Unawatuna is one of the most popular areas of Sri Lanka. Tourists on vacation like to spend their time in the southern part of Sri Lanka, mainly because it has the most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka. With roughly a one-hour ride from the capital city Colombo, Unawatuna’s a perfect area to stay for a few days. The town itself is small, has excellent shopping, guesthouses, trendy restaurants, and quite some activities and sightseeing nearby. Find out about the places to visit in Unawatuna.
Unawatuna is one of the most popular beach towns on Sri Lanka’s south coast. This insider’s guide to Sri Lanka’s most popular beach town, Unawatuna, covers all the best things to do, including the famous Dalawella rope swing, a day trip to the UNESCO world heritage site Galle Fort and much more. Let’s dive into this ultimate travel guide to Unawatuna and Dalawella.
With palm-lined beaches, turquoise waters and a good selection of guesthouses and restaurants, Unawatuna is very popular with travelers. The resort's location is superb, with the historic city of Galle just 6km away and a wooded headland to the west dotted with tiny coves.