About Mirissa

Sleepy Mirissa, 4km southeast of Weligama on the Matara road, has a headland dividing its small fishing harbour from a beautiful curve of sandy beach with calm, clear waters. It’s a low-key, peaceful spot that was once the preserve of backpackers but is now becoming more popular as travellers seek out quieter alternatives to Unawatuna and Hikkaduwa. The tsunami caused much damage along the coast here..

Most of the places to stay are on the beach. You’ll need to go to Matara for most services, although there are Internet and phone places, and small markets near the 149km marker. Sights & Activities The water at Mirissa is clear and excellent for snorkelling. The best stretch is at the west end of the bay, along the jagged coastline, where there are many fish. The south side of the bay yields flat-bottom coral and, sometimes, sea turtles. Surfing is also good at the west end of the bay. Ask your guesthouse or hotel if it has gear that you can rent.

The rocky outcrop to the east of the bay, Parrot Rock, is the perfect place to watch the sunset, and it’s also a popular fishing spot. There are pleasant walks around Mirissa. One heads up a steep series of steps from the main road to the small Kandavahari temple, while the headland is a good spot to view Weligama Bay. About 6km inland there’s a snake farm with an Ayurvedic practitioner. Ask your guesthouse how to get there. Some guesthouses organise boat trips on a lake that’s about 2km inland.

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Who We Are


With all the experience we earn from our past accommodation times, we're trying to become a perfect home stay facilitator & operator service in Sri Lanka. Our aim is to be welcoming, flexible and friendly as your best accommodation place and travel partner in Mirissa-Sri Lanka.

Amarasinghe Guest House-Mirissa as handling this web site with our team, always trying to provide the very best, unique and transparent service as your accommodation sight seeing guider. We are hotel & guest house specialists all over Mirissa and we'd be happy to welcome you and show you around in Mirissa.


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With an unfaltering commitment to perfect hospitality, Amarasinghe guest House and Spas is known for its professional, yet personal service culture. This valued principle is firmly ingrained in our people, and reflects on who we are, what we believe and how we behave as a corporate entity.