We loved Palm Grove! Very clean rooms and the friendliest, most helpful hosts. We were concerned at first about staying in a place off the beach, but left Unawatuna very grateful for Palm Grove because it was so quiet and relaxing. Paul and Lorraine helped us find the stick fisherman farther south down the coast. They gave us tips on the cheapest places to eat because food is ridiculously expensive. I really liked the honesty fridge on the second floor with water, beer and soda. They always had it fully stocked. Perhaps the best part of our stay was breakfast in the morning in the open, breezy lounge area on the second floor. We loved the fruit, toast and coffee and talking with other travellers or the house boy. No question we would stay again if we return to Unawatuna.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Palm Grove is located in an idyllic village setting. Very quiet setting. Away from the nightlife but still within walking distance to all locations. Only a 10 minute stroll to the shops,bars,restaurants and the beautiful bay of Unawatuna. There are many tours that you can take from Unawatuna to suit all tastes. The turtle hatchery is less than 20 minutes away, as is Koggala Lake where you can take a relaxing boat trip on the Lagoon and visit some of the small islands situated there. A three to four day tour will take you to Ella with its waterfalls, Nuwara Eliya with its tea plantations and greenery. The 'Temple of the Tooth' at Kandy and the nearby 'Elephant Orphanage' are also well worth a visit. ... more less