Day 19 – Hikkaduwa to Unawatuna 🇱🇰

We were sad to leave Hikkaduwa, but we had high hopes for a similar pace of life at our next destination Unawatuna. Back down the coast to the east and past the historic town of Galle, our taxi made the journey in under an hour taking us to our new home Galle Henna Beach House.

Another great last minute AirBnB find, it comprises of 3 rooms in a gated building right on the edge of the beach. We were greeted with a King Coconut and after a quick rest in the open living room, shown to our room.

Not wanting to over do it like we usually do, we decided to wait until closer to dinner time before heading out and exploring. We set out close to sunset, and walked along the beach to get a feel of the area. The beach had a lot of restaurants, bars, diving schools and a few resorts dotted on it, but also had a small road running parallel to the beach, with loads more restauraunts and shops hidden away.

It was on this road we discovered Love Gelato, (well, Ryan had been googling for good ice cream since we arrived in Sri Lanka so it wasn’t a random discovery…) and decided to have dessert before dinner. The gelato is made fresh everyday, and none of it is older than 24hrs. It’s run by a British Italian man, so it was good chatting about his story and how he ended up in Sri Lanka.

After this we went for dinner on the sand at a recommended restaurant and had more sea food. Lisa enjoyed some grilled prawns in an arrack and coconut sauce, and Ryan had the freshest tuna steak he’d ever eaten with a ginger dipping sauce.

After this we trudged back down the beach, sleepy from all the sea air we fell asleep straight away.