Unawatuna is one of the finest tourist destinations in the island of Sri Lanka. Located 6km away from the historic Fort city of Galle, Unawatuna has a long golden beach shore with grown palm trees and beautiful blue seas nearby. The place is situated at an elevation of 5 metres above sea level and its seas are worth to be explored. It’s a gorgeous looking landscape is truly stunning for anyone who visits the beautiful beach. If you are looking for a place to completely restore yourself, Unawatuna is the place to go.
This tourist destination has so many things to offer for the travellers. Here are some tips about how to make your stay in Unawatuna a memorable and enjoyable one.
Unawatuna has a number of good restaurants that provide its customers with plenty of services. Coco Bay Unawatuna is a great beach resort in Unawatuna which provides awesome accommodation facilities at a very reasonable value. The boutique style resort provides many attractive facilities to enjoy some important things to a full extent.
Snorkelling and diving are a must in Unawatuna. One should not visit this awesome place without planning some diving time. If you are new to diving, Coco Bay offers you diving courses. It is carried out by diving experts in the Diving centre.
You will be able to surf freely near the Unawatuna seas. If you want some lessons on surfing, there is a surfing school for the beginners. Led by the experts, you will become a surf expert in less time. Surfing on the rolling seas of Unawatuna will be an unforgettable experience.
Under the seas of Unawatuna lie many gorgeous and colourful coral reefs. Near the Jungle beach of Unawatuna, there are lots of beautiful corals beneath the sea. You can witness the eye-catching ocean animals which you have never seen before. You could explore the mysterious shipwrecks lying beneath the surface of the sea.
The world’s largest Blue Whale colony is located in Mirissa, situated 30km south of Unawatuna. Boat ride facilities are provided including insurance and breakfast. Getting an awesome sight on gigantic whales and friendly dolphins could be a lifetime achievement.
Other than the gorgeous looking beach, there are several more important places near Unawatuna that are worth a visit. One such place is the Galle Fort. It is a rock fort and a UNESCO world heritage site with the presence of colonial structures. This former fort of Dutch is a place that shows the architectural wonders of Dutch.
The Turtle Hatchery Habaraduwa, situated around 8 km from Unawatuna. This island is one of the world’s well-known breeding spots for highly endangered sea turtles. To protect these sea turtles, a number of hatcheries have been opened in the southern coast of the country. One of them is Habaraduwa Turtle Hatchery. This non-profitable organization is trying their best to protect these endangered sea turtles. You will find lots of turtles here, big and small. Although the big turtles are temporarily kept in the hatchery since they were injured or not healthy. Once these turtles are fit, they will be released to the sea. Even when the small turtles are grown up, they will also be released.
The Maritime Archeological Museum is situated in Galle, within the Galle Fort. This is the only museum in the country that displays the marine biological and anthropological aspects of the southern coastal area to the general public. The museum depicts various passenger and trading watercraft, traditional lifestyle of fishing communities and techniques as well as marine ecosystems and their flora and fauna.
The Martin Wickramasinghe House and Folk Museum is one of the places that explore the lost rural life traditions. It is surrounded by a restored ecosystem with hundreds of indigenous trees and shrubs. For those who do not know Martin Wickramasinghe, he is one of the greatest Sri Lankan novelists of all time. He is acclaimed as the father of modern Sinhala literature.
If you are a true nature lover, don’t be reluctant to visit the Kanneliya Rain Forest. It is a forest reserve in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. This is the last remaining large rainforest in Sri Lanka, other than Sinharaja Rainforest. It is located about 50 km north to Unawatuna. The rainforest is designated as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 2004 and is home to a large variety of endemic flora and fauna.
Another great thing to do in Unawatuna is cycling. Bicycle fans will be able to do cycling across the country that will give you a memorable adventure time. The resort provides unique cycling tours including City Cycling Tour, lagoon and village cycling, mountain bike cycling and many more. The cycling packages include benefits like bike selection, local guides and refreshments.
The resort has awesome Yoga and wellness sessions held within the resort premises. The pains in your body and the stress in your mind will perish. You could truly rejuvenate yourself with a couple of sessions.
Unawatuna is one of the best tourist destinations in the pearl of the Indian Ocean. Visiting the aforementioned places will bring you an unforgettable experience.