The long and wide beach laden with white sands. The turquoise waters solemnly affixed to the far ocean. Rumbling waves charging in with all their might, and soaking up the shore.
A couple of little kids are busy building the sand castle of their lives, bringing in all the ideas they possess to make it a spectacle. A bikini clad tourist reads her favorite novel, all while lying on a beach bed. Few others are out in the sea, splashing water at each other’s faces. Away from the coast, a jet-ski engine is revved to its maximum, as a man whisks from one end to the other with a beaming glee on his face.
Unawatuna has always had a high rank in the list of Sri Lanka’s many beaches. The picturesque shore and the partly shut off sea combine to make this beach a favorite travel spot. One half of the beach has been occupied by high-end hotels and resorts, while the other is frequented by tourists and locals who are on a day visit.
Unawatuna is situated just pass the town of Galle. Anyone travelling along Galle Road should continue till they reach the town of Unawatuna. If the Southern Expressway is your pathway, turn right when you exit it and reach Galle Road. The road to Unawatuna beach is abundant of street-side retails shops selling souvenirs and clothes, as well as restaurants and pubs.
This popular tourist attraction is never short of activities. The range of water sports and beach games are common throughout the year and many visitors could be seen enjoying themselves under the golden sunlight. Jet ski rides are on offer for those who wish to get more adrenaline in their blood stream. Boat rides offer great views of the beach and nearby shores. If sailing and surfing are your things, there are a few places that offer those rides at any time of the day. Unawatuna is also known for its coral reefs, and guests could have a great view of them with scuba diving. In a nutshell, Unawatuna is a haven for water sports.
The popularity of this area is amplified by the number of resorts and guest houses present in the region. Rooms and beach houses could be found easily for reasonable rates, and they are certain to make the traveler’s life convenient. More restaurants and pubs could be found along the streets, and these places offer a great variety of local and seafood cuisines, in addition to the usual delicacies of Sri Lanka.
If time is of the essence for you or if you have one extra day in your travel itinerary, Unawatuna would be the ideal choice. The ease of access and picturesque areas in the surrounding vicinity would make for a memorable day-outing for a lone couple or even the combined family. The popularity of the place is ever on the rise, and not visiting it at least once would be a shame.