Our Story

Kingfisher, Unawatuna is a hotel and restaurant beautifully located on the crescent-shaped beach of Unawatuna in the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka. It’s origins run back to late 90’s, when Duminda started it all.

In Christina’s own words, “ My husband (Duminda) named it in 98 when he started the first restaurant on the beach. In that time there was lots of mangrove trees in the temple end of the beach and there were lots of Kingfisher birds everywhere in Unawatuna. Also he used to dive and catch lobster himself and fish with the harpoon when young. I have started with him again after Tsunami from scratch to build up everything …”

Today, Kingfisher is the hottest address in town and the most sought after. A few days stay in this amazing place gives you many memories and experiences to go home with and definitely make you nostalgic for another visit. Here’s why…

Kingfisher is a small, family run business where you feel like home. Staff very friendly and service very personal. Have the most unforgettable beach holiday experience in the most captivating and well-served beach hotel of the south, which also boasts of having most chilled, relaxed and sociable atmosphere facing the Indian Ocean. Come and enjoy the best of Sea, Sun and Relaxation. The Kingfisher, Unawatuna welcomes you.
These pictures are reopening after Tsunami.

1

1

1

1