Found on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Mirissa is a seemingly small town found by the coast. It don’t let appearances deceive you, this is one of the most exciting and feature-rich coastal escapes that Sri Lanka has to offer!
If you’ve been looking for a beach getaway that has all the quintessential features of a tropical paradise, Mirissa is the destination for you. From white sand beaches to shady coconut palms and a constantly warm tropical sun – this quiet little coastal town is everything you’ve been looking for.
While initially, Mirissa may seem like a typical lazy coastal town, there’s quite a lot of thrills and excitement to be found here if you know where to look. Over the past decade in particular, Mirissa has developed a bustling nightlife scene that’s complete with dive bars, night clubs and bougie cafes – to roam the street here after dark can be quite the experience! Then of course there’s the fantastic Mirissa Beach and the ocean that lies beyond. This is a great location to relax and wile away the time in after a long night of dancing and partying. What’s more, Mirissa is one of the best locations in Sri Lanka to do a bit of whale watching! From playful pods of dolphins to massive blue whales, they can all make for some great sightings.