Jungle Beach
Jungle Beach
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  • Curious63316578005
    Copenhagen, Denmark6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great place to visit.
    We spent 4 nights here as part of a road trip around Sri Lanka with our 2 teenage children (16 & 18) It has a stunning location and we swam in the sea and the pool every day. The staff were very friendly, in particular the bar tended who made us some fantastic cocktails every evening. The restaurant was beautiful and the food was very good, however, we found that the quantity was just too much. We were brought automatically brought an enormous tray of pastries (at least 4 each) yogurt, smoothies and lots of fruit. we were then expected to order from the (very extensive a la carte menu) we saw so much food left on tables. The evening menu was then 3 or 4 courses! Again we saw so much food wasted. Housekeeping came around 4 times a day to clean, change towels, turn down the beds and bring snacks!! If you have an enormous appetite you will love it. But for us, it was a bit too much. When we asked for our beds not to be changed as we were leaving the following morning, they still changed them and made us feel a bit ridiculous to have asked. Overall though we had a great and relaxing time!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Mervyn X
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful place for nature lovers
    Loved our stay here. The hotel has lovely rooms that look out over the sea. From the roof terrace you can see amazing sunsets. A fairly stiff uneven walk of 10 minutes take you down to a paradise beach that is safe and so beautiful. The owners son is a qualified life guard and invited me to go snorkelling with him around the headland. It was an unforgettable experience and I’m so grateful for the kindness he showed to my wife and I. Nothing was too much trouble. If you like nature you’ll love Jungle Beach.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 February 2024
  • Nicky C
    47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our favourite beach near Unawatuna
    Idyllic beach with free sunbeds and brollies if you buy a drink or eat at the cafe. There is a row of coral pieces to walk through between the sand of the beach and the sand in the sea but is fine if you tread cautiously. We had so much fun swimming and bouncing in the sea. There are a few beautiful fish to see snorkeling however the coral is dull and for us, it wasn't worth snorkeling more than once. The huge benefit to a fifty something lady is a clean, nice smelling and flushing toilet, although I recommend bringing tissues and the torch on your phone as there is no light. It can get quite busy so we always went in the morning. Best to take a tuk tuk to the jungle beach path unless you are very fit as the road is steep and endlessly uphill...even the tuk tuks struggle... The path to jungle beach is full of ups and downs, twists and turns, with some slippery places...watch out for over hanging branches as I clonked my head! Not for those with limited mobility/balance. We visited 3 times and far preferred it to the more touristy/hotel-laden Unawatuna beach.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 February 2024
  • Emma P
    Lund, Sweden23 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not the best beach around
    Small beach that is quite dirty. Too much trach around. Nice people that works there. Not much waves that can be good. Had no walk down from the road for 15min On our way back we saw monkeys.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 March 2024
  • Maya L
    6 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice Beach but sadly a lot of garbage.
    Very nice beach and beautiful view. There are two small beaches next to each other. On both you will find wooden loungers and a restaurant. The food was good and the price was reasonable. Unfortunately, there is garbage everywhere and a lot of garbage is also washed up, which allows you to swim in the water between garbage.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 March 2024
  • Hana
    New Zealand29 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice calm spot for swimming
    We've visited this beach 3x during our stay. Visiting the peace pagoda and having a swim early am is great! Sadly there was alot of rubbish in the ocean (like many spots)and on the beach today, we did our best to clean up,esp rubbish in the sea. Wish people would care for these special places a little more. great spot for sandcastles!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 May 2024
  • KMB
    Sydney, Australia35 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beach was clean
    We were reluctant to visit as had read a few reviews about all the rubbish on the beach - this was not the case when we visited - it was clean and a nice spot to swim. There is a cafe at the beach but it seemed they were packing it up to close for the pending wet season. Staff at the beach cafe were friendly and drinks and snacks were available. Water was calm for swimming but we did observe a young boy who couldn’t swim get into difficulty and his father jump in fully dressed to save him. Took a tuk tuk from Galle Fort for 500LKR but the return trip was 1500LKR . There will be a few drivers waiting for your return fare. Happy we visited Jungle Beach despite some of the negative reviews.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 May 2024
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chulantha
Moratuwa, Sri Lanka98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is located about 10 mins away from the main city. 500m away from the Peace Pagoda Rumassala. There is a jungle beach parking lot and the path leads to the beach from there. It about a 15 min trek down to the beach through the jungle. Path is sometimes tricky but there are stone stairways to make it easier. During mid day the place gets pretty crowded. The sea is clam and you can walk a long way into the sea. There is only a single cocktail bar on the beach. Near the parking lot you can drink local king coconut water etc. For those of who want to wash off the salty water there are plenty of local houses which offer a wash off for 50 bucks. From the parking lot, go towards the peace pagoda side and take the first left and you will find plenty of places.
Written 12 January 2020
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annette h
Bridgend, UK123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This restaurant for me is the best in Unawatuna!! I came here last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. I had chicken satay to start which was awesome then belly pork. It was just fabulous. I finished off with creme bruleu which was just out of this world. It was for two people so my friend helped me, but unfortunately we couldn’t finish it. I wanted to take it back to Wales with me. As it’s our last night in Unawatuna tonight we couldn’t finish our holiday without returning this restaurant. Who knows I might even try something else!! Just fab.

We tend to eat early and arrive at this restaurant about 6.45 which we were told to do as it gets extremely busy after that. I believe it closes at 10pm anyway. Sometimes they have to close the gate early as they have so man6 customers still arriving late.

Enjoy!!! Well worth it
Written 8 January 2020
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Mai A
8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
The beach itself and all the greenery is magical. Getting there, not so. If you are scared of step down hill, or have trouble walking uphill, this place is not for you.
When I went, there was a large number of people and unfortunately not enough space if it were to get more packed.
There is a small juice bar but while watching the man make my drink, I just knew I was going to catch something. Not from him necessarily, but from the extreme lack of food hygiene.
After my drink I decided to take a boat with a guy named LARA who I found out later was well known for all the wrong reasons, so beware! He is a not honest. And he has very creepy looks. He tried to charge me 20,000 LKR for less than an hour of a boat ride with no stop to see anything. With all the other beaches around Sri Lanka, I would definitely put a pass on this one. I wouldn't consider it a MUST see.
Written 14 February 2022
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Yves A
Berlin, Germany17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
It's definitely worth the way if you are looking for that Paradise beach experience. Actually, from Unawatuna center ist just 5 min of tuktuk and 10 min walking. You can do it! There is a great view on the galle bay, clear water, the beach kisses the jungle and palmtrees all around it. Not crowded at all and locals also like to go there a lot. Stop by at Agnus Villa next door for a sunset drink on the rooftop for the most amazing view you can imagine
Written 1 March 2020
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Methsara Benaragama
Gampaha, Sri Lanka78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Solo
Unawatuna Jungle Beach is one of the most fascinating beaches near the Galle- Unawatuna area. Small woods and beautiful trees give an eye-catching view to the beach.

There are two sides which hava e proper beach in this area and you can go from one another through an adventurous small route stepping on rocks.

You can take a three-wheel (tuk) or a bike to go close to this beach but the road is full of hills. If you are going on a bicycle motorbike be extremely careful with your breaks because when you come back steeps are extremely dangerous and there were a lot of accidents.
Written 19 January 2022
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Nicky C
47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Idyllic beach with free sunbeds and brollies if you buy a drink or eat at the cafe. There is a row of coral pieces to walk through between the sand of the beach and the sand in the sea but is fine if you tread cautiously. We had so much fun swimming and bouncing in the sea.
There are a few beautiful fish to see snorkeling however the coral is dull and for us, it wasn't worth snorkeling more than once.
The huge benefit to a fifty something lady is a clean, nice smelling and flushing toilet, although I recommend bringing tissues and the torch on your phone as there is no light.
It can get quite busy so we always went in the morning.
Best to take a tuk tuk to the jungle beach path unless you are very fit as the road is steep and endlessly uphill...even the tuk tuks struggle...
The path to jungle beach is full of ups and downs, twists and turns, with some slippery places...watch out for over hanging branches as I clonked my head! Not for those with limited mobility/balance.
We visited 3 times and far preferred it to the more touristy/hotel-laden Unawatuna beach.
Written 10 February 2024
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Curious63316578005
Copenhagen, Denmark6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We spent 4 nights here as part of a road trip around Sri Lanka with our 2 teenage children (16 & 18) It has a stunning location and we swam in the sea and the pool every day. The staff were very friendly, in particular the bar tended who made us some fantastic cocktails every evening.

The restaurant was beautiful and the food was very good, however, we found that the quantity was just too much. We were brought automatically brought an enormous tray of pastries (at least 4 each) yogurt, smoothies and lots of fruit. we were then expected to order from the (very extensive a la carte menu) we saw so much food left on tables. The evening menu was then 3 or 4 courses! Again we saw so much food wasted. Housekeeping came around 4 times a day to clean, change towels, turn down the beds and bring snacks!! If you have an enormous appetite you will love it. But for us, it was a bit too much.
When we asked for our beds not to be changed as we were leaving the following morning, they still changed them and made us feel a bit ridiculous to have asked.

Overall though we had a great and relaxing time!
Written 23 July 2023
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Manon B
Bern, Switzerland11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We went to Unawatuna for three days just to end our holidays on the beach. This was beginning of August. Everyone said that it was better not to go because of the raining seasin but we saw really a little bit of rain. Unawatuna is a niice place close to Galle where we went around the fort. We went around with bikes and made nice jungle walks to the beach where we visited some hidden temples. Beautiful! There is very cosy street where are some nice restaurants and little shops. We realy liked to stay there even when it was not the season to be there for surfing or diving.
Written 8 August 2022
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Lanka Travel Vlog
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Jungle Beach is a small bay surrounded by jungle located in Rumassala, northwest of Unawatuna where you can enjoy a great day of sunbathing and snorkeling.

Anyone with snorkeling gear can walk out and enjoy life on the reef.

Things to do in Jungle Beach

Walk along the beach
Snorkeling
Visit Japanese Peace Pagoda
Swim in the sea
Watch Sunset
Written 24 December 2021
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Gayan
Gampaha, Sri Lanka64 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Family
The place is good for safe swimming, but bit rough though. Coral reef cut off the strong waves. But, standing on shore can be bit harsh for the feet since sand full of pieces of coral. Those pieces of comes with the fast waves.

Sadly at the time I visit this valuable piece of land mass has been full of plastic bottles and waste. Sri Lanka Navy and locals known to clean the entire area periodically, but it's completely visitors responsibility not to ruin the place.
Written 19 September 2020
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