Published: 13 June 2014
Sri Lanka is a wonderful country with a fascinating culture, and visitors are in for an unforgettable experience. Without a doubt, one of the finest luxury resorts to stay at when visiting the country is The Fortress Resort and Spa, which is in the city of Galle on the country's south-western tip. It provides a complete variety of high-quality luxury amenities, and is perfectly placed to serve as a base for experiencing Sri Lanka.
Despite the imposing architecture, the Fortress is an extremely welcoming resort. The instant they walk through its massive wooden gates, visitors are presented with a calm and pleasant atmosphere, an open air reception, and a view straight to the sea. Most of the rooms also benefit from fantastic ocean views, along with massive king-size beds and floor sizes starting at 50 square meters.
The range of amenities on offer at the resort is also stunning. The fantastic spa offers a wide range of treatments to help visitors unwind or recover after a busy day's exploration. The resort is also home to a massive swimming pool, and two huge two-storey loft rooms which benefit from their own private pools. There is also a gourmet restaurant on-site serving a range of high-quality dishes.
These facilities are all fantastic, but many of them are not wholly unique. What really makes the Fortress stand out is the way it combines this high standard of accommodation with a near-perfect location. The resort is right on one of the country's most spectacular beaches. It is also very close to Koggala, where the famous stilt fishermen can be seen. The resort is also the perfect base for visiting Yala National Park, where the fantastic natural beauty of Sri Lanka can be appreciated. Yala National Park is home to unspoilt scenery and a range of incredible wildlife such as elephants and leopards. A safari at the park will make your luxury holiday truly unforgettable.
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The resort is located on the quiet coastal edge of the city of Galle. This means that the resort is able to maintain a defining air of calm and tranquillity, yet still carries many of the benefits of a city location. The heart of the city is only a very short journey away. There, you will be able to experience some fantastic sightseeing, excellent shopping, and thriving nightlife. After all that is done, you can retreat back to the quiet and peace of the resort to unwind again.
The city location also means that The Fortress is a lot more accessible than other, similar resorts. It can be reached easily by road, but another option is to arrive by seaplane. This is without a doubt the best way to reach the resort. Majestic scenery will unroll beneath you as you speed along the coast, before touching down within fifteen minutes of the resort itself.
One of the great things about Sri Lanka is that the country is small enough to experience all the highlights in one 7 - 10 day holiday, with the Fortress Resort and Spa offering superb value for money. If you wanted to extend your holiday, a trip to Sri Lanka can be combined with a trip to the Maldives or even a stip in Dubai or Abu Dhabi.