Day Trips, Tours and Excursions from Thambapanni Retreat, Unawatuna

The Thambapanni Retreat which is located in the middle of lush greenery that spells out Zen in every way is found in Unawatuna which is a well known beach side resort town in the Southern region of Sri Lanka. Ideal for guests seeking a relaxing holiday while the retreat is well known for its wellness center which offers holistic and Ayurvedic treatment. You can enjoy mouth watering seafood dishes while your meals can also be prepared to suit your healing programme. Unawatuna offers you a myriad of water sports activities while the hotel is also of proximity to Galle and the Dutch Fort.


Located approximately an hour's drive away from Colombo along the E01 Southern Expressway, the Thambapanni Retreat welcomes you to Unawatuna, in the South of Sri Lanka. The property is hidden amidst tropical foliage and bamboo groves while the setting is similar to a traditional house in the South of the island which has been influenced by Dutch / colonial type architecture. You can also enjoy a train ride to the South and get to the hotel or enjoy a more scenic drive along the Colombo - Galle main motor way which takes about 3 hours from Colombo.


Unawatuna offers you access to a number of interesting venues that you can add to your holiday down south. The area is well known for its beautiful bay beach area with a protective reef which makes it ideal for safe swimming. You can enjoy snorkelling and diving as well as deep sea fishing with proper instructors. Rumassala is a mountain that overlooks the sea and is filled with legends and folklore. Unawatuna is also of proximity to the well known Dutch Fort in Galle which encompasses a number of interesting places that you can explore including churches, museums, shops, villas, hotels, narrow streets and the ambience of years gone by. With time in hand, guests can visit the Hiyare Rain Forest, a few turtle conservation projects along the coast or even dolphin and whale watching expeditions off the coast of Mirissa.