Luxury hotel holiday Casa Colombo Mirissa Mirissa

In a stunning beachfront location on the south coast of Sri Lanka, Casa Colombo Collection Mirissa offers its guests exclusive, indulgent luxury in a villa where attention to detail and cultural flair reign supreme. Enjoy sea views from your bedroom, take a dip in the pool, or venture out to nearby Galle Fort to explore Sri Lanka's colonial heritage. Expressions Holidays would highly recommend the Casa Colombo Collection Mirissa to couples looking for a few nights of peaceful tranquillity beside the sea.

Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with Sri Lankan Airlines
  • Transport by private car with driver-guide
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Casa Colombo, Mirissa

Casa Colombo Mirissa is an exclusive, 4-star boutique luxury hotel in a sublime coastal location. The luxury accommodation, delicious cuisine and pristine natural surrounding afford guests a truly tranquil and indulgent retreat.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4 star boutique

Location On the seafront in Mirissa, approximately 25-miles from Galle

Closest airport Bandaranaike International Airport

Distance from airport 116 miles

Hotel facilities and services

Miris Restaurant, Seafood Market, Miss Elle Yacht, Lounge lobby, Swimming pool, Private beach, and Outdoor seating.

Out and about nearby

The Casa Colombo Collection Mirissa can arrange a number of excursions, including a half-day tour of Galle Fort including lunch, and trips into the beautiful seaside town of Mirissa. You are also well-placed here to visit the Yala National Park and take part in a day safari, the Dondra Head with the tallest lighthouse on the island, The Kudawella Blow Hole, and Kataragama, a multi-religious place of worship.

Sports nearby

The Casa Colombo Collection Mirissa can organise Private yoga classes with a private instructor, Yacht cruises, Cycling, Quad bike, or Scooter tours around the area. The local towns and resorts also have a range of water sports opportunities.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Palm suite for 7 nights

From about

£1,820

Holiday Code EXH1905

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Casa Colombo, Mirissa

The Casa Colombo Collection in Mirissa is a uniquely intimate boutique villa right on the sandy beach of Mirissa. As a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, the villa holds sophistication and modern luxury at the forefront of its design. Enter into a secluded world that pairs dark wood, authentic, antique furniture with artistic elements such as the white pillows on the beds, adorned with the image of eyes. Statuettes of horses and signature handmade glass vases decorate the surfaces of coffee tables and bookcases, and crisp white drapes soften the atmosphere of the rooms. Teardrop-shaped shaded seats look across the turquoise pool and the sea, lit by hanging lanterns late into the evening; in the day, double sun loungers face the Indian Ocean, sheltered under yellow parasols; and, inside, colourful, sophisticated living spaces are lit by vast windows and decorated with authentic Sri Lankan ornaments and leafy plants. Chairs made from handcrafted leather sit beside the beds, and high vaulted, beamed ceilings create a stunning sense of space. Guests can dine on fresh gourmet seafood, which they have chosen themselves from the Seafood Market, either in the dining room, or in the soothing atmosphere of the deck beside the beach, before retiring to the blend of contemporary and unique furniture of their room. The à la carte is also accompanied by a tantalising Tapas menu, which lets you sample some truly inspired Sri Lankan cuisine. Casa Colombo Collection Mirissa also has its own private 33-ft cabin cruiser, Miss Elle. It is the only one of its kind on the island, and is available for guests to use on thrilling private days out. Sunset cruises, private charters, and whale-watching trips can be arranged through the concierge. Casa Colombo Collection Mirissa is an indulgent taste of exclusive luxury on Sri Lanka's south coast, perfect as a final stop on a touring holiday as it allows you to rest and recuperate before returning home. It is also within easy reach of the famous Galle Dutch Fort, which makes for an intriguing and captivating cultural day out.

Room descriptions

Casa Colombo Collection Mirissa has 6 suites and 1 villa, all with air-conditioning, smart television, wifi, writing desk, telephone, safe, Nespresso machine, bathrobes and slippers, and luxury toiletries.

Palm Suite
Beach Leisure Suite
Beach Balcony Suite
Beach Access Terrace Suite
Lounge Pool Master Suite
Two Bedroom Leisure Suite
Two Bedroom Villa

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Palm suite for 7 nights

From about

£1,820

Holiday Code EXH1905

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Casa Colombo, Mirissa

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Casa Colombo Mirissa in Sri Lanka, our clients fly to Colombo, usually with Sri Lankan Airways on a direct flight from London Heathrow (or with Emirates from other UK airports via Dubai). This hotel is 2 hours and 45 minutes' drive from Colombo airport and is either a stay in its own right, in which case you will have a car transfer to the hotel and back, or it is stayed at as part of a tailor-made touring holiday with a driver-guide, in which case the hotel is usually approached from Tea and Hill Country to the north or from Yala National Park.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Palm suite for 7 nights

From about

£1,820

Holiday Code EXH1905

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Casa Colombo, Mirissa

About Galle and south coast

A stay in Galle and southern Sri Lanka uncovers a world of historic Dutch forts, beautiful beaches and fishermen fishing on stilts, where sleepy villages lie hidden in palms behind the wide sandy bays and sheltered coves. The further east you go, the less populated and the more naturally wild and remote the landscapes become. The lush inland forest reserves in the south-west contrast sharply with the arid south-eastern national parks of Yala, Uda Walave and Bundala, where wild elephants and migratory birds flock around the water ‘tanks’ and where leopards and sloth bear have been known to roam. Between December and April, the south coast is popular for whale and dolphin watching, in the waters off Weligama Bay. Galle, on the south-west tip of Sri Lanka, is a reminder of the Dutch presence on the island. The new town may have the usual urban bustle, but the Dutch Fort, built in 1663, retains a timeless air. Constructed by the Dutch East Indian Company as a fortified town, Galle Fort is a UNESCO world heritage site which is still intact with a thriving community living and working within its walls. You can walk along part of the ramparts with views out to sea on one side and the famous Galle cricket ground on the other. The region around Galle is fascinating and incredibly beautiful with its rainforest reserves and indigenous wildlife, as well as fishing villages and palm-fringed, sandy coves. We have selected hotels in Galle and along the South Coast which are ideally located to visit the many places of interest in the area. These hotels include Jetwing Lighthouse, a classy hotel designed by Geoffrey Bawa; The Fortress, an outstanding deluxe resort hotel; Amangalla, a splendid colonial-style hotel; Kahanda Kanda, a small and elegant countryside hotel; and Taprobane Island, a private island retreat.

Highlights of Galle and the south coast

Fascinating Galle has plenty to offer the visitor: Galle Fort – UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the few living fort cities in the world; Walk around the ramparts of Galle at dawn or at sunset; Arts & crafts shopping – jewellery, lace, rush & reed, home décor, furniture, antiques, batik and boutiques; The Dutch Reformed Church; Galle Literary Festival in January; National Museum; Maritime Museum in the Dutch warehouses of Galle Fort, just re-opened; Galle Markets; Galle Cricket Stadium; Hot-air balloon ride (December to April); River boat trip. A little way inland from Galle/Koggala: Hiyare Nature Reserve (volunteering possible); Kottawe Nature Reserve; Kanneliya Forest; Samakanda (organic farm, visit, walks and lunches available upon request); Village life bike rides; Handicrafts in the villages e.g. lace-making, rush & reed, woodcarving; Yatagala Temple. On the way from Galle to Yala you can enjoy: Stilt Fishermen; Cinnamon plantations; Unuwatuna beach; Martin Wickramasinghe’s house – museum (literary and 20th century life); Koggala Lake; Hinduangoda White tea factory and estate; Lace-making – Weligama, Dickwella; Surfing – popular surfing beaches from Unuwatuna to Mirissa; Weligama Bay; Coastal villages and fishing harbours; Whale Watching and Dolphin Watching (from Mirissa); Diving (from Mirissa); Deep-sea fishing trips (from Mirissa); Provincial town of Matara (Dutch heritage – fort and church); Dondra Head and Dondra Lighthouse; Kudawala Blow Hole; Mulkirigala Buddhist temple (inland); Uda Walawe National Park and Elephant Transit Home (inland); Sea Turtles laying their eggs on the beach, usually February to July (Rekawa Turtle Project); Kalametiya bird sanctuary; Bundala Nature Reserve (bird-watching mainly); Yala National Park; Kataragama – centre for Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim pilgrimages; Tissamaharama - ancient ‘tank’ and dagobas.

Cultural highlights of Galle and the south coast

There are many places to visit in Galle and the area along the south coast of Sri Lanka. In Galle itself, Galle Fort is home to a national museum housing Dutch and Singhalese exhibits of historical interest as well as a newly-opened Maritime Museum, a lighthouse and a 17th century Dutch Reform Church. The narrow streets within the Fort are fascinating for their architecture, lined with official buildings, shops and old town houses, some of which have been converted to stylish villas and boutique hotels. Outside the ramparts, Galle functions busily as a provincial town and port - brightly painted fishing boats line the shore and there is a lively market area with a whole pavilion dedicated to fish. Galle and the surrounding villages are full of artisans – lace makers, jewellers, woodcarvers, painters and people making things out of coir, rush and reed. The National Crafts Council has a centre by the old entrance to Galle Fort and there are plenty of small shops selling crafts, jewellery and antiques, as well as a few designer boutiques. Slightly further afield, there are numerous beautiful beaches and fishing villages including Thalpe, Unuwatuna, Matara, Koggala, Weligama Bay and Tangalle, as well as a number of National Parks with plenty of wildlife.

Festivals in Galle and the south coast

January: The Galle Literary Festival - this 4-day festival brings together Sri Lankan and international authors from around the world for writing workshops, talks, exhibitions and more at various locations in Galle. Past guests have included Vickram Seth and Gore Vidal. July: Unuwatuna Perahera - a 7-day festival commencing on full moon day. Matara/Dondra Perahera - with dedications to Lord Vishnu. Kataragama Esala Festival - a 10-day festival when pilgrims give penance to the Hindu war god, Skanda. July to September: Kite flying on the ramparts of Galle

Climate in Galle and the south coast

The average temperature on the South coast is 32° C with 65% humidity, though it is cooler and more humid in the west, getting progressively hotter and less humid the further east you go, especially the east of Tangalle. The evenings are a little cooler and the coasts enjoy sea breezes. Rainfall is experienced mainly during the south-west monsoon from May to August. The ‘calm’ season is December to April, when the seas are general calm and there is little rainfall. Whilst the sea appears calm out of the monsoons, there are still undercurrents and riptides.

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