Surrounded by the emerald Indian Ocean and blessed with sun kissed beaches Sri Lanka is truly a paradise on earth. This island nation welcomes tourists from all over the world with arms wide open, and a warm smile. Once a colony of the Portuguese, Dutch and the British, Sri Lanka still continues to show their influences in the architecture, food and language. You can relax on the beach on a warm sunny day or even go for a day of adventure, engaging in diving, surfing or snorkelling. But Sri Lanka is not only about the breathtaking sea side beauty, as there are other amazing secrets to discover as well.

Brief Garden is a secluded estate garden between Bentota and Beruwala. This was owned and designed by the renowned architect and artist Bevis Bawa. The garden is designed in such a way that when you enter it you will feel as if you are in another universe where simplicity and nature rule. There are a number of sculptures scattered across the garden which were made by Bevis himself as well as other Sri Lankan and foreign artists. The house is quite rustic and radiates an aura of relaxation with its bare walls and strategically placed ornaments. You will definitely want to get lost in a dream world of your own among the alluring nooks and alcoves of the garden. This is a must visit when in Sri Lanka as it illustrates the artistic heritage of the country.

While visiting the pearl of the Indian Ocean you can savour a host of dishes dominated by sea food. Sri Lankan cuisine is heavily influenced by the South Indian fare, and can be quite spicy at times. However, the scrumptious seafood dishes will leave you craving for more. If you are not up to the challenge of sampling exotic local cuisine, there are many international fast food outlets and fine dining restaurants scattered around the capital city area to suit your taste buds.

In Sri Lanka beach hotels can easily be found to suit your budget and tastes. Beruwala hotels will definitely pamper you with the warm Sri Lankan hospitality coupled with superior comforts. The Palm Beruwala is one such place where you will be mesmerized by the blue ocean and can sit back and bask in the comforts offered by this exceptional hotel.