4.5
Very Good 533 Reviews
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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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Boutique BVI beachfront sleep with 30 villas and suites, a restaurant and a pool

The Lowdown

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

Fort Recovery Beachfront Villa & Suites Hotel
Towers West End
West End, VG1110 British Virgin Islands

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 533 Reviews
Mademoiselle is at home
Reviewed 1 week ago

At home, with the people I love on the sparkling turquoise waters of The Sir Francis Drake Channel.
I felt a satisfaction that delighted me, when arriving at Fort Recovery again. My place of comfort and peace for over 25 years.
For me, it was a far greater pleasure than ordering another pair of shoes, or a new dress.
It was a different awakening after the destructive hurricane last fall. It was the gleam in everyone's eyes that warmed my heart. I was home, and they were there, and well.
The hibiscus were fiercely blooming as well as other plants and trees, all coming along nicely after the storm.
Lots of good quality construction going on and the villas that were ready are perfect.
The Fort stood as grand as ever, not even scratched by the hurricane.
A reminder: Believe that we never loose everything, and something exists on the other side.
There was an unusual abundance of Butterflies dancing all around, reminding me of my own personal metamorphosis.
All the birds are back, as well as the tropical fish. Great snorkeling! And swimming daily.
I keep a low profile and I am very content just being there and getting into my artwork, collecting gifts from the sea and making nice items. I have everything I need, right there.
Even a spa on site for a wonderful massage, hairstyle, or nails done.
I can walk to the small grocery store and great bakery that also has cooked fish, chicken, and other sides, made fresh.
Visitors of Fort Recovery usually rent a car. Or take cabs. There are lots of restaurants and stores are open., also vendors selling fresh fruits and vegetables in town outside on the sidewalks.
Driving the Island of Tortola is heaven on earth, with stunning view and lots of beautiful beaches. You may see donkeys or goats hanging out.
There is lots to do and plenty of other Islands to sail or boat to, with dining as well.
Everyone is working hard to make things proper. And they are friendly and helpful.

To Anita ( owner ) and staff, a big thank you from the bottom if my heart. I love you all.
The place looks amazing!
I miss it already.

So NOT ready for guests, post-hurricane!
Reviewed 2 months ago

This lodging property is not yet ready for guests. They charge full off-season rates, and charge your card for your full stay upon arrival!!! There is no internet, except at the office and 2 of the villas, no cable TV, no food, no fitness center. Electrical wiring hangs exposed from ceilings and walls. Glass and building materials lay strewn along beach and walking areas. Running water to villas is non-existent for hours. Hot water was not available in our villa for 24 hours. We did not have a key to lock our villa for several hours after arrival. Management promoted "readiness" of the pool for our arrival, but it was under repair. This property is still under extensive repair. Only the 3-bedroom villas have been updated. Electrical outlets don't all work. Lights in kitchen did not function, so we used our cell phone flashlights after dark. A/C did function properly throughout stay. Management is difficult to work with and unashamedly reminded us they were doing us a favor accommodating us! I have never encountered lodging management with such a defiant attitude. The staff, on the other hand, were delightful and helpful. I would not recommend this property as an option for a friend to stay. The setting is beautiful, with ocean views from each villa.

Beautiful setting with amazing staff
Reviewed 2 months ago

Not knowing what to expect post Irma we were extremely satisfied as we were warmly greeted by staff to a beautiful place we called home for 10 days. Minor things not completed (light fixtures, etc) and pool was finished while we were there. However, all necessities were available and kind/helpful staff literally worked from sun up, into the night to make this place vacation ready. Anita, Rita, George and McCauley were amazingly helpful. We were also so appreciative of all of the kind housekeeping staff who worked so hard to make everything perfect!

A gem amongst the devastation!
Reviewed 3 months ago

We booked a 3 bdrm/3 bath in August 2017. We were extremely fortunate that the folks at Ft. Recovery made such efforts to rebuild or we likely would have had to cancel.

Our place was great! Clean, right on the water, and much attention from staff. Although it was not totally complete (light covers on ceiling not done), we had everything we needed! All of the staff are so friendly and helpful.

There was no pool or restaurant, but the room and beach were perfect! We were thrilled to be on the island in such a peaceful, beautiful place! ❤️

Open after hurricane
Reviewed 7 months ago

The damage to the BVI was extensive. Lots of clean up to do still. But everyone has an excellent attitude.

Anita and staff at Fort Recovery are awesome. The property took a huge hit from the storm, but they are rebuilding quickly. Despite all the devastation in the area, they are up and running. Our villa was amazing. Great 2 bedroom 2 bath on the first floor. Clean and today and had dual AC.

Great nights rest and had a nice cold beer with Anita on the porch. She is pretty special. She is a visionary and pioneer. Nothing sets her back! Great life lesson.

I would imagine that every week will be the property closer to being fully repaired and even updated. But it was already a charmer!

If you are headed to Tortola and need a safe, clean, comfortable place to set up at, this should be top of your list.

We are grabbing the ferry now and headed to Virgin Gorda to salvage what we can from the boat.. :( But Fortress Recovery gave us a chance to recharge and continue on the next leg. Much love to Anita and crew.