Home Stay Strand Unawatuna is housed in a Sri Lankan family home modified to meet today's travelers needs. The seven rooms available for rent to Guest vary in style, size location, upstairs, downstairs. All rooms have ventilation fans, Mosquito nets, with balconies, verandah or terraces..En-suite with hot water showers [except Blue Room]. Casa Anna and Suite#3 are air-conditioned. The Nest is the most popular, Casa Lillo sleeps 4 suitable for families, Duran Duran is a triple suite.
Unawatuna traces its roots to the great epic Ramayana.
In the epic, the monkey-warrior Hanuman was sent back to Himalaya to fetch the four medicinal herbs by Jambavan namely, mritasanjeevani, vishalyakarani, suvarnakarani, and sandhani in order to heal Lakshman who was wounded trying to save the abducted Princess Sita from the demon king ravana. Hanuman failed to identify these herbs, so he lifted the entire mountain and carried it to the battlefield to try to save Lakshman, but in the process, a chunk of it "fell-down" in the location of the present day Unawatuna, the name of the village derives from "Una-watuna" meaning "fell down".