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06 Great Things To Do In Mirissa – Sri Lanka’s Golden Beach

Mirissa is part of the popular southern coast of Sri Lanka. A gorgeous stretch of beach curving along the Weligama Bay, Mirissa is home to expansive beaches and crystal clear seas. While surfing is a top activity there, here are 6 great things to do in Mirissa.


Look For The Secret Beach

And when you do keep it a secret! Secret Beach in Mirissa is a well-kept – secret; by the lucky few who discover the oasis. Your best bet for finding the beach is to ask the locals. Local tuk-tuk drivers will be able to take you to Secret Beach which is about a 10 minute walk from the main road. You'll love the secluded oasis. The best way to be a beach bum in Sri Lanka is to look for beach hotels in Mirissa. The best are spread along the beautiful southern coastline and like Sri Sharavi Beach Villas & Spa, promise you endless days of bliss coupled with sultry island vibes.


Lookout From The Top Of Parrot Rock

Ask around from the locals or your hotel in Mirissa and head out to Parrot Rock. It's a small crop of boulders located off-shore at the edge of a peninsula. When the tide is low, one can wade up to the rocky outcrop, climb to the top and enjoy expansive views across the Mirissa area. Do not attempt to reach the rock during high tide or when the sea is rough.


Go Check Out Coconut Tree Spot

Coconut Tree Spot is a little coconut plantation located about 15 minutes from Mirissa Beach. The estate is located on a pretty hillock, lapped at by the ocean and is one the area's best look out spots. Coconut Tree Spot can be traced with Google Maps, making it easy to locate. Oh, and do mind those falling coconuts!


Party At The Doctors House

Doctors House, despite its ominous name, is not a place to get treated, instead, it's a fun club in Mirissa for enjoying island pleasures. Relax with plenty of food, drinks and entertainment on offer. The place boasts a beautiful garden where you can sit-back with a cold drink, sample the delicious snacks and enjoy the laid back ambience.


Go Whale Watching

Mirissa is one of Sri Lanka's main hubs from which to take a whale watching tour. The sea surrounding the island is visited by over 20 species of whales which can be observed from various points throughout the year. Whale watching in Mirissa is from November to April. You can organise the tours via your hotel in Mirissa or through a reputed tour company.


Plan A Day Tour To Unawatuna And Galle

Just a short drive from Mirissa are the towns of Galle and Unawatuna. Galle is a UNESCO Heritage Site noted for its 16th century, Dutch Fort. Unawatuna is a beach paradise where one goes to enjoy sun, sand and surf. Both locations are ideal to visit on a day trip. Plan the tours with help from your Mirsissa resort and discover colonial charms and plenty of beach allures.

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