The next most popular place after the beach resorts of Bentota and Hikkaduwa is Unawatuna which attracts tourists for its year-round relaxed beach holiday. Once a small village has now grown into a popular resort. And tourists there is much more than the local people, which actively pass on the coast your house and separate rooms in them.

Побережье Унаватуна

Resort infrastructure here is not very developed, so large batch hotels you will not find here. Mostly staying in small local hotels, guest houses, bungalows. At least stay in Unawatuna more wild and quiet, but small cafes, restaurants, shops, boutiques abound here. Night life there is little, except for the beach parties here quite often, especially on weekends.

How to get on Unawatuna from the airport

Unawatuna is located on the South of the island, 130 km from Colombo and 5 kilometers from the port city of Galle. To get from the airport easier, faster and more comfortable by car – 2.5 hours via the southern Expressway Colombo by about 160 km. to Negotiate with the carriers can be locally at the airport from 60$ and above. Or in advance in the section “car rental” and choose to transfer. Then you will be greeted with a welcome sign at the airport and transfer to the place.

Cheaper and more fun on the bus, but with a change: first, go to Colombo (about 35 km), then from the Central bus station (Pettah market) to Unawatuna. Buses from Colombo to look in the direction of Tangalle, Matara, they all go through Unawatuna. A bus ticket will cost a couple of dollars, and impressions typed on all hundred.

Budget option to get from the airport to the resort you can still by rail. But also with a transfer/railway station Colombo Fort. The train schedule can be found on the official website.

All around the year in Unawatuna weather is good

Due to the curved Bay and the coral reefs that protect the beach from large waves, relax in Unawatuna. The average annual temperature not below +30°C, and the water warms up to +29°C. the Most visited and expensive as the winter season from December to may. The rainiest months are may, September, October, but during those months on the beach having a nice holiday. And if the rains are coming, short and mostly in the evening or at night. Summer seasonal monsoon winds beach protects a coral reef, so swimming in the ocean here at any time of the year and it is here preferred to travel with children.

The average temperature of air and water in Unawatuna months

The air temperature, °С+30+31+30+32+29+29+31+30+29+30+30+29
The water temperature, °С+27+27+28+28+28+28+28+28+27+27+2727

What attracts the Unawatuna beach

  • A beach with no waves all year round perfect for a family holiday with children. While the surfing here is definitely nothing to do.
    View curved tropical Bay, especially in the evening lights.
    Giant sea turtles that swim onto the beach to lay it’s eggs. A turtle quietly swimming near shore and feed on algae with it. To get acquainted with turtles and learn about them many interesting things on the nearby turtle farm. Particularly interesting to get on a night excursion and see how giant tortoises under natural conditions on the beach, dig nests and lay eggs.

What fun on the beach and excursions

Fans of scuba diving has long chosen this place because of the beautiful coral gardens with colourful marine life. Underwater picture is decorated with the wreckage of sunken ships.

And those who are afraid to dive, you can take a walk to the coral reef on the glass bottom boat.

The nearest attraction is the Galle Fort and the city in which you can get on there and ride.

The coast of Hikkaduwa from the North, protected by a coral reef with a curved Bay in which it is possible to luxuriate on the sandy beach and enjoy the view of hundreds of fishing vessels. Don’t miss your opportunity to buy this morning from the local fishermen fresh fish to prepare the meal in any cafe Sri Lankan recipe. At local establishments offering a huge variety of Oriental dishes, and many serving classic English and European cuisine.

Hikkaduwa on the map

Clicking on our website in the search menu district of Hikkaduwa, You can easily find on the map all the interesting offers that You this resort. Thus, choosing what You like, you can immediately build the route and a pleasant ride.

In the summer season from may to October in Hikkaduwa there was a decline in the number of visitors, as the surfers move to the Bay of Arugam Bay on the East coast. And the snorkeling and diving are heading to resorts such as Nilaveli and Pasikudah.

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