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December - May
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3 out of 18 attractions in Unawatuna

Unawatuna Beach

Amit Kumar
The next day we headed straight to the Unawatuna beach to have a pleasant dip into the Indian ocean. After floating in the water for about 2 hours we went to a nearby seafood restaurant where we had some delicious tunas! In the evening we went to the famous Jungle beach.
Gunjan Upreti
With the irresistible magnetism of sun, sea and sand, Unawatuna Beach is Sri Lanka's most famous beach. The beach was formerly renowned worldwide for its beauty, but post the tsunami disaster in 2004, the restructuring of Unawatuna was carried out in a haphazard manner. Its popularity for after-dark action however, remains undiminished.Things to do: Diving and snorkelling; Visit Ancient Galle Fort; Seek blessings at the Temple Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya; Relax at the Thaproban Beach House and eat some authentic Sri Lankan cuisine.
Things to do: The stunning beach is the centre of attraction for travellers reaching this small village in the Galle district. The beautiful coral reef and marine life surrounding this spot has made it a desired location for professional scuba divers as well as for beginners. Wreck dives and coral dives are organised by various operators on the beach, who also provide diving gear if you're up for the adventure.Best time to visit: February to mid March is the best time to enjoy diving and snorkelling in Unawatuna. These are also the months when you can spot whale sharks. 
Chhaya Methani
Unawatuna Beach in Southern Sri Lanka, known for it's biodiversity and corals, was once listed among the top ten best beaches in the world; until the recent Tsunami in 2004 destroyed much of the corals and beach side restaurants.
Mili Savani
Moving forward, changing two buses, finally got me to my favorite place in Srilanka. This place is a real beauty and will definitely give you the European Vibe. Lively lanes, small cafes surrounded by beach, cycling around, every place is so much accessible. I cycled till Unawatuna beach & back and the experience was Woooow. Galle, has my heart and certainly going to visit again soon.