The Unawatuna bay is an ideal point to people watch, swim, laze and enjoy the best a beach destination has to offer.
Unawatuna traces its roots to the great epic Ramayana. In the mythological epic, the monkey-warrior Hanuman was sent back to India to fetch the four by Jambavan from the Himalayas in order to heal Lakshman who was wounded trying to save the abducted Princess Sita from the demon king Ravana. Hanuman failed to identify these herbs, so he lifted the entire mountain and carried it to the battlefield to try to save Lakshman, but in the process, a chunk of it fell-down in the location of the present day Unawatuna, the name of the village derives from Una-Watuna or fell down
Birds, Coral reefs, shipwrecks and great swimming, makes Unawatuna one the most sought after beach destinations in Sri Lanka. - The Sri Lankan -