Paradise Beach Club was one of the very first hotels on the stunning bay of Mirissa on Sri Lanka's south coast. Its laid-back beach atmosphere made it a great favourite, but it has the task of lifting its game against many rivals: its situation has few betters along the coast. Its idyllic location, good food and homely feel, has won the hearts of many repeat guests including families with children. It is a sister property to the mid-market Palace Hotel, which lies on the top of the hill about 10 minutes walk away.
Accommodation is in Family Cabanas, Deluxe Rooms and Super Deluxe rooms all with a/c, overhead fans, ensuite bathrooms with h/w showers, private balcony, and mini-fridge on request.
Family Cabanas: There are five two-storey Family Cabanas each with two rooms and furnished with twin beds fitted with mosquito netting. Some of the Family Cabanas are situated closer to the beachfront and has better views. Red Dot recommends cabanas 28, 29, 38 & 39. There are 15 single storey cabanas set further into the garden. These have small verandahs, ensuite bathrooms with h/w showers, and overhead fans.
Deluxe Rooms: All 20 Deluxe Rooms are situated in the new wing which was completed in 2009.The rooms are furnished with king size beds and have ensuite bathrooms with h/w showers. Rooms open on to private balconies overlooking the swimming pool and the turquoise seas.
Super Deluxe Rooms: The 20 Super Deluxe Rooms were built in 2012 and consists of spacious rooms furnished with king-size beds. In-room facilities include a/c, overhead fans, safe, ensuite bathroom with h/w shower and private balcony with views across Mirissa bay.
Sri Lankan and western cuisine is served at the restaurant. Seafood is a specialty, freshly bought from the village fishermen. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style. BBQs are held twice a week on the beach with a roaring bonfire to light up the night sky. The swimming pool with a children’s pool is located next to the restaurant. Relax on a sun bed on the beach or you can go swimming, snorkelling or surfing right in front of the hotel. Other facilities include a gift shop and free internet, IDD telephone at the front office.
Why we like it
This old favourite near Mirissa has seen it all over the years and has a great beach location
Paradise Beach Club faces the spectacular Mirissa Bay, a crescent-shaped strip of golden sand and shimmering sea which is good for swimming, snorkelling and surfing most of the year. Mirissa is about 40 muinutes south of Galle, just over three hours from Colombo’s international airport.