The Fortress Resort


Koggala, South Coast


A hotel fashioned in the style of a powerful fortress. Rising next to the beach, the resort’s walls enclose verdant gardens and water features, a spa featuring Ayurvedic treatments, a free flow swimming pool, wine cellar, restaurants, boutiques and a beautifully designed set of rooms, lofts and residences.

The resort’s architecture forges historic Dutch and Portuguese styles with the motifs of Sri Lanka. Galle’s most innovative resort experience.

The Fortress Resort in Pictures


Rising next to the seaside, the resort’s walls enclose exquisitely-appointed rooms, lofts and residences. Naturally modern design forges historic Dutch and Portuguese styles with Sri Lankan motifs, innovative architecture and designer amenities.

Fortress Rooms, the Fortress Rooms feature a super king bed dressed in Egyptian cotton and an open plan bathroom with twin headed shower and bath. These rooms open out onto your own courtyard or garden balcony. In addition, all rooms present a cutting-edge entertainment system and designer fittings that include plasma screen, Bose DVD player and sound system, espresso machine, air-conditioning, overhead fan, private bar, day bed, in-room safe and IDD telephone.

Beach Rooms, located on the ground floor, these guestrooms offer views into the gardens, beach and the     Indian Ocean beyond. Highlights of these rooms include the open plan bathroom with large bath, rainfall shower and a split-level living area.

Ocean Rooms, are located on the upper floor and feature high vaulted ceilings. Guests also have the added bliss of enjoying a bath in the Jacuzzi whilst taking in the magnificent views.

Ocean Lofts, the design of these split-level rooms creates one-of-a-kind experiences on each of their two separate floors. Guests enter into an oversized living room with indoor plunge pool, inviting day bed, 42″ plasma screen and Bose DVD sound system. The upstairs level houses the bedroom, showcasing a luxury 7ft.x7ft. bed adorned in soft Egyptian cotton linen and an additional day bed. The stunning upstairs bathroom features both rainfall and wall showers.


A freeform pool curves its way through The Fortress gardens, State-of-the-art equipment can be found at the Gym. Borrow a book of your choice from the Library. A selection of CDs and DVDs is also on hand, and can be enjoyed in the privacy of your room. Imagination is a showcase for local artists with local surroundings seen through the eyes of local painters and artisans.  The Fortress Turtle Hatchery helps in re-establishing sea turtle populations and allows guests an up-close look at these amazing creatures. Sri Lankan culture incorporated through traditional Ayurvedic treatments.

Light, flavorful international cuisine and authentic Sri Lankan specialties. The central dining venue at The Fortress for breakfast, lunch or dinner.