Unawatuna has over long years been a tourist’s delight. It is a beautiful and serene beach resort just 5 km south of Galle. The tourism industry took great pains to restore Unawatuna to its former glory having suffered heavily in the 2004Tsunami. Hotels, guesthouses, restaurants and shops were rebuilt quickly and the place is frequented with tourists once again.
Unawatuna is around ten minutes drive from the city of Galle along the southern coastal road. The Unawatuna beach is protected by coral reefs and the waters make it an ideal and safe place for swimming, wreck and reef diving and surfing. It also provides for nature lovers through eco tourism where one can explore the rich biodiversity especially large numbers of endemic bird species in the Rumassala hillock.