Sri Lanka Holidays
Facebook  Twitter  Google Plus  LinkedIn    My status 

About Us   |   Contact Us   |   Sitemap 

Pick Your Tour

7 Nights Tour

10 Nights Tour

11 Nights Tour

14 Nights Tour

15 Nights Tour

Sri Lanka, the Land of Delights 

Sri Lanka Holidays

Home |  Nature/Adventure |  Ancient Glory |  Rich Package |  Sri Lanka Holidays |  Total Holiday Experience |  Travel Guide |  Lanka History |  Hotel Guide

Must Visit Locations

Best Beaches of the World: Beruwala Bay Beach, Sri Lanka

Beruwala, located 60 km South of Colombo on the main west coast road (Galle road), together with Bentota Bay Beach Resort further south is the gateway to some pretty, secluded beaches extending all the way to Hikkaduwa Bay Beach. The twin resorts have been developed into Sri Lanka's chief package-tour resort zone. It has a long string of mid range & top-end hotels along its fine beach, where locals address foreigners initially in German. Moragalla beach located slightly north of Beruwale has been practically merged with Beruwala in terms of holidaying.

The name Beruwala is derived from the Sinhalese words Ba Ruvala (lower the sail). Beruwala has a large population of Muslims. Beruwala is the oldest recorded Moorish settlement in Sri Lanka.

Kechimalai Mosque

The oldest recorded Moorish settlement in Buddhist Island of Lanka, Beruwala is home to the oldest mosque in the island. Just north of the Hotel colony, the Kechimalai Mosque is built on the spot where the first Muslim traders from the Middle East landed & settled in 1024 AD. The mosque with its white minarets, out on a rocky headland on the northern edge is the town's most significant landmark. This is an exquisite location from which to watch the sunset, with views over the bay & light house. The mosque is the focus for a major Id-ul-Fitr festival at the end of Ramadan which draws around 50,000 pilgrims from all over the island.

Beruwala harbour

East of the mosque, Beruwala harbour is an interesting place to watch the fishermen unload their catch. The harbour has over 600 boats; many of them are quite sizeable since the fishermen spend up to two months at sea. The fish market is busy each morning. The business begins at the crack of the dawn with sharks, tunas changing hands at a brisk pace. You may well see fresh shark or tuna change hands even before sun is up.

Light house

We can hire a boat to the lighthouse raised on a small island off shore which offers an excellent view of the coastline.

By boat to Bentota

We can accept the offers of fishermen to ferry us, the holidaymakers across the narrow estuary to Bentota, the next resort.

Sri Lanka Hotel Guide - Hotel Information, Special Offers, News and Trends and much more

Sri Lanka Travel Guide - Travel Information, Special Offers, News and Trends and much more

Photo Gallery

click on photo to enlarge

Beruwala Bay Beach

Beruwala Bay Beach

Beruwala Bay Beach

Beruwala Bay Beach

Beruwala Bay Beach

Beruwala Bay Beach

See Urchin at Beruwela

Eden Resort & Spa, Beruwela

Hotels in Cultural Triangle  |  Hotels in Central Highlands  |  Beach Hotels  |  Geoffrey Bawa Hotels  |  Eco Hotels & Lodges  |  Tea Bungalows  |  Resorts & Spa's

Ayurvedic Treatments  |  Ceylon Tea  |  Spice Island  |  Island of Gems  |  Travel Guide  |  Sri Lankan History  |  About Us  |  Contact Us

Copyright 2007-2012 - All Rights Reserved by Riolta Lanka Holidays (Pvt) Ltd. Web Site Design by Web Crafts (Pvt.) Ltd.