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Things to do in Unawatuna – Gorgeous Bay Resort

Beautiful village of Unawatuna is just 5kms from the heritage town of Galle. The sleepy fisher village is quite popular for its crescent shaped bay, turquoise blue waters and mythological hill.


Snorkelling at Jungle Beach

Head over to popular Jungle Beach in Unawatuna and enjoy a wonder world of snorkelling to your hearts content. The water is warm and inviting plus visibility is excellent; any hey you have the Indian Ocean at your disposal – snorkelling does not get any better than this. The ocean surrounding this area is thriving with all manner of marine life and catching a glimpse of this is quite a thrill making snorkelling one of the favourite things to do in Unawatuna.


Surfing in Unawatuna

Surfing is quite a thrill and at Unawatuna the breaks are mild accommodating amateurs and would be surfers. There is a surf school at CoCo Bay Unawatuna as the beach facing the resort is home to soft sand and mild waves. Enjoy learning the ropes from experienced and patient instructors; choose from 5 or 3 day surfing packages and enjoy rolling along a foaming wave as the wind whips your hair and the smell of the ocean fills your senses. Boards too are available for rent from the resort.


Diving Around Unawatuna

Beautiful Unawatuna Beach is home to swaying palms and loads of golden sunshine, present throughout the year save a few occasional showers. This makes diving a viable sport almost all year round; the best period is from October to April. There are various categories of diving to choose from in Unawatuna; if you are a professional there's coral reef diving, deep diving and rock diving. Amateurs have the option of obtaining PADI certification which can be for open water, scuba diving, advanced open water diving, rescue diving and dive masters course.


Deep Sea Fishing in Unawatuna

As mentioned before the Indian Ocean is thriving with all manner of marine life as such it is hard to resist a gratifying deep sea fishing tour. Whether you are an amateur or professional does not matter, the experienced guides will take you to the best locations at sea. There are plenty of Unawatuna resorts and sports clubs that offer deep sea fishing tours that promise to reward you with a very satisfying adventure.


Cooking Classes in Unawatuna

A holiday in Sri Lanka is quite a treat to all foodies; the aromatic spices and hot curries will prove to be an irresistible adventure of tasting. When in Unawatuna you can choose to enrol at one of the many cooking courses on offer; these impromptu lessons teach you the basics of local cooking. Learn how each herb and spice blends with other ingredients to create a burst of taste and aroma. Learn to make curries with a zing and how to cook the most delicious seafood. You can try your hand at scraping a coconut for extracting the thick milk or the art of swirling a hopper in a small wok; in essence you will take back an exotic new method of cooking and enjoying tropical ingredients.