Once sleepy Mirissa is a tropical paradise on the south coast which is waking up to tourism and has something to offer every visitor, within a couple of km of coast it can boast 3 beautiful bays, rocky headlands offering great sunset views, wide sandy beaches, rock pools, a snorkeling reef, turtles, surf breaks & body boarding, 3 Buddhist temples, a fisheries harbour, whale & dolphin watching as well as lots of great beach, seafood restaurants & lively bars. We are at the quieter far eastern end of Mirissa opposite the small reef protected bay.
Southern Sri Lanka is one of the best places in the World to view blue whales close to shore. Boats leave from the fisheries harbour in Mirissa early in the morning during the season ( November - April ).
On the South coast 30 minutes from us is a turtle hatchery where transplanted eggs are hatched and the baby turtles are then released into the sea.
Built in 1889 by the British the lighthouse stands at over 50 metres high so as well as being the tallest it is also the most southernly on the island.
The Rough Guide says Mirissa is "an intimate and idyllic beach hidden away behind a thick swathe of palm trees."
The famous stilt fishermen at Ahangama. The practice started during World War II when food shortages and overcrowded fishing spots prompted some clever men to try fishing on the water.
The historic fortress town of Galle is worth a half day visit to do a little souvenir shopping or just to enjoy wandering around its ramparts or its atmospheric old streets free from traffic with views out over the ocean.
If you want to experience some more of Sri Lankas's Wildlife Yala, Sinharajah Forest Reserve & Uda Walawe are all within easy reach.We have our own mini van to take you wherever you want to go.
Please let us know if you wish to book one of these trips as they are very popular and can get booked up.