Sun N Sea
Muharam Perera, a lady of unique personality and character built up Sun N Sea to what it is today, as only she could. Her determination and drive, has seen this uniquely located property grow from four bedrooms to a very popular ten bedroom property boasting a well acclaimed restaurant.
For those who know of Muharam Perera it would not be a surprise to read that she personally transported all the building materials for the first four rooms in her car – a Mini Estate (Station Wagon to some). In the late’70s, early ‘80s it was a familiar sight to see her car filled with bricks or even rafters making its way from Galle to Unawatuna
The 2004 tsunami devastated the four ground floor rooms that were the origin of Sun N Sea, but left the upper floor rooms and the kitchen intact. Thankfully there were no casualties among guests or staff at Sun N Sea. The remnants of the garage door that Muharam clung on to for survival from the devastating wave, is mounted in the lobby as a monument to her strength of character and love for Sun N Sea.
Her inherent determination would not allow even nature to destroy what she had lovingly created. By the middle of 2005 the ground floor rooms and restaurant and bar were rebuilt and she welcomed guests back into this warm and friendly place with utmost pride.
Sadly Muharam Perera passed away in April 2006 leaving her pride and joy to her four children. Her legacy still lives on with the same warmth determination and pride that she instilled in her staff.
The restaurant has achieved an excellent reputation, even being cited as having the best food in the bay in published travel guides. The quality of food and service has been easily maintained, as majority of the staff have been there for many years.
The upper floor was renovated in time to usher in the new decade. Five double rooms and a suite/ family room have been refurbished and boast an enviable view of the bay.
Sun N Sea offers relaxation, warmth, family friendly atmosphere and affordable boutique style accommodation at a unique location.