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

Recovery is a good option for those wishing to visit Fort Recovery, since travelers to this area of the Virgin Islands will have the benefit of easy site access throughout their trip. If you want to book your stay close to this historical site, you'll find a moderate selection of hotels in the region to choose from.

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

Active guests will enjoy visiting Apple Bay, the beach closest to this historical site.


Operating Hours

The opening and closing hours for Fort Recovery are not readily available, meaning your smartest option is phoning beforehand to make certain the attraction is open for business during the time you and your group intend to stop by.


Arrive at this institution ready to pay the cost of admission, which your group can figure out by calling ahead of time.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (284) 495-4467

Location: Waterfront Drive, Recovery, Tortola


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