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 Zealand28 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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KMB
Sydney, Australia35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
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.
Written 11 May 2024
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Hana
New Zealand28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
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!
Written 2 May 2024
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Maya L
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
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.
Written 16 March 2024
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Emma P
Lund, Sweden23 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
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.
Written 5 March 2024
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Marie-Laure C
Paris, France15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Too many uneducated tourists, the sea is dirty and cloudy. Coral reefs polluted.Very few fishes.Certainly was still beautiful some years ago
Written 1 March 2024
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mira F
7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Nice beach but very crowded sins many people are free from work on Saturday. We saw some fishes :) boats picked up tourist with boats.
Written 11 February 2024
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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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Laurane D
New York, New York, United States31 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
It probably was a beautiful beach once but it is now crowded with people and dirty. There’s not even a spot to sit and even less a spot to swim. We went there on a weekend so there were many locals in addition to the tourists and it was fully packed.
Written 3 February 2024
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Mervyn X
Edinburgh, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
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.
Written 2 February 2024
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Katirina P
Paros, Greece6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Jungle beach is silence beach place in the galle area. But don't go there in weedends. Because so many local crowd
Written 26 November 2023
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