Tourism / Sri Lanka / Unawatuna


Unawatuna (Unawatuna) - a pretty fishing village with excellent sandy beach and palm groves. According to the Discovery Channel (Discovery Channel) - this beach is included in the "top ten" best in the world. The resort has no major tourist facilities and luxurious hotels, most tourists here - "savages" who come for a month or more.

How to get to Unawatuna

The easiest way to get to the beach via the Galle bus (20 LKR, 10 minutes on the way) or rickshaw (400-500 LKR). A taxi to the airport will cost from 7000 LKR and not less than 5 hours on the road, depending on traffic in Colombo.

Prices are listed on page July 2016

Unawatuna Beach

Unawatuna Beach strip protects the double reef, so it is the safest place for swimming in the whole of Sri Lanka. You can not only enjoy sunbathing and swimming, but also go snorkeling, surfing, diving and fishing with traditional catamarans.


On the beachfront stretches a whole series of cafes and restaurants, which in addition to a bar offering its guests sun loungers and umbrellas.

Entertainment, excursions and attractions Unawatuna

Unawatuna - not only the perfect place for a relaxing holiday, but also for exploring the surrounding area. For example, the 2.5 km there is another lovely beach Dalavella (Dalawella). In the 45-minute drive from Park Rainforest Kottava (Kottawa Rainforest). And just 5 km from the Galle Fort with amazing, included in UNESCO World Heritage List.

Where to stay: in Tangalle, which is famous for its marvelous sandy coast; surfers - or in Weligama Hikkaduwa (the latter, by the way, and enjoy divers); in Unawatuna, which according to the Discovery Channel is included in the "top ten" best beaches in the world. Koggala interesting for its lake, which stretches along the beach line for many kilometers. What to see: one of the oldest cities of the island of Ceylon Anuradhapura, "Lion's Rock 'Sigiriya, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy, cave monasteries Dambulla, Dutch fort of the 17th century in Galle, a city-museum of Polonnaruwa, and the mountain resort of Nuwara Eliya, also often referred to as "little England". Finally, it is worth to spend a couple of days in the vibrant and bustling capital of the country - the city of Colombo. You may also be interested in Vietnam, India, Indonesia, China, Japan. The most popular destinations and resorts of the country: Bentota, Galle, Negombo, Kandy, Colombo.