The Fortress Resort & Spa

At a glance

  • Exclusive Kuoni rooms
  • World-class service and cuisine
  • Amazing spa facilities

The Fortress Resort & Spa

A fusion of Dutch and Portuguese styles, The Fortress is stylish, luxurious and right on the beach.

Close to the fortified city of Galle, The Fortress echoes the city’s strong architecture with immense gates, white-washed walls and an extensive courtyard. This is the focal point of the resort, with many people enjoying the cooler air and pretty gardens found within. Here you’ll also find the spa, known for its range of Ayurvedic treatments and water therapies.

When it comes to dining, there are two restaurants to choose from – one specialising in innovative Sri Lankan cuisine, and the other offering informal al fresco dining overlooking the beach. For a special occasion, Duo is a romantic fine dining venue, where the walls are floor-to-ceiling wine racks. There are also two lounges, one specialising in local tea, the other offering cocktails, including some infused with tea.

Rooms are spacious and modern and some even come with a private plunge pool. Fortress Rooms have an enclosed terrace or balcony. If you’re looking for amazing views, opt for an Ocean Room or a Beach Room. Beach Rooms are on the ground floor so also have direct access to the pool and beach area. The Beach Splash Rooms, which can only be booked through Kuoni in the UK, are located on the ground floor and feature an indoor plunge pool which overlooks the resort’s gardens and beach.

All Inclusive option

All Inclusive option

Choose to upgrade for peace of mind, convenience and value.



Escapes for total relaxation, with pampering treatments from some of the best therapists, personalised wellness programmes and energising activities.



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Key information

Beachfront, close enough to Galle for shopping and dining out

Airport transfer time: Approx. 2 hours by road from Colombo airport
Rooms: 53

Good to know

Minimum stay: 4 nights 23 Dec-10 Jan. Compulsory Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve gala dinners, supplements apply.

Accommodation information

53 rooms


• Enjoy a signature therapy in the spa* • Explore the nearby city of Galle • Sample local tea varieties in the T Lounge* • Visit a turtle hatchery*.


2 restaurants, one private dining area, 2 lounges

What's included

Breakfast at the White restaurant.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board from £46 • Breakfast and a 4-course dinner set menu with choices at the White or Salty Snapper restaurants.

Full Board from £79 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the White or Salty Snapper restaurants.

All Inclusive from £112 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the White or Salty Snapper restaurants including à la carte • Select wines, soft drinks, spirits, local beers and bottled water from 10am-10pm• Daily afternoon high tea • Daily sundown cocktail • Entry to the cultural show • Farewell destination dinner • Minibar refilled daily • Wi-Fi • Yoga classes.

*Denotes local charge