If you want to spend the day in the sunshine with a great book on the beach, you need look no further. With beautiful safron sands, stretching out to the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, the beach is a great place to relax and unwind.

If you want more than a chill with a book, you can hire out a paddle board, dingy or bike to explore the coastline. Or you can charter a boat to take you further out to sea to go either whale watching or deep sea fishing.

Mirissa, is a common stop on traveler's itineraries. The main attraction of the town itself is the numerous whale watching tours on offer – as it’s one of the best places in the world to spot blue whales. Yet there are plenty more things to do in Mirissa, Sri Lanka. Mirissa beach stretches far along the coast and is the perfect place to soak up sun for a day or two. A number of restaurants and bars back onto the beach, so there are plenty of places to watch sunset and enjoy a drink or two come nightfall. For such a small place, there’s everything travelers could possibly want and need.