Coconut Tree Hill Mirissa is a mound of tightly packed palm trees, offering incredible views and unique photo opportunities. Here’s all you need to know.
How To Get To Coconut Tree Hill Mirissa
Coconut Tree Hill is located on the Eastern side of Mirissa Beach, in Mirissa.
It takes around 10 to 15 minutes to reach by foot from the main entrance to the beach. If you’re staying in the main town, you can access the beach through many small shortcuts off the street.
As soon as you’ve touched the strip of sand, turn left and keep walking past the several bays and you’ll come to Coconut Tree Hill Mirissa.
You will pass by Parrot Rock on your way, which is another beautiful viewpoint that can be accessed at low tide. This unique rock overlooks the whole of Mirissa Beach too.
If you’re visiting in Sri Lanka’s rainy season and the ocean is too rough to walk along the beach, then you can walk on the street parallel to the coast. You can avoid most of the beach by accessing it via Bandaramulla temple.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
Coconut Tree Hill Entrance Fee
It’s free to visit Coconut Tree Hill.
Coconut Tree Hill Opening Times
Open all day, every day.
Best Time To Visit Coconut Tree Hill + Tips
We recommend visiting Coconut Tree Hill Mirissa early in the morning if you want to avoid the crowds.
If you can make it at sunrise, even better. You’ll be sure to witness an unforgettable sunrise and capture some photos with minimal people in them.
Due to this famous tourist spot being close to the main beach, it can get very crowded throughout the day. So if you’re not a morning person and don’t mind lots of tourists, then it’s an awesome spot for sunset too.
It’s also good to know that Sri Lanka has two monsoon seasons, a North East monsoon (between October and January) as well as a South West monsoon, (between May and July).
The best times to visit for calmer oceans and stable weather is between January to April and Mid July to September, and this applies for the whole country.
However, February to September is calm and dry too, but only in the North and East.
What To Pack
DSLR Camera: Canon EOS 90D
Tripod: Zomei Z666 Tripod
Day Bag: Manfrotto Manhattan Mover-50
Reusable Water Bottle: Hydro Flask Water Bottle
Rain Jacket: Columbia Lightweight Rain Jacket
Sunscreen: Banana Boat Sunscreen SPF-50
Microfibre Towel: Microfibre Quick Dry Towel
What To Expect At Coconut Tree Hill Mirissa
Coconut Tree Hill is now probably one of the most popular and recognisable places in Mirissa.
It’s basically a large dirt mound that offers a unique viewpoint under quite the number of palm trees.
From this mini viewpoint elevated 4m (13ft) above sea level, you can witness the peace and serenity of the ocean that surrounds you as well as the severals bays of Mirissa Beach, weaving in and out of the coastline.
You can chill under the sun, take some iconic photos and of course enjoy a well deserved coconut at Coconut Tree Hill Mirissa.
Coconut Tree Hill Mirissa has become quite the Instagram spot. It’s no wonder, with its uniquely packed symmetrical palm trees and the crashing waves of the ocean as the backdrop.
You may have seen Coconut Tree Hill Mirissa in some of the picturesque photos that pop up of Sri Lanka. It’s certainly now one of the top things to do in Mirissa.
Where To Stay In Mirissa
Luxury – Paradise Beach Club Mirissa
Paradise Beach Club features afacing outdoor pool with spa pool surrounded by palm trees and sun loungers.
Offering rooms with free WiFi in Mirissa South, the hotel also has a spa and restaurant.
Paradise Beach Club is 200 yards from a whale watching spot in Mirissa. Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport is 51 miles away.
Offering a terrace or balcony, each room features a satellite TV, seating and dining areas. Private bathroom includes a bath or shower, hairdryer and free toiletries.
Mid-Budget – Peacock Villa Mirissa
Offering a spa and wellness centre, Peacock Villa is located just 650 yards from the famous Whale Watching Mirissa.
Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a seating area and balcony.
Featuring a shower, private bathroom comes with a hairdryer and a bidet. You can enjoy garden view from the room.
At Peacock Villa you will find a 24-hour front desk, barbecue facilities and shared kitchen. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge, a tour desk and dry cleaning.
Budget – JJ’s Hostel
Showcasing an expansive rooftop terrace with day-beds and barbeque, JJ’s Hostel Mirissa is a boutique hostel and guesthouse located in Mirissa North, only a few minutes walk from the beach.
All private rooms include a patio/sitting area with a day-bed where you can relax.
All rooms feature luxury mattresses, linen and private modern bathrooms.
Dormitories feature air-conditioning and personal lockers with attached modern bathrooms.
There is luggage storage space at the property. The hostel has large communal areas, a garden and kitchenette.
For more places to stay in Mirissa, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.
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