Just come back from Beruwela, Sri Lanka on honeymoon (12th Aug > 25th Aug '09), stayed in Palm Garden Hotel, which is good 3* all inclusive. Evening entertainment is a bit like Butlins, but everything else is very good, including food, rooms, pool, right on the beach, which is great for surfers, body boarding, but be wary of the currents, as they'll take you into trouble if your not careful.
There's a great rustic locals bar, less than 5 mins walk south on beach for a chilled out beer and watch the sunset - fantastically chilled.
Highly recommend you use Rambo Tours (Beach Boy, called Ranga * and his associates Lucky, Nadeen & Suzuki) for excursions, which are excellent, informative and 50% cheaper than travel agents excursions and you see more.
* - Very hospitable, he even hosted 16 foreigners (germans polish and brits) for dinner at his house for free.
I encourage you to go to Kandy, Elephant Orphanage, Yalle Safari, Galle, Hicaduwa and there a Turtle Hatchery down the road, where my wife and I released baby turtles into the sea in the early evening, lovely experience all round.
Go to Pala Tailors (5 minute Tuk Tuk ride (south) for 300>400 rupees return from Hotel) if you want a suit, etc made to measure, but you need to barter. We got 6 trousers and a suit tailored for £135 in 3 days, to a very good standard for work.
Happy to answer any further queries.
Leigh & Gill Tidyman
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