Located on the beach near Koggala, 35 minutes drive from the historic town of Galle and 3 ½ hours from Colombo airport, The Fortress is a deluxe hotel with a relaxed and tranquil atmosphere. The property is styled after nearby Galle’s Dutch Fort, combining historic Dutch and Portugese architecture with modern design.
The Fortress offers just 49 rooms, chic and contemporary in style and furnishings. Each room features an oversize bed, modern amenities and stunning bathrooms with huge freestanding bathtubs. The Fortress Rooms are the only room type not to face the sea. Ocean Rooms and Beach Rooms have direct sea views and are located on the upper and ground floors respectively, with balcony or terrace. Larger Ocean Lofts are also available.
The Fortress boasts a fantastic choice of food and dining options including the unique glass cave wine cellar! Other facilities include a spa, swimming pool, gym and kids club (although the majority of the guests are couples and adults). Watersports can be arranged nearby. Whale watching excursions are possible between November and April.
The Fortress Sri Lanka is a deluxe hotel situated 15 minutes away from the historic town Galle and 3½ hours from Colombo airport. It is built in the style of Galle’s Dutch Fort and has only 49 rooms. It is a great location for a honeymoon because of the nearby local attractions and friendly atmosphere at the hotel.
The Beach Splash rooms at the Fortress are ideal for honeymooners because of their great views of the Indian Ocean. They also have a private indoor plunge pool as well as, a separate rain shower.
Enjoy dinner at the Fortress at the restaurants which offer Sri Lankan and Asian food. There are also various locations where you can dine such as; by the beach or the pool or the lawns. The á la carte menu is available 24 hours a day with an exclusive personalized butler service in some of the room types (inc. the Beach Splash rooms). There are also cooking classes available. Take some time out to enjoy the Spa Naturel with great Ayurvedic thrapies and beauty treatments.
In the daytime, honeymooners can enjoy the small Koggala beach which is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Southern coast. The Koggala beach is surrounded by beautiful reefs and the beach itself is a spot for nesting by marine turtles. Around the Fortress for those couples wishing to explore the area, you can visit the Koggala Lake, one of the largest in Sri Lanka, the Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Handunugoda Tea Factory, the Rumassala Hill where the Temple of Hanuman sits at the top and the Yatagala Temple. Nearby in Mirissa, in the months of November-April guests can also go whale watching.
Total Rooms: 49
First Transfer: 3 hrs 30 mins by car