Unawatuna

Best time of year to visit Unawatuna

Unawatuna is known for it’s beach nightlife throughout the year. However, If you are looking to spend a few weeks under the sun and seabathe, November to March would probably the best time to do so.

Unawatuna is a coastal village in Galle district South of Sri Lanka and is a major tourist attraction for its beautiful golden beaches. Lying behind a crescent of beach lapped by turquoise waters, Unawatuna’s Idyllic setting is so perfect it could be a cliché, and even though it does not offer the same opportunities for surfing an diving as other parts do, the waves are ideal for swimming and snorkeling.

Unawatuna is also home to the buduge, or House of Buddha, and the Swethamalee Chaitiya, or Dagaba and at the same time abundant in colonial history and constructions. Claimed to be one of the 12 best beaches in the world, Unawatuna waters are rich in coral reef, shipwrecks and a variety of fish and turtles.The turtles still wade onto the shore to lay their nests and eggs, and at times, even go right into the beach front restaurants.

Since a few years ago, Unawatuna’s night life has been growing steadily with more and more venues providing local and International party crowds with reliable dance floor music and parties that never end right on the beach! The Village of Unawatuna offers accommodation for all budgets, including private guest-houses and up-market hotels, and you can find the usual mix of small supermarkets, Internet cafe’s and handicraft shops