Unawatuna

Where To Eat In Unawatuna

Unawatuna is one of the most popular cities in Sri Lanka for tourists. They have a fantastic main beach, great surfing, hidden beaches, and cute shops. Not to mention it’s only a 10 minute tuktuk ride away from Galle Fort. Of course, if you are staying in Unawatuna you’ll want to know where to eat in Unawatuna. Here are 5 places we recommend for all different types of people. Nautilus Nautilus…

What To Do In Unawatuna

Unawatuna is located on the South of Sri Lanka around four hours by train from Colombo. It is a coast city and if you are going here than you are probably looking for a relaxing time on the beach. I must say it is a great place to do so but there are few more things that you can do in Unawatuna to make the most of your time. Relax On Unawatuna Beach This is…

Travel Sri Lanka: Key Information

1.Money unit. If you plan to travel Sri Lanka you should know that national currency of Sri Lanka is the Sri Lanka Rupee. Currency rate (as of publication) : $ 1 = Rs 181,53; 1€ = Rs 203,67. It is pretty easy to use a credit card in Sri Lanka. You can easily find an ATM if you need one as well. Exchanging money can be more problematic just because the exchange agencies are not on…

Must Try Foods In Sri Lanka

Traveling with a food blogger means getting to try all the weird and wonderful dishes a country’s cuisine has to offer. Sometimes I may be hesitant, but Cody is pretty much game for tasting anything once; From deep fried scorpions in China, alcoholic yak’s milk in Mongolia, to maggot cheese in Italy. Of course, when we decided to visit Sri Lanka for two weeks, Cody immediately started researching the must try foods in…

The Famous Sri Lanka Palm Tree Swing

Usually I avoid things purely built for tourists’ pictures, but in Sri Lanka the famous palm tree swing has become such an iconic photo that everyone wants to do it. So I “had” to go do it so I can tell everyone else how to go do it. Okay, I will admit it was pretty fun. Sometimes things that are ‘touristy’ are touristy for a reason, and this reason is for the great pictures. The…

Jungle Beach Unawatuna

There are two different parts of the jungle beach in Unawatuna, each separated by about 200 meters of large boulders. In this article I’ll tell you which of the two Jungle Beach locations you should visit, as well as how to get to each. Visiting Jungle Beach is one of the most popular things to do in Uluwatu for locals and international tourists alike. Jungle Beach From Japanese Peace Pagoda If you are visiting…

Japanese Peace Pagoda Unawatuna

In Unawatuna there exists a Japanese peace Pagoda in an amazing location. Perched atop a hill overlooking Unawatuna beach on one side, and Galle fort on the other, this is one of my favorite places to go in southern Sri Lanka. The Japanese peace Pagoda was built in 2004 by Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist monks. In fact, this sect has built 80 temples all over the world, always in countries at war. Back in 2004 Sri…

Review: Gloria Grand Hotel Unawatuna – Honeymoon Room

Very rarely does Cody outright book a honeymoon room when we travel, although we have been upgraded for free a few times. This time however, he was looking the day before and found a great discount: $47 a night. So this hotel review is for the Gloria Grand Hotel Unawatuna honeymoon room The Gloria Grand Hotel The Gloria Grand Hotel in Unawatuna, Sri Lanka is a four story hotel on the main Beach road. In…