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This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Handagedara Resort is a cozy property located just 350 feet from the Mirissa Beach. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi access at all areas and tastefully furnished guestrooms.

Set in the south of Sri Lanka just a 45-minute drive from Galle City, Handagedara Resort is also a 1.5-hour drive from the beautiful Sinharaja Rainforest. Bandaranaike International Airport is 3 hours away by car.

Cooled with air conditioning, rooms at Handagedara Resort come fitted with ironing facilities, a wardrobe and work desk. Private bathrooms come with free toiletries and hot-water showers.

A 24-hour front desk will be happy to assist with laundry/dry-cleaning services and barbecue facilities. Travel arrangements can be made at the tour desk and airport shuttle services are available at a surcharge. Whale watching trips and other tours can be organized by the property.

Local Sri Lankan and international dishes can be enjoyed at the in-house restaurant. For alternative dining options, room service is available.

This is our guests' favorite part of Mirissa, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Handagedara Resort has been welcoming guests since Oct 2, 2013

Currency Exchange: Need local currency? This property has currency exchange on site.

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Mirissa, this property has an excellent location score of 8.9!

Breakfast Info

Continental, Asian, Buffet

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose Handagedara Resort

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Closest beaches
  • Mirissa Beach

    Mirissa Beach

    9.0 Wonderful beach
    1,150 feet from property
  • Weligambay Beach

    Weligambay Beach

    8.7 Excellent beach
    1,800 feet from property
  • Weligama Beach

    Weligama Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    1.2 miles from property
  • Thalaramba Beach

    8.8 Excellent beach
    1.3 miles from property
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Hosted by Sudath

Host Review Score

Our family house which is about 100 years old was renovated and expanded preserving the old charming of the colonial house to make a 20 bed room hotel. All rooms are air conditioned and have hot water. wifi is available in all areas for free. Facilities such as restaurant, swimming pool, recreational area, etc are available on site.
We are Engineers in profession and love travelling. We converted our family house, "Handagedara" (which was affected by Tsunami in 2004) to a guest house and started a very satisfying journey in hospitality business in 2011.
The hotel is located just 75m radial distance from both the famous mirissa beach and the fishing harbour where whales watching trips are started from. It is only 3-5 min walk to the beach and the harbour.
Language spoken: English
Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Great location - show map
What's nearby
  • Whale Watching Mirissa
    0.5 miles
  • Kushtarajagala
    2.7 miles
  • Matara Fort
    6.6 miles
  • Weherahena Buddhist Temple
    8.4 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Paradise
    0.1 miles
  • Cafe/Bar
    0.1 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Lake Katamaran
    1.2 miles
  • River Nilwala
    6.2 miles
  • Ocean/Sea Indian Ocean
    0.1 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Mirissa Beach
    1,150 feet
  • Weligambay Beach
    1,800 feet
  • Weligama Beach
    1.2 miles
  • Thalaramba Beach
    1.3 miles
  • Kamburugamuwa Beach
    2.3 miles
Public transit
  • Train Weligama Railway Station
    2.6 miles
  • Train Matara Railway Station
    6.3 miles
  • Train Ahangama Railway Station
    6.4 miles
How to get to Handagedara Resort from Bandaranaike International Airport
    Free parking is available.
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1 Restaurant On Site


    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Amenities of Handagedara Resort
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities Additional charge
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Cooking class
  • Beach
  • Yoga classes
  • Snorkeling Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Minibar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Accessible parking
  • Secure parking
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
  • Lockers
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Child safety socket covers
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Private entrance
  • Car rental
  • Laptop safe
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Indoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool bar
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Shallow end
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • English
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House rules Handagedara Resort takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 12:00 AM


12:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 6 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

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Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform Handagedara Resort of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Handagedara Resort

  • Handagedara Resort is 1,650 feet from the center of Mirissa.

  • Room options at Handagedara Resort include:

    • Double
    • Family
    • Triple

  • Check-in at Handagedara Resort is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Handagedara Resort offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Beach
    • Yoga classes
    • Cooking class
    • Swimming pool

  • The prices at Handagedara Resort may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The nearest beach is 350 feet from Handagedara Resort.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Handagedara Resort by:

    • Taxi 3h 30min

  • Guests staying at Handagedara Resort can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Asian
    • Buffet

  • Handagedara Resort has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant