The Ola

Sunning herself on the orange-kissed shores of Unawatuna is the cosy seaside sanctuary, ‘The Ola’. Nestled 2 hours’ drive from the cosmopolitan gardens of Colombo, the charming hideout enjoys close proximity to the fabled colonial ramparts of the Galle Fort.

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Gently gazing at the enthralling brine waters, ‘The Ola’ cherishes a mellow, earthy colour scheme designed to soothe guests’ minds, dominated by inspiring white. From reposeful, aesthetic interiors to a breezy oceanfront veranda and verdure-embroidered gardens, this guesthouse in Unawatuna crafts the perfect setting to escape rigorous daily routines and unwind in tropical style.

The Experience

Perfect for a languorous summer’s holiday, each sea view room at ‘The Ola’ indulges in a laid-back character. Furnished with a private bathroom offering complimentary toiletries, the rooms are equipped with cosy linen. Whilst a toaster and kettle is provided at all rooms, a kitchenette allows guests to rustle up a quick sandwich. The indoor dining area features stylish white-paint, wooden furniture. The veranda is appointed with snug lounging spaces, designed to host evening teas, sunset parties and light brekkies. Whilst providing free Wi-Fi, this beach lodging arranges bicycle rentals and car hires at a surcharge.

Kick back and revel in your sunning rituals at the sun terrace. After an evening of wandering the tawny shores, check in to the spa and wellness centre for a fragrant Ayurvedic treat. Bask in the souvenir-filled atmosphere of the gift shop and pick a creative memento of your precious days by the sea.

Around and About

Sprinkled with lush coconut palms, the soft lapping of the Indian Ocean sets the pace to the tranquil seaside hamlet of Unawatuna. The Main Beach of Unawatuna revels in a string of eateries and bustling shops whilst the Jungle Beach takes in a dreamy, hidden atmosphere. The ocean waters of Unawatuna are ideal for water sports, such as diving, snorkeling and surfing. Standing 4 KM inland of Unawatuna, the Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya Temple features alluring Kandyan style murals. Unawatuna is an ideal stopover to immerse oneself in the fabled Southern vacation spots of Galle, Koggala and Ahangama.

The pace of life here drifts by, rather than marches. Ah, Unawatuna, you smell like my favourite seaside dream.

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