Unawatuna is a coastal town in Galle district of Sri Lanka famous for its beautiful beach and corals.
Off the coast of Unawatuna, beneath the Indian Ocean lies a number of coral reefs, shipwrecks and a great variety of fish and turtles.
The turtles still wade onto the shore to dig their nests and lay their eggs. Sometimes they even go right in front of the beach restaurants.
Unawatuna Beach was named the world’s best beach by The Discovery Channel in 2004.
That may be a stretch today, but Unawatuna is undoubtedly the best beach in Sri Lanka. None other offers the same combination of golden sand. A protected bay that offers the country’s best swimming, the famed beauty of the headland with its temple and sunset, and the laid back atmosphere of Unawatuna.
Travelling from Colombo downtown to Galle and Unawatuna. Catch the Matara-train (with ocean-view) and jump off at Galle (takes almost three hours, 220 rps) and take either a tuk-tuk (400 rps) or local bus (21 rps) from Galle to Unawatuna. Recommended from Colombo downtown to Galle are aircon mini-buses that take three hours as well (350 rps).
Why not choose one of the following activities to make the most of your holiday?
Map showing available hotels in Unawatuna
Find a comfortable and affordable transfer all around Sri Lanka. You can pre-order inexpensive taxi transfer to the city centre or to the airport. Comfortable car transfer for the family with children. Economy minivan for a tourist group or a Luxury transfer. The transfer cost is fixed at the time of pre-order and never rises. Either when the driver is waiting for the passenger, when the stop is necessary, or because of traffic jams.