Attend a Sri Lankan Cooking Course in Mirissa

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Learning to cook your favourite Sri Lankan Rice & Curry dishes is not only fun but a great way to meet new friends! It’s obviously great to be able to re create your favourite dishes which you’ve taken a liking over your stay in Sri Lanka back home.

Whilst there’s various classes on offer in Mirissa we recommend either…

Madu @ Amarasingha Royal Lodge or Gayani @ Dewmini No.1 Roti Shop

Both are very friendly, excellent cooks and speak very good English. As an added bonus, ...

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Visit Talala Beach

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Talala Beach: Approx 18km away from ‘Your Dream Home in Mirissa

This is one of those near-pristine beaches that really do define the tropical-beach postcard cliches.

Talala Beach is one mile of golden sand where most often the only footprints disturbing this beach will be yours.

The sea on the right side of the beach is the best & safest area for swimming. The sea in this secluded cove is generally calm and suitable for children. We don’t recommend ...

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Go Whale & Dolphin Watching from Mirissa

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Distance from ‘ Your Dream Home’ our holiday house for rent in Mirissa (Free pick up from house – 5 min drive to harbour)

We recommend Whales Live

www.whaleanddolphinsafari.com

+94 71 483 3349

Over the past five years, Mirissa in Sri Lanka has emerged as one of the world’s major whale-watching destinations, thanks largely to the work of pioneering British marine biologist Charles Anderson, who in 1999 first proposed the theory that there was an annual migration of blue and sperm whales between ...

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Visit the Fish Market & Mirissa Harbour

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Distance from ‘ Your Dream Home’ our holiday house for rent in Mirissa ( 15 minute walk – 5 minute drive to harbour)

At around 6am the Fish Market and Mirissa Harbour comes to life as the fishermen and their colourful fishing boats dock & gather to sell  and auction their catch. Lot’s of skipjack tuna, manta rays and the odd shark as well. There’s a minimal charge of approx 20 rupees to enter the port.

Photos by John Rathmill

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Learn to Surf

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Distance from ‘ Your Dream Home’ our holiday house for rent in Mirissa ( 5 minute walk Mirissa Beach – 10 minute drive to Welligama)

Mirissa beach is good for beginners and intermediate surfers to help build confidence surfing on a reefs. There is good surf spots at both sides of the beach. If you’re a complete novice we recommend heading to Welligama Bay just 3km away from Mirissa. Gentle surf is available all year around for beginner and advanced with plenty of Surf ...

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Surfing too difficult…try Boogie or Bodyboarding!

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Distance from ‘ Your Dream Home’ our holiday house for rent in Mirissa ( 5 minute walk to Mirissa Beach)

If you’re one of those that look at surfers but think it will be too difficult to learn but deep down you still would like to experience riding some waves… don’t despair you should try boogie or bodyboarding which should be much easier to master! Whilst at Mirissa beach one can find big enough surfing waves at both ends on the reefs, ...

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Go on a Catamaran Safari on Garaduwa Lake

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Distance from ‘ Your Dream Home’ our holiday house for rent in Mirissa ( 2 minute walk )

A 2 minute walk from our house will lead you to a small mangrove that opens up to the beautiful Garaduwa Lake. Take your cameras and expect to see an array of wild exotic birds and a variety of large monitor lizards. There is also a small island in the middle of the lake that you can also arrange to visit on this trip.

We ...

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Rent a bike – Explore the Mirissa country side!

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Distance from ‘ Your Dream Home’ our holiday house for rent in Mirissa ( start from house )

Mirissa is not all about the beach, if you head inland, on the jungle side it has so much more to offer and cycling provides the perfect way to explore the stunning landscapes. The pretty flat terrain makes it ideal to spend a day cycling.

All it takes is to venture a few kilometres ‘off the beaten track’ and you’re soon rewarded by sightings ...

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Visit The Coast Guard Turtle Conservation Project / Mirissa Beach

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Distance from ‘ Your Dream Home’ our holiday house for rent in Mirissa ( 5 minute walk to Mirissa Beach )

The Coast Guard Turtle Conservation Project was launched in September 2012 with the purpose of preserving and raising the awareness of sea turtle conservation. Sri Lanka is home to five kinds of turtle’s species including Green turtles, Leatherbacks, Olive Ridleys, Hawksbills and Loggerheads all of who regularly visit the southern sandy beaches such as Mirissa Beach to lay their eggs and ...

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Find Our Secret Beach in Mirissa !

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Distance from ‘ Your Dream Home’ our holiday house for rent in Mirissa ( 15 minute walk )

Ok, it might be our little secret and we’re prepared to share it with you but the locals know about this beautiful cove. So our advise is to avoid weekends, any public holidays or when it’s full moon known locally as Poya if you want to have the beach all to yourself.

To find this beach you will need to climb up the hill ...

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