The Fortress Resort & Spa - Koggala

IDEAL FOR

Couples or Honeymooners
Longboarders
All-Women's Surf Trips

Intermediate Waves
Family Surf Holidays

Surf Skill

Learning - Advanced

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Season

January, February, March, April, October, November, December

AVERAGE REVIEW RATING
(4 REVIEWS)

Summary

The Fortress Resort & Spa is a luxury resort that is completely modern. It is a 53-room boutique hotel that lies on the shores of Sri Lanka.

The Fortress combines Dutch and Portuguese influences with touches of Sri Lanka. This creates a world of luxury with the sandy beaches right on your doorstep.

You will love the fact that you can walk to the beach and if you love to surf, then pick up your board and ride the waves in the area.

Not only can you relax and surf, you can also learn more about the local culture and history because you are close to the historic city of Galle.

The Fortress Resort & Spa will have you relaxing as you enjoy all the luxuries on offer. 

Quick Facts
    • 53 rooms
    • Close to the beach
    • Local and international cuisine
    • Tour packages
    • Spa
    • Luxurious      

The Fortress Resort & Spa is a luxurious getaway, where you will lavish in everything that is has on offer.

There are 53 rooms that have all been tastefully decorated and offer the comforts and luxury that you would expect. The rooms have spectacular views and you will truly be able to relax.

There is plenty to do, as the area is rich in history and culture. You can opt for a day out or take a tour package where you will experience something new and create special memories.

You can unwind and relax with Sri Lankan therapies at the spa and even have your hair done at the salon.

The restaurants are unique and offer the best of international and local cuisine. There is something on every menu that you will want to try. If you don’t fancy sitting in the restaurant, you can order in room and have your dinner whilst you look out at the ocean.

With the Fortress Resort & Spa being so close to the ocean, you will have the chance to go for surf, before relaxing in your room.
Accommodation

The rooms at The Fortress Resort & Spa have been designed to reflect the tranquility and the colorful charm that encompasses the area.  The rooms are all fully furnished with modern amenities and once more the 53 rooms on offer are pure luxury.

The Fortress has full-length French windows, modern décor, soft shades and Sri Lankan furnishings.

Fortress Residence

The Fortress Residence is ideal for those that are looking for space and comfort. Valued clients can also take advantage of the personalized butler service. The room features a king sized four poster bed, king bed & twin beds that is perfect for families, view of the ocean and beach and an open plan bathroom with Jacuzzi.

Ocean Loft

The Ocean Loft has a unique design with plenty of space and there is personalized butler service on offer. The room features a king sized bed, a view of the Indian Ocean and open plan bathroom. The Ocean Loft has two levels.

Beach Splash Room

There are four Beach Splash Rooms on the ground floor with a private indoor plunge pool. The rooms feature a king sized bed and sofa, views of the garden, ocean and beach and open plan bathroom with Jacuzzi.

Beach Room

The Beach Room has modern amenities, a butler service and beautiful décor. The room features a king sized bed and a double sofa bed, a view of the beach, ocean and garden and an open plan bathroom with a Jacuzzi.

Ocean Room

With direct views of the ocean you will be in a haven of luxury. The room features a king sized bed, a double sofa bed and open plan bathroom.

Fortress Room

The Fortress Room will lap you in luxury and comfort. The room features a king sized bed, a sofa and an open plan bathroom.
Surf & Other Activities

Not only will you will be able to relax in your room or stroll the beach you can also go for surf on the Sri Lankan waves. There are also some great excursions, delicious dining and further relaxing at the spa.

Excursions

Day Excursions

Yala National Park

The reserve is a massive 979km2 but only 141km is open to the public. This area is made up from scrub jungle and parkland where you will find lagoons, beaches, rivers, lakes, dense jungle and rocky outcrops. Here you will be able to see various wildlife including leopards, Asian elephants, crocodiles, sloth bear, water buffalo, spotted deer, wild boar and more.

Udawalawa National Park

This park is about 30 800 hectares and is made up of grasslands, dry lowland forest and thorny scrub jungle. One of the biggest attractions here is the Udawalawa Reservoir, which is fed by the Walawe River. You will also find the area teeming with wildlife including the Asian elephant.

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

This is the home to the largest captive herd of elephants in the world. The orphanage takes in elephants and looks after them. The best time to go is when its bath time as the elephants are allowed to go the river close by.

Madu River Safari

The Madu River flows through the Balapitiya area. There are 64 small islands scattered along the breadth of the river, which are haven for crocodiles. The Kurundu Doowa is where a small family looks after a 2 acre cinnamon plantation and the Koth Doowa is the home to a beautiful Buddhist temple. You can visit these areas on an unforgettable boat ride.

Tour Packages

Not only can you explore for a day, you can also opt for a tour package. These will take you to all the best sites and you will be able to partake in unique experiences.

5 Days

The 5-day tour will take you from the airport to the Amaya Lake Signature Wing Dambulla before you set out to Sigiriya, Kandy and Koggala over the next few days. At the end of the tour you will be taken back to the airport.

Highlights include:

  • Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Madu River

7 Days

You will be picked up from the airport where you will be taken to Amaya Lake Signature Wing Dambulla. You will then taken to Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Koggala before you are returned to the airport on day 8.

Highlights include:

  • Climbing Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Temple of Tooth
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Shopping
  • Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
  • Beach stay

 

Spa

Spa Naturel incorporates the culture of Sri Lanka by offering signature Ayurveda therapies. You can indulge in massages, yoga, salon services and beautiful twilight spa treatments.

Dining

The Fortress Resort & Spa offers two conventional restaurants called Pepper and Heat. You will be able to indulge in Sri Lankan and international cuisine as well as Indian Tandoori specialties. Duo is a unique wine cellar restaurant that celebrates fine dining with the perfect wine. The T-Lounge offers views of the ocean and garden an open verandah, where you will be able to experience the flavors of Ceylon Tea.
Duration
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Travel dates
Availability
7 nights Fortress (Based on 2 pax) Package Please enquire Per person 11 Jan-08 Apr
7 nights Fortress (Based on 2 pax) Package Please enquire Per person 08 Apr-26 Jul
7 nights Fortress (Based on 2 pax) Package Please enquire Per person 26 Jul-01 Sep
7 nights Beach (Based on 2 pax) Package Please enquire Per person 26 Jul-01 Sep
7 nights Beach (Based on 2 pax) Package Please enquire Per person 01 Sep-01 Nov
7 nights Beach (Based on 2 pax) Package Please enquire Per person 01 Nov-01 Dec
7 nights Ocean Loft Suite (Based on 2 pax) Package Please enquire Per person 11 Jan-08 Apr
7 nights Ocean Loft Suite (Based on 2 pax) Package Please enquire Per person 08 Apr-26 Jul
7 nights Ocean Loft Suite (Based on 2 pax) Package Please enquire Per person 26 Jul-01 Sep
  • Prices above are per person prices, and are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations until paid in full.
  • These are example packages and most packages can be adjusted to cater for you requirements. Please contact us for a tailored package to meet your needs.
  • Please click "Enquire Here" or "On Special" to email us or call us to speak with one of our friendly surf travel specialists.

 

 

Inclusions:

  • 7 nights accommodation in chosen room
  • Breakfast daily
  • Return airport transfers

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Reviews

Amanda (March 2017)
no fuss. perfect.

Theresa (February 2016)
We had a brilliant holiday in Sri Lanka.  It was amazing.  The Fortress and Roman's were both great.  Very different hotels and beach locations but Marc got good surf at both so he was happy.  The food was incredible, particularly at Romans.  I have no idea who was cooking, however the breakfasts and dinners were delicious.  Plus one of the guys at The Fortress also organised us a lovely hotel for the two nights we were unable to secure during that crazy Friday.  It was so easy and everyone was very helpful. 

Thanks and hope that you're getting some good waves in NZ.

Theresa

 

Caroline (August 2015)
We enjoyed a wonderful stay at the fortress, a place to relax after visiting Sri Lanka. Everything is more than perfect, beautiful rooms fully equipped with the most modern technology and great view over the ocean. friendly staff, nice restaurants, a place that we recommend very much!

Gilly (August 2015)
We spent 2 nights here and wish we'd stayed another night. Our room was large and overlooked the pool and ocean and the bathroom had his and hers washbasins, large shower and a bath.

The staff make this a special hotel as they are so happy, helpful and friendly. I took advantage of the spa and had a wonderful Balanese massage with complementary reflexology. It was one of the best massages I have had and eased my muscles after a long flight and car journey from Colombo.

Food was good but first evening was a buffet and food was not as hot as I would have liked although it was very tasty. First evening was also alcohol free as was a full moon and a public holiday when alcohol is not allowed to be served. This came as a shock and disappointment as they have a very good wine list. The second evening we had a la carte and it was very good.

Wifi was excellent throughout the hotel. I would highly recommend this hotel.