We meet Unawatuna beach after exploring almost all the southern coast of Sri Lanka and having touched every town and every village, we are in the direction of Galle.
Today we chatted with Amila, our guide Roadtosrilanka and he told us that there are many beautiful beaches in the area. Immediately we have answered that we don’t have a time for sea life because we still have too many things to see and soon after we change idea and said him: “Ok! Come on, let’s go to sleep near the Ocean tonight!”
Amila gets immediately to work. Roadtosrilanka is really the perfect choice for who want to visit Sri Lanka, independent or everything organized. Prices are very reasonable and competitive and for those who, like us, does not want to have programs, it is perfect!
Anyone is willing to let you travel without a pre-planned tour!
Their professionalism is clear when they able to satisfying every needs of tourists.
And I assure you that if they made us live a really wonderful holiday, despite all the difficulties that we have their asked with all our requests, they’re really the best!
A rapid coordination with Priyanthi in the office, some phone calls and some agreements and in less than no time we come together to Unawatuna Beach.
It is a beautiful beach: it is a dream beach!
We don’t unloaded our luggage. The afternoon is already later and we have to leave early tomorrow morning.
We don’t want to lose anything. So, with our shoes in hand, we go to explore the beach.
Valeria doesn’t lost a second and now she’s fully entered in the traditions and customs of the place. The locals do not use the swimsuits. What do she do? The same thing and she enter the water “just a moment to wet my feet.” Then she begins to talk to a lady and while she was focused on english language , “the waves take me unprepared.” Her words!
I don’t have a time to scream a small part of everything I think, that my voice lose in the sound of the ocean and the waves!
Perhaps with a little envy for the thoughtlessness of her age that we adults don’t have more!
To jump into the water, however, she took off her t-shirt to not wet it! she don’t have a problems if her swimsuit is in your suitcase!
Walking arrive near the islet and what Valeria do at this point? Try a little to guess!
We can’t miss anything and so she is swimming to the island and she climbs barefoot. It’s normal!
If they can do… she can does!
In a short time she reaches the top and only then turns to make sure that someone will take a picture. On the other hand, now she can listen to come back!
Along the walk you can meet a fishermen who go out to sea in the evening, …
… and you can see the bars and hotels finest (and most expensive) to ensure total relaxation and most renowned Ayurvedic treatments.
It is approaching the time for dinner and the locals are preparing to attract customers by exposing all sorts of goodness.
The choice is really difficult.
One much more inviting than the other. And the prices are not exactly cheap compared to the rest of the island, but they are very affordable, especially considering the place where we are. So, again, you should always negotiate the price!
Of course here would be really nice to have a little ‘dinners and not just one like us, to try them all!!
And the lobsters are indescibable good and fresh!
The evening comes and we still haven’t go to swim.
It will mean that our only swim in this dream place, we’ll do half and half with the light and the dark! Even more beautiful.
In some place the sea is calm, in other place the violence of the waves they get up at night is a lot of fun!
Valeria! But you don’t think that is the time to get out of the water???
In the evening, this beach takes on a special charm.
The bars and restaurants are at a suitable distance from each other not to let the idea of overcrowding. There are lit barbecue on the beach and torches to illuminate the beach.
It looks really magical atmosphere that makes it even more difficult to choose the place to have a dinner!
And of course they all have tables on the beach and rigorously with your feet in the sand. Forget your shoes!
Our tiredness it’s hard and we don’t want to go to sleep and did not enjoy until late at night of this place. But tomorrow morning we must get up early.
You can choose to sleep with the open window and the sound of the ocean, or with the air conditioning at best. Of course we chose the air conditioning, but the sound of the ocean, this noise is so different from all other seas, gently lulls us while we fall asleep!
In both cases, the sunrise comes in a short time. The time, during the journey is always too short!
A quick swim with the beach still empty before breakfast. This time too, as yesterday, “Mom, I go with my suitcase and I wait you on the beach.”
And when we get there, she going out of the water! “I swimming with my clothes today, so, while we have breakfast, dries everything, don’t worry!”
Do we have to review her spirit of independence or she simply growing too fast?
The view from the wooden balcony of our room allows us to watch the sun rises for another day of relaxation here, on this beach.
But only for the lucky ones who remain today! Not for us!!
Who doesn’t love relax, there are so many activities available: surfing, snorkeling, glass bottom boats, … and much more. In any place you choose to sleep, they will be happy to help you choose the best and the most different activities.
Breakfast done, the Valeria’s clothes are dried… it’s time to leave.
With regret we leave this beach and this view that we don’t have unfortunately had time to enjoy as it deserves, but the journey continues and awaits the discovery of other wonderful sights of this beautiful island every day always with new surprises!