The sun-kissed south Sri Lankan town is just a short rickshaw or bus ride away from Galle Fort but feels like a whole world away. The city has become a prestigious tourist destination in Sri Lanka with multiple attractions located around the country. Find out more than dozens of things to do in Unawatuna.
Things to Experience in Unawatuna
Whale watching is one of the most requested experience by tourists in Sri Lanka. Unawatuna is one of the few places where you can watch whales swimming freely.
Go Snorkeling and Diving
Even though you can not experience live coral anymore which will widely excite you, you can see a few colourful tropical fish around the area. Two best snorkelling spots in Unawatuna are Rock Island, about 1km offshore and around headland facing Galle at Jungle Beach.
Unawatuna also has a modest range of diving available for local & foreign tourists. There are eight wrecks in the vicinity, including an old wooden English ship, the Rangoon, lying at a depth of 30m
Relax your mind with beach Yoga sessions
Beach Yoga is one of the best ayurvedic relaxations you can experience when you are in Unawatuna. Most of the hotels offer this experience along with Ayurveda treatments, spa therapies, reflexology and aromatherapy treatments.
Hop into a Cycle and explore the city
Cycling is the best low-cost transport method which you can take to explore the surrounding area in Unawatuna.
Take a Hike to see the beauty of Unawatuna
If you love going on a hike during your stay in Unawatuna, Rumassala is your go-to place. With an altitude of 2165 m, it is the 9th highest peak in Sri Lanka.