Beruwala is an important cultural center, with the island's first Muslimpopulation having been establishedin the area somewhere during the eighth century AD. This in turn has shaped the town’s visage, giving it an interesting divergence from rest of the southern coast. The Kachimalai Mosque marks the site of the first Arab landing and has been designated as the oldest mosque on the island. It is also significant as the shrine of a tenth-century Muslim saint and as a place of pilgrimage and worship. The towns fishing port makes for an interesting sojourn, especially early in the morning as the catch is bought to shore. Beruwala also offers all the trappings and luxuries of a resort town, with plenty of exceptional hotels and resorts, especially on the stretch of coast referred to as the “Golden Mile”, a pleasant spread of beach, popular with locals andtourist alike.
Things to do
- Water Skiing