Sri Lanka’s west coast to home to some of the best beaches on this tropical island. Hikkaduwa is one of the more popular touristy beaches, while Thangalle is the more quiet and local beach. Unawatuna, located 5 kilometres south of Galle is the one that offers the best of both worlds.
It’s natural cove ensures that it is a safe beach for swimming and its silversands and peaceful location give it a one-two punch. It’s beach shacks ensure that the tourists get a vibrant and luxury atmosphere close to the beach.
Unawatuna is also home to some of the best restaurants offering a great culinary experience especially the sea food and its clubs provide great nightlife opportunities. The waters here, apart from being great for swimming offer great win surfing opportunities and other adventure sports.
Owing to its proximity to the coastal town of Galle, a stay at Unawatuna also allows the tourist to explore the cultural highlights of Galle, roam its gem n precious stone stores and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Galle Fort.
Unawatuna is about 120 kilometres south of Colombo and 5 kilometres south of Galle. A short bus or tuk tuk journey connects Unawatuna to Galle. From Galle, one can reach Colombo either by bus or train. AC buses between Colombo and Galle offer a luxurious journey. A one way journey would take abut 2 hours 30 minutes and would cost about 230 LKR.