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
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.
They are working hard to reconstruct after hurricane Irma and are making great progress. There are ready excellent room options with great views and a nice quiet place to unwind. The staff is awesome and very friendly. The owner Anita is very interesting and welcoming. Give it a try. Need a taxi, have them call Bouncer.
Storm damage aside, this place is not worth $300/night. The bed was very uncomfortable (fitted sheet, flat sheet, and one thin blanket), cheap amenities (tp, soap...), poorly appointed "kitchen." Broken (or no) windows and mirrors in the room and bathroom (we reported a broken behind-the-door mirror, that was about to fall and crash, to management several times - it's still there, barley hanging on). We couldn't swim in the pool - due to the brown film on the bottom.
This property is not close to any shops, restaurants, or stores, so we had to take a cab every time we needed something - at $55 a ride per couple, each way.
The internet/wi-fi rarely, if ever, worked. There is a large barking dog that lives on the property - pretty scary welcome. The restaurant is closed. Construction was underway our entire 3-day visit, starting before 7am each morning.
Again, much of this is due to post-storm issues, but the advertising of this place is absolutely false.
Stayed here in May 2018. Loved every minute of it. Still have some work to go to recover from Hurricane but have no doubt it will all be done. Room was huge. Screen door out to porch. Loved sitting there listening to waves 10 feet from the water. Beautiful views. The people working here were great. Rita at front desk is a jewel.