Unawatuna Things to Do
Located in Sri Lanka’s Galle District, Unawatuna is a very popular tourism spot due to its beautiful beaches and coral reefs. Whether its dining, sunbathing, or scuba diving, there’s no end to the activities you can participate in at Unawatuna.
Enjoy One of the Best Beaches in the World
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 rebuilding has occurred, there are many restaurants and accommodations along the beach. Jungle Beach in particular is lovely, and the water is clear & deep. On Wednesday evenings in season there is even a DJ beach party.
Visit the Beautiful Buddhist Temple
A stroll up the western end of the beach to the top of the hill rewards you with a pagoda and a nice ocean view of the jungle beach on the other side. On a clear day you can sometimes see the outline of Galle fort in the distance. It’s worth the walk any time of day, but its particularly beautiful to watch the sunset, when there are usually a few locals having a good time.
Go Scuba Diving Near the Coral Reef
Unawatuna has a beautiful coral reef, and many nearby outfits offer diving with full equipment. Many friendly diving services offer wreck dives and coral dives, for reasonable prices and accommodating tourists of many different countries. If you thought the beaches of Unawatuna were beautiful, what’s under the water is sure to blow you away.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Unawatuna.