Mandara Resort, Mirissa
The Mandara Resort is a boutique-style 20 room hotel located on Sri Lanka's southwest coast beside a palm-fringed golden beach. All rooms are fully equipped with satellite TV and home theatre systems, safety lockers and tea and coffee making facilities. All are air-conditioned. World Discovery recommend the Deluxe Rooms with Jacuzzi (there are 8 of these rooms, pictured below left), which have the best views of the Indian Ocean.
The resort's air-conditioned restaurant offer a range of oriental and western flavours; it is particularly well-known for its many varieties of ocean fresh fishes, crabs and lobsters.
The main swimming pool and children's pool overlook the Indian Ocean. There is an excellent Ayurveda Centre offering tailor made treatments using a combination of herbal extracts, herbal powders and oils.