Things to do
For over 300 years, Fort Recovery has been a place to rest, relax, and seek peace. While you will find no better place to soak in the sun or read a long book, there is much more to do at Fort Recovery and just a short distance away. It is always a pleasure to help you plan the perfect visit.
Fort Recovery’s restaurant is exclusively for our hotel guests. The restaurant offers Breakfast (8am-10:30am) and Dinner (7pm-9pm). It will be helpful if your intention to dine with us upon arrival could be requested in advance. Also, if you are a late arrival we can make arrangements for your dinner to be in your villa for you.
Our Spa Massages, Mani’s, Pedi’s Relieve tension in your muscles using a combination of techniques including deep pressure massage, shiatsu & reflexology. You will feel a mind & body relaxation and rejuvenation you can take right back to the beach. Other services include Reflexology, Manicures, Pedicures, & Hair Wash, Styles & Braiding.
Fresh Water Swimming Pool Fort Recovery has a lovely, shaded, well maintained and safe swimming pool. It is surrounded by large deck with sitting areas, gardens, palm trees and lounge chairs. Snorkeling equipment is available to rent on site. Pool equipment is available to all our guest’s, one need only ask in the main reception area for assistance in getting it.
Fort Recovery Boat Charters Click here for rates) If you would like to schedule a private boat charter for you and/or your family, please stop by the reception area to arrange this, as we need to alert our captain. Our Boat my be chartered to wherever our guests please, within reasonable distance. Price varies depending on party size and Half day or Full day length of trip.
SCUBA Diving Tortola offers some of the best SCUBA Diving excursions in the Caribbean. Everyone from a hardened SCUBA Diver to someone who is interested in taking a course will find what they’re looking for here. Some of the many famous reef sites such as Cooper Island, The Indians and the renown R.M.S Rhone ship wreck (major hot spot), are just a few of the great locations to dive. Some of our guests enjoy renting their own SCUBA equipment (license required), and SCUBA diving right in front of Fort Recovery which has one of the most lush and teaming reefs on the island. Sea life is plentiful and many a story comes back from our guests spotting giant sea turtles, sting rays, amazing schools of fish, eels, barracuda, the occasional friendly small reef shark (a very passive and sought after fish for an exciting trip) and some of the most beautiful coral to be found. Many of Fort Recovery guests enjoy renting equipment and/or going on spectacular SCUBA diving excursions with Blue Water Divers, located in Nanny Cay (10 minute drive from Hotel), because of their great service and superb expertise. We also have our special Stay & Dive Package. Click here for details.
Golf on St. Thomas (click here) The nearest golf course is St. Thomas’ championship 18-hole course, Mahogany Run (340-777-6250). Beautifully scenic and wonderfully challenging. Open 7 days a week, Mahogany Run Golf Course caters to the traveling guest by offering complete equipment rental packages. Please contact our front desk if you need assistance with these plans.
Swimming with the Dolphins (click here) If you have ever dreamed of swimming with dolphins, Dolphin Discovery on Tortola can make these dreams come true. We are happy to assist you with arrangements. (Fort Recovery Guest’s Royal Swim special $99) Among the dolphin’s playful interactions, you receive a kiss, a hug and a handshake, and you get to pet the dolphins while learning more about these truly amazing marine animals.
Helicopter Island Tours (click here) The British Virgin Islands offer abundant and exceptional natural beauty, few are fortunate to visit this paradise but even fewer, are privileged to witness it from a low and slow flying helicopter….. The ultimate way to create those everlasting memories. Fly low over bejeweled azure waters and rocky green cliffs of uninhabited islands to see the British Virgin Islands the way birds do. Please check with our front desk to help make arrangements.
Zip-Lining (click here) Just a short 15 minute drive from Fort Recovery, this increasingly popular activity can be found. What makes Tortola such a special place to zip-line are the spectacular views. While most other locations in the world skim rain forests, here in Tortola – you fly above the treetops, and have views of the lush trees below and the stunning views over Road Harbor – an amazing contrast of scenery.
Tortola Island Tour “The staff was very helpful and arranged for a local cab driver, Eric was his name and he was totally awesome, to take us around the island for a ‘3 hour tour’. Unlike Gilligan and the SS Minnow, we made it back safely from our tour.” T. Walker, Bremerton, WA. Explore Tortola via taxi. Visit Sage Mountain Rain Forest, The Callwood Rum Distillery, Botanical Gardens, The Local Craft Market and Tortola’s North Shore, with beautiful coves and beaches.
Sailing The BVI is a sailing and power boating hot spot in the Caribbean. Tortola is a #1 destination for everyone from the sailing enthusiast, to world class competitor’s, to the family wanting a quiet day at sea snorkeling and enjoying lunch. During your stay staff will direct you and arrange day charters, rentals and tours with the sail company of your choice who provide great deals, packages and competitive prices! Interested in learning to sail or a refresher course? Our exclusive Sail and Stay package may be your ticket to the ultimate vacation with us! Experience 2-days of instructional and classroom certification with Swain Sailing School on Tortola, British Virgin Islands (BVI). Get your US Sailing Association Basic Keelboat certification through this exciting 2-day course!
Call Chris to get your paddle board or kayak rental – (284)346-1981 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Deep-Sea Fishing The BVI offers world-class sport fishing at its best. Fish often caught range from Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna and various billfish including the famed Atlantic Blue Marlin. Contact the front desk to help you set up a full or half day experience.
Vehicle Rentals We can have a vehicle rental available at the hotel within fifteen minutes. You can choose from cars, jeeps to large SUV’s. Try to make these arrangements in advance to ensure your choice of vehicle.
Cell Phones/Wifi Access to the resort’s wireless internet is complimentary. Due to excessive roaming expenses that may be on your personal cell phones, Fort Recovery will lend you a cell phone provided by Digicel, British Virgin Islands. Their special plan charges 35 cents per minute to call anywhere in the world. You only pay for what you use. Fort Recovery does not charge anything additional for this service.
Housekeeping services are included every day.
Concierge Service We are in the office daily to assist you with all of your plans and you have access to us 24 hrs. in case of an emergency.
St. Thomas Shopping Spree Organize your flights home to leave late in the day so you can do a bit of shopping before you leave the Virgin Islands.