Sun n Sea is a two-storey guesthouse in Unawatuna opening right on to the Indian Ocean. It sits alone at one end of Unawatuna's glorious horseshoe bay, looking down on the fishermen and sun worshippers and has a loyal clientele who love its great position and simple charms. The rooms here are unadorned, yet comfortable and open to a tiny balcony or terrace with sea views. Laze on the terrace and take in the spectacular sunset. There is a rocky reef right in front of the hotel. Swimming is possible in the bay with relative safety during peak season from December to April.
Of the eight bedrooms - four double rooms are located on the ground floor; three double rooms and a family suite are located on the upper floor. In-room facilities include a/c and overhead fans. Ensuite bathrooms have h/w showers.
Ground floor Rooms: These four double rooms open out to the terrace shaded by large tropical trees and overlook the sea. Rooms are furnished with king-size beds.
Upper floor Rooms: These three double rooms are smaller in size and open out to a balcony that skirts around with spectacular sea views. Rooms are furnished with twin or double beds.
Family Suite: This spacious suite opens on to a balcony with sea views and is furnished with a four-poster double bed. Additional bedding is available upon request.
The ground floor has a small sitting area and reception desk and leads to the rear terrace overlooking the sea. Dining is in the main restaurant which is popular for their Sri Lankan meals and also accommodates non-resident guests. Western dishes and seafood specialties are also served here. There is no swimming pool here, but the adjoining crescent shaped bay is ideal for swimming during the season.
Why We Like It
Few properties seem closer to the seas than this simple little budget guest house on a tiny rocky outcrop at one end of Unawatuna Bay.
Sun and Sea is an eight-roomed guesthouse perched on a tiny outcrop at the southern edge of Unawatuna Bay. The journey from Colombo’s International Airport will take about 2.5 hours via the Southern Highway.
Location: Unawatuna, Galle Coast
Style: Best Budget
No. of Rooms: 8
Key Features: Beach setting; bar; restaurant