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Unawatuna is a small town in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. It is well known as having one of the most attractive tropical sandy beaches in the world. Its popularity has been on the rise since the late 1980s, and it has developed into a world class resort town, filled with many resort hotels and entertainment venues. Holidays to Unawatuna are all about the beach, and then some more. The nearby town of Mirissa provides the world’s best opportunity to see blue whales in the wild. The ocean around the area is also home to other types of whales and several types of dolphins. There are also excellent snorkelling and scuba diving facilities for those interested. The Unawatuna area is one of the prime eco-tourism hotspots in Sri Lanka. The nearby Rumassala Hill provides some great hard nature trails, and a glimpse into its mysterious albeit mythical origins. Travel Center offers all inclusive holidays to Unawatuna, and makes sure yours is a memorable one. Get in touch with one of our experts today, and leave everything to us. Book holidays to Unawatuna with us and experience this beautiful beach resort town in southern Sri Lanka at its very best.
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SriLankan Airlines, Emirates, Jet Airways, Kuwait Airways, Qatar Airways
Sinhala, Tamil, English
Best Time to Travel
December to April
Modes of Transport
Bus, Boats, Car, Train, Tuk tuk
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1.00 GBP = 213.44 LKR
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Once considered to be one of the best beaches in the world, the Unawatuna is popularly known for its exotic coral reefs. The Unawatuna Beach features a rich bio diverse environment home to over 60 different species of endemic birds. Bordered by restaurants, visitors to this beach can enjoy its natural beauty while relaxing under the sun.
Japanese Peace Pagoda
An iconic monument that symbolizes peace, the Peace Pagoda is an impressive shrine that presents amazing views of the Ocean. One of the many Pagodas built around the world by the Japanese, this beautiful monument is home to 4 statues of Lord Buddha and features a spiral staircase that goes around it.
A secluded beach that offers peace and serenity, the Jungle Beach features sunbeds, cozy cafes and restaurants. A great place to enjoy a relaxing swim, the Jungle Beach is surrounded by a Jungle and bordered by rocks. The golden sand, calming environment and exotic trees presents visitors with spectacular scenic views.
Sea Turtle Hatchery
Located on the coast of Habaraduwa Beach, the Sea Turtles Hatchery is an impressive initiative that aims to preserve sea turtles. This hatchery preserves the turtle eggs of famous turtles like hawksbill, loggerheads and green turtles. Visitors can enjoy an educational experience combined with the opportunity to release baby turtles to the sea.
Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya
Home to a famous statue of the reclining Lord Buddha, the Raja Maha Viharaya is an exotic rock temple. The Temple features a Kandyan-style architecture with mural-covered walls, beautiful sculptures and paintings. Suspended between rocks, a climb to this hill presents a magnificent terrace that offers a splendid view of rice fields and palm groves.
A spectacular Jungle Sanctuary that features a beautiful tropical rainforest, the Rumassala Forest is home to an amazing collection of birds, mammals, insects, reptiles, trees and medicinal plants. A walk through the legendary Rumassala Forest provides visitors an opportunity to enjoy its bio-diverse nature with playful monkeys and soaring eagles.
An exotic double reef that lies at the bay of Unawatuna, the Twin Reef comprises of the Galapiteala Reef and the Napoleon Reef. Visitors to this reef can enjoy a great relaxing swim at its natural swimming pool and then observe the Twin reefs for an exceptional marine life experience.
Temple of Unawatuna
Located on the southernmost tip of the Unawatuna beach, this Temple is located on the top of a hill. The prominent features of this Temple are its architectural delights, white stupa and unique statues of Lord Buddha. A climb to the top of this Temple offers visitors panoramic views of the Galle Fort and surrounding beaches.
Kottawa Forest Reserve
A beautiful tropical jungle that features the wet evergreen rainforest, the Kottawa Reserve is spread across an expanse of 37 acres. Home to 70 species of trees and 70 species of birds, the Kottawa Reserve also showcases an exotic collection of butterflies. The swimming pool at the Kottawa Reserve adds to its appeal.
Yet another amazing beach for lovers of the sand, sea and sun to visit, the Mihiripenna Beach is a popular location flocked by plenty of tourists as well as locals. Slightly less-crowded than the Unawatuna Beach, Mihiripenna Beach features pristine white sands and amazing views of the majestic Indian Ocean.