DEEP SOUTH SRI LANKA
This broadly refers to the stretch of beach between Thalpe next to Unawatuna Bay in the west and Weligama to the east. Of course Unawatuna is a beach at Galle too. It is in fact a suburb of Galle but is best treated separately.
Thalpe is an extention of Unawatuna, with budget guesthouses and beach cabanas that are spillovers from the main beach. As one travels east, the beach is lined by a series of extremely stylish and up-market villas as well as top-end boutique hotels. Many belong to rich British expats from Singapore and Hong Kong who were among the first to purchase real estate in the emerging ‘Galle Riviera’.