At Frenchmans, the snorkeling off the beach will be interesting and pleasurable. 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. Please contact our front desk staff for some complimentary snorkel equipment. We would be delighted to show you where the best snorkeling is.
Frenchmans offers ocean kayaks for our guest’s enjoyment. It is an unforgettable experience to kayak around the waters surrounding our resort site while observing fish and you may also catch a glimpse of a turtle. The Sopers Hole Marina is a medium kayak ride away where you will find some small gift and souvenir shops, and some local restaurants.
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.
Enjoy massage or body treatments in the comfort and privacy of your own villa or with gentle trade winds wafting over you in one of our cabanas along the beach. The following is a list of the available treatments:
Nature Trails – Explore some of the twelve acres of our resort, situated on a hillside with breathtaking views of the Caribbean sea and neighbouring islands.
Sage Mountain – Located a twenty minutes drive away from the resort is the Sage Mountain National Park. Multiple trails traverse the rain forest set on the highest peak of the Virgin Islands. There are trails for beginners and experienced hikers. Contact our front desk for some more information on our hiking trails.
The Swim With Dolphins programme at nearby Prospect Reef offers the unique opportunity to swim and play with dolphins in a safe and controlled enclave. Bookings can be made in advance online or in person at the front desk.
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 these islands are renowned as 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, the location known as ‘The Baths’ has understandably become one of the most popular attractions of these islands.
Enjoy a tailor made day sail charter or power boat charter and experience the luxuries the British Virgin Islands has to offer. These trips are a great way to experience multiple destinations in one day with a delightfully friendly and knowledgeable crew. Each trip will give you the option to experience some of the most beautiful waters and reefs in the Caribbean. Ask our front desk staff for more information on booking one of these day trips.
The Restaurant at Frenchmans offers Caribbean inspired cuisine at breakfast, lunch and dinner in a relaxed location which overlooks a grove of swaying palms and is within close proximity to a delightful beach.
Local fishermen offer day trips providing the opportunity to deep sea fish for trophy marlin or wahoo, or fly fish for tarpon or bonefish. Please enquire with the front desk for some more information.
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.
Understand why the British Virgin Islands 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.).