Unawatuna is a popular tourist destination which is a coastal town in Galle district of Sri Lanka. It is quite famous for its beautiful beach and corals. It is a suburb of Galle city which is situated about 5 km southeast to the city Centre.
In 1640, after defeating the Portuguese at the Fort of Negombo, the Dutch sailed south and landed on Unawatuna and marched to Galle. The Portuguese then encountered the Dutch soldiers at Magalle and fierce fighting took place resulting in over 400 Dutch soldiers being killed, and only 49 Portuguese managing to get back to their fortification in Galle, where they were held in siege for four days before they surrendered. The Dutch built houses for their officials in Unawatuna. These include the Nooit Gedacht hotel, Unawatuna Hospital and the mansion Maharambe.