Unawatuna is a coastal village in the Galle district of Sri Lanka, just south of Galle itself. The name Unawatuna derives its name from the Singhalese words, Onna-wetuna, which translates into "there it fell". Unawatuna village was once a suburb where the Dutch living in Galle built their country homes, which are colonial style bungalows.
Unawatuna is a major tourist attraction and famous for its beautiful beaches and corals. Unawatuna is a semi circular bay and the reef reputedly has more species of fish than the Great Barrier Reef. The water is warm and crystal clear so it is not surprising that snorkelling, diving and wind surfing are all popular activities here. There is also lots of relaxing to be done on the pristine white sand. At the end of the beach sits a white Buddhist stupa on top of Rumassala Hill. It is covered in medicinal herbs and it is possible to hike around the area.
Unawatuna also has a good amount of restaurants serving many Sri Lankan delights and there are also a good amount of shops for you to pick up souvenirs.