The demographics of this town are predominantly Moor and, according to historical sources, this is one of the first Muslim settlements on the island. It is said that Arab traders set up a village here in the 8th century AD and even today their descendents make up the majority of the area’s residents. Sri Lanka’s oldest mosque, known as the Msjid-ul-Abrar, is one of the historical landmarks in the region.
Today, however, travelers come to this part of Sri Lanka in search of its golden sandy beaches of which there are plenty. The beach stretches for miles and miles all along the southern coast and is only interrupted occasionally by a few coconut estates. Therefore, each and every tourist is assured of finding an excellent spot on the beach.
Because of it close proximity to Colombo, the beaches in Beruwala can be accessed via the Galle Road by a one and a half hour drive. In addition it is also close to many other sea side resorts along the southern coast such as Hikkaduwa and Bentota. The commercial cities of Galle and Matara can also be reached easily which makes Beruwala an ideal base to explore the southern coast of Sri Lanka.
As with many coastal areas, there is no shortage of excellent Sri Lanka hotels in the city. Telecommunication and transportation facilities are also available around the clock from many a hotel in Beruwela such as Jetwing Tropical Villas & Ayurveda Spa. Here in addition to a comfortable to stay, guests can indulge in indigenous medicinal treatment that promises well being and relaxation.