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Great things to do in Mirissa, Sri Lanka – A beach destination in Sri Lanka

Mirissa is a beach destination in Southern Sri Lanka with many things to see and do. Unlike yesteryears, Mirissa is today a popular tourist destination with many resorts, restaurants, and bars especially catering to foreigners. Here's a list of things that you can do here to make your holiday greater.


Spend your time at a beach hotel

If you are travelling to Mirissa for a stay of one or two nights, then you need a hotel to stay in. Mirissa has several great hotel options the likes of Sri Sharavi Beach Villas & Spa and they provide awesome rejuvenating and dining moments as well. These hotels are ideal for family getaways with kids because they too would love some time spent in serenity by the beach.


Go to the Secret Beach

Just as the name implies, the Secret Beach in Mirissa is a place that many travellers don't know about. This may be because it's somewhat hard to get to this beach, and not everyone says yes to this challenge even if they adore the beauty of it. The beach is pristine and secluded, and you just find one bar there. Take a tuk-tuk from the city and ask the driver to take you to the Secret Beach and have a 10-minute walk from where he drops you to find a haven on earth.


Click some photos at the coconut tree spot

If you are on a picnic with your friends, and you need a cool photo background to click all your pictures to be uploaded on Instagram, simply head to the coconut tree spot located just 15 minutes away from the Mirissa beach, to find your perfect spot. Be careful about the coconuts, because they can fall from trees quite unexpectedly.


Whale watching

Mirissa is also rich in marine life. One popular activity to engage here is, therefore, whale watching, and several companies offer different whale watching packages adjusting their prices and package inclusions. Schedule your tour from November to March to enjoy this experience, and on the same tour, you can also witness dolphins and turtles roaming in the Indian Ocean.


Travel to Weligama

You can travel to Weligama easily from Mirissa because it's just a 15-minute drive. If you are running out of things to do in Mirissa, take this chance and head to Weligama which is another beach destination. It's a surfing paradise that's not so popular among tourists, but that does not mean that it lacks any scenic beauty. There are some great resorts and restaurants located in this coastal city, and you may enjoy serenity in style at Weligama.


Head to Unawatuna and Galle Fort

No visit to the southern coast of Sri Lanka is ever complete without a visit to the colonial city- Galle in Sri Lanka. Plan a day trip to Galle when you are in Mirissa and cover the Unawatuna beach also on the same tour.

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