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The 5 Best Things to Do in Unawatuna - For the Best Kind of Beach Getaway

Unawatuna is a great beachside holiday destination found in Sri Lanka and here are some of the best things you can do while you are here.


Try your hand at palm tree swinging

If you are active on Instagram and follow influencers who love to go travelling around the world and have recently gone to Sri Lanka, you will definitely know what this is all about. Swinging into the sea from a palm tree and taking a picture of you flying in the sky is something every influencer is doing nowadays. The influencers can't really be blamed because this does make for an amazing picture. If you are someone who loves aerial photography and the thought of taking this kind of picture sparks your interest, you could try going on an air taxi Sri Lanka tour with the help of Cinnamon Air so you can get way better aerial shots.


Go on a day trip and explore the Galle Fort

The Galle Fort is a pretty beachside destination that is perfect for a day trip while you are staying in Unawatuna. No trip to Galle is complete without taking a look at the Galle Fort which was built in the year 1588 by the Portuguese people who were settled here back then. Afterwards, in the 17th century, the Dutch made a few changes to the structure. Over the many years in Sri Lankan history, a lot of rulers took over this town. Galle is only about 15 minutes away from Unawatuna if you take a three-wheeler.


Go to the Jungle Beach

This is one of the favourite things people love to do when they are staying in Unawatuna. You need to climb and walk down a mountain to reach this secret beach in Unawatuna but it is definitely worth the hassle. About 45 minutes of walking has to be done to get to this beach if you start at the main beach. You do not need Google Maps or a mobile phone to help you out here, all you have to do is follow the instructions that are found on the way to the beach.


The famous fishermen on stilts

One of the most popular photographs of Sri Lanka that circulated throughout the world is one of the fishermen sitting on stilts. This is something you can find in Unawatuna at dawn. Since this is a popular photo to take in this part of Sri Lanka sometimes, the fishermen even charge a fee to pose for you to take a picture for your social media feed.


Treat yourself to a massage

One of the best things to do at any beachside holiday destination is to get a massage. The whole point of a beach holiday is for you to relax and rejuvenate yourself so you can get back to your busy life fresh and energetic. Apart from eating, chilling on the beach and sleeping, the greatest thing you can do for yourself is to indulge in a few massages during your trip to Sri Lanka.

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