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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
My family and I just returned to the US after a nine day vacation in the BVI. We stayed in a three bedroom villa at Fort Recovery and it was a wonderful experience. The rooms were neat, clean, and comfortable. Each evening, when we returned, we noticed that the rooms had been cleaned and made immaculate by the cleaning crew.
The view from our villa was made beautiful by the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea behind. There is a beach behind the villa with beach chairs and a section of the beach where we enjoyed swimming and snorkeling.
What impressed us the most was how caring, polite and courteous everyone at Fort Recovery were. We met with Anita, the owner, on a few occasions and she was helpful beyond measure and kind. Rita, the Office Manager, provided us with a wealth of information on places to visit and how to get to those places. The other hotel staff that we met, Charmaine, Suzanne, CC, Vizi, Neville and Satish were all very friendly and we had delightful conversations with all of them during our stay.
There is a hotel and spa at Fort Recovery. We had breakfast and dinner at the hotel and the food was good. We did not visit the spa.
As an earlier post stated we did not have TV reception in our suite, but that was not an issue for us. Wi Fi was fine, but slow. But then, slow Internet and poor cell phone performance is a pervasive problem in all of BVI.
All in all our stay at Fort Recovery was a very memorable and pleasant experience.
My wife and I live on another island and we took a week to go to Tortola for carnival. After reading the reviews we chose Ft Recovery.
Knowing it was an older hotel we did not expect a 4-5 star resort.
We checked in late. The staff waited up to let us in. The room had remodeled but still showed it’s age. The furniture was dated but clean. The room sat on the bay facing St Johns and had beautiful views. The description said “cable TV and WiFi in all suites.” Not So! No TV and WiFi did not reach our room.the staff was nice and the Breakfast was good.
All in all, if you are looking to relax, this might be the right place. For us, we checked out early and moved to Scrub Island.
Maybe it was the location or the view or that we were starting a long vacation or the food or the staff or the peace and quiet or the simplicity, or the casual comfort. Whatever it was, this place was perfect.