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  • best place to stay with unlimited budget

    by KaterinaBalerina Online Now Jun 3, 2016 at 12:44 AM

    dear travelers, please advice a decent place to stay in Una.
    - on the beach
    - 4-5 star hotel (that really worth the price, not like those on tripadvisor or, that are extremely overpriced and do not match their star rate) or bungalo that also will fit for 4 star place (clean and new bathroom, toiletters, hair dryer, new white bed sheets etc.)
    - pool and bar optional
    We visited Sri Lanka once and we really liked it but never stayed at Una beach. Hotels we loved were Amaya Lake in Dambulla and Mars hotel in Tangalle.
    Also regarding nightlife, is it only Jungle beach to party and dance?

    2 Answers Jun 5, 2016 at 11:29 PM
  • best place to stay with unlimited budget

    by KaterinaBalerina Online Now Jun 3, 2016 at 12:27 AM

    Dear travelers,
    Please advice a decent place to stay in Una in earliest august. It is our honeymoon and budget is unlimited, but we want to get a valuable place if we pay good money for it,
    We need:
    -stay on the beach
    -close to bars and restaurants
    -4-5 star hotel or bungalo which is well maintained with nice bathroom
    -pool and bar area (opt)
    From what I saw on tripadvisor and - all 4-5 star hotels do not match their rate and are crazy overpriced. I though found some good options on Airbnb, but just 2, maybe you can recommend something really nice?
    Also about nightlife... Is it only Jungle Beach parties nearby or there are some other places to go?

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    by alex24977 Online Now Mar 2, 2016 at 12:42 AM

    hi guys :)
    can anyone of you suggest the best and fastest transportation method from Colombo airport to Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna

    Thanks in advance

    2 Answers Mar 2, 2016 at 12:54 AM
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    by alex24977 Online Now Mar 2, 2016 at 12:39 AM

    hi guys,
    can anyone of you suggest the best and fastest transportation method from colombo airport to Unawatuna

    thanks a lot in advance

    4 Answers Mar 2, 2016 at 5:36 AM
  • Unawatuna beach

    by RadanaH Online Now Mar 17, 2015 at 7:09 AM

    Hello all,I booked a 5 night stay (no weekend date) at a guesthouse with great reviews at the end of our 14-day trip. What I am worried about is the local beach, I have been reading recently that it gets really overcrowded (even dirty). Is it really that bad or I can find a quiet part nearby as well to feel just the sand and palms? My plan was to end up our Sri Lanka trip in a paradise feel beach environment :-) where we can swim/snorkel safely. Thank you for your advice!

    4 Answers Mar 20, 2015 at 7:49 AM
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    Train the best way from Colombo to Unawatuna? What about toilets on the trip??

    by Bladewings Online Now Dec 21, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    I was going to go to Bentota but now Unawatuna beach looks very nice. It is a bit of a further trip. Are there any clean toilets on the trains? The trip is a bit over 2 hours and I'll be with my son. It could be a real problem!

    17 Answers Dec 23, 2014 at 12:21 AM
  • A swimwear/ bikini shop in Unawatuna

    by adrianavajova Online Now Apr 8, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    Hi, I am arriving from Rishikesh, in north India. Are there any shops close by Unawatuna for swimwear?

    3 Answers Apr 8, 2014 at 10:40 PM
  • Unawatuna hotels

    by dashith Online Now Dec 24, 2013 at 6:05 AM

    any place in unawatuna,sri lanka  where you can get a room just for a day. as in come in the morning and leave in the evening?


    1 Answer Dec 24, 2013 at 6:49 AM
  • Direct beach access accommodation in Unawatuna or Hikkaduwa? (Not resorts)

    by Miraasgaard Online Now Dec 8, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Hi, can anyone recommend a clean cabana/bungalow/hut with private shower that has direct access to the beach? Nearby restaurants, snorkeling facilities etc. would be a plus. Price range: 50-70 USD. Time: 15-17th january. Our ideal match Gallawatta is unfortunately booked.

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    Accomodation on the beach

    by hanshek Online Now Nov 26, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    I tried to book accomodation were we stayed before in July last year, but during the Xmas season they require a stay of minimum 6 nights. Can you recommend any other accomodation on or very near to the beach for a family of 5 people.

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    Hotel Thilak

    by hanshek Online Now Nov 26, 2013 at 5:56 AM

    Does anybody have the contact details of the Thilak hotel in Unawatuna?

    3 Answers Nov 26, 2013 at 1:33 PM
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    How crowded is Unawatuna now (in February)?

    by Masha_M Online Now Oct 17, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Hi there, what would be the best beach to stay on with a two year old in Februray? We're "old backpackers" and prefer to avoid package tour masses and resort type of places. We'll also be travelling on a budget seeking some relaxed vibe and yoga classes if possible. Thanks for all your answers.

    2 Answers Oct 20, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    by badali Online Now Sep 26, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    PLEASE let me know safe accommodation around Unawatuna beach within arount US$ 25-30 for four of us (2 adults, 2 children) including home statys. If you can help KINDLY inform me e-mail etc. We shall be there for four days from 4th to 8th Jan, 2014. TRAVEL HAPPY.

    yours always


    5 Answers Sep 28, 2013 at 2:42 AM

    by badali Online Now Sep 25, 2013 at 7:46 AM


    9 Answers Feb 7, 2014 at 4:40 AM
  • Condition of Unawatuna Beach

    by glenngerryhill Online Now Sep 3, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    We read that the beach has been wash away. As a place to relax after a tour, is it still an option?

    3 Answers Feb 7, 2014 at 4:42 AM
  • coming for first time

    by bala65 Online Now Oct 3, 2011 at 9:04 PM

    we are three middle aged men coming to srilanka for a brief holiday for the first time. choose unawatuna.

    can some one guide on the night life and related activities and any other info that could help.

  • Unawatuna

    by santhilatha Online Now Sep 18, 2010 at 7:18 AM

    Hi there - How far is this hotel from the airport and is it beach front?

    2 Answers Sep 18, 2010 at 9:37 AM
  • Unawatuna Hotels and Map

    by sidabu Online Now Nov 26, 2008 at 12:55 AM


    We are a group of three going to unawatuna around Xmas time,is it imperative that we book accommodation prior to going or is there plenty available?would anyone know where i can find a detailed map of unawatuna with hotel listings?looked in google,not that helpful.appreciate your replies.

    2 Answers Dec 2, 2008 at 7:36 PM
  • Weather on the south coast

    by tomgolanka Online Now Nov 24, 2008 at 3:34 AM

    Hi everyone

    My girlfriend and I are off to Sri Lanka on Saturday 29th Nov for two weeks. Had assumed the south-west was going to be clear of the monsoon but looks like it's still raining?

    Can anyone give me an update on current weather conditions in Galle/Unawatuna?

    I'm looking for a relaxing beach holiday so if anyone can recommend guaranteed sun somewhere else just let me know!


    1 Answer Nov 24, 2008 at 9:35 PM
  • curious about Sri Gemunu hotel in Unawatuna

    by JanetGolden Online Now Mar 31, 2008 at 8:03 AM

    There are no reviews to read and I'm very skeptical about this place. Can you give me any feedback on Sri Gemunu? Is the air-con working? how is the beach in front? Is there really a reef to snorkel around there? Is the food decent?

    2 Answers Jul 17, 2008 at 2:51 AM
  • Present situation update

    by mikeytiger Online Now Oct 13, 2005 at 4:31 AM

    Is there anyone who can give me an update on the present situation in the areas of Galle, Unawatuna, Dalawella, etc. I plan to come on vaccation in December but I need to know if things get back to normal slowly after the Tsunami in Dec 2004. I don´t want to see people suffering and trying to survive somehow whilst I am sitting on the beach relaxing! If this is the case I would rather donate the money for the trip. Don´t understand me wrong.......I simply just don´t like to make people feel bad because they are struggling and I am making holiday at the same time!I just want to be polite!
    So? Is Unawatuna ready for some tourists and visitors or would it be better to stay at home?? Greetings MIKE

    10 Answers Oct 27, 2005 at 11:16 PM
  • August

    by Hotspring Online Now Jul 19, 2005 at 6:06 AM


    I am travelling to Sri Lanka in August. Flying into Colombo then heading to Kandy for a few days. We are then going to head to Arugam Bay and were thinking of heading to Unawatuna on the way back to Colombo for our flight home.

    How are things after the Tsunami, are people happy to receive visitors yet? What is the weather like in August? Is there much accomodation available. Is the sea calm enough for snorkelling at that time of year and are there any good snorkelling spots? Is it possible to hire drivers from Arugam to Unawatuna or are there better methods of transport?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated

    1 Answer Jul 19, 2005 at 11:47 PM
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    Where to Stay

    by RickSpangle Online Now Nov 18, 2004 at 1:13 AM

    Hi there, Does anyone have any recommendations for nice (and fairly cheap) places to stay in Unawatuna? Going to stop there for 2-3 days in early Feb. I've heard the 3 Fishes is nice. Cheers, Nick.

    1 Answer Nov 19, 2004 at 5:30 AM
  • Weather in May

    by Sanpri Online Now May 15, 2004 at 7:31 AM

    Hi there, My boyfriend and i were thinking of heading down to Mirissa and Unawatuna for a few weeks in the sun, at the end of it still possible to get down there or has everyone packed up for the end of the season? Whats the weather like at this time of year? (May 18th-beginning of June) And if these beaches are off peak, can you recommend some beaches on the East coast (not Arugam Bay and Trincomalee) Thanks

    2 Answers May 23, 2004 at 12:07 PM
  • Rental

    by KEGGY Online Now Mar 10, 2004 at 10:26 AM

    Hi My family 2 teenage daughters and myself and wife will be in Sri Lanka in April We are looking for a reasonable bungalow for rent in or around the UNAWATUNA area from the 7th to the 14th of April We would like to be near or on the beach but pretty private if possible with somone close to hand for help with cooking and or buying groceries

    1 Answer Mar 21, 2004 at 11:13 AM
  • children

    by bopotnik Online Now Jul 15, 2003 at 2:37 PM

    We are planning for a 2 months visit to sri lanka. We are traveling with 2 children, 2 years and 6 months. How is unuwatuna for children? Are the beaches safe. Swiming pool?

    2 Answers Sep 25, 2003 at 4:17 AM