There are a wide variety of beaches around Sri Lanka, which have become world famous for their pristine settings and proximity to Mother Nature. Amongst the many popular beaches in the country, there is Unawatuna on the southern coast of the country.
It is a coastal village close to the historic city of Galle and well known for the beautiful beach with golden sands. It is perhaps the most popular beach in this region of the country, due to its picture perfect setting. Some believe that is it this Unawatuna beach that is referred to in the Ramayana as a paradise. This legend is supported by the fact that the Rumassala hill in the vicinity is considered to be the area that was dropped by Lord Hanuma when he went in search of some herbs and brought back a part of the Himalayas. It is said that Unawatuna means Onna wetuna in Sinhalase meaning just dropped referring to the mountain dropping off.
The area is very popular amongst the locals as well as foreigners and it is mostly the young crowd who want to spend time lazing along the shore who come here. The shore stretches out to a considerable length making it an ideal place to walk and spend time on the beach basking in the sun and enjoying the tropical weather.
For those who come here, there are also other attractions in the region such as the Galle Fort and the Rumassala Mountain where one can go on a hike and trek up to the picturesque temple on top of the Rumassala area. Close by there is also the historic Galle Fort and the numerous attractions in the city of Galle. There are a number of al fresco café s and eateries in the fort area and it is ideal to walk along the small alleys and discover the hidden souvenir shops and pick up some trinkets to take back home.
For those who are looking for a Hotel in Kalutara, there are many that one can choose from as there are a large variety of Hotels in Kalutara, and one of the best places amongst them is Avani Kalutara Resort, which provides unmatched service and great hospitality.