THE fortress RESORT & Spa

WEAR WE WENT makes waves on the southern shores of sri lanka at the fortress, a luxury boutique resort styled after galle's divine ancient dutch fort.

WHEN: May 2017

WHERE: The Fortress Resort & Spa, Galle, Sri Lanka

WEAR: Ralph Lauren swimwear, Forever 21 pants

Located on the Southern shores of Sri Lanka, The Fortress Resort & Spa is a modern luxury property located only a short drive from the heart of the historic city of Galle. When we pulled up to The Fortress, we were absolutely in awe of grand entrance and the entire property which is styled after Galle's famous ancient Dutch Fort. The interiors of the resort feature indigenous style furnishings, blending the influences from the Dutch and Portuguese with the classic Sri Lankan style from the historic days of Old Ceylon. Besides the opulent, open concept guest rooms, our favorite aspect of the resort is the stunning infinity pool which overlooks the Indian Ocean. We spent most of our afternoon relaxing by the pool with cocktails and soaking in the sun while listening to the soothing sound of the waves crashing into the shore. Another special feature that the property offers is the Spa Naturel with an Ayurveda Centre that offers a range of international and ayurvedic therapies and beauty treatments. The tranquil spa also has a quiet courtyard with a sauna and outdoor jacuzzi to enjoy, even if you aren't planning on indulging with a beauty treatment. Every inch of the property has something to offer, whether it be a view point, relaxing chair to lounge in, or even friendly staff to chat with about the rich Sri Lankan culture. 

Long story short, if you're looking for a luxurious experience in Galle, Sri Lanka with stunning views, top-notch dining experiences, and world-class hospitality, The Fortress Resort & Spa should be your go-to. 


STAY: 53 modern guest rooms 

FEEL: Historic, Opulent, Tranquil 

DINE: White and Salty Snapper, the resort's seafood restaurant, offers everything from Sri Lankan cuisine to International Cuisine, and Duo (Surf & Turf) for Fine Dining

WALK: Steps from Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum and 17km from the historic city of Galle 

VIEW: Breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean

SWIM: Yes, infinity pool overlooking the Indian Ocean


GYM: Yes

QUIRK: The hotel features a pillow menu with various pillow styles to match your preferences that you can order to your room, free of charge

SEASON: December through April