Hello loves, long time no post! After Hiriketiya we went to Mirissa for three nights, we were staying at Dream Palace Family Guest house which was really nice, it’s just on the street above the beach so it was a perfect location with great hosts. We liked Mirissa, it was a bit of a chock when we arrived because there were so many more people than in calm Hiriketiya, but the more west we went the more people we saw. Although Mirissa has much more tourists it is still very cozy, the main beach is nice with clear water but it’s very crowded, we walked all the way to the end of the beach, crossed some cliffs and finally found a beautiful quite empty little beach with nice boats and beautiful view while sunset. The water comes up very high because of the tide so it’s hard to chill there on a towel, but it you can find a place on the rocks nearby. If you go even further towards the left side you find the temple, and behind the temple all the way out towards the water you find a bunch of palm trees on a little hill, it was really beautiful where we went to watch the sunset, together with a bunch of yoga people and other sunset freaks! <3
The second day we took a tuktuk to Weligama which is another place just some minutes away, it’s as Hiriketiya also famous for surfing, the beach wasn’t very nice, very long and empty, but it was full of surfers and really cool surf bars and coffee places along the road. We just stopped quick for breakfast at Aloha Cafe which was very good, had our first avocado toast there during the trip, it was nice with something different from curry and rice!
After the breakfast we jumped into a tuk tuk again and drove for about an hour towards Unawatuna where we stopped by Dalawella beach, where the famous swing is! We were there really early and went straight to Dream Cabanas (where the swing is) and laid down on some sunbeds, enjoyed some coconuts and read our books. It was really nice, a calm beach with not so many people at all, the Dream Cabanas is nice with a little restaurant where we had some rice and waited until the sun was going down to take some photos with the swing. The swing was a lot of fun, but you have to climb up pretty high to later jump down holding the rope and you swing really high up and it feels like it never ends, haha! It was heavy for the arms and my hands were burning afterwards. It was a lot of fun though, I couldn’t stop laughing. Love palm swings! We need some more of those!
In Mirissa there are some cool bars and restaurants, we went to Salt for dinner one of the nights and had the best tuna I ever had in my life, the place is a bit more hip than other places we tried in Sri Lanka, so it was nice for a change. You have to try it if you visit Mirissa, still dreaming about that tuna! <3
I will soon create my Sri Lanka Recap post where I’ll post all the tips of restaurants and guesthouses etc etc, so I’ll write and link it all then!
Lots of love xx Mikuta