Unawatuna - Sri Lanka
The clear favourite among all beach destinations listed at FindMyFare is Unawatuna, for it has long been so owing to its bay like crescent beach and aquamarine waters, making it a picture perfect vacation spot. Tourists both local and foreign look to wind down at Unawatuna because it's the easiest place to let your hair down and take a little time away to enjoy the fun vibe that this area resonates. Busy all around the year yet surprisingly quiet at the same time, Unawatuna is a perfect place to relax and forget the weary world for a bit.
The warm shallow waters are what attract dozens of tourists to Unawatuna. Basking in the tropical sun, the waves at your feet, a good book and a drink by your side will take your day away without you even noticing it. Though crowds throng to this beach, it doesn't disappoint you as only Unawatuna can offer you this lazy satisfaction of sun, sand and sea.
For the adventure seekers, Unawatuna has an array of water sports from diving to surfing. Wrecks of sunken ships will thrill Scuba divers beyond their wildest dreams. The beautiful reef of coral is worth a try at snorkeling or you can opt for a view from above and just take a boat ride as the waters are shallow and clear.
If you're up for a little walk up there's one thing you have to see in Unawatuna; the Japanese peace pagoda. Set on top of a little hill, this amazing Buddhist temple is well worth a visit. A gift from the Japanese, it is a pagoda with an imposing dome, but the engineering marvel isn't all there is to see. Set in the middle of a small strip of rainforest believed to have fallen from the Himalayas, the atmosphere here changes in an instant to cool and tranquil. The pagoda looks over the beautiful Indian sea surrounding Unawatuna, and the sunsets here drive photography enthusiasts wild. The view from this pagoda is simply incredible.
Not far from the Pagoda, is a little destination worth a day; an isolated stretch of land wedged between the ocean and the Rumassala rock. With a thick legendary rainforest right behind it, if you're looking for solitude, interesting scenery and landscape, the jungle beach is a must visit.
Better known as the Yatagala Rajamaha Vihara, the rock temple is one of the oldest temples in Sri Lanka. If you want to add a dash of culture to your stay in Unawatuna, this temple's walls adorned with ancient murals and housing a 9 metre long reclining Buddha statue, makes a fine option to your itinerary.