Destination guide

The waterfront setting of Mirissa is ready to explore

Enjoy the temples and other features of Mirissa. Renowned for its whale watching, boating and surfing, this city welcomes all visitors. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Seasonal weather averages in Mirissa

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, April, March, May and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 89°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Mirissa

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Mirissa. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mirissa Beach (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Polhena Beach (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Koggala Lake (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Mihiripenna Beach (13.7 mi / 22.1 km)
  • Unawatuna Beach (15.4 mi / 24.7 km)
  • Jungle Beach (16.1 mi / 26 km)

Where to stay around Mirissa?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 116 vacation rentals near Mirissa. From 81 Villas to 13 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Mirissa for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Mirissa?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Mirissa. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mirissa Fisheries Harbor: 231 vacation rentals
  • Unawatuna Beach: 484 vacation rentals
  • Galle Fortress: 513 vacation rentals
  • St. Aloysius College: 511 vacation rentals
  • Galle International Cricket Stadium: 513 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mirissa listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Mirissa?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 81 Villas in Mirissa. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Mirissa include:

  • Houses: 13 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 5 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 6 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Mirissa?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 58 vacation rentals with pool available in Mirissa. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.