The beautiful Mirissa Twin Beach in Sri Lanka
Sunsets to die, crystal water, parties by the ocean ... are the integral part of life in Mirissa, more than in any other city in Sri Lanka, producing the delightful sensation of being on an endless vacation. Welcome to Mirissa Beach.
Mirissa et sa twin beach
Set down your backpacks, put on your bathing suit, and head to the beach ! Rows of coconut trees and beachfront restaurants are picture-perfect. Mirissa, I think I’m in love.
Let’s go to Parrot Rock, where you can see Mirissa’s two lagoons merge into one, the famous Twin Beach. This endless beach attracts many tourists thanks to its restaurants and famed surf break, but remains a true slice of paradise.
Things to do in Mirissa
Fill your days in Mirissa with snorkeling, swimming, surfing and boating. Whale watching is possible between September and March. For a moment of relaxation, take a class at Rukshan Yoga, where you’ll work your thighs, bottocks and abs in a zen-like atmosphere. The Kandavahari Temple is the perfect place to witness a beautiful sunset.
Rukshan Yoga, Hill Top Temple (Rathnagiri Temple, Udupila, Mirissa,Sri Lanka - Tèl. : (+9477)517-3612 - Kandavahari Temple - Wales tour (all the clubs are on the beach)
Restaurants and bars in Mirissa
On the beach, the Coco Café is a pretty and cosy coffee shop where you can enjoy a variety of healthy breakfast options.
At night, the air changes. Hipster waiters with long hair-don’t care light up bonfires, as others set up fresh fish at restaurants entrances. Dozens of candlelit tables cover the entire beach, reminding me of Bali….
Beachfront restaurants can be very pricey. So I went inland on Matara Road where local dishes cost 400 RP to 500 RP (3 to 4 US$). The setting is noisy, but everything in the plate is delicious! Beyond Parrot Rock, facing the surf break, you can find calmer and cheaper bars. Beware the mosquitoes that attack you as soon as the
How to come to Mirissa ?
- Colombo/Mirissa : 3h30 by train - 140 to 220RP/pers in 2nd class
- Hikkaduwa/Mirissa : 1h30 by train - 80RP/pers in 2nde class or 1h45 in tuk tuk - 1500RP/pers
- Weligama/Mirissa : 15RP/pers by bus - or 350RP/pers by tuk tuk