The Fortress is one of Sri Lanka’s most exclusive addresses, and as it’s names suggests was inspired by Galle’s 17th Century fortress. Grand walls wrap around the  property creating a secluded haven in the heart of the action, and it blends classic and contemporary styles perfectly. Although more of a resort, the hotel retains a boutique feel with just over 50 rooms, yet offers a wide range of facilities catering perfectly for couples, families and friends. Ideal if you’re after beachside luxury, close to the island’s history and culture.

7 Night Packages (BB) From £1,370*

Price is for a bed & breakfast package, including flights, hotel & transfers.

Prices are only to act as a guide.


Location: A beachfront hotel, resting on the shores of Koggala on Sri Lanka’s south coast. It is also just 30 minutes from the town of Galle, one of Sri Lanka’s most ancient towns, full of history and culture. The hotel is on a busy road, but the hotel still manages to provide a secluded haven, with it’s surrounding walls ensuring that all you can hear is the crashing waves.

Facilities: Spend days and evenings exploring the historical sites nearby, snorkel in the reef-protected bay or relax by the pool. For a little pampering, you can head to the spa, sauna or steam room. The hotel also offers a full 24-hour fitness centre and children are also catered for by the hotel’s kid’s club and kid’s pool.

Restaurants & Bars: There is a choice between two specialty restaurants, each offering breath-taking vistas of the Indian Ocean.  Delight in the flavours of authentic Sri Lankan cuisine and international dishes at White, indulge in delectable seafood options at Salty Snapper, and savour a heavenly cup of Ceylon tea at the T-Lounge. You can also enjoy fine wines and cocktails at the hotel’s bar Duo, whilst enjoying spectacular sunsets.

Accommodation: There are many different rooms at The Fortress, each individually designed with their own little touches. Their 7×7 foot beds will ensure a perfect night’s sleep, and the fresh décor and modern lighttight make it the ideal room to retreat back to after busy day exploring the surroundings. The standard rooms open out on to a shared courtyard and do offer value for money, that’s if you don’t mind an internal view. Otherwise all other rooms boast ocean views.