We left from over-developed Unawatuna for Mirissa by midday on Friday and after a one hour ride we ended up in paradise. We had booked Palm Villa Mirissa by chance and actually their homepage didn’t let me expect too much. But it was simply wonderful.
About 20 rooms, maybe less in several white buildings with nice porches to spend the evening on, spacious rooms and even more spacious bathrooms, all decorated a bit hippie style gave the place a very relaxed feel.
The food was delicious. Breakfast was included in the price and consisted of tea or coffee, fruit plate or juice and Sri Lankan or Western breakfast or pancakes. All was delicious but how can anything not be delicious with a view like this. Our rice & curry dinner was also great but I have to say the best thing I had were the garlic prawns.
In addition to being a nice & friendly place with great food, lonely planet is right when they say that Palm Villa Mirissa is situated on the best part of Mirissa beach because it is literally around the corner from the bigger and more crowded main beach. The water is nice to swim in and we just hung out here, relaxing from our quite strenuous trip and just being on holidays.
If you ever plan to come to Sri Lanka’s South Coast, come here. It was the most relaxing place we stay during our complete stay!