Fort Recovery

Fort Recovery is the oldest standing fort that is still in tact in the Caribbean. Built by the Dutch, it has never been altered or reconstructed, and it does not stand in ruins. The fort was so named because it once stood as the barracks for wounded soldiers.


Tourists are welcome to visit the fort, but are asked to do so with caution. Because the government has yet to excavate the land, there could be unknown hazards.

Staying Close

Consider staying in Recovery if you plan on visiting Fort Recovery, since visitors to this part of the Virgin Islands will have convenient access to the historical site for the duration of their trip. If you'd like to stay somewhere close to Fort Recovery, you'll have a reasonable number of places to stay in the area.

Hotels near Fort Recovery
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Fort Recovery Beachfront Villas Resort 0.0 mi. (7.4 km) NE
Sebastian's on the Beach Hotel 0.9 mi. (7.4 km) NNW
Sugar Mill Hotel Hotel 1.1 mi. (6.7 km) N
Long Bay Beach Resort Resort 1.1 mi. (8.1 km) NW
Heritage Inn Hotel -- --
Nanny Cay Marina & Hotel Resort 2.8 mi. (3.4 km) E
Agape Cottages Cottages 3.0 mi. (4.1 km) NNE

Location and What's Nearby

Those visiting Fort Recovery may also be interested in visiting Apple Bay, the closest beach, and a terrific location for those seeking a little fun in the sun.


Operating Hours

You should call the landmark before you visit to get the exact hours of operation.


Show up at Fort Recovery prepared to hand over the total cost of admission, which your group can determine by calling ahead of time.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (284) 495-4467

Location: Waterfront Drive, Recovery, Tortola


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