Unawatuna

Unawatuna

Things to do - general

Unawatuna is a cautionary tale for the rest of Sri Lanka’s south coast. Where there was once a flawless crescent of golden sand that swept along a palm-lined shore with turquoise waters that had just enough surf to make for ideal swimming conditions, there is now one of Sri Lanka’s less appealing beach towns.

The beautiful water is still there and you can still find decent patches of sand, but in several places greed has replaced good taste and common sense. Bulldozers have pushed huge boulders right up to and beyond the high tide line, allowing for the construction of some especially ugly hotels and cafes. Ironically, authorities have actually enforced setbacks on the west half of Unawatuna’s beach and the result is much more salubrious.

Unawatuna makes for a good, quick beach escape from Galle’s Fort: it’s only 6km southeast. Otherwise it offers a cheap and cheerful sandy idyll, at least on the bulldozer- and boulder-free west end.

B&B at Ancient Dutch Fort in Galle Sri Lanka

B&B at Ancient Dutch Fort in Galle Sri Lanka

67, Church Street, Fort , Galle., Fort Galle
Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the More info
Luxury Villa On The Beach

Luxury Villa On The Beach

Galle Road, Thalpe, Sri lanka., Unawatuna
SOPHISTICATED BEACH LIVING – SRI LANKA This is a new state of the art luxury 5 bedroom villa, finish More info
3 Bed rooms Villa near the beach

3 Bed rooms Villa near the beach

Mihiripanna Junction, Unawatuna, Unawatuna
Very nice newly built villa with a large nice Garden. 100 Meters to the very famous Wijaya Beach Una More info
3 Bedrooms Luxury Villa

3 Bedrooms Luxury Villa

Address 156, Unawatuna8 / 10
While staying in magical and world famous Unawatuna, base yourself in a beautiful and relaxed enviro More info
Coral Palm Ground Floor Apartment

Coral Palm Ground Floor Apartment

Maharamba Road, Unawatuna, Unawatuna8 / 10
Coral Palm Villa and Apartment offers pet-friendly accommodation in Unawatuna. Japanese Peace Pagoda More info
Hotel Kinri

Hotel Kinri

Pilana Road, Hadiwatta, Habaraduwa, Sri Lanka., Koggala
This villa is close to the Beach, Surfing points, city center, parks, art and culture, great views, More info
Sudu Gedara

Sudu Gedara

, Koggala
Spend holiday restfully at a beautiful well-designed villa situated in a stunning location on Koggal More info

Unfortunately there are no tour offers at this location at the moment.

Toyota KDH Van

Toyota KDH Van

Price per day $ 75
Car typeLuxury
Max people6
Door count5
Minimum driver age18
TransmissionAutomatic
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?No