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Cocobay Unawatuna is a ‘safe and secure’ boutique-style beachfront resort that features a beachfront restaurant, beach deck for dining and an outdoor pool offering access to 656 feet of sandy beach with views of Galle Fort across the ocean. Cocobay Unawatuna is a 5-minute walk to Unawatuna Bus Station. Galle Railway Station is a 5-minute drive away while Galle Town is 1.9 mi from the resort. It takes approximately 2 hours to drive to Bandaranaike International Airport. Furnished with artworks and wood flooring, each air-conditioned room and suite comes with a flat-screen satellite TV (suites with Netflix), mini-bar, tea/coffee facilities, telephone and safe and the 3 Aqua Romance rooms have private plunge pools. Private bathroom has a spa bath, rain shower, bathrobes and slippers. Guests can expect a fruit basket upon arrival, pillow menu and free Wi-Fi. Guests can work-out at the gym or take up a surfing course during their stay at Cocobay. A travel counter can offer assistance with planning tours. Airport transfers are also available at an extra cost. The beachfront La Mer Restaurant serves a delicious variety of Sri Lankan, Chinese and International cuisine. After dinner drinks can be ordered from the Chill Out Lounge Bar. Chill out Lounge offers various international cocktails and spirits and wines.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Cocobay Unawatuna has been welcoming guests since Jan 4, 2013

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended!

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Halal, Gluten-free, Asian, American

Free private parking available at the hotel

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  • James
    United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    The staff were so lovely, friendly, chatty and helpful. It made my time their really special.
  • Rachel
    United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    the most attentive staff. they go out of their way to get to know you and your needs. we were a family of three celebrating my mums 70th and they put on a wonderful sea food dinner with fairy lights and guitar soloist. was so special. location is...
  • Rajendra
    clean property and extremely courteous staff. nice little private beach.
  • Nawaf
    Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
    friendly staff and they are cooperation lemon soap
  • Alison
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    We had an upgrade to a suite which was amazing. The staff are so friendly. The food is incredible. Ayurvedic massage was awesome
  • Janet
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Beautiful spacious room with great view, comfy sofa, huge bathroom, pillow menu, patio furniture. Curries at the restaurant were some of the best during our month in Sri Lanka, as were the mojitos. Service by all staff was excellent.
  • Ruben
    Located in front of a nice private beach. Some facilities in the area such as shops and restaurants. Very nice to have a walk by the jungle. In the middle between Unawatuna and Galle.
  • Katarzyna
    Beautiful hotel with great pool and private ocean beach. Amazing clean room with huge bathroom and ocean view. Served food was very delicious, staff was helpfull and friendly taking care of their clients.
  • Nalinika
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Food, food, food, food Location - so close to beach Staff - every single member was so hospitable Real gem. Food is out of this world. Pool is tad bit small but then u have the Indian Ocean next door...who cares ...
  • Henricus
    Location: the only private like beach in the region Service: service minded and friendly staff

Property questions and answers
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  • Good evening, I like to know about is there any pick up service? From Colombo airport? And how many hours it can take to reach hotel?

    Dear Sir/Madam, Yes, We charge usd 95 for a pickup from the airport and fully air conditioned secured vehicle following all the health protocols. appr..
    Answered on 5 October 2021
  • Is $95 dollar is per person or for 2 .. airport pick up and drop off

    Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your e mail. USD 95/- is for a car . it is not per person. THANKS AND KIND REGARDS DINESHA LAKMALI FRONT OFFICE MAN..
    Answered on 7 November 2021
  • Hi team Do you have interconnecting rooms? Thanks and regards Valerie

    yes, we have 2 rooms interconnected from the balcony
    Answered on 21 November 2021
  • Is it full board

    We offer our rooms on RO, BB, HB OR FB.
    Answered on 21 November 2021
  • When is the best time to visit your property for the perfect beach holiday?

    November to April.
    Answered on 21 November 2021
  • Is your private beach next to the property or do I need to use a means of transportation to go there?

    It is connected to our property
    Answered on 21 November 2021
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Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant #1
    • Cuisine
      American • Chinese • Indian
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambience

Amenities of Cocobay Unawatuna
Great facilities! Review score, 8.6

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Beachfront
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Free parking
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • Private beach area
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Spa tub
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
  • Pool view
  • Ocean view
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Private beach area
  • BBQ facilities
    Additional charge
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Dining table
  • Dryer
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Aerobics
    Additional charge
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Live music/Performance
  • Cooking class
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Themed dinners
  • Bike tours
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Water sports facilities on site
    Additional charge
  • Snorkeling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Pool table
  • Playground
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Hot tub
  • Tennis court
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Video
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is needed).
  • Valet parking
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Babysitting/Child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Mosquito net
  • Wake-up service
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Soundproof
  • Private entrance
  • Car rental
  • Laptop safe
  • Packed lunches
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Room service
  • Wheelchair accessible
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool with view
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Kids' pool
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Fitness
  • Full-body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa facilities
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian

House rules

Cocobay Unawatuna takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 12:00 PM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0+ years
Extra bed upon request
$20 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa American Express Cash Cocobay Unawatuna accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please present the same credit card used to guarantee your booking when checking in or making payment at the property.

If you are making payment using another cardholder's credit card, please provide the following to the property prior to your arrival:

1) Authorization letter with cardholder's signature
2) Copy of the cardholder's card (front and back of card with cardholder's signature)
3) Copy of the cardholder’s passport or driver’s license

Please note that the property may contact the cardholder for verification purposes.

Reference to our cancelation policy, please note that we will consider free cancelations if plans are affected by Covid 19 due to positive PCR tests, changes or Cancelations of booked flights, Lockdowns, or other regulations introduced by authorities.
In this case, please send us documentary evidence and we will agree with free cancelations and refund any payments made to us.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Please inform Cocobay Unawatuna of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Cocobay Unawatuna

  • Cocobay Unawatuna is 0.9 miles from the center of Unawatuna. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Cocobay Unawatuna offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness center
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Playground
    • Pool table
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Tennis court
    • Canoeing
    • Evening entertainment
    • Beachfront
    • Neck massage
    • Happy hour
    • Private beach area
    • Bike tours
    • Full-body massage
    • Aerobics
    • Bicycle rental
    • Personal trainer
    • Head massage
    • Swimming pool
    • Spa facilities
    • Walking tours
    • Yoga classes
    • Live music/Performance
    • Back massage
    • Water sports facilities on site
    • Foot massage
    • Beach
    • Fitness
    • Themed dinners
    • Hand massage
    • Cooking class
    • Fitness classes
    • Live sports events (broadcast)

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Check-in at Cocobay Unawatuna is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • The nearest beach is 150 feet from Cocobay Unawatuna. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Guests staying at Cocobay Unawatuna can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Halal
    • Gluten-free
    • Asian
    • American

  • Yes, Cocobay Unawatuna is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The prices at Cocobay Unawatuna may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Cocobay Unawatuna on this page.

  • Room options at Cocobay Unawatuna include:

    • Double
    • Suite

  • Cocobay Unawatuna has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant #1