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This is a small fishing town known for its beautiful beach and corals located only 10 minutes away from the historical town, Galle. It is away from the main road that makes you feel as if you are in a private resort. The sand here is not powder, but you can still walk around with your barefoot.

The main attractions are the amazing beach and Rumassala Hill where you get to see a beautiful sunset. There is also a temple on the hill. This is a perfect place to relax and forget about everything.

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  • It is located approx. 123km South of Colombo, and 6km south of Galle
  • From Colombo, approx. 1 hr and 30 min. by car
  • From Galle, approx. 10 min. by car


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Key Point

  • Peaceful place for beach lovers
  • Only 10 min. from Galle
To do and see
  • Unawatuna beach

    This is a great place be relax and forgot about everything of your everyday life and enjoy watching waves. This beach is quite and still not developed compared to the rest of beaches. However, there are enough restaurants on the beachfront to get what you need.

  • Unawatuna Diving Centre

    It is locally run friendly diving centre. PADI certified diving instructors are there to teach you and to take you experience sea activities. The recommended diving seasons here is from October end to April end.

  • Rumassala Hill

    This is a great viewing spot for a beautiful sunset. You also get to visit a shrine on the hill.

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