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Things to do in Unawatuna – From the food to the watersports!

Unawatuna is the ultimate beach holiday destination in Sri Lanka. Featuring amazing beaches, gorgeous scenery and plenty of action, visitors won't find a dull moment in the beautiful beach town.

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Enjoy the food

Enjoy the food

If you are looking for fun things to do in Unawatuna, be sure to give the many restaurants a try. The lovely coastal town, being a top tourist destination in Sri Lanka, Unawatuna is home to some great restaurants. The restaurants on the beach and the restaurants at hotels such as Cantaloupe Levels serve up delicious seafood dishes, continental cuisine, Asian dishes and of course, plenty of Sri Lankan fare. Since Unawatuna is widely popular among international travellers as well as locals, the majority of the restaurants are high quality establishments that serve delicious dishes prepared from fresh ingredients.

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Take a yoga class

Take a yoga class

If you are trying to relax at the beach in Unawatuna, a yoga session is a great idea. You can pay a visit to the popular yoga instructor Asiri to enjoy a fantastic yoga lesson at his self-titled yoga studio. In case you did not know, Asiri's yoga studio has become widely popular with experts and beginners at yoga. If you are looking to loosen up those tired muscles from swimming in the ocean or to relax and unwind, book a session at the studio for an amazing experience.

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Visit a spa

Visit a spa

Sri Lanka is famous for its Ayurvedic skin treatments and massages that can cure a variety of ailments. Unawatuna is home to some excellent spas and Ayurvedic massage establishments that offer a wide range of treatments and massages. Even the hotel in which you are staying may have its own spa or wellness centre. Make a reservation and enjoy a relaxing massage, an invigorating skin treatment or a rejuvenating facial.

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Explore the fascinating Mangrove Sanctuary

Explore the fascinating Mangrove Sanctuary

The Mangrove Sanctuary is an amazing conservation project in progress. Unfortunately, most travellers do describe it as disorganized. Nevertheless, at Rs250, you can enter the area and enjoy the incredible natural beauty. The Mangrove Sanctuary is dedicated to protect the mangrove forest which is located a few minutes inland from the beach. The area has very little infrastructure but visitors can indulge in the wonderful greenery, cool breezes and to take a relaxing walk through the trees and the eerie tangled roots. There are raised walkways throughout the Sanctuary and visitors can spot the various different animals such as birds, monkeys, snails and crabs that live in the area.

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Enjoy the water sports

Enjoy the water sports

Unawatuna is famed for its lovely beach and also for the many amazing water sports and exciting activities they have to offer. If you are looking forward to an adrenaline rush, try some of the exciting water sports offered by the many water sport providers and hotels on the beach. Diving is widely popular in Unawatuna as the underwater scenery is just as lovely as the beaches. You can find a dive center within easy reach of the beach to rent gear as well as to hire a qualified instructor to enjoy a fantastic diving session. Unawatuna is a great place for beginners to learn more about the sport and to develop their skills.