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)