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The Fortress Resort & Spa

Sri Lanka · South Coast Sri Lanka · Galle
Luxurious Ayurveda resort directly on the beach
Only about 9 miles from the famous Galle Fort
Member of the 'Small Luxury Hotels of the World'.
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Luxurious Ayurveda Right on the Beach

At The Fortress Resort & Spa, you are greeted by a unique setting with direct beach access on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, and a luxurious, upscale ambiance with timeless elegance and colonial design. Under the guidance of an experienced Ayurveda doctor, you can choose from various focuses for your Ayurveda therapy.

Most popular facilities

Free Wifi
Swimming pool
Quiet location
Ayurveda doctor
Ayurvedic dosha meals

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The Fortress Resort & Spa in Detail

Your Ayurveda Resort

Modeled after the Fort in Galle, The Fortress Resort & Spa welcomes you with a historic ambiance. Elements of colonial style and Sri Lankan tradition are reflected in the architecture. The U-shaped main building stretches along the beach, separated only by the sparkling pool landscape. As a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, guests lack nothing in terms of comfort. Thanks to a reef in front of the hotel, the sea is suitable for swimming all year round.

Location & Surroundings

Koggala is a small, still relatively undeveloped fishing village with a long sandy beach. Just 15 km away is Galle, the bustling port city with its historic fort.

Food & Drinks

Three exclusive restaurants. "White" specializes in traditional Sri Lankan cuisine, with a touch of modern influences making dining an experience. "Duo" welcomes its guests with an elegant-romantic ambiance, and "Salty Snapper" serves fresh ocean fare with breathtaking sea views and direct beach access. Ayurvedic dishes are served individually according to the recommendations of the Ayurveda doctor. Special dietary requests (e.g., vegan, gluten-free) possible upon request.

The Fortress All Inclusive

  • Breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner 4-course menu at "White" or room service
  • Various international and local alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (e.g., soft drinks, water, beer, wine, sparkling wine) from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Minibar with water, soft drinks, and beer
  • Afternoon tea
  • Daily cocktail at sunset
  • 1x entry to a cultural show
  • Farewell dinner
  • DVD rental
  • Yoga and stretching classes as available
  • Use of sauna and steam bath

Spa & Wellness

In the Spa Naturel (daily, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.) with sauna and steam bath, you can expect classic spa treatments e.g., baths, wraps, peels, deep tissue, reflexology, and hot stone massages, aromatherapy, and cosmetic treatments. Gym.

Ayurveda Center

An experienced Ayurvedic doctor, supported by well-trained therapists, some with over 15 years of experience in Ayurveda. 5 treatment rooms, Ayurvedic steam and herbal bath. The Ayurveda therapy is individually tailored for each guest based on the chosen focus. Treatments with natural herbs and oils, therapy-accompanying yoga sometimes outdoors. Ideal for health-conscious guests who want to treat themselves to something special, proactively combat stress, weight issues, and signs of aging, and appreciate the luxurious ambiance and service of a 5-star resort.

Pool Area

Large infinity outdoor pool (approx. 51 m) partially equipped with underwater jets.


Many highlights in close proximity. Explore, for example, the port city of Galle with its colonial charm, hike in tropical rainforests, or discover more cultural attractions of the region. A special feature of the south is the traditional stilt fishing. Although abandoned in many places across Sri Lanka, the residents of Koggala adhere to this time-honoured technique. Especially during the morning and afternoon hours, one can observe the stilt fishermen during a beach walk as they fish.

Getting There

Additional Information

Hotel rooms at a glance

The resort houses a total of 53 rooms, all featuring a sophisticated design with an open bathroom, entertainment systems such as satellite TV, DVD player, air conditioning, safe, coffee/tea set, minibar, telephone, Wi-Fi. Fortress rooms (approx. 65 sqm) with their own garden area in the courtyard or balcony. Sea view rooms (approx. 70 sqm) with high ceilings and balcony. Beach view rooms (approx. 70 sqm) are located on the ground floor with views of the hotel garden and the beach. The Loft Suites (approx. 140 sqm) with sea view span two floors, with a private plunge pool and 24h butler service. SGL are DBL for single use.

  • DBL Fortress Room

      ca. 65 qm
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  • DBL Beach View Room

      ca. 70 qm
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  • SGL Beach View Room

      ca. 70 qm
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  • DBL Sea View Room

      ca. 70 qm
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  • SGL Fortress Room

      ca. 65 qm
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  • SGL Sea View Room

      ca. 70 qm
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  • Loft Suite

      ca. 140 qm
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The Fortress Resort & Spa
Sri Lanka, South Coast Sri Lanka, Galle
Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (CMB)
approx. 162 km / 141 min

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