Perfectly positioned along the island’s south coast, The Fortress Resort & Spa is close to some of Sri Lanka’s best beaches. Within easy reach of the property are two such popular coastal hotspots, namely Unawatuna Beach and Mirissa Beach each with their own distinctive setting.

Around a 15 minute drive away is the soft shores of Unawatuna Beach amongst the most well known places to visit near Galle. With its golden sands bordered by palm trees and azure waters, it offers a picture postcard like setting in which to soak up the sun and have fun in the surf. Swimming is a popular activity here as is snorkelling since you can witness a fascinating array of marine species at the nearby reef.

For a different beach experience head to the shores of Mirissa, within a 30 minute drive from The Fortress Resort & Spa. Mirissa Beach provides a relatively less crowded getaway by the Indian Ocean and is home to some charming cafes and restaurants serving delectable seafood. You can also enjoy a bit of snorkelling, while the western end is a favourite amongst surfers planning to catch some great waves.