The Fortress Resort & Spa

Location: Southern & Southwest Coast | Sri Lanka

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Set around a large verdant courtyard, The Fortress Resort & Spa is a seaside oasis overlooking the magnificent Galle coastline. Located at the foot of the historic town of Koggala, this beachside resort invites you to relax in its manicured gardens and hidden hammocks, while marvelling at the Indian Ocean.
Perfect forCouples looking for a beach retreat.
In the knowGet the opportunity to see five different species of turtles on the beach: green turtle, leatherback, hawksbill, loggerhead and olive ridley. From October to April is the main time for turtle hatchlings and the hotel has its own turtle hatchery and dedicated turtle ranger who will invite you to participate and learn about sea turtle conservation.

Recommended for...

  • Setting & Views
  • Beach
  • Multi-activity
  • Couples

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

The Fortress Resort & Spa is set on the Golden South Coast, near the historic city of Galle.

Rooms at The Fortress Resort & Spa

Every room at The Fortress has a private courtyard or terrace offering views into the lush tropical gardens or toward the magnificent coastline. For complete luxury, the extravagant Fortress Residences offer their own cantilevered infinity pool and a 24-hour butler service.

Food & drink

The signature restaurant, White, offers an authentic Sri Lankan experience, with a show kitchen for watching the master chefs at work. To cater to all needs and preferences, the restaurant also offers international favourites and has a dedicated vegetarian and vegan menu filled with delicious plant-based dishes. Seafood lovers can savour fresh catches of the day at the Salty Snapper whilst enjoying uninterrupted sea views.

In the wine cellar, Duo offers a more intimate fine dining. Alternatively, get your caffeine fix at the T Lounge - where you’ll also learn about Sri Lanka’s historic tea industry.


At the spa, guests can revitalise their senses and soothe their muscles by choosing from an array of signature treatments or experience authentic Sri Lankan healing rituals by opting for a personalised Ayurveda package.

Activities at The Fortress Resort & Spa

The Kottawa Reserve provides a chance to explore the diverse rainforest, while the nearby Mirissa Water Sports centre offers leisurely coastal cruises, sports fishing and seasonal whale watching. Alternatively, swim some laps in the pool or choose the more leisurely option and devote your time to lazing under a palm tree on a sun lounger or watching the stilt fishermen positioned just in front of the hotel. 

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Hotel location

The Fortress Resort & Spa is a 2 hour and 40-minute drive from Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport.

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