Unawatuna

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.

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.

Tourists Attractions in Unawatuna

  • Sandy Beaches

Unawatuna is a popular tourist destination which is a coastal town in the Galle district of Sri Lanka. It is quite famous for its beautiful sandy beaches and corals. It is a suburb of Galle city which is situated about 5 km southeast to the City Centre. Go swimming in the deep blue waters in the morning and take long walks along the coastline in the evening with views of the setting sun to gaze at. Unearth the adventurer by plunging down below for an exciting dive that will take one to the natural habitats of all creatures of the marine world that inhabit a range of reefs. One may also come across a shipwreck or two that would have once sailed the seas of Unawatuna.

Unawatuna on map

Sri Lanka Tourism Activities around Unawatuna