Mirissa - Roti central & whale watching
Trip Start Nov 05, 2013
97Trip End May 12, 2014
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The beach looked amazing and a little like Palolem back in Goa. Along the beach are many restaurants but they are way more expensive than the ones we go to on the street. At one end of the beach there is also a big bay which is perfect for surfing. I went and gave it a go one day but completely underestimated how big the waves actually were, as I was thrown around like a rag doll most of the time.
The local restaurants along the main road are so cheap and the food is brilliant
The highlight of Mirissa as it is for most has to be the whale watching. Not only did we see the giant blue whale in all it's gloriy, we also saw around 30 dolphins putting on a display and 1 huge turtle off the side of the boat on the way back. It took around 2 hours for the boat to find where the whale was, but it was certainly worth the wait. We also saw lots of flying fish on the way and on the way back. I haven't ever seen them before and couldn't believe how long they can actually fly before diving back into the sea.
There was never a shortage of food in Mirissa which was great, and just in case it was raining hard outside, there was of course the bread van that would be roaming through the streets playing it's tune
On almost our last day we finally managed to locate the famous Dewmini Roti shop which actually is more than a restaurant than a shop. We went there for lunch and decided to pre order some curry for the evening. When we came back for dinner the curries turned out to be some of the nicest Sri Lankan food we have had to date. Bridget had a devilled chicken curry which was nice and very spicy. I had a vegetable curry which was amazing and to my surprise consisted of 5 different dishes including, potato, beans, egg plant, Dahl and pineapple.
Mirissa as a whole has certainly been our favourite place so far so let's see what Tangalle has to offer.