Unawatuna is a beautiful and quiet beach resort just 5 km south of Galle.
While Unawatuna suffered heavily in the Tsunami of 2004 it was rebuilt quickly and the hotels and guesthouses are open again for all travelers in search of an uncrowded, authentic Sri Lankan beach resort.
The name Unawatuna derives its name from the Singhalese words, Onna-wetuna, which translates into “there it fell”. Over a period of time, Onna-wetuna became Unawatuna.
A golden beach which is protected by coral reefs, safe swimming, wreck & reef diving and some surf points making Unawatuna a more and more popular travel destination.
The Colombo Gazette took a tour around Unawatuna and adjoining Galle town to enjoy the sun, sea and sand.