Soothing sea breeze, golden sand beaches fringed in coconut palms – this is the view that you will be greeted by when you are in Unawatuna – a quaint little resort town that embodies tropical bliss! Being a quintessential beach destination in Sri Lanka, visiting here is an absolute must if you are a soul who loves to revel under the warmth fo the tropical sun, savour some of the most exquisite seafood dishes and to indulge in a host of exciting watersport activities.
Located approximately 108 kilometres away from Colombo and just 5 kilometres away from the iconic city of Galle, Unawatuna is an alluring little resort town that is quite popular among tourists. The region is famous for its pristine beaches which boasts a backdrop with coconut palms and a sparsely vegetate wilderness. The beach is dotted with a myriad of resorts and most of them offer their guests a host of exclusive and luxurious accommodation options. There are plenty of restaurants as well and due to the proximity to the oceans, serve up some of the best seafood dishes on the island.
The warm tropical waters are crystal clear offering you excellent visibility underwater – for which is very useful when you plunge into the water for snorkelling. You could also surf on waters of Unawatuna – which brings about small to medium-sized swells that are ideal for beginners and intermediate levels of surfers. The region is also home to by numerous attractions – the Japanese peace pagoda, the rope swing at Wijaya beach, the local fruit markets, and the jungle beach are just to name a few. Unawatuna is also famous for lively and fun beach parties that start after sundown where you could drink your favourite cocktails, savour the food that is prepared to perfection and dance the night out with your loved ones!