The Ramayana epic speaks of Unawatuna as a part of Himalaya which fell off the piece of Himalaya which Hanuman was carrying; this piece of Himalaya had held a species of herb that was to be used as medicine. A small forest region called Rumassala, survives to this day overlooking the golden beach.
Come, check out excursions in the south of Sri Lanka that you can visit when at Lavendish Hotel in Unawatuna.
Staying at Lavendish in Unawatuna offers you easy access to several tourist attractions in the southern region of Sri Lanka. Galle, the main city of the south is about five minutes away and its world famous fort has a culture of its own within its walls. Also close by is port city of Hambantota, while Sinharaja Rainforest and Yala National Park are a few hours’ drive away. Great news for Cricket fans, Galle International Cricket Ground is hop away. Newly built International Cricket Ground in Suriyawewa for ICC World Cup 2011 can be reached within 2 ½ hours from Lavendish.