We stayed at the Fort Recovery "mansion" (as we called it) for a yoga retreat in April of 2012. Roughly 20 women stayed in this beautiful ocean-front house for 4 nights. The location was spectacular, right on the water. The house was a bit echo-ey due to the tile floors, but it's not so bad to get up a little early and enjoy a cup of coffee out on the dock. Every room had a really nice private bathroom and air conditioner.
We fell in love with Ivette, one of the women who worked there. She gave the BEST massage I've ever had, made the most delicious home-made bread I'd ever tasted, brewed a mean pot-o-coffee and was, just generally, incredibly sweet and accommodating. She even joined us for a meditation class! We did find the front desk staff to be a bit challenging to deal with at times. One of the gentlemen continued to give us incorrect information any time we asked him a question and the vibe among the administrative staff was generally a little bit awkward any time we went into the office to ask a question - but who wants to spend time in the office when you're in Tortola anyway!?
The restaurant at the hotel was quiet during the week and you do need to place your food order by a certain hour so they know what to buy - they leave paper out front and it was really easy to do. The continental breakfast is really just bread and coffee (but the bread is super delicious). If you want a regular breakfast you can order it through the restaurant but it's not included.
The pool is small but really cute and the hotel is located just a quick walk away from a little mini-market which we walked to for snacks, lunch and beverages on several occasions. Beach towels were a decent size and cleaning staff did a great job every day.
One thing we will say about the trip as a whole is that it may make sense to rent a car. It's roughly $70 a day and the cabs all over the Virgin Islands charge by passenger AND by bag. So for a quick 5 minute ride they can get everyone for $10 a piece - and you can see how this would add up if you wanted to tour the island and hit up a few spots.
We did have friends stay in the beach-front villas the night before we got there and were able to peak into their rooms. They included a cute little kitchenette, living room area and were just as nice as the suites in the main house in which we stayed.
The SPA gave us an amazing massage and everyone who had a service there was totally thrilled.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fort Recovery Beachfront Villa & Suites Hotel is a small, unique hotel located on Tortola, British Virgin Islands and is family owned & operated since 1969. Chosen by Discovery's Travel Channel, Fort Recovery was the only Hotel Selected on Tortola for their exclusive Caribbean showcase. They were also chosen as the Captain's Guide Magazine's "Best Resort," by the Reader's of the Captain's Guide Magazine. All suites are directly on the beach with Cable TV, A/C, free WI-FI, housekeeping, private balcony/patio/deck, living room, kitchen, master bedroom, full bathroom and more. Views are unmatched and completely unobstructed, right on the calm, Caribbean side of Tortola. On site is a full service Spa with professionally trained staff. There is an in-house, private restaurant also serving breakfast and dinner daily. 24/7 on-site management and knowledgeable front desk staff are always there at your service! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fort Recovery Beachfront Villa Hotel Road Town
- Fort Recovery Beachfront Villa And Suites Hotel
- Fort Recovery Beachfront Hotel
- Hotel Fort Recovery Beachfront
- Fort Recovery Beachfront Villa & Suites Hotel Tortola/Road Town