Beruwela

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Beruwela is Sri Lanka’s resort destination par excellence, perfect if you’re looking for a nice tropical holiday with the heaving beaches, bland food and characterless accommodation. Big resort hotels stand shoulder to shoulder along the broad and still attractive beach, separated by the stout fences and armed guards from any contact possible contact with the ordinary life of Sri Lanka outside, while the locals poke their noses through the fences and ogle the fantasy of foreign luxury within the hotel premises. Things are a lot better and quieter at the northen end of the beach, which preserves a fine swathe of relatively unspoilt sand and offers a couple of reasonable budget options. There are lifeguards all along the main stretch of Beruwela beach, flags outside the resort hotels indicate whether it’s safe to swim or not.

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