Unawatuna is 5 km south of Galle and is usually lumped together with Galle. If you are a beach person then you may prefer to stay here and just do day trips into Galle. I felt that Unawatuna was a destination in itself, so I stayed in Galle first and then moved on to Unawatuna.
Unawatuna also makes a good base if you want to visit several beaches in one trip. There are many great along the south coast that can can be reached by bus if you want to go exploring.
Unawatuna hotels – Search for discount hotels in Unawatuna.
The Tsunami Story (Unawatuna) – A travellers account of the day of the Boxing Day Tsunami.
Unawatuna photo gallery – Photo gallery of my stay in Unawatuna.