Unawatuna Beach was named the world’s best beach by The Discovery Channel in 2004. That may be a stretch today, but Unawatuna is undoubtedly the best beach in Sri Lanka-none other offers the same combination of golden sand, a protected bay that offers the country’s best swimming, the famed beauty of the headland with its temple and sunset, and the laid back atmosphere of Unawatuna. Accessibility is also unrivalled, only an hour and a half from Colombo. It is simply the best all round beach in the country, and probably the world.
Unawatuna Beach Resort, or UBR is one of the oldest and best-known beach resorts in Sri Lanka, established in 1982. It is the only star class, full service hotel in Unawatuna, and has the longest beach frontage in Unawatuna of 135 meters. It has the only swimming pool in Unawatuna, the only Jacuzzis, the only animation program, and the largest F&B area with dining options for up to 350 pax and fully licensed bar. UBR is famed for its relaxed, fun atmosphere; comfortable facilities, good service (many of our highly experienced staff have served for 10-20 years), and great food. The hotel has consistently high ratings on Tripadvisor and other ratings sites. Such are the attractions of UBR that our most loyal customers have been returning continuously for close to 30 years.
Superior rooms : Staying in a paradise doesn’t have to be expensive. Our Superior Rooms are charming, cheerful, and great value. Averaging a little over 270 square feet (25 sq.m.), each has a balcony and is comfortable for 2 people. Facilities include 4 star quality queen sized beds, individually controlled ACs, a ceiling fan, IDD telephone, a mini bar, satellite entertainment with international news, sports and movie channels, and a lap top size safe. New for the 2012/13 season is a flat screen 32” LCD TV, complimentary tea/coffee, complimentary 2 bottles water daily, complimentary Wifi in public areas, better toiletries, and a hairdryer. Attached bathrooms are basic but pleasant, with a shower. Maximum occupancy is 2 adults.
Deluxe rooms : Our Deluxe Rooms average close to 300 square feet (28 sq.m.); each has a balcony and is very comfortable for 2 people, with the option of accommodating an extra bed. The 4 star quality beds are king size, and the bathrooms are larger and better appointed. Facilities include individually controlled ACs, a ceiling fan, IDD telephone, a mini bar, a flat screen 32” LCD TV, satellite entertainment with international news, sports and movie channels, complimentary tea/coffee, complimentary 2 bottles of water daily, complimentary Wifi in public areas, a lap top size safe, and a hairdryer.
Luxury rooms : The new wing luxury rooms are our newest, largest and best appointed rooms, averaging over 505 square feet (50 sq.m.) with their balcony. They offer the full range of Luxury Room facilities, with ocean views from every room. New for 2012/13 are disabled access and disabled friendly bathrooms for the ground floor rooms. Luxury facilities include 5 star quality, king size ‘pillow top’ beds, large bathrooms with a luxury bath or Jacuzzi, rain -shower. Each room includes an additional sofa bed/seating area and coffee table. Facilities include individually controlled ACs, a ceiling fan, IDD telephone, mini bar, flat screen 32” LCD TV, satellite entertainment with international news, sports and movie channels, lap top size safe, hairdryer, umbrella, two bathrobes and slippers, complimentary tea/coffee, complimentary 3 bottles of water daily, complimentary Wifi in public areas. Maximum occupancy is 3 adults or 4 with children.
Facilities include Unawatuna’s only swimming pool, a ‘Footrub’ brand wellness centre, a Padi diving club( according to the weather conditions) , beach volleyball court, table tennis, aqua gym & yoga classes, and a meeting room with a seating capacity of 50. New for the year 2013 will be an extended gym, dedicated yoga pavilion, and games room/kids centre.
Brix : Brix Pizzeria, Bakery and Café Brix is our light eating, café style concept. Brix centres around a hand-made brick oven, and specialises in real Italian hand made pizzas, breads and sandwiches, and our pastry chefs make the best French bread in the country. The Brix ‘signature dishes’ include our Four Cheese Pizza (our best seller), and The Brix Marinara Pizza. Our French baguette sandwiches include classics such as the BLT, English Ploughman’s, and the French Beefsteak. The restaurant is sited directly on the beach, and has a 100 pax capacity. Brix is open 11:00am to 11.00pm all day, every day. Daily happy hour at the 'Coco Rumba' Bar giving great discounts on beer and beverages.
Bistro style, ‘al-fresco’ restaurant Melt is our Bistro style restaurant. The full service menu includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner everyday of the year, snacks and drinks. Melt is widely considered one of the best value buffets in the country, and draws a large outside crowd in addition to hotel guests. The famed International Buffet includes a full range of Western, Eastern, and Sri Lankan favorites, with 2-3 ‘show cooking’ spots including ‘The Grill’ and the popular UBR ‘Pasta Integrale’, mixed and cooked to your taste in front of you. Theme nights include a Sri Lankan Traditional Night with show cooking (string hoppers/hoppers/pittu), the evergreen Saturday Night is Grill Night with a full range of meats, poultry and seafood; the UBR Seafood Night with locally caught Blue Marlin and Shrimp. Our recently revamped ‘a la carte’ menu retains the old favourites-The ‘Melt Perfect Languostine’ (grilled, melt in your mouth garlic buttered jumbo prawns)-and adds a new range of healthy/light lunch items; Asian favourites; and English ‘comfort food’. This includes a selection of Classic Homemade Soups, many vegetarian and made with organic produce. The ‘Best of Asia’ selection includes Singapore Laksa and Chicken Rice, Thai Green Curry, Vietnamese Pho, and Malay Satay. Our English Comfort Food includes the best Shepherd’s Pie outside of London, and the UBR All-Day English Breakfast. Our regular Seafood Market brings the day’s fresh line and net caught seafood to your plate cooked the way you wish, and customers can choose to dine on the beach with traditional fisherman’s lanterns. Melt is sited directly on Unawatuna beach with breathtaking ocean views. It has a 250 pax seating capacity, and is open every day for breakfast: 07:30 am – 10:00am, lunch: 12:00am – 3:00pm, and dinner: 7.30pm – 10.00pm.