We are trying to book our last set of nights on Tortola (which will be during the BVI music festival and wooden boat regatta). Fort Recovery seemed like a done deal until we saw some worrying reviews, and now we're looking again at Sugar Mill's 4-day escape package in a deluxe studio (farthest from the beach, I think it's just a basic hotel room?). The $ comes in within $15 of each other, both include jeep rentals (3 days on SM vs. 4 on FR); FR included continental breakfast and is right on the beach, but the former apparently is some coffee and toast, so not a game changer.
The problem is that we've been reading about dirty sheets, sometimes dirty rooms, and noisy road. We don't care if stuff is a bit dated, we just want it to be clean, but the pics we've seen seem to be the superior suites and villas, not the lower end one we'd be going for.
Anyone stay at FR recently? I know Douglas is the manager there right now, and Pamela is off in India and she's the one everyone seemed to love. Don't know if she'll be back in May or anything like that.
Should we be skittish about FR? SM's dining is too expensive, so we would need to be able to make our own food, and I'm not sure how much I trust the word "kitchenette."