Mirissa is set in a small fishing village in the southern region of the country with beautiful scenery and tranquil atmosphere. The peaceful, soft sandy beach is lined with green palms which wave in front of the crystal clear water of the Indian Ocean. It is famously known to be the best area for whale and dolphin watching and boats can be hired for fishing or coastal cruises.
It is the perfect place to sit back and relax as all the hotels and guest houses are set back from the beach, which was beneficial when the tsunami struck, giving the impression that you are on a deserted palm fringed island.
Things to do in Mirissa include deep sea fishing, whale watching, dolphin watching, boat rides, and scuba and snorkeling.