Unawatuna is a lovely petite beach resort located on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, next to Galle and approximately 130 km south of Colombo. This golden beach, which is protected by coral reef, safe swimming, wreck & reef, diving and some surf points making Unawatuna a more and more fashionable travel destination. Unawatuna Beach was named the world’s best beach by The Discovery Channel in 2004. Savor a serene Unawatuna Sunset, dim your lighting and step outside at dusk to watch the sun sink low over the distant horizon with a loved one, lookout beyond onto the beach, which is ideal for young & old alike.
Unawatuna is healing a mythic of Valmik’s epic Ramayana. The legendary chronicle ‘Ramayana’ proclaims that ‘Rumassala’ is a chunk of Himalayan Mountains in India. Rumassala hill gives you a beautiful view of the southern coast of Galle. The epic ‘Ramayana’ reveals a beautiful folklore.
The Dutch come to south and landed on Unawatuna in 1640 and marched to Galle. The Portuguese had encountered the Dutch soldiers at Magalle, and fierce fighting took place there. Over 400 Dutch soldiers were killed.
Unawatuna is one of the green destination It is rich in its biodiversity. Over sixty species of endemic birds, including Terns, Egrets, Herons, Sandpipers, Kingfishers, as well as rarer species such as the Lesser Whistling Duck, the Asian Palm Swift, the White Breasted Waterhen, the Turnstone Loten's Sunbird, and the Black Bittern have been sighted in the locality by the ornithologist, Clive Byers. These birds are mostly sighted in the remaining marshy area and Rumassala Hillock.