If you’re in love with nature and feel at one with it, Unawatuna is a must-visit in Sri Lanka. Plus, the things to see and do in this paradise will keep you busy and excited. Here are some of the best places to visit in Unawatuna.
A calm alternative to the bustling yet exciting atmosphere at Unawatuna Beach, Jungle Beach is a small stretch of beach hiding among the lush foliage of the surrounding jungle. It is best to visit this beach during the week to avoid the crowds of locals who frequent here.
The Turtle Hatchery
This is a small hatchery managed by a local family to rescue and treat wounded turtles – they even release turtle hatchlings into the ocean once they are hatched.
Japanese Peach Pagoda
This is a peaceful pagoda that overlooks the ocean from Rumassala Hill. A walk up to this hill is a bit challenging, but it would definitely be worth it. At this temple, you may see various golden statues around depicting the life of Lord Buddha.
The most popular place in Unawatuna, this beach is loved by local and foreign tourists alike for its sandy shores and beautiful blue waters. You can learn more about this beach from online resources such as Truly Sri Lanka.