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The Mystique of Unawatuna beach & Rumassala hill, or Buona Vista meaning Beautiful sight, may not be fully faded yet, if there is a place in Sri Lanka where magnetic anomalies, legends, epics come together to explain the lay of the land, then Unawatuna beach is that place. Don Lourenço de Almeida Landed in Galle, Sri Lanka in 1505, lured by the “spicy breeze” of Sri Lankan herbs, though he intended to sail to “Colombo”. In Unawatuna beach there is a very old tank close to the sea-shore, described as the ‘Watering Point’. It is said that ships obtained drinking water from this watering point in Unawatuna beach. Strangely, near here, there is a fountain of fresh water, right next to the sea-shore.
The Taproban Beach house is a hotel set on the beach edge of this mysterious little cove, connected to so many legends, mysteries & epics, offering accommodation comprised of artistic suites, along with welcoming staff is a perfect spot to chill next to one of the finest beaches on the island, not to mention the renowned Unawatuna reef ideal for snorkeling and diving among the tropical corals of Unawatuna reef in the company of angle & parrot fish, admiring the many sea creatures that live in the crevices and also this is the only place where sighting have been made on baby Whale sharks, the biggest fish in the world and not a shark at all!
Savour a serene Unawatuna Sunset, dim your lighting and step outside at dusk to watch the sun sink low over the distant horizon with a loved one, lookout beyond onto the beach which is ideal for young & old alike. A special feature of the Hotel’s restaurant is the incredibly popular,nightly beach terrace barbeque under the stars with fresh local delicacies of Lobster, smoking hot jumbo prawns and seafood and western salads, things that you must try here, which is enhanced by the experienced hotel staff, cocktail waiters and an extensive wine list. Enjoy the twilight parties of Unawatuna along with reggae music and party till dawn.
Additionally, The Taproban Beach House hotel can cater a wide range of facilities depending on your taste and style, ranging from day excursions for whale watching, fishing trips, Hiyare rain forest exploration to hiking around the Unawatuna beach area.