The Fortress Resort and Spa
The Fortress Resort and Spa is styled after Galle's famous fort adjacent to the beach. The resort boasts lavish gardens dotted with hammocks, a daybed, a free form swimming pool that overlooks the ocean, and interiors with the latest comforts and luxuries. The rooms have a contemporary design, some even feature their own private hot tubs and plunge pools, allowing you to truly reside in the lap of luxury during your stay. With its own spa, gym, and restaurant it's not hard to see how the hotel got its name, it truly allows you to escape from the stresses of the outside world within its walls.
- Close to the culturally vibrant town of Galle
- Traditional Ayurvedic and water therapies
- Huge infinity pool overlooking the ocean
- Authentic Sri Lankan cuisine
LocationGalle, Sri Lanka
Best time to go
Sri Lanka has generally good weather year round but does have two monsoon seasons in two different regions. From late May to late September, the southwest lowlands and central hills are affected and from November to February, the northeast side of the island is affected. March to mid-April is generally dry throughout the country as is June to September though it is hot.
This exquisite boutique property sits in its own tranquil walled haven in a beautiful beachfront setting on Koggala Beach and offers incredible views across the Indian Ocean. The property is only a 20 minute drive from the historical site in Galle and offers a spa and wonderful dining experiences.
- Swimming pool
Pepper - Pepper serves authentic Sri Lankan food in an elegant setting and perfectly captures the ancient traditions and distinctive flavours of Sri Lankan cuisine infused with a touch of contemporary flair.
Heat - Heat is an al fresco restaurant that offers an assortment of international cuisine under a canopy of cascading trees and features a magnificent view of the pool and the beautiful Indian Ocean.
DUO - DUO offers a romantic ambience as well as a diverse selection of over 2000 Old and New World wines enhancing the flavours of their scrumptious menu.
Fortress Room - These rooms feature elegant décor and state of the art amenities, as well as a king, sized bed, BOSE DVD and sound system, and a private courtyard or balcony making them ideal for ultimate relaxation.
Ocean Rooms - These rooms are located on the upper floor and house an open plan bathroom, split level bedroom and living area, designer waterjet bathtub, and a massive king sized bed. Ocean Rooms have spectacular views of the gardens, pool and the stunning Indian Ocean.
Beach Rooms - These rooms are located on the ground floor and come complete with a private Jacuzzi. They exude opulence and relaxation and have a lovely view of the garden and the gorgeous Indian Ocean.
Beach Splash Rooms - These rooms are on the ground floor and equipped with a private plunge pool and offer a panoramic view of the sparkling Indian Ocean.
Ocean Lofts - These unique lofts offer spacious living, free WiFi, and personal butler service and are split into two levels with the upper level featuring a direct view of the Indian Ocean from a private balcony.
- Tai Chi
This is a great choice for a luxury beachfront holiday. The Little Adventurers Club provides children's activities and there are lots of family friendly local excursions to be taken. The hotel has a range of room types to suite families.