Based in Mirissa on the South coast of the Island The Spice House is a wonderful, peaceful, family run homestay, the perfect place to relax and unwind.
Situated 1 minute from the loveliest beach in Sri-Lanka – a beautiful calm bay which is protected by a coral reef making it ideal for safe, year round swimming. The clear waters are perfect for snorkeling and turtle spotting and the beach and headland ideal for watching beautiful sunsets.
Sleepy Mirissa itself is a tropical paradise on the South Coast, we are 45 minutes from Galle to the West and only 10 minutes from the larger town of Matara to the East.
Built in 2009 using traditional techniques and materials all 7 guest rooms have an Old World Colonial charm with 4 poster beds, high ceilings, balconies and either garden or sea facing views. The light, airy rooms are equipped with eco friendly ceiling fans, traditional wooden furniture and have cooling polished cement floors with modern, stylish en suite facilities. Downstairs the house has a television lounge with free internet access & the back of the property has a large wrap-around veranda facing out onto the garden with steps down onto the swimming pool terrace .The veranda is also where breakfast is served and there are various seating areas in which to enjoy the sound of water splashing in the pond, the varied birdlife or the lovely garden & jungle views.
The infinity swimming pool is situated in an exquisite natural garden setting with lovely views over the unspoilt surrounding countryside. The half acre garden is filled with palms, scented frangipani, orchids, tropical flowers, a spice garden and a pond and is dotted throughout with hammocks for long, relaxing lazy days.
At The Spice House Mirissa we promote sustainable living growing our own vegetables, herbs and spices and although its early days we are currently sourcing and planting specimen fruit trees throughout the property and guests are encouraged to pick their own and take as much or as little interest in growing, harvesting and cooking as they wish. We are also keen nature lovers and like to encourage local wildlife with monkeys, squirrels, kingfishers, green parrots, wild peacocks and colourful butterflies just some of our daily visitors
To keep you entertained The Spice House Mirissa can off guests a DVD and book library and satellite TV, as well as "carom" a local board game and chess. For the more active we have table tennis, volleyball, badminton, table football and impromptu cricket matches on the beach! We also offer use of masks and snorkels and have a choice of canoes from kayaks to sit on tops for pleasure trips out on the calms waters of the bay or 2km inland to Garandua Lake which is a nature lovers paradise, a totally peaceful setting in which to enjoy local bird and wildlife.
Wine & Dine
Spice House offer breakfast, snack lunches & delicious dinners with much of the produce home grown. Our on- site chef is most accommodating and offers a daily changing menu . Spice House concentrates more on tasty Sri Lankan vegetarian & seafood meals using the freshest of organic ingredients – produce from the garden or local vegetable markets & fresh prawns, butter fish, calamari & tuna daily from the fisheries harbour. We also have a barbecue and a clay built bread oven for tasty pizzas.