Things to do in Unawatuna

Let’s play an imagination game! Imagine the bluest, warmest waters and the silkiest sand. Imagine calm tides tickling your toes and filling your soul. Imagine a sunset that boasts the deepest oranges a person could imagine. Put all of this together, and you get Rumassala. Simply put, one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka. But hey, you already know that. Let’s talk about the things you can do if you decide to show up at this paradise on Earth, shall we?

  • Beaches, beaches, and more beaches

The first thing you need to know about Rumassala is that this place is complete eye candy. Look right and you will see a beach that you think would be the best beach you have ever seen, look left and you will immediately be proven wrong! I am not exaggerating when I say the beaches at Rumassala are drop-dead gorgeous. The first thing to do if you do happen to visit Rumassala is to check out the beaches. Trust me, they will be hard to miss. Take a relaxing walk down the sand strip and feel the sun caressing your soul! 

  • Japanese Peace Pagoda 

Peace Pagoda is a Buddhist Stupa, that peeks over the greenery of Rumassala hills. Built on the peak of Rumassala hills with the help of Japanese monks, Peace Pagoda is truly a place to relax your mind.  It is said that this Stupa is masterfully engineered to bring out the best version of an individual. A Stupa is a symbol of peace, a symbol of diversity and equality. I think it is safe to say that Rumassala welcomes and entertains everyone, keeping up to that symbolistic suggestion.

Japanese Peace Pagoda
  • The best beach of them all.. *Drumroll*… Unawatuna

Let me paint you a picture. Remember what I said about the beaches of Rumassala? The bluest of all blues? Now imagine someone took a photograph of one of those beaches and color graded it look even bluer. Or added one of those fancy Instagram filters. That is how Unawatuna beach looks in real life. Hey, do not take my word for it. Google it. If you think the photos that show up are edited, they aren’t. That place honestly is gut-wrenchingly beautiful. If you happened to be around the area, go check it out to add a new entry to your “color I didn’t know existed” diary.

  • Dutch Fort

The Dutch Fort is exactly what you think it is. It is a ginormous rock fort built by the Dutch, in the colonization period. There is an entire community inside this spectacle. Touching the skies and gleaming with glory, the Galle Dutch fort has stood the test of time and truly become a landmark. This is a ‘must-visit’ location for anyone who visits Sri Lanka! Also hey, If you are lucky, you might be able to sit down with the locals on the Fort wall and watch a relaxing game of cricket. How many people can say that they have huh?

  • Jungle Beach

Talking about things that people can say that they have done; have you hiked through a luscious green Jungle into a body of water that reaches to the horizon.  This is a perfect spot to bathe in the sea. Also, allow me to let you in on a little secret. Just south of the Jungle Beach, there is a stony area where you can lie down and enjoy one of the best sunset sceneries there is. Just relax and enjoy a perfect panorama palette of a diverse selection. 

You know what, if you are in Sri Lanka this is a place you must visit. If you are a beach person, or a jungle person, Rumassala has something for you! Plus, let’s be real here. Who doesn’t like discovering new colors?

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