About Us

UBR has just been redeveloped as the 'Calamander Unawatuna Beach'. The new UBR maintains the relaxed character of the old, the great food, and the al-fresco dining; whilst dramatically improving the quality of the rooms and facilities to official four star class. By the summer of 2013, all older rooms will have been fully refurbished to a high quality contemporary design, with an emphasis on natural light, great bathrooms and leading branded fixtures and fittings.


Recognized as one of the best beaches in the world, Unawatuna is located 120km away from Colombo. Calamander Unawatuna Beach is found nestled by the edge of a bay that allows travelers to absorb the beauty of the splendid Blue Ocean and miles of sandy beaches. The historic town of Galle is 4km away from the hotel.


Standard facilities in all rooms include a balcony, new Air-Con, Hans Grohe showers, modernist WCs, 32 Inch Flatscreen Toshiba TV, Satellite channels with movies, Free WI-FI in rooms and throughout the hotel, minibar, kettle, free Tea/Coffee, hairdryer and complimentary bottled drinking water. Luxury rooms include a Jacuzzi bath and a sea view. Deluxe rooms are 25 sqm and Luxury 45 sqm.


Calamander Unawatuna Beach houses the Barracuda Restaurant which is located right on the beach providing guests the opportunity to enjoy delicious meals with a view of the gorgeous Unawatuna Beach. The restaurant offers a delectable array of western cuisine, sea food dishes and tasty local dishes. The Coco Rumba Bar is ideal for guests to enjoy exciting drinks. A Coffee Shop and the Gilles French Grill and Pizzeria are also fine venues for guests to pamper themselves. Daily Happy hours are also included.

A swimming pool with a kiddie's pool area, a range of Ayurvedic treatments and a PADI Diving Club are perfect recreational activities for a relaxed holiday. Other facilities include a Tennis court, Beach Volley Ball, Theme nights and Entertainment and Conference Facilities.


Calamander Unawatuna Beach organizes excursions on behalf of travelers to interesting destinations. The city of Galle which is of close proximity to Calamander Unawatuna Beach is a fine location to admire the rich history of Sri Lanka with the Galle Fort and its stunning surroundings. For the more adventurous traveler, traveling along the coast to the far South or even towards Colombo will bring in much fun and excitement.


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.


Sri Lanka's first ever chain of health & well-being centres. Since our inception in June 2002, we have mastered the techniques of rubbing away fatigue and stress through our range of fully clothed massage treatments. To date we have provided over 75,000 well-being massage treatments and have a growing base of customers who regularly visit our centres for stress relief and relaxation.


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.