Unawatuna also referred to as "Una" by the locals is another tranquil destination located South of Sri Lanka. Located 140 km south of Colombo and only 25 km from the city of Hikkaduwa, this iconic destination is not only known for its night life specialities but is also a great holiday destination for families to unwind and relax by the sounds of the waves at reasonably priced guest houses with a wide variety of cuisine demands.
Rated one of the best Beaches in the World, Una has earned its place under the spotlight for a variety of features apart from its friendly local hospitality; from a unique sense of street shopping from batiks to wood carves, backpacker priced restaurants and ecstatic nightlife events, it is also a definite wealth of underwater treasures for the snorkeler, 10 minutes in by boat to experience the coral reefs and its resident Napoleon Wrasse and Bat fish. A longer boat ride will also gain access to witness a variety of coral reefs and some shipwrecks.
Although not too distinct from Hikkaduwa, it is a definite place to visit for a chilled beer, suntan, local hospitality and the great beach you know every one is talking about.