Nestled beside golden shores, the south coast town of Mirissa in Sri Lanka has much to offer and here are some of its key attractions.
Mirissa Beach & Harbour
Be it to soak up the sun or have fun in the sand and surf, Mirissa Beach is perfect. Properties like Ubuntu Beach Villas are right beside this idyllic shoreline where beachside bliss abounds 24/7. The nearby harbour is not to be missed either and is from where you can set off on exciting whale and dolphin watching excursions!
Coconut Tree Hill
Coconut Tree Hill is another top attraction in Mirissa and happens to be one of the most Instagrammable places in Sri Lanka! Beach villas in the area offer easy access to this small hill crowned with palm trees overlooking the ocean; easy to get to, it offers the perfect vantage point for shots for the Gram, especially at sunrise or sunset.
Nearby Parrot Rock offers another captivating viewpoint of the coastal area. You can easily get to this small rock island from Mirissa Beach, though be mindful of the waves when walking across during high tide; from the summit, the panoramas are made more stunning at sunset and you can even spot Coconut Tree Hill.
While it isn’t the “secret” it once was, Secret Beach is still worth a visit. This heavenly stretch of shore lies nestled amidst hills, coconut palms, rock pools and a cove; the Blue Lagoon, Palm Cove and Shelly Beach are three areas here to enjoy, while one can look forward to swimming, snorkelling and seeing a blowhole as well.