Accommodations on Tortola

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You never have to worry about finding a place to stay on Tortola, whether you need a small room in a hotel for a brief stay before continuing on to another island in the chain as many people do, or if you decide to rent a villa for an extended stay. There is even a spot where you can do some camping if you're up for a little eco-adventure.  As a general rule villas seem to cluster along the west coast, spreading up along the north coast, and to the east to an extent.  When you hit the east coast, closer to the airport, and sweep down to the south, this is where standard hotels become more prevalent, especially in Road Town.  You'll notice that lodgings tend to stay along the coastal areas, and there are few to be found in the interior. 


Fort Recovery Beachfront Villas

You will find a few categories of hotels to select on the island, including lots of hotels and a selection of resorts. For those envisioning themselves taking in a few rays by the pool, there are at least a few properties to pick from with top-notch swimming facilities. Click on the links to read more information.

A great destination which has active recreation on-site is Prospect Reef Resort. Each room is decorated to reflect the electrifying nature of the Caribbean islands - with dynamic colors and a gingerbread trim. If you would like to call before you go, you can do so at (284) 494-3773.

A destination on the water's edge to consider is Long Bay Beach Resort. Ten different combinations of floor plan, accommodation, and view are available at Long Bay Beach Resort & Villas, in one, two, and three bedroom spaces. Features, locations, and amenities vary with choice of room. You can reach them at (284) 495-4252.

Those in search of good on-site dining options may want to check out Scrub Island Resort and Spa. Escape in luxury in their spacious rooms, which feature king-sized beds, Egyptian cotton sheets, plush robes and slippers, bamboo ceiling fans, air conditioning, plasma televisions, bright Caribbean-style decor, private patios, and over-sized bathrooms with dual sinks and a separate shower. All one bedroom and two bedroom suites feature state of the art, fully equipped gourmet kitchens, large living areas, powder room, a washer and dryer, and furnished balconies. Call them at (877) 890-7444.

Tortola has plenty of additional choices too. If interested, you can find out more about hotels on the island by clicking on this link.

Condos and Villa Complexes


If you're not in the mood for a more typical hotel, you might want to think about booking a stay at one of the island's villas or condos.

Tennis enthusiasts often enjoy booking their stay at Frenchmans, as they have some nice tennis facilities. Comprised of nine private cottages with incredible views of the Caribbean, Frenchmans provides guests a luxurious hotel experience while emphasizing the natural beauty of the British Virgin Islands. Featuring an ocean-side pool, onsite French restaurant, and regulation tennis courts, the hotel promises that guests are pampered to the fullest, while provided kayaks, snorkeling equipment, and trails ensures that they'll take home Caribbean-style memories. Reach them at (284) 494-8811.

A destination along the water's edge that travelers often enjoy is Surfsong Villa Resort. The resort features a selection of villas to fit each and every vacation style, though each offers air conditioning, satellite television, wireless internet, a dedicated phone line, and resort robes. The Treehouse Studio is one bedroom, one bath and is placed hillside, providing a beautiful hideaway for two. If you'd like to call before you go, do so at (284) 495-1864.

Sebastian's Seaside Villas: A cozy, charming hotel set on a little section of pristine beach, guests are known to come here simply to let go of their cares and sink into the most relaxing getaway of their lives. If you are looking to call before making reservations, do so at (284) 495-4003.

These are just a few of the options. Read this extended discussion concerning these types of accommodations on the island if you're seeking some more facts.

Also, you can check out all of the accommodations available for the BVI here.

Camping and Eco-Tourism

Visitors looking to get close to nature should take a look at the availability of eco-tourist options offered on and near the island.

Travelers looking to stay on Tortola should consider choices like Brewers Bay Campground. Tortola's only official camp site is for those who are not only capable of roughing it, but love to do so. Located right on the beach, guests have the option of renting out a bare site and setting up camp from scratch, or staying in a fully-furnished tent. If you are looking for something specific and want to call in advance, do so at (284) 494-3463.

A destination located on the oceanfront to consider is Cooper Island Beach Club. At the opposite end of the spectrum from the all-inclusive five-star spa resort, Cooper Island Beach Club offers a friendly and informal atmosphere for the eco-conscious traveler. The beachfront restaurant, rum bar, gourmet coffee shop and new boutique are also very popular with the yachting crowd who moor in the bay each evening. If you have questions and want to call ahead, do so at (284) 495-9084.

Those who love the outdoors will find a couple of different campgrounds, including Ivan's White Bay Campground. At Ivan's guests may set up their equipment at a bare site, rent an equipped camp site for a little extra, or stay within the four walls of a cabin. You can call them at (340) 513-1095.

Those planning to visit Tortola will be able to find other eco-accommodation choices. For more information on the eco-accommodations offered, read this page.

Individual Villas

Some favor the independence offered by one of the many rental homes. To reach our full guide to rental properties on Tortola, see this page.

All-Inclusive Accommodations

Guana Island

Although only nearby booking opportunities provide all-in-one prices, some visitors still seek the reassurance of all-inclusive pricing. There are many reasons why these plans are popular. As an example, they provide a simple way to do everything you want without having to notice what everything costs. The accommodations below are the only all-inclusive properties available nearby.

Tennis enthusiasts and their families often enjoy booking their stay at Guana Island, as they offer some good tennis facilities. One of the few remaining privately owened islands in its part of world Guana is 850 acres of undisturbed natural beauty. Seven pristine white powder-sand beaches and miles of tropical forest, mountains, hills, and valleys. Try calling them at (212) 482-6247.

A place located on the coast with excellent views of the water is Sandcastle Hotel. Sandcastle Hotel has a few unique lodging options. There are two pairs of cottages to choose from depending on preference. If you have questions, try calling them at (284) 495-9888.

Each location may include different amenities in the quoted price. Be sure to do a little research to see what is included in the all-inclusive price.


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