Fort Recovery Beachfront Villa & Suites Hotel
What We Love
- All villas feature kitchens and patios
- Gorgeous waterfront location
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- Villas and suites surround the historic stone fort but are not part of it
- The resort is on a secluded beach; tourist attractions require driving
- The restaurant is not open for lunch
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Located on a quiet side of Tortola, the Fort Recovery Beachfront Villas & Suites were built around the namesake fort, a 17th-century building that received wounded soldiers and continues to attract those seeking healing and relaxation. The property’s 30 artistic suites and villas are bright and airy (they start at 800 square feet), with pops of color such as seafoam-green and sunflower-yellow. All accommodations have high ceilings, private patios that spill out onto the sand, fully equipped kitchens (or kitchenettes) and unobstructed water views. Unwind in the outdoor swimming pool, book a massage in the spa room or try sunset yoga on the dock. The restaurant serves American breakfast favorites with fresh juices and coffee, as well as Caribbean dinner entrees such as coconut-crusted mahi mahi or shrimp roti bread with mango chutney.
In the Area
Part of Fort Recovery’s appeal is its isolation, but that means Road Town is a 15-minute drive away. The staff can arrange transportation and island tours. For lunch, Islands Beach Restaurant (about a seven-minute drive away, at the Sugar Mill) serves fresh seafood and sandwiches. Try snorkeling or book a scuba-diving or sailing excursion for more entertainment on — and under — the sparkling Caribbean waters. Thrill seekers can go ziplining or take a helicopter tour of the island for stunning aerial views. For shopping, the colorful and historic Main Street in Road Town has art galleries and crafts, clothing and specialty shops.
How to Get There
We have stayed at Fort Recovery a number of times, but this was our first visit after last year's hurricanes. We were really impressed that despite having incurred damage from the storms, the resort was completely operational with the exception of two units and the dock. Rita (the manager) and the staff could not do enough for us. We arrived late, but the restaurant still was able to accommodate us with a three course dinner. Fresh coffee and a loaf were available every morning. Beside being right on the beach, the resort also had a pool.
This was our first stay at this property. We travelled with two other couples who had previously stayed prior to Irma. All of us were a little apprehensive not knowing how the place had recovered. Suffice to say Fort Recovery is well on its way. There was some noticeable hurricane damage, but all of the BVI still has significant hurricane damage. None of the damage at the resort impacted as at all. Our accommodations had been repaired or renovated, it was very comfortable, clean, good air conditioning, wifi worked. Bed and pillows were good, slept great. Only thing I would change or request would be to have an extra blanket on the bed because sometimes the a/c worked too well.
Beach front was small but still room for beach lounge chairs and water was great. Pool was open and very clean. We had massages at the spa, highly recommend. Only thing was the restaurant was not open so we walked to the small store and bought some lunch things, we had brought our own wine and beer. The resort set up a lovely table outside and made us great breakfasts and dinners for the two days we stayed.
Staff were very friendly and are trying their best to make sure guests needs are looked after. We would go back.
Everything here is very nice. Staff are friendly, rooms are clean has AC and have full amenities. Restaurant not quite ready yet but they do in room service. Pool is clean. Beach is not washed away it is what it is! Small private and lots of fishes to see. Spa is open and plan on going while we are here. We spent our first couple of nights here before our flotilla at Sebastian’s and would choose Fort Recovery over them any day! People don’t forget they are recovering from a hurricane here! Everyone on the islands are doing their very best to get everything back in shape. Gonna take some time so come here and enjoy and help the Recovery!!
The place just isn't completely ready for guests. You should not pay more than $150 a night and that is generous. Most of the villas were under construction and the restaurant is not open. The dock with the tiki bar is gone. Management put us in a villa with hardly any view so we complained. They ended up giving us a bigger room with a great view on the end. They also charged us another $700 for it!! REALLY! My kids were could not sleep in due to the construction next door. There is a constant smell of burning trash in the air. They are burning the debris from the hurricane about a mile down the road. I am sorry and I usually don't do reviews but buyer beware on this one. The beach has all but washed away. Staff looks like they are going out of their way to help you. .
With all the devastation in tour Toler and the virgin islands finding hotel for recovery almost back was a pleasant surprise. The proprietor, Anita, was waiting for us in the front check-in. Very charming lady be sure to spend some time talking to her great stories!
Hotel Fort Recovery is on the site of the oldest forts in the Caribbean. Our room was re-done since the hurricane and was immaculate and impeccable, except for the air-conditioner. Never thought I would complain about air-conditioning but I froze my tookus off last night! Couldn’t turn it off! They need another blanket in this room!
We will certainly return to this charming hotel again next time we come to Tortola. It come highly recommended.