Popular among globetrotters as one of the most beloved coastal towns in Sri Lanka, Unawatuna is lined with palm-fringed beaches and a jungle nearby. Unawatuna, located in southern Sri Lanka is a hub of excitement for tourists longing to spend a much-awaited vacation.
Exploring the Deep Blue Ocean
Hidden away from the main city lies Jungle Beach, a mere 13-minute ride away from Araliya Beach Resort & Spa, fit for a session of deep diving or snorkelling to explore marine life that freely roams under the sea. This is undoubtedly a top choice among the things to do in Unawatuna, where travellers hoping to engage in underwater expeditions can purchase or rent their snorkelling gear from nearby shops in the area.
Save the Turtles
Turtles are among the many endangered species in the world that are being protected under many conservation programmes. The Habaraduwa Sea Turtle Hatchery is known to be the largest in Unawatuna and aims to protect these gentle sea creatures by collecting and conserving sea turtle eggs and releasing them into the ocean. Visitors will be allowed to lend a helping hand as volunteers at the hatchery or by offering their generous donations for this worthy cause.
The Magnetic Nightlife
Nightlife in Unawatuna is for everyone. If you enjoy some peace and quiet on the sandy beaches, several bars will be open for you. However, if some night-time action with music and dance is what you seek, you can always visit a nightclub or even the outdoor live music sessions where adventurous spirits come to life under the moonlight.
Indulge in a dish of mouthwatering Sri Lankan seafood, bathed in aromatic spices that will leave you longing for more. Restaurants in Unawatuna offer a wide array of seafood dishes for tourists and locals to choose from, freshly crafted with the finest of fish, crab, prawns and other favourite seafood among travellers.