The Fortress Resort & Spa
The Fortress a modern and luxury 53 room boutique resort is located on the Southern shores of Sri Lanka, 17 kms away from the historic city of Galle, and 2 kms away from the Koggala Airstrip, a convenient connection for Air Taxi services or private air transfer to & from the Colombo International Airport.
Styled after Galle’s powerful ancient Dutch Fort, blending the country’s Dutch and Portuguese influences with Sri Lankan motifs and indigenous furnishings to echo the historic days of Old Ceylon, the resort features six distinct styles of guest rooms and residences. Each room has been designed with either private courtyards or balconies which commands a stunning sea or garden view.
All rooms feature 7ft by 7ft super king beds, open plan bathrooms, world class entertainment systems with LCD screens and BOSE DVD players, and surround systems.
The three conventional restaurants Pepper & Heat which offer everything from international and Sri Lankan cuisine to wood-fired pizzas, and Duo (Surf & Turf) for Fine Dining. The resorts Spa Naturel with Ayurveda Centre offers a range of international and ayurvedic therapies, beauty treatments.
Fortress Residences are the epitome of stylish comfort and are ideal for those who desire spacious and extravagant living spaces.A personalized Butler service is also offered for our valued clients. Free wifi.
The best in culinary delights are served daily at the two conventional restaurants Pepper & Heat which offer everything from international and Sri Lankan cuisine to wood-fired Pizzas, and Indian Tandoori specialties, while the Duo (Surf & Turf) an unique wine cellar restaurant which aims to celebrate the experience of wine and fine dining together in a breathtaking setting. Dining at The Fortress will take your taste buds on a sensational journey.
HEAT is all about relaxation. The al-fresco dining, out in the open to the sound of the sea on the pool deck, creates the apt ambience to savour global cuisine and savoury offerings from the wood-fired Pizza and Tandoori ovens.
PEPPER facing the stunning free form swimming pool and the azure ocean, blends the flavours of Old Ceylon with Modern Asia to create Sri Lankan fare in a show kitchen, where cooking methods and ancillary preparations can all be experienced. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, international cuisine is also quite a signature.
DUO is all about impeccable style steeped into the romance of fine dining, soft candlelight playing on the sparkle of crystal. Add to the ambiance with the perfect salute, chosen by our highly experienced Sommelier from over two thousand wines sitting within a glass cellar, where celebrating wine through the ages is complimented with crystal cutlery and crockery and a breathtaking setting that can only be bettered by a surfeit of gourmet delights to be indulged in from our Table D’Hote menu.
T LOUNGE with its verandah-like open spaces and spectacular sea and garden views is the tea connoisseur’s enviable space to experience the traditions, conventions and multiple flavours of Ceylon Tea.
Twenty-four hour In-Room Dining is available for guests wanting to indulge within the intimate settings of their room, loft or residence. Menus from all open outlets are served in the room personally, and if the guest wishes, course-by-course.
Spa Naturel, an inner sanctum reflecting the rich colours of the surrounding culture and nature. Complementing the global menu of international therapies, the spa incorporates the indigenous culture of Sri Lanka by offering signature Ayurveda therapies that are non-invasive while true to form. Before and after treatments, guests can indulge in complimentary ‘Sublime’ water therapies which include a sauna, steam and hydro-bath. Spa Naturel focuses mainly on Ayurveda rituals with natural ingredients sourced locally by our in-house Ayurveda doctor for the mind, body and spirit using herbal products. Ayurveda is a time tested ancient system of medicine which is now popular around the world. It is a science that not only addresses bodily infirmity but encourages social, spiritual, emotional and psychological well being. Our well trained local and foreign therapists specialized in their treatments provides you warm and genuine care that flows through their hands to relax, and heal your body and mind.
At Fortress Resort & Spa, we make weddings memorable, a moment in your life which stretches through a lifetime. Exchange vows at sunset on a sun-drenched beach to the music of the waves or partake in unique cultural traditions destined to create exotic memories, led to a flower bedecked bower on carpets of temple flowers by a procession of traditional drummers and dancers, all immortalised through a romantic lens that paints a picturesque canvas of everlasting memories.
Please read the legal requirements featured below for wedding couples who are non-citizens of Sri Lanka.
Wedding Legal Requirements
The required documents to be married in Sri Lanka are given below and each person must provide duplicate copies of the following. These copies should be forwarded to the hotel two weeks prior to the date of marriage.
* Birth Certificate.
* Passports – copies are only required of the information pages . Pages containing immigration and visa stamps are not required.
* A letter stating the guest’s full name, postal address and occupation.
* A letter stating the full names, addresses and occupations of the guest’s parents.
* An affidavit confirming the guest’s status (Married / Single / Divorced / Widowed).
The following documents are required only if they apply to the guest.
* If divorced – decree absolute(s)
* Legal proof of any name changes by Deed Poll
* If widowed
01.Death Certificate(s) of former spouse.
02.Previous marriage certificate(s).
The guests must travel to Sri Lanka with all the original documentation 5 days prior to the wedding.