Photo Courtesy of Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina
Scrub Island may be one of the lesser known entities of the British Virgin Islands, but vacationers have been given reason to make the trip since the opening of the Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina in 2010. This boutique property offers 50 guest rooms and suites complete with high end amenities and ocean views, three different dining options, a 3,000-square-foot spa, 55-slip marina, and an endless array of activities from water sports to shopping. For even more privacy and opulence, opt for a stay at one of their luxury villas surrounded by stunning vistas and all the comforts of home.
To accommodate the needs of various groups traveling to Scrub Island, there are two, three, and four bedroom villas available. One of the two-bedroom villas, The Beach House, is conveniently situated close to the resortís restaurants and water activities, while the three-bedroom Mariner House offers guests the most diverse views near all the marina action. The four-bedroom Villa Mila is great for groups or families traveling together, with two master suites with their own entrances and balconies.
Found inside all the fully air conditioned properties is custom made furnishings, works by local artists, and natural stone and wood accents. Depending on which villa you select, you may find a master suite with king bed and spacious bathroom with soaking tub; gourmet kitchen with breakfast nook; open living area that leads out onto a terrace; private plunge or infinity pool; outdoor seating areas; chef and butler service; and panoramic views of the turquoise water and nearby islands.
Should you wish to leave your villa for a waterfront dining experience, there are fine dining and casual options waiting. Caravela Restaurant is serving up classic dishes with a modern twist using freshly caught fish and locally grown herbs and produce. Tierra! Tierra! overlooks the pool, marina, waterfalls and Pavilion Beach while giving guests casual Caribbean and American fare like salads and burgers. For an extremely intimate meal for two, private dining can be arranged at governorís point, whale watch point, on the beach or in your very own suite. If you just want to kick off your flip flops and enjoy a small bite and cocktail on the sand, then One Shoe Beach Bar is the place to be.
Whatís a relaxing vacation without a spa treatment? The Ixora Spa sits up on the hillside with the crashing waves and warm ocean breezes creating a calming effect within its walls. Antioxidant rich products made with natural botanicals and anti-aging ingredients are used in a variety of massages, facials, hydrotherapy baths, and body scrubs to leave the skin glowing, mind rejuvenated, and muscles soothed. The spa has also created custom packages like The Fountain of Youth, Island Spice, Mother-to-be, and the Spa Sampler to take the guesswork out of which invigorating or destressing treatments to choose.
Each of the villas can be booked for one or more nights but may require a minimum stay during peak season. If you wish to become a permanent resident of Scrub Island, furnished residents and suites of various sizes and floor plans are available for purchase through Mainsail Lodging & Development. To learn more, visit ScrubIsland.com.