West coast of Sri Lanka, a popular tourist
destination is a also a breeding ground for turtles.
Legend say that Unwatuna was created from a piece
of earth from Himalaya, that had fallen from Hanuman
in the Ramayanaya epic.
Rated as one of the twelve best beaches
in the world, Unawatuna was known for its picturesque
beach along a sheltered bay more suitable for swimming
and snorkelling than most of the other beach destinations
in Sri Lanka.
Unlike the other resorts to the north
Unawatuna is still a very quite place and a excellent
location to enjoy the tropical beauty in relative
recluse. Ideal for snorkelling and swimming.
There are some coral reefs to be explored at near
by Rumassala and now becoming popular as a bird watching
Unawatuna Bay, a wide arc of calm aquamarine
south of Galle offers quite
a choice in places to stay and eat out. Many new hotels
have come up along the road to the beach at Unawatuna.
Galle and its environs offer
quieter, charming guesthouses run by locals, some
in old buildings - often such hideaways turn to be
the more pleasant alternative.
Unawatuna offers a wide range of accommodation
scattered around near by village, but for more luxurious
places are few minutes drive from the beach. The beach
side bars and restaurants are in abundance.