At Frenchmans the snorkeling off the beach is exceptional, perhaps the best on Tortola. Discover the underwater world that surrounds our peninsula and its reef. The crystal waters are a fisheries protected zone and are home to an array of underwater life.
Frenchmans offers ocean kayaks for our guest's enjoyment. Explore our bay and watch the sea turtles, sting rays and fish swim below. The luxury marina Sopers Hole is a medium kayak ride away.
Our regulation tennis court is the perfect spot for a private lesson or game. Racquets and balls are available at the front desk. Private tennis lessons are available with advance notice.
Massage & Body Treatments
Enjoy massage or body treatments in the comfort and privacy of your villa, the calm of our beach, or at the nearby Serenity Spa. The following is a list of the available treatments:
• Massage – Swedish, Deep Tissue, Thai, La Stone, Aroma, Ayurvedic
• Body Scrub
• Aloe Wrap – locally grown aloe combined with essential oils and moisturizers
• Neem Leaf Body Wrap - Local hand-picked Neem leaves have therapeutic properties. They are made into a mask that is placed on the body, detoxifying, invigorating and reducing blemishes.
• Detox Mud Wrap
• Manicures and Pedicures
Frenchmans Trail – Explore some of the twelve acres our hotel is situated on with breathtaking views of the Caribbean and our neighboring islands.
Sage Mountain – Twenty minutes from the hotel is the Sage Mountain National Park. Multiple trails traverse the rain forest set on the highest peak of the Virgin Islands.
Royal Dolphin Swim
The swim with dolphins program at nearby Prospect Reef offers the unique opportunity to swim and play with dolphins in a safe and controlled enclave.
Day Sails & Outer Island Excursions
Just five minutes from the resort, Sopers Hole Marina has multiple day sail companies that provide day trips to Peter Island, Cooper Island, Norman Island or Jost Van Dyke. These trips are a great way to experience the beauty of sailing and see why the BVI is one of the world's premier sailing locations.
During a popular day trip to Virgin Gorda you will find this trio of beautiful beaches; The Baths, Devil's Bay and Spring Bay. With its majestic boulders and lovely sea pools, this park has become one of the BVI's most popular attractions.
The Clubhouse at Frenchmans serves breakfast and dinner in a relaxed atmosphere set on the beach. Chef Paul offers French inspired cuisine with a focus on fresh local ingredients.
Other restaurants are plentiful and varied on Tortola. With some of the world's best beach bars (Soggy Dollar voted world's #1 beach bar), an array of local restaurants serving great Caribbean cuisine, and a fine dining scene that is fast becoming the best in the region and garnering accolades from the international press (The Dove).
Local fishermen offer day trips giving you the chance to deep sea fish for trophy marlin or wahoo, or fly fish for tarpon or bonefish.
What better place to learn to surf than the famous waves of the British Virgin Islands. Waves range in type from beginner to expert level depending on the season. Boards are readily available for rent from local surf shops and our front desk staff might let you in on a few of the secret spots if you promise not to tell anyone.
See why the BVI was one of Jacques Cousteau's favorite dive spots. Dive lessons and tours are available for all skill levels. Famous dives include the Wreck of the Rhone which sank in 1867 near the western point of Salt Island. Skin Diver magazine called it "the world's most fantastic shipwreck dive." The wreck teems with marine life and coral formations, and was featured in the 1977 movie The Deep. Chikuzen is another intriguing dive site off Tortola. It's an 81m (266-ft.) steel-hulled refrigerator ship, which sank off the island's eastern end in 1981. The hull, still intact under about 24m (79 ft.) of water, is now home to a vast array of tropical fish, including yellowtail, barracuda, black-tip sharks, octopus, and drum fish.
South of Ginger Island, Alice in Wonderland is a deep-dive site with a wall that begins at around 3.6m (12 ft.) and slopes gently to 30m (98 ft.). It abounds with marine life such as lobsters, crabs, rainbow-hued fan coral, and mammoth mushroom-shaped coral. Spyglass Wall is another offshore dive site dropping to a sandy bottom and filled with sea fans and large coral heads. The drop is from 3 to 18m (10-59 ft.).