See our selecton of sample itineraries which feature The Fortress

The Fortress is a boutique resort on one of the south coast's most expansive sandy beaches, Koggala Beach. Only 10 miles from the historic city of Galle the building design and interior furnishings successfully blend traditional Dutch, Portuguese and Sri Lankan architecture with contemporary design.

The 53 rooms are styled after the historical city with white washed walls and boast super king sized beds with private courtyards or balconies commanding sea or garden views. The Fortress Room sleeps two adults whilst the Beach Room has a Jacuzzi and the Ocean Loft has views of the Indian Ocean.

Dining can be enjoyed at the Pepper and Heat restaurant where international and Sri Lankan cuisine is served. For romantic, candlelit, fine dining Duo has you covered with a glass wine cellar and crystal cutlery.

Facilities at the resort include an art gallery (showcasing local artists), a turtle hatchery, swimming pool, the Lime spa (with ayurvedic therapies), a kids club, library, wine cave and tea guides.

For those wanting to venture further afield, cultural visits to temples, tea plantations and Yala National Park can easily be arranged by the staff.

Why We Love It

The hotel offers a twilight spa experience under stars that's not to be missed.

Frances, Original Traveller

Itineraries that feature The Fortress

Best for: Couples, Families and Solo Travellers
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