Unawatuna is an idyllic and highly sought after coastal village, peaceful and charming at day and bustling with a vibrant nightlife after sunset. The 4 km sweep of palm-fringed sand is ranked amongst the best beaches in the world. Attractions include sheltered waters for swimming and an accessible, reasonably well-preserved coral reef for snorkeling. For scuba divers, there are several wreck dives only 20-30 minutes away from the beach by boat.
Unawatuna is about 5 km south of the Galle Fort and about 3 km from the Closenberg Hotel.