Fort Recovery Estate Villas

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Towers, PO Box 239, Road Town, Tortola, Caribbean

5 Reviews

Fort Recovery Beachfront Villa & Suites Hotel
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  • AlyssaRic's Profile Photo

    A very Relaxing Resort


    My sister and brother in-law stayed at this Resort in June of 2007. We had a lovely stay and found this to not be your typical resort experience. Having traveled all over the Caribbean and South America, we were accustomed to many of the things we found on Tortola already, so our transition staying here may have been easier for us than others who are not used to it.

    We stayed in a new 2-Bedroom Villa Penthouse. All of the villas they rent at Fort Recovery are situated on their little, private (not open to the public) beach. The privacy was probably the best thing about this resort. The resort gives you the feeling of seclusion being nestled in it's own little cove on the west end of the island, with private dock and small beach. The beach there is decent for swimming. We snorkeled there twice, far out past the shoreline, and found a very large habitat of fire coral, black coral (very rare!), sea fans and schools of yellow tail snapper, grouper and various different colored fish even a large manta-ray!

    Our room was a lot more than we expected. We had never had such a large villa before. We rented a villa in Cane Garden Bay in the past and it was not nearly as spacious, clean or modern as this was. The villa came equipped with all of the modern conveniences as well as beautiful decor, large king beds and gourmet cooking kitchens. It was nice some days to just sit on our porch and read a book while watching the pelicans dive from their dock.

    I suppose the center of attraction at this hotel is it's Fort, which I found out from the owner and a local historian at the museum on Tortola is the oldest standing fort in the Caribbean!

    We had massages in their new Spa that was completed about a week prior to our arrival and everything was very clean and relaxing. The massages were very good, I myself had a second half hour one and a pedicure as well later on during our two week stay.

    I would return to this hotel and definitely recommend it to future travelers of the BVI looking for that different resort experience.

    Unique Quality: The Resort's Fort is a big part of history and lore and very interesting, Restaurant was very good with great service, Amazing views of St. John and nearby cays, Private Beach, Spacious and high quality villa, personable and friendly staff.

    Directions: Follow the main road heading west from Road Town, will come to a long white stone wall on your left, take the first entrance you see through the gate.

  • Rest and Relaxation


    My family and I spent a week at Fort Recovery. Our trip to the BVI was filled with confusion and disturbances. Once we got to the hotel all our troubles just melted away. The view was beautiful from our balcony, and the beach is simply delightful. The food at the restaurant was the best we've had, and we even went to several other restaurants on the island! The location is also great. 20 minutes away from Road Town, where we can do lots of shopping, 10 minutes away from Soper's Hole where we could get whatever we may need for ourselves. Right over the hill is Smuggler's Cove, Long Bay Beach, and a little bit of a drive is Cane Garden Bay. All in all, our entire stay at Fort Recovery and Tortola as a whole, was simply fantastic.

    Unique Quality: The Fort is a magnificent sight to behold. Something that could stand against the elements like that, since the 1600's? Remarkable!

  • mlocash's Profile Photo

    Great location


    Over all a very nice place. If you are looking for a quite stay right on the beach then you should conside this place. We had a full kitchen and the balcony was a plesant addition.

    Unique Quality: We received a package with one day snorkling. If you have the chance this was a great value.

  • Avoid Fort Recovery!


    My husband and I were guests at Fort Recovery, along with ten other people in June to attend my son's wedding at the resort. While we found the grounds to be lovely, clean and well-kept, the managment was a real problem. Our reserved rooms were unavailable; Pamelah's way around this was to offer the bride and groom an "up-grade" from a one-bedroom villa to a three bedroom villa. Sounded good until we realized that they would have to share the villa with two other couples. When my son and his wife passed on the "up-grade," my husband and I were placed in the suite, which we were forced to share with my daughter and her fiance. We were assured that the villa was very private, only to discover that none of the bedroom doors in the villas have doors on them. When my daughter questioned the arrangement, Pamelah's reply was that if that was not acceptable, they could stay somewhere else.
    Many of the arrangement that my son and his wife had made previous to their arrival were not been carried out or were finally done with difficulty. My daughter-in-law spent her first night at Fort Recovery crying because Pamelah criticised her for being "too fussy" for not wanting to share her honeymoon room with her father and his companion. The ceremony itself was lovely and when we finally got ourselves seated, the food was quite good. However, we did have to redo the seating for the dinner, as Pamelah had seated all of the guests along one side of a long table, so that no one was facing anyone else. When we moved the chairs so that we were seated along both sides of the table, Pamelah was visibly annoyed. One would think it was her wedding. All in all, we loved Tortola and will return soon. It's a perfect location for a family (adults) vacation. However, there are many. many places on the island that would be a better choice than Fort Recovery.

    Unique Quality: Our room was clean and comfortable and the cleaning and wait staff were wonderful. Other members of our party did not have the same luck with their rooms.

  • Do not expect much. Overbooked bait and switch.


    My brother decided to have his wedding here in June 2006. We booked our rooms in January. Upon arrival Fort Recovery did not have our rooms. Our only option was to share a very un private three bedroom villa with my parents or stay off property. My main problem is with Pamelah the manager at Fort Recovery, she is rude, abrupt and acts as if she is doing you a favor by letting you stay at her mediocre hotel. The "spa" is a back room/storage area with a plug in foot spa, treadmill and mirror. The beach is not a swimming beach it is rocky and choked with grass. I did snorkel and saw a few fish by the rock jettys and dock. The rooms are average nothing at Fort Recovery was worth the complications and problems that we encountered during our stay. Tortola is a beautiful island, just do not taint your memories by a stay at Fort Recovery.

    Unique Quality: The housekeepers and waitstaff are lovely.
    The view is great, if you get your own balcony.

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What a Great Week! Great Place! Great People!

by A TripAdvisor Member

We wanted a beautiful setting, warm quiet beaches, great place to stay, good food, fun fly fishing and really friendly folks... we hit a homerun by visiting Fort Recovery, Tortola, BVI!

Our clean, spacious and comfortable villa openned onto our patio that was literally a few steps from a protected sandy beach offering gorgeous views, sunsets and refreshing breezes. We sat under the shade of a Sea Grape tree and soaked up the beauty, great place for morning coffee as well as a glass of wine with "neighbors" in the evenings.

Included were a vehicle for exploring and visiting town, a massage and manicure for both of us and three delicious meals served in our villa. We picked the steak, the blackened grouper, the porkchops and the shrimp. Really enjoyed the meals except for my wifes shrimp which were tiny, sparse and bland... all else was great including deserts! Perfecto served us with class and friendliness that we really appreciated.

Pamelah made us feel so welcome and was always available to help with anything. She is supported by a delightful staff who pampered us as well as took immaculate care of the property, including maid service. Our villa was very comfortable, nice bedroom, closet, great bath and shower, completely stocked kitchen with appliances, lovely open room (with TV) and that pleasant patio and views we enjoyed so much.

We also enjoyed a half day snorkeling trip as part of our package that was a blast... even included docking next to a "Pirate Ship" for a wonderful lunch!

Using our rental car, (REMEMBER TO STAY LEFT) we drove the small island (12 miles long) seeing beautiful beaches, unique views and visiting the main town called Road Town. Although we were there during the quiet season, we could buy groceries and necessities in Road Town as well as small stores around the Island. We would not recommend Tortola for great tourist shopping but St. Thomas and other islands are a pleasant ferry ride away.

I enjoyed fly fishing off our beach as well as at several different beaches we explored. I took advantage of Ian and Caribbean Fly Fishing Guide Service from Nanny Cay but we had more fun than fish that day. His knowledge, sense of humor and skill contributed to my learning more about chasing those elusive bonefish.

Do not plan on super highways, fantastic shopping or noisy touristy stuff- Do plan on a beautiful setting, great people and good, but not inexpensive food. You will really like how Pamelah and her staff run the operation which even includes fresh muffins and coffee breakfasts for everyone! Take your camera and your commitment to enjoy a beautiful part of the Carribbean! Enjoy!

Loved our stay

by A TripAdvisor Member

My husband and I were there the end of May and beginning of June, we had a wonderful stay. The room and grounds were nice and clean. Pam the conciere was very pleasant and very helpful. We did the package deal and it worked out wonderful, I would highly recommend it. The food there was wonderful too and being serviced in the room was excellent. We absoultley loved our stay and would highly recommend staying at this location. I just wish we could be back there.

Great place

by TripAdvisor Member Solange72

We loved our stay there: This is a lovely small resort with its own little beach (great for swimming), waterfront to admire the sky at night and a fantastic view on the drake channel during the day, a beautiful old fort and a clean swimming pool. The resort is compact which makes it extremely convenient for families going from their rooms, to the pool and the beach. The rooms are comfortable, with kitchens and all needed ustensils. Beautiful beach towels are provided freely. The breakfast muffins are fantastic. The staff is great and we received help from Pamelah on a variety of subjects. We are looking forward to our next visit.

Not what is advertised!

by A TripAdvisor Member

My husband and I got the one week package for our honeymoon. The location is beautiful and the view of the channel and surrounding islands is suberb. The king size bed was two twin beds pushed together and the A/C is a window unit that has been mounted in the wall. The A/C unit is only in the bedroom which is not very effective for because the window is a screen covered with wooden louvers--and as you can imagine is not very discreet for honeymooners eiher. The breakfast consists of hard boiled eggs, toast and bananna bread, evey day all week long which got a little old. We only ate two of our inlcuded dinners because the food was not very good. Much better at the jolly rodger and about any other restaurant. We were expecting a nice sandy beach to relax on and found that they beach is rocky and you can not snorkle off of it contrary to what they might say due to the aboundance of basketball size sea urchines that are everywhere! We were also expecting a jeep upon arrival as promised in our package, but instead were given a geo tracker. Turns out everything with wheels on the island is called a jeep. This may not bother most people but we both own jeeps and were expecting a wrangler. All in all it wasn't a bad place to stay, but they are misleading on their web site as to what is at the "resort" to make it sound more like one of the larger resorts on the island. If we go to the island again we will stay somewhere else.

You'll need to recover after Fort Recovery

by A TripAdvisor Member

These reviews don't sound as if they were written about the place we stayed in early April, 2004. Our "villa" was tiny and furnished in cast-offs - battered lamps, chipped tables and chairs, meager bed, no room for bedside lighting, etc. The bathroom was tiny, with damaged vanity, one short towel rack, and a miniscule shower. The elderly air conditioner (only in the bedroom) died the second night. It was replaced within 24 hrs. by a new one, obviously on hand but not put into service until emergency required it. Breakfast was pitiful. Our three dinners were mediocre, although served by a very kind man, who also did yard work during the day. The snorkle trip was all right, but our skipper did not call ahead, so we waited well over an hour for lunch as several groups appeared after we did who had reservations and were served first. Our massages and pedicures were done in a tiny, airless room, where we were immersed in enough cocoa butter to stew an elephant. Yoga on the pier occurred once and was brief, consisting mostly of fractured pilates, and there is no water trampoline. We stayed away from the "resort" as much as possible and enjoyed the rest of the island. Tortola itself was great fun and a beautiful place with several fine restaurants and gorgeous beaches. If you are really interested in a comfortable resort, look elsewhere. We had expected a lovely experience for a special time in our lives and were very disappointed, especially as we paid winter season rates. We are still waiting for our "welcome bouquet."


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 Fort Recovery Estate Villas

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Address: Towers, PO Box 239, Road Town, Tortola, Caribbean