the old colonial city fort is worth a visit.the surroundings of the light tower are nice.also a lot od shops for clothes and souvenirs like MANSION on the churchstreet and SHOPA DISPLAY GALLERY on the pedlarstreet,67, a women cooperative,and eat of drink something by MAMA' S GALLE FORT ROOF CAFE,I prefer to sit at de terrasse douwnstairs,leyn baan...more
When I was sifting through our photographs and working out what tips I would write, I imagined that as we spent 9 days in Unawatuna I would have lots to write!Funny that, as it turns out I have only one tip! Unawatuna is a small village and the beach is the main focus. It is quite narrow with beautiful sand, and now that a lot of rebuild has...more
I did two dives, including wreck dive with Sea Horse Dive School. The owner Rohana, is helpful and very friendly. E-mail: email@example.com. Each dive is US$30 and 5 dives US$125.Another dive school in the other side of the beach is Submarine Divind School. The price is the same. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
if you're in Unawatuna and you've got an hour free, visit the Calm spice garden for the best massage in your life! A mother and daughter do a 1hr, 4 handed proper Ayurvedic full body massage for 1500 rps. The spice garden is a 5 minute walk out of town on the main road, down the footpath to the hotel flower garden (if you've got a copy of the...more
There really isn't much to do in Unawatuna other than top up your tan and relax. The village itself is very quiet and there's not much nightlife. You can go out on a boat or do some snorkelling but other than that the only place of interest is the Buddhist temple on top of the hill at one end of the bay. It's a short and easy climb up some steps....more
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
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Colombo and South West Coast, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
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stayed for a week but only becuase we had to pay a deposit in advance otherwise we'd have been out...more
I was wandering in Unawatuna and found this place advised by a friend, and I'm glad I followed his advice. After a day of swimming and sunbathe in the beach, you'd find it pleasing to have dinner at this place, couple of drinks and watch a film in a relaxing environment, a good garden cinema. The guys running this place are friendly and the service...more
Make sure that at least one evening you walk away from the beach and head into the village or at least the road behind the beach!You will find lots of restaurants hidden away. We ate on the beach for so many nights in a row and when we walked into the village at night we were amazed to find some fabulous restaurants. The best being this fab little...more
Wilmals is a really nice restaurant located right on the beachfront. There are tables and chairs on the sand as well as in the restaurant itself.We stayed in Wimal's accommodation, so we ate here every morning for a delicious breakfast, bought the majority of our drinks from here and ate here most evenings too! The menu is varied, serving fabulous...more
I have a habit of getting up early. When at home, I plan to sleep late and wake up at leisure, but Im still up at 6 or 7 every morning, and though I had late nights and tiring days in Unawatuna, I still was up by at least 7.And the moment I wake up, I need my breakfast and Full Moon resort gave it to at 8 in the morning. Its such an amazing...more
During my stay in Unawatuna, I went back to two restaurants for dinner and breakfast. Sunny Beach and Hotel Banana. They are side by side and you can access from Wella Dewala road. The pricing is reasonable. Full American breakfast as in pic is Rs200. For candle light dinner by or on the beach, a dish of fried rice is Rs200. A bottle of Lion Lager...more
Visitors expecting 24 hour beach parties, lively bars, and wild full moon raves will be seriously disappointed. Thailand this ain't! The expected rise in younger tourists and backpackers will no doubt liven things up a bit but Unawatuna is a sleepy fishing village and the beach area is only mildly more awake. When the sun goes down things get very quiet - there are still plenty of bars and restaurants open (some even turn the music up!) but by midnight most have closed. There are a couple of places to hang out till the early hours but it's just like being in a normal bar rather than a party. If you want wild nightlife I'm afraid you'll have to go to Thailand.
for local travel aroun unawatuna,for example to galle, the bus is ok if you travel without big luggage,just give 20 of 25 rps per person.with the big luggage is more difficult because sometimes the busses are crowded,to mirissa we took a tuk-tuk for about 1000rps,I tell always the drive rthat is must drive slow,safe and defensiefmore
From the Galle bus stand, its a 15 to 20 min ride to Unawatuna. Get down at Yaddehimulla Junction (Vt'er sambawalk has got a pic aswell on the tip) its a small turn frm the main road.It takes about Rs 12 on a bus ride and there are regular buses back to Galle. I stayed 3 days in Galle and 2 days in Unawatuna and the bus was very convinient to move...more
To ensure the hygiene of drinking water, the red cross has placed this water tank along Wella Dewala Road for local people.
Hand craft shop is common and I bought a small wooden tortoise for Rs150.
Unlike Hikkaduwa, Tuna isnt a surfers beach though it is possible, but there are hidden rocks. Most surfers gather at the West end of the bay, it would be wise to consult other surfers before venturing out.Beach sellers with all the paraphrenelia prowl around, but avoid them and they easily move on. After a few hours, they leave you alone to prey...more
Unawatuna is a gorgeous beach, rightly deserving the discovery channel's title "best beach in the world" but...it does have a seedy side. Like a lot of beaches in asia that are popular with tourists, over the years a drug problem has developed and in Una it's heroin. Just take a bit of a longer look at some of the men offering to sell you coconut...more
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The Tsunami had taken everyone's belonging with their broken houses and furniture and left a big mess. The sea had eroded about 30 feet of the beach. The locals say the first row of illegal beach huts had been washed away. The hotels on the landside of the road were now facing the sea. Although most had been damaged, the owners probably consider it...more
Eco-trekking in Rumassala jungles will take you closer to the nature, It's said that the wide and varied vegitation in this area is really a dropped piece of Himalayas that was being ferried by Hanuman vide Ramayanaya epic.There are many foot paths and likelyhood of your getting lost is minimal.You can also go thru Rumassala to get to the small...more
going to the barrier reef with the fisherman boat.. using stuff not proprley perfects... it's an exsperience to do!!
Unawatuna is said to be the most beautiful beach in Sri Lanka - and it's true. For those seeking white sand beach and clear water, Unawatuna is the answer. The area is less developed compare to other beach resorts in Sri Lanka, but there are plenty of hotels and shops. The beautiful beach fringed by palm trees. White sand and broken corals on the...more