Sri Lanka is undoubtedly emerging as one of the most attractive tourist destinations of the world. From Galle to Kandy and Bentota to Nuwara Eliya, almost all the cities deserve to be visited at least once. Adding to the list of other stunning beaches of Sri Lanka is Beruwala. Located very close to Bentota and capital city Colombo, this is the perfect destination to let your hair down and relax. Beruwala is blessed with the broad and beautiful beach called the “Golden Mile” which is a pristine beach of golden sand perfectly lined with lush green palm trees at one side and calm blue ocean on the other. The place also houses a number of five-star resorts making it one of the best places for either romantic vacay or family getaway. But that is not it, Beruwala is also the center for Sri Lanka’s Ayurvedic Treatments. Majority of hotels here offer massage and herbal baths. With calm beaches, one can also indulge in various water sports like water scooter rides, windsurfing, parasailing and water skiing. The place also provides the opportunity to experience deep sea fishing and coral reef diving. Other things to explore in Beruwala includes fishing harbor. One can take an early morning stroll to the ports offers you the sight of fishermen offloading their previous night’s catches from their fishing boat and brightly colored canoes. Or simply take a 10-minute ferry ride and visit Beruwala International Lighthouse on the lush green Barberyn Island. With the height of 20 feet, this place offers the breathtakingly beautiful aerial view of the island and the surroundings. Another place that is a must visit when is Beruwala is Kachimalai Mosque, which is said to be the oldest Islamic mosque in Sri Lanka. The mosque has the shrine of tenth century Muslim Saint and is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Muslims at the end of Ramadan. China Fort is another place that you would like to visit when in Beruwala, unlike its name, the place is a gem trading place dominated by Muslims. Most of the world’s colored, precious stones are traded via these merchants.
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