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“Tortola needed this type of resort” 4 of 5 stars
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Frenchmans
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Frenchman's Cay, VG100, Tortola   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in West End
West Viriginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Tortola needed this type of resort”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2010

We stayed at Frenchman's for 4 nights prior to sailing. Excellent! The villa was very nice, good location, views, breeze, very nice staff!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Raytown, Missouri
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2010

We had the most relaxing trip while in Tortola. The villa's staff were super friendly and very knowledgeable. The villa's were beautiful and had a great view. When we make our next trip to Tortola we will make sure to book at Frenchman's again.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2010

We finished our stay on Tortola with a few nights at Frenchman's and really wished we could have stayed longer. The villas are spacious with fully stocked kitchen so you can either cook at your place, or head down to the clubhouse for dinner. The cooking is some of the best we had on the island.

We stayed in the lime villa which gave us gorgeous views from our perch up on the hill. I woke up one morning in the ridiculously fluffy bed and felt like I was sleeping in a cloud.

The water is nice and calm nearby, and I got a little snorkeling in while my companion took a paddle out and back. If you get bored of the resort, its a short walk over to the Marina for shopping or dinner and drinks at Pussers.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Statesboro, Georgia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2010

We went to Frenchman's on our honeymoon for a week in May. I would strongly recomend this resort if you are looking to stay anywhere in the BVI. The rooms and the grounds are really nice and the staff is perfect and willing to help in any way! It is very close to lots of dining and a short drive away from smugglers cove. You will want to make sure to rent a car for the time of your stay though.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2010

We first saw frenchmans on the internet and thought wow,what a place, the resort hadnt been open long but the reports on tripadvisor were good and frequent emails with Michelle from frenchmans convinced us to go.
We were not dissappointed,the pictures on there website are just like the real thing!.The staff (Michelle and Chris) were both so helpful,nothing was too much trouble.I must say that Michelle is an amazing person,so knowledgable and helpful about the area.
Frenchmans is a small resort,has its own beach and beautiful villas,modern and very clean and very comfy beds. The kitchen was fully equiped.We had the fridge all stocked up with are requested items for when we arrived,at only a small extra charge.
It is close to sopers hole,the jolly roger and other places to eat.
This place is fantastic and would highly recommend it,from the helpfulness of staff,fantastic views to name a few.
Frenchmans plan new things for the future including a new resturant which would be a big assert to the place,as the views and location could rival anywhere on Tortola.
Finally if your wondering of where to stay on Tortola and want a small private resort frenchmans may just be the place for you.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2010

We have traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean and have come to learn what we like in a hotel. Frenchman's really filled the bill. It is a lovely and peaceful spot in a great location. Beautiful views from your spacious balcony and great little hidden spots throughout the property to relax and read or just watch the boats go by. We enjoyed being close to Sopers Hole which offers quite good options for purchasing snacks or drinks for the room.

The rooms themselves, really small apartments, are decorated very stylishly and were very clean. The bed was comfy with linens up to my shamefully fussy standards! Our stay was unfortunately abbreviated by some flight issues, so we did not really make use of the kitchen. If one were there for a longer period of time, I could see that the very well-equipped kitchens would be quite useful.

There is a very pleasant and substantial continental breakfast served each morning. We enjoyed meeting other guests. Later in the day the bartender was not often there, but there is an honor bar arrangement. We did think in the future, it would be nice to visit the bar after returning from dinner and possibly listen to some music, as the bar/restaurant is a lovely space. Frenchman's has recently been totally redone, and the restaurant is still being developed. That will be a great addition to the property.

Michelle is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We did not get to know any of the other front desk staff. We have visited Tortola several times. Brewer's Bay remains our favorite beach, the Dove our favorite restaurant. But now we have a new favorite hotel. Frenchman's will definitely be our go-to hotel on Tortola!!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newark, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2010

Visited Frenchman's for our Honeymoon and it was absolutely perfect. Very quiet resort so you can rest assured that if its privacy you seek, you'll definitely find it here. The bungalows are well furnished and there's everything you need to feel comfortable. A small staff, but they are more than willing to help with any special arrangements you need to make; rental car, day sail etc. There are facilities on compound for kayaking, snorkeling, tennis etc. Really felt we were vacationing, but had the comfort of being at home. Didnt want to leave.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Frenchman's Cay, VG100, Tortola
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Location: Caribbean > British Virgin Islands > Tortola > West End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in West End
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Frenchmans 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Frenchmans is a hidden jewel located on Frenchman's Cay on the southwest coast of the island of Tortola. Set on a dramatic point, we capture the welcoming turquoise waters of the Caribbean and its trade winds. Each of our nine private villas embodies an exquisite elegance, set amidst flourishing gardens with our own private pool, beach and tennis court. Our palette of luxury services including massage, secretarial and concierge ensures your stay will be as care free and indulgent as possible. Private villas include fully-equipped kitchens, ample living spaces, air-conditioned bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and two or more balconies. Stunning panoramic views, soothing interior design and cool breezes set your body and soul at ease. ... more   less 
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