On the South coast of Sri Lanka, approx 40 minutes from Galle and a genuine 5 min walk to the beach where the best Blue Whale Watching trips in Sri Lanka are available. Chill out by the private 34ft swimming pool or relax on the beautiful beach, this is a truly remarkable place. Wait for the sun to set and chase fireflies in either the garden or along the beach. Great place for surfing or body boarding. Fully Staffed and complete with separate staff accommodation attached to the side of the property with their own bathroom and kitchen. The housekeeper and cook are available any time throughout the day to help in any way, serve drink or food etc. In addition we use a Villa Management Company who can assist you organising any trips, a night watchman, gardener, pool cleaner and maintenance manager. WiFi is provided free of charge throughout the villa.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 en suites|
|Nearest beach||Mirissa Beach 500 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Colombo 155 km, Nearest railway: Matara 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, CD player, Table tennis, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Furniture||Super King Beds (2), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
Large garden with coconut palm's, banana tree's, breadfruit tree's and others. Monkey's frequent the tree's often and chipmunks, fireflies, chameleons, frogs and other wildlife can be seen in and around the garden.
Completely renovated and extended property completed in Feb 2012. Smoking permitted in covered area's outside but strictly no smoking inside the property.
It’s unlikely that you will get bored in Mirissa but if you need to explore the surroundings then here are a few options and places to see.
Heading back in the direction of Colombo you will find the small fishing town and railway hub of Welligama . It’s a 15 minutes bus ride ( 4 KM ) and getting lost in the back streets of this small market town can be fun . Take a stroll along the sea front and watch the fishermen dragging their boats up on shore or selling their fish in their small shops. The is a bank here, some small internet shops and lots of places to buy small local items ideal for gifts.
The Port of Galle ( Galla ) is about another 30 minutes further on towards Colombo . If this is your main destination be sure to get a bus with a seat available or you will be standing all the way with a million other people.
Galle has one of the most beautiful old Dutch / Portugese forts in all of South East Asia. It is a port town and there is a thriving neighbourhood with the fort walls . Once inside you can walk around the old fort and get lost amongst all the small streets. Grab something to eat or quench your thirst with a orange coloured King Coconut and sit on the old walls and look out over the ocean.
Galle is famous for its lace and you will not get more than 100 M before some old lady tries to sell you some. Spend an hour or so wandering around the old Dutch Church in the heat of the day and read some of the old tombstones from 200 year ago.
The Fort is NEVER closed and there is NEVER and entrance fee to get in. It is a vibrant working part of the city and access to it is just across from the railway and the bus station. Galle is known for its creative Touts so beware of people who befriend you as they will eventually just happen to mention that they or a friend can get you a great deal on some gems . Its also not uncommon to be approached by someone who claims to be a Waiter in the restaurant in the Hotel you are staying at . They are just trying to make a living and their tactics and stories can be quire amusing. just tell them politely you are not interested and they usually disappear , I did say “ usually “
Heading in the direction away from Colombo and about 12 KM down the road from Mirissa is the bustling town of Matara. This is the final stop on the Train from Colombo and a major bus destination hub for the whole of the Southern Provence . It is from here that you can get back to Colombo or take a bus up to Ella and the Hill Country.
Matara also has its own Fort tucked away in a quiet corner of the town close to the main Bus Station. It is not as grand as the one in Galle , but it is still nice to spend a few hours walking around inside it .
Just after the Cricket Grounds is the extremely old Dutch Star Fort . This place dates back to 1600 and it is still possible to walk around inside it and with only a little bit of imagination its possible to transport yourself back in time and put yourselves in the shoes of one of the young soldiers stationed here from Holland.
Another 8 or so KM up the road is Dondra and this place is geographically the most Southern tip of Sri Lanka and the Indian Sub Continent . There is functioning lighthouse there and definitely its worth a trip to just to say you were there. Ask for details and directions at your guest house or hire a minivan or Tuk Tuk to take you there .
Mirissa and its breathtaking sandy beach pretty much transforms your dreams and visions of a tropical paradise into an everyday reality.
Located close to the Southern tip of the Island of Sri Lanka and only about 200 km from the Equator, this secluded crescent shaped beach is the perfect place to sit back, relax and forget about all the hussle and bussle of your other life thatâ€™s a million miles away.
This small sandy tropical beach boasts some of Sri Lankaâ€™s best and most stunning sunsets and sunrises.
All the Guest Houses in Mirissa are set back from the actual beach giving you the impression that you are on a deserted palm fringed island. Every now and again the silence is broken by the sound of a coconut falling on the sand or a chilled beer being opened by someone further up the beach.
Mirissa Beach is rapidly becoming a popular Surfer hangout during the months of November to March when itâ€™s the rainy season on the East coast.
Whale watching in Mirissa
Word has reaches us that many people visiting Sri Lanka have been taking side trip to Mirissa to do some Whale and Dolphin watching . A Company based in Mirissa reports to be able to introduce you to Spinner, Striped, Bottlenose and Spotted Dolphins.
Large whales are also seen in the waters off Mirissa. I suspect everything is seasonal so its best to give them a call and see what they have to offer. There are a few companies to choose from so spend a few minutes deciding before you commit to a whale watching in Mirissa trip.
If you are an early riser , now by early we mean 6am , why not take a short walk to Mirissa Port to see the fish being unloaded from the boats and trawlers.
This is ground zero for the local fishing community where people come from all over the South of the country to buy. It is not unusual to see large sharks being hauled off boats that have just come back from a 2 week excursion to the water close to the Maldives.
You will see people haggling and arguing over the price of some of the strangest or most valuable seafood creatures available in this region. Bring a camera to capture the mayhem but be careful where you point it. Itâ€™s a place of intense business and the locals are not there to pose for the tourists.