Sri Lanka, The South Coast
Info : Palace
Mirissa is perhaps the prettiest bay in Sri Lanka and The Palace, situated on the headland, has the perfect view.
The resort consists of a series of pleasant cabanas, well spaced out amongst the tropical vegetation. The air-conditioned bungalows are comfortable and the facilities include 24 hour room service, satellite tvs and mini bars. The views comes for freeâ¦
There is a communal bar and restaurant which has a friendly feel and serves decent Sri Lankan curries and western food too. However, the hotel only offers half board so we strongly advise you to treat it as if it were 'bed and breakfast' and feel free to to eat at the quality little beach side restaurants locally in the evening and not to feel tied to the hotel restaurant. The fresh water swimming pool is great and the beach is a two minute walk.
Aside from having a great beach, Mirissa is also home to Mirissa Water Sports, the pioneers of whale and dolphin watching off the coast at Dondra Head between the months of December and April when the sea is calm. There are some beautiful and deserted little beaches nearby, waiting to be discovered and Mirissa has several laid back beach restaurants too.
- Outdoor Pool
We stayed in Villa Aspara. Awesome. I am not telling you why, as I want to go back there and it will get fully booked. (sorry Andrew - we can't keep a secret...)