the sparkling water from Parrot Rock

The best way to see Mirissa

If you would like to visit Mirissa, why not take a look at one of our wonderful ATOL and ABTA protected holidays?  Please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and the tours mentioned are just examples to help inspire you. Contact our travel experts on 01792 315499 or email info@aitholidays.com for more information.