Best Beruwela Hotels in Sri Lanka

5 km from Bentota is the small resort of Beruwela. This is a modern town that has managed to preserve the original exoticism. It wasn’t that easy. After the devastating tsunami, almost all houses were rebuilt or restored with new materials. In parallel, a new infrastructure was created (2012-2013). It is noteworthy that all hotels have their own architectural features. The owners tried to preserve the local flavor. Today, about 35,000 people live in Beruvel. Half of them are engaged in the tourism business, the other part is engaged in agriculture.

Even after the restoration, no chain hotel complexes appeared on the coast. The status of guest houses varies from 2 to 4 stars. Here everything is created for lazy rest, sports, Ayurvedic procedures. The high tourist season begins in October and lasts until April. At this time, it rains rarely, and the ocean is relatively calm. From May to September there is a sharp change in the weather, there are monsoon rains and the wind blows. The review presents the best living rooms of the house of Beruwela.

Villa Velmarie Yoga and Ayurveda House

The ancient villa,built in the colonial era, was restored and turned into a mini-hotel in 2014. The owners decided to turn it into a place for comfortable yoga and Ayurveda classes. There are 6 spacious bedrooms with a private bathroom. All interiors are exclusive, but the beds are traditionally covered with a canopy. In the morning, an Asian breakfast (buffet style) is served in the restaurant. The rest of the time the kitchen is à la carte. The Retreat Wellness Centre is available on site. Vacationers are offered a special package, including a specialist consultation and drawing up an Ayurvedic treatment plan, daily massage sessions, full board (3 meals a day) for cleansing and balanced work of the body, yoga and meditation, luxurious living conditions.


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Cinnamon Bey Beruwala

Beruwela hotels are famous for their restaurants. But for unusual gastronomic impressions it is worth going to Cinnamon Bey Beruwala. Part of the food is cooked in a wood-burning oven. It can be fragrant steaming steaks or ribs curling in fat. The chef of the Japanese restaurant perfectly prepares sashimi and sushi, seafood dishes. They are served in the main room or on the outdoor terrace overlooking the ocean. Dessert can be chosen independently in the ice cream parlor. The highlight is that guests can participate in the cooking themselves if they want. For recreation, a wide beach strip, a spacious swimming pool, a fitness center, a SPA salon are equipped. Shady alleys of a tropical garden lead to the shore.

“Great hotel with good food. Breakfast or full board can be arranged on the spot. This will be cheaper than when booking on intermediary sites. Unlike other places, here everything works normally, the hours and modes specified in the advertisement are fully observed. The spa is open all day, musicians play in the evenings. I consider this attitude to respect guests” Yury


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Manara Beach Resort

The fund has 4 family and 6 double rooms. Each is equipped with air conditioning, mini-bar, tea/coffee station, bathroom with modern plumbing. The main trump card of the hotel is its own golden beach on a very convenient section of the coastline. nearby there is a small harbor with a pier for fishing boats and boats. Staff can help with fishing. It offers an airport shuttle, breakfast, room service, an outdoor pool, free parking and Wi-Fi. Breakfast is served buffet style, but continental (English, Halal, Vegetarian, American or Asian) can be ordered. At lunchtime, the kitchen is not served. The hall reopens in time for dinner, which is served on the distribution line. Sri Lankan hotels open on their territory health salons of Ayurveda. But in “Manara” only the beach, sun and excellent service are offered.


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Villa Riverplace

The guest house consists of 4 bedrooms with bathrooms and terraces, a shared kitchen and a lounge. One of the rooms has a luxury category. In addition to the bedroom, it has a living room. Rooms have ceiling fans and air conditioning. A telephone and Wi-Fi are available throughout the house. Breakfast is included in the price. The hosts made sure that guests had a choice between continental and Asian options. You can prepare your own meals. In the common kitchen there is a gas stove, a refrigerator, a blender, all the necessary utensils. In the yard there is a barbecue area. Near the outdoor pool it is pleasant to relax on hot days, swim in the cool water, listen to the sounds of the jungle and watch the chipmunks. Local guide Ajit speaks perfect German. He organizes excursion trips on his own tuk-tuk (motor-rickshaw). With him, you can agree to go shopping or to the central beach. The trip to the first coastline will take a few minutes, walk about half an hour.

“Ajit is a godsend for those who dream of seeing local attractions. He is fluent in German, knows the coast and the jungle like his five fingers. The hosts are tactful, do not abuse the attention of guests. Those who are used to service and luxury will not like it here” Sylvie


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Arena Hotel

The hotel is built on the shores of a lagoon in the middle of mangroves. the place is popular with tourists who want to combine a beach holiday with a visit to attractions. Not far from here are the golden beaches of the ocean coast. The administrator will help to organize individual tours to historical temples and monuments. The hotel is conveniently located on the road to Galle. This luxurious boutique hotel consists of 14 luxurious double and family rooms with air conditioning, executive suite and honeymoon suite. The Arena Sky Restaurant offers gourmet cuisine on the rooftop terrace. Guests can enjoy a wide selection of fresh local meats, fish and vegetables presented in mouth-watering specialities perfected by the chef and his culinary team. In the coffee house throughout the day you can order coffee, a variety of freshly squeezed juices, cocktails. A delicious selection of snacks and cakes is offered. Tables are set on the deck overlooking the lagoon. At the hotel you can buy handicraft souvenirs, products of local livestock and agriculture.


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Villa Alex

Comfortable villa with its own garden is located one and a half kilometers from the golden beaches of Bentota. The helpful host provides a shuttle service to and from the coast, taking into account the needs of guests for a beach holiday. The receptionist of the guest housetakes you to the ocean, he just needs to be asked about it. If you do not go to the sands, then the house also has something to do. There is also a cosy patio on the courtyard lawn. There are soft chaise lounges, rocking chairs, sofas with pillows. Inside the house there are separate bedrooms with bathrooms, a shared kitchen and a living room. A continental breakfast is served every morning. Spa services of local Ayurveda connoisseurs are available. You can leave a request at the reception. Lunch and dinner are also available. It will be prepared by a housekeeper. The owners of the hotel live in Germany, so the villa is built according to German standards. Guest service is provided by the host’s brothers, who are engaged in the organization of excursions and safaris on the island. The staff speaks good German and English.


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Aliya Lanka

The housing stock of the hotel consists of the main house with double rooms and a beach bungalow. The hotel complex is located in the private sector next to the houses of local residents. From the main house to the beach to walk about 5 minutes. The owners took into account the interests of tourists who want to live near the ocean and those who do not like the beach bustle. Breakfast is served every morning. You can choose between continental (European) and Asian versions of dishes. Guests can relax from the scorching sun on the spacious terrace or in the cosy living room. All rooms have air conditioning, private bathrooms, mini-refrigerators, tea/coffee stations. The caring host provides a shuttle service to and from the airport (the service is chargeable) and also helps in organizing excursions around the island. Lunch and dinner will be prepared by the housekeepers upon prior request. But guests usually prefer to stay on the beach and use the services of numerous restaurants located on the shore.


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Sky and Sand Guesthouse

Guesthouse Sky and Sand Guesthouse provides accommodation in 6 comfortable bedrooms with bathrooms. Shared areas include a dining area and a seating area. Breakfast is served in the morning. One of the rooms is a full-fledged apartment-apartment. In the yard there is a swimming pool with comfortable steps. Along its perimeter there are sun loungers with umbrellas. Literally 200 meters from the house is one of the most popular places on the coast – Morgalla Beach. The hotel offers Ayurvedic treatments and Pancha Karma treatment, day and evening excursions, tours, airport transfers. Near the house there are restaurants, shops, temples.

“We had a lovely honeymoon staying with Sky and Sand Guesthouse. The owners are very friendly and helpful people. We loved the courtyard garden, the pool and the friendly attitude” Patrycja


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Ypsylon Tourist Resort

This two-star beach hotel has 36 rooms. People come here to spend as much time as possible on the beach, fish, take SPA treatments and Ayurvedic massages. The restaurant organises catering. International dishes are served for breakfast. Lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are served à la carte. In the courtyard in the middle of a lush tropical garden there is a swimming pool. Next to it you can not only relax in a sun lounger, but also take one of the hammocks hung on palm trees. Summer furniture is installed on the terrace. From the hotel you can take barbecue facilities and fry seafood, meat or vegetables on coals. Water sports are popular on the coast: canoeing, diving, surfing.


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Earl’s Reef

Almost all hotels on the coast have a relaxing holiday. The 4-star Earl’s Reef is a beautiful fashionable place with its own private beach, garden and outdoor swimming pool. Accommodation is offered in a three-storey building. The fund includes 52 junior suites and 2 luxury suites. Upon arrival, guests decide on the type of meal – only breakfast, half board or full board. Paid services include: round-the-clock roomservice, doctor, nanny, laundry, dry cleaning, organization of excursions. In the evenings, entertainment is provided on the terrace with the participation of animators and musicians. On the territory there is a SPA-salon, a gym, you can play beach volleyball, billiards, table tennis, badminton.


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If you consider a vacation with children, then you should pay attention to the hotels Earl’s Reef and Ypsylon Tourist Resort. The best wellness programs are offered by Villa Velmarie Yoga and Ayurveda House. The rest of the options are also not bad, so each traveler can compare all the pros and cons, and then choose the most acceptable type of accommodation and service for him. Beruwela is one of the quietest resorts in Sri Lanka. Here everything is created for complete relaxation.