Unawatuna Sri Lanka offers the arguably the most immersive experience into island life. This much-loved coastal town is a banana shaped bend off the coast of Galle, with warm sandy shores delicately embraced by the glorious waters of the Indian Ocean. Unawatuna with its care-free atmosphere and idyllic tropical ambiance is an experience in itself and a must during a holiday in Sri Lanka. Guide your way along the Wella Dewala Road where most of the activity is. It is the ideal place to relax and unwind in the tranquil waters as you simply let go and enjoy!
In December and through to mid-May, Unawatuna weather is warm yet comfortable. However temperatures peak between the months of June and August.
Things To Do
Lying around the golden beaches with occasional visits to the cafes on the shore to grab a bite or an ice cold local beer is perhaps one of the most popular things to do in Unawatuna.
Unawatuna diving and snorkeling are an amazing experience with many interesting wreck dives in the area as well as reef and cave dives. Surfing in Unawatuna too is a great option especially if you are a water-sports enthusiast.
Following a cookery class at Sonja’s Health Food Restaurant and learning a few delicious Sri Lankan recipes is also one of the nice things to do in Unawatuna. There are also plenty of wayside restaurants and rotti shops serving the most delectable delights at any time of day.
After a long day out in the sun, a nice massage at the Sanctuary Spa is certainly one of the refreshing things to do in Unawatuna.
The Unawatuna beach is bustling with activity on one side with way-side restaurants and music, and is a haven of tranquility on the other, with visitors being enchanted by the color and vibrancy of their surroundings.
In addition to the resplendent waters, the legendary Rumassala Mountain too is one of the Unawatuna attractions, believed to be a piece from India’s Himalaya range and consisting of all types of herbs. The popular myth is that Hanuman, the ape soldier of King Ravana, had accidently dropped this chunk of land when moving over the southern tip of Sri Lanka and shouted ‘Onna Watuna’ which later turned into ‘Unawatuna’.
The sacred Dagoba on the hill and the mangrove sanctuary too are popular Unawatuna attractions.