CNN puts Unawatuna among world’s best

CNN has listed Unawatuna among the best beaches in the world.

The 100 best beaches list puts Unawatuna at 79 and is open for votes on the CNN Facebook poll — World’s Best Beaches.

On Unawatuna, CNN says it can’t be easy being a standout beach in a country of awesome beaches, but Unawatuna does it.

“Hanging off the southern tip of Sri Lanka, it stretches for more than a mile, and is marked by palm trees, thatch huts and a languid pace. Unfortunately, the area was hit hard by the 2004 tsunami, and the place hasn’t yet returned to its pre-tsunami beauty. Highlight: The laid-back, young-traveler atmosphere,” CNN said. (Colombo Gazette)