from just lounging around, there is a wealth of activities
in the area.
Beaches abound in this coast,
and some of the nicest are only a few minutes
away. We own some land on the bay, and beachside picnics
can be arranged there, or elsewhere.
Together with our partner, Mirissa
Water Sports, sports fishing is available on the boat
"Spirit of Dondra", a 54 feet converted fishing trawler:
the continental shelf drops less than 8 miles off the
coast, where tuna, marlin, wahoo and other game fish
can be found. Or you can just do a coastal cruise, stopping
at bays for swimming or picnics, or dolphin watching
in season. Sailing in Weligama Bay is arranged on a
24 foot classic gaff-rigged dhoni. Diving and snorkeling
can also be arranged in the bay with equipment rental,
as can sea kayaking. Sailing lessons can be taken, as can and diving lessons.
Both snorkeling and surfing instruction
is available, from beginners’ level up.
in-land backwaters along the Polwatte Ganga can also
be explored by boat-ideal for bird watchers or sightseers
alike. There you regularly see egrets, bee eaters, fish
eagles - as well as monitor lizards and crocodiles.
For exploration of the countryside, bicycles are available. A bit further afield, the Dutch colonial towns of Galle and Matara afford the chance to browse amidst the historic buildings on foot. The nearby sea turtle hatcheries are also well worth a visit.
Expeditions to the amazing Sinharaja Rainforest can be arranged. Both Yala and Udawalawe national wildlife parks are also within striking distance.
Mirissa Hills is one of members of the "Serendib Triangle" - a combination of three plantations which aim to give visitors a unique insight into Sri Lankan life. Our sister plantation, the Handunugoda Tea Factory, is a lowland tea estate where visitors receive a guided tour and unique tasting experience. South Charley Mount is a coconut plantation, where a "coconut trail" is offered.
A Yoga instructor can be brought to Mirissa Hills on request, as can herbal and Ayurvedic masseurs.