Thursday, May 3, 2018

Unawatuna: The very best place for snorkeling in Sri Lanka



Unawatuna beach is a picturesque semicircular bay beach based out few kilometers south from Historic Fort city of Galle. It is one of the biggest tourist destination in Sri Lanka and is the most famous beach in the country. This amazing banana-shaped beach is surrounded by tall palm trees, golden sands and turquoise waters.


There are so many superb hotels found in Unawatuna. As a great place to recharge our energy levels and discover the meaning of our lives, Coco Bay(Snorkiling) Resort in Unawatuna came to our mind in a flash. We were so hesitant to try out this so-called amazing place.
Due to the tedious workaholic life, our lives seems to have dropped below par. As a remedy to bring back the positivity of our life, we were glad on having made the best decision, to visit Coco Bay (https://cocobayunawatuna.com)Resort in Unawatuna.
When we set our sights on the hotel for the first time, we became so sure that we will be definitely be spending a wonderful time here. We were welcomed by the support staff who were very friendly, welcomed and helped us in many ways as if we were a royal family. And we felt this wonderful place as our home sweet home.
There were several flavors of luxurious rooms and suites that we had to choose but for us it was a tough decision to choose the best flavor for us, since everything looked like the royal rooms with so many stunning decorations.
We dived into the Swimming pool in the Resort and it brought us many unexpected moments we have never experienced before like amazing breezing winds of the ocean, clear view of the beautiful skies, the sounds of the sea’s crushing waves along with the spectacular view of the golden Sunset.
A trip to Unawatuna without snorkeling is just like bread without butter. Snorkeling at Unawatuna is the best thing that will happen to your life and we can guarantee it. We were able to enjoy world-class Scuba-Diving and Snorkeling tours of Coco Bay Resort. We were able to see the hidden beauty under the sea crystal clearly. That includes the astonishing beauty of colorful coral reefs and many species of tropical fish as well as fascinating ship-wrecks. Having a marvelous dive under the sea, for a moment we forgot the actual world we living in. It rather felt like as we are in different world and we completely lost our minds and words and it felt like a dream world.


The visit to world’s largest blue whales colony was an incredible experience and words cannot describe how proud we are to be Sri Lankans, lucky enough to witness these marine mammals. The resort has provided enough facilities to make this visit simply memorable.
Our minds and our soul got magnetized to the astounding beauty surrounding in Unawatuna and it was really difficult to resist the beauty of this place. Deep inside our hearts, we definitely want to visit this place once again when the time comes right to once again to lift our mind, our body and our spirits to the best level. As a word of advice, we recommend you to visit Coco Bay Resort in Unawatuna. You will not regret it for lifetime. You will be 100% amazed.

Coco Bay Unawatuna: Perfect Place to Discover the Opulent Beauty of Unawatuna



I paid a hopeful visit to Coco Bay resort(https://cocobayunawatuna.com) in Unawatuna in an attempt to discover the purpose of life. And this resort just exceeded my expectations. I not only found the real purpose of life, but also a pure love for my life and Mother Nature. Everything worked out really great in my visit to Amazing Coco Bay Resort in Unawatuna. Hear out the story of my adventurous journey in Unawatuna.
 I was tired. I was unfit. I was depressed. I was inactive. All because of my tenacious working schedule. I wanted to get out from it. At the same time, I was looking for a heaven like place to boost my good mood. Then I got to know about this wonderful place, Coco Bay Resort.
Coco Bay resort is a boutique-style resort, showcasing a beachfront restaurant, an aqua gym and an outdoor pool. This resort is one of the top pickings of “Booking.com”, the popular travel fare aggregator website. Coco Bay provides lots of facilities for different activities like whale watching, snorkeling, diving, yoga treatments at a very reasonable price.
I was so excited when I first entered into this magnificent looking place. The staff of the resort paid a very warm welcome I had not expected and helped me in every way to book the best suited room in a jiffy. My living space was vibrant orange in color and are eye catching with minimalistic fittings.       
The surrounding of the resort has the picturesque Indian Ocean and the golden beach. The clear blue skies mixes the ocean with bluish color to the sea surface. On my first day, I wanted to enjoy the services in hotel premises. I was so excited to try out the yoga sessions in the resort. This session is guided by a qualified yoga instructor. So I was pretty sure that I will not break a bone in my body.  
The yoga sessions were energetic. It helped improve the flow of my arms and my legs. It was indeed very difficult at first. But once you get the momentum, you will find it easy to carry on. Doing yoga, I regained the buried energies in my body. My muscles got rejuvenated and I felt like I am back to my younger self. The weights like stress, fear, rage in my head perished. I felt like a bird freed from the cage and exploring the wide world outside. After the yoga session, I got an unforgettable dive into the outdoor pool and I felt refreshed feeling cool breeze of the ocean, hearing the sea’s crushing waves and seeing the beautiful skies along with the spectacular view of the sunset.
If you ever go to Unawatuna, you should try out snorkeling and diving into the ocean. I was lucky enough to discover the underwater paradise whose beauty is unmatched. Beautiful coral reefs, tiny tropical fish and mysterious shipwrecks were witnessed. This underwater adventure felt like watching a 3D movie with virtual reality.
Whale watching is another fascinating activity that I enjoyed thoroughly. Watching these gigantic whales and friendly dolphins made my stay unforgettable. I have never thought that my lifetime dream of watching whales will be real. Thanks to Coco Bay(https://www.cocobayunawatuna.com/activities/) staff, their efforts have made my dreams come true. I am indebted for that.
That concludes my adventurous journey in Unawatuna. I am back to myself again. I got fully energized to work harder in future. I will definitely set my foot upon this resort once again when I want to rejuvenate myself. If you ever lost your path to living, try out this place for once. You will definitely bounce back again.



Wednesday, April 4, 2018

CoCo Bay Unawatuna WINS 2018 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARD FOR HOTELS



Galle, Southern – January 23rd, 2018 – CoCo Bay Unawatuna today announced it has been recognized as a winner in the Top 25 Hotels for Service – Sri Lanka of the 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® awards for Hotels. Award winners were determined based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travelers worldwide. In the 16th year of the awards, TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top 8,095 properties in 94 countries and 8 regions worldwide.

This year, the awards celebrate hotel winners in 10 categories, including Top Hotels Overall, Luxury, Bargain, Small, Best Service, B&Bs and Inns, Romance, Family, All-Inclusive, and Value for Money. The hallmarks of Travelers’ Choice hotels winners are remarkable service, value, and quality.

“This year’s Travelers’ Choice awards for Hotels recognize thousands of exceptional accommodations that received the highest marks for overall experience, including service, amenities, and value, from travelers worldwide,” said Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications. “The global TripAdvisor community informed this list of winners that will inspire and help travelers find the hotel that’s right for them, as they plan and book their next amazing trip.”


To see TripAdvisor traveler reviews and opinions of CoCo Bay Unawatuna, go to https://goo.gl/Kw4i5v

For the complete list of Travelers' Choice Hotel award-winners for 2018, as well as the latest reviews and candid traveler photos, visit: www.TripAdvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Hotels. Travelers can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #TravelersChoice.

Travelers can read the latest reviews and compare prices from more than 200 sites to find the lowest prices on the right hotel for their trip at www.TripAdvisor.com.


About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site**, enables travelers to unleash the full potential of every trip. With over 570 million reviews and opinions covering the world's largest selection of travel listings worldwide -- 7.3 million accommodations, airlines, attractions, and restaurants -- TripAdvisor provides travelers with the wisdom of the crowds to help them decide where to stay, how to fly, what to do, and where to eat. TripAdvisor also compares prices from more than 200 hotel booking sites so travelers can find the lowest price on the hotel that's right for them. TripAdvisor-branded sites are available in 49 markets, and are home to the world's largest travel community of 455 million average monthly unique visitors*, all looking to get the most out of every trip. TripAdvisor: Know better. Book better. Go better.


*Source: TripAdvisor log files, average monthly unique visitors, Q3 2017
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

CoCo Bay Unawatuna Winner of 2018 Experts' Choice Award

CoCo Bay Unawatuna has been selected as a recipient of the TripExpert Experts' Choice Award.
Fewer than 2% of hotels worldwide receive the award
The award is based on over 1 million reviews from 85 publications and recognizes the best hotels around the world. TripExpert takes a new approach to ratings by using only professional reviews from travel guides, magazines, newspapers and other respected sources.
With endorsements from publications including Oyster, CoCo Bay Unawatuna is featured on TripExpert.com as one of the best hotels in Sri Lanka.
CoCo Bay Unawatuna has also received TripExpert's Best of Sri Lanka award. Reviewers agree that it is an outstanding choice for accommodation in Sri Lanka.
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Based in New York City, TripExpert aggregates expert reviews of hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions. On TripExpert.com, travelers can read over 1M reviews from leading travel media. TripExpert provides an alternative to user review travel sites.
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Monday, January 15, 2018






Step out of your vehicle, hear the waves crashing the rocks, step into the lavish premises and before you know you've found paradise. That’s what I felt when I stepped into Coco Bay Unawatuna for the first time during my Christmas vacation. The hotel more like a boutique was standing in a mini bay welcoming us to come and have the most unforgettable holiday experience. As soon as we stepped into the hotel, the staff was very friendly and helpful to us. They welcomed us with a delicious juice and then guided us towards our rooms. We had booked the hotel for two nights Full board and the room was amazing.  We had selected the Sea Escape Deluxe room and it was beautifully furnished with extra king sized double beds, a jacuzzi, a large ocean front balcony with stunning sea and sunset views with day beds and private dining facilities and so goes on the list. A unique moment that inspired me during my stay in the hotel is that the hotel allows you to choose a soap of your choice as well as a pillow of your choice. Every room had a touch of divine luxury and style. During our booking choosing the room was the hardest part as the hotel has a wide range of luxurious room choices allowing us to pick a room to suit our lifestyle and relax in our space. Providing us countless room amenities our stay was surely felt like home sweet home.
After very stressful work lives what we wanted was a relaxing vacation to free ourselves and go away from the hustle and bustle of the Colombo City life. Standing in one of the main tourist attracting cities in the country we expected the hotel to be full of tourists as it’s the Christmas season. Even though the hotel had many tourists thanks to the service provided by the hotel we were able to enjoy a hassle-free vacation.
At Coco-bay Unawatuna unlike in any other resort we were able to enjoy our vacation in our style. It felt more like home even though we were staying at a hotel. Even though it was the peak season when we checked into the hotel the management ensured that no guest is disturbed during their stay. The staff respects privacy and will go above the required to make sure their guests are satisfied. It’s the perfect place to visit to set your mood in the way you want.
A dip in their swimming pool is a must if you are at CocoBay Unawatuna. Feel the ocean breeze and gaze out at the sky while relaxing in the pool and listening to the crystal-clear waves of Unawatuna rumble along the scenic coastline and that’s when you feel yourself relaxing. If you go to CocoBay Unawatuna make sure you experience this.  

Coco Bay Beach hotel is one of the best experiences I've ever had, and it was a lifetime lasting vacation that I would never try to forget but crave to return. It will always be my first choice if I travel to Unawatuna again and I will happily recommend anyone to go and experience the genuine hospitality they are ready to shield upon us. 

Coco Bay Unawatuna - A foodie's Paradise!

Notorious for its pristine beaches and rich culture not to mention mesmerizing sunsets, Unawatuna and its surrounding areas have also become a food lover's paradise and it doesn't stop there. With its buzzing nightlife and divine cocktails, Cocobay Unawatuna takes Unawatuna by a storm. Guests have the option to explore delectable cuisine both inside the hotel and also in vicinity surrounding the premises.

If you are a food lover, be prepared for an experience of a lifetime. With Unawatuna being located by the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean surrounding it, one can only expect and imagine how ravishing the seafood would be. And we live up to it too. Our "LA MER" beach restaurant gives you the option to indulge in freshly caught seafood with a Mediterranean touch and if you’re feeling a little fancy and want to treat a special someone for the evening this is the place to be. Offering a secluded beach front atmosphere and a truly exotic fine dining experience to all its guests. Even vegans have a wide array of vegetarian options and if attempting to tease your taste buds with Lankan cuisine is what you happen to be in the mood for, you can have it all in this little restaurant which is notorious for being one of the highest rated Unawatuna restaurants.

Aiming to please our guests, we also have the option of a delightful selection of desserts and a variety of coffees for those lazy evenings when all you want to do is lounge by the beach and bring out the inner bookworm in you with a book of your choice. For those looking for a more exciting, fun filled evening, why not relax at our chill out bar and enjoy a glass of wine or even something stronger. Wines, Spirits, beers and cocktails, you name it; we've got it and our bartenders have the knack of mixing up a variety of cocktails at your request. Offering both an indoor and outdoor venue, Unawatuna's premier lounge bar "Chill out" serves the best in drinks and light bites providing a more chilled out, laid back atmosphere for those days you really want to spend your evenings simply forgetting every care in the world.


Nestled between Unawatuna and Galle; some of our guests even consider it their very own private island. Even Breakfasts comprise of a massive spread of omelets, freshly made waffles, cereal, bread baskets and homemade pastries with fresh jams. Can anything sound like a better start to the day; I think not! Our friendly and welcoming staff are only too eager to meet your requests and even food restrictions and diet preferences can be catered for one request. But believe me, when I say that we truly do have something for everyone. We at Coco Bay look forward to having and treating our guest like royalty and can’t wait to see you on our very own private Island soon. You will be spoilt for choice and definitely not regret your beach side vacation this December!

SNORKELING IN UNAWATUNA


For the past couple of days, it’s been a bit lazy for us as we relaxed in the Unawatuna beach and ate and drank…and ate and drank. Don’t get me wrong, it’s perfect. I get to eat the most delicious food and stay in a fantastic room (thanks, Cocobay Unawatuna). But most of all, I get to hang out with my closest friends and not go back to all the obligations and responsibilities of life, at least temporarily. Being able to actually step outside to pretty much paradise was more than I had asked for when I first started booking flight tickets to escape the gray, boring office life.

However, after my friends and I had gorged ourselves and were swollen with food last night, we came to the conclusion that it’s been a bit too relaxed lately and if we’re not careful, we might just waste away the holidays by just loafing around. One of them suggested we go snorkeling the next day and we were all immediately on-board!

But as I woke up today, I felt a little rush of adrenaline from excitement and fear. I was more nervous than I had expected. I still wanted to go snorkeling though! I’ve never tried it before and I know that I’ll be blown away by the beauty of what the sea has to offer. I’ve seen meteor showers and the Northern Lights so I’ve got the sky related bucket list items covered, but never have I seen anything under the sea in person! And for some odd reason, I never really gave a thought about it either. Until today.

So after we had much lighter meals than our usual monstrous amount (by our standards anyway), we left the hotel and took a tuk-tuk to a Diving School. The tuk-tuk rides never get old for me! Before we knew it, we had already arrived at our destination. The adrenaline rush came back but I tried to ignore it, and we all stepped in. The diving team were a friendly bunch and after a little chit-chat, they started explaining the equipment, the dos and don’ts as well as some useful tips. One of my friends noticed that I was a little troubled and calmed me down. The instructor joined in as well and after some pep-talk, my fear had subsided. We geared up and then went off to explore the undersea.

At this point, I was filled with a lot of excitement. I was glad that the fear had gone away but now I just wanted to get in the water as soon as possible! When we finally got in the water, I did some final breathing exercises, dipped my head in the water and then it happened. I was blown away. The colorful coral reefs were beyond beautiful and the blue, clear water itself looked magical. I already saw about six varieties of fish just after a few seconds in the water and as the more time passed, the more I found myself being entranced by this gorgeous aquatic world. I couldn’t believe I was actually scared to try this earlier! I saw everyone swimming by with amazed looks on their faces. One of them was frantically pointing to every single fish in excitement and it took all my effort not to burst out laughing! Around fifteen minutes later, everyone had calmed down, took in the sights and a couple of them were taking photos. There were barracudas, parrot fish, eels, a few scuttling crabs and I got lucky and even saw a turtle swim by.

The 45 minute snorkeling experience went by in a flash. We climbed back into the boat, sat in awe for a few minutes and chattered away all the way back to Cocobay Unawatuna about the undersea wonderland. I’ll definitely be trying this again and I highly recommend you to try it too!