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Scrub Island Resort

Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina Returns to Independent Luxury Resort Status and Celebrates Opening of Marina Cay Bar & Grill

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Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina is named after its location, a serene 230-acre private island haven situated at the east end of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. The luxury, AAA Four-Diamond hotel is tucked into a rugged cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and neighboring islands. The resort features 52 guest accommodations as well as a collection of two-, three-, four- and six-bedroom villas, the intimate Ixora Spa, world-class restaurants, two private beaches, an on-site boutique, sundries shop with grab & go options, a full-service provisions store, and a 55-slip marina. Just offshore on its own private island is the all-new Marina Cay Bar & Grill serving lunch and dinner. The Scrub Island Marina offers exhilarating excursions through Dive BVI and sailing certifications with Offshore Sailing School. For more information, call toll-free U.S. (877) 890-7444 or visit Scrub Island will once again operate as an independent luxury resort, ending its 11-year affiliation with Marriott International’s Autograph Collection. The decision to return to its independent roots comes amid a flurry of island-wide enhancements and a major $8 million capital improvement plan unfolding over the next 18 months.

“Since opening in 2010, Scrub Island has only grown in popularity as a prized sanctuary for travelers seeking an exceptional island getaway,” said Joe Collier, President and Founder of Mainsail Lodging & Development. “We greatly value our relationship with Marriott, but the time is right for Scrub Island to return to its original status as an independent property, allowing us the creativity and flexibility to further cultivate authentic and elevated vacations in the BVI. Our upcoming enhancements, along with our expanded and elevated villa offerings are ideal for an independent private island resort marketed to a targeted audience seeking luxury homes and suites with bespoke amenities.”

According to Collier, a multi-phase upgrade plan is already underway, which includes the recently opened Marina Cay Bar & Grill, upgraded Harbor Boutique, and completion of both The Leeward House and The Shoreline House villas. A new multimillion-dollar round of capital improvements will include enhanced dining experiences, new furnishings in Marina Village accommodations and select villas, expansion of offerings on Marina Cay, and much more. The project is scheduled to be completed by Spring 2024.

Emerging as one of the latest enhancements, an 8-acre private island just offshore from Beef Island, Tortola, has come to life in its newest iteration, much to the delight of local residents, charter boat crews and island-hopping visitors.

The new Marina Cay Bar & Grill will be open Wednesday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., serving lunch and dinner in a picturesque, open-air setting overlooking Tortola and other nearby islands. Managed by Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Marina Cay will be accessible to local residents, visitors and resort guests via the property’s private ferry, as well as charter boats and island-hopping adventurers who can tie up to one of the 29 mooring balls, which may be reserved on the BoatyBall App.

Tucked along a rugged cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and neighboring islands, Scrub Island Resort is an ideal spot for easy island-hopping exploration of the best of the BVI. Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, St. Thomas, Anegada and Norman Island are among the many island-hopping destinations within a day’s sail of Scrub Island’s marina. The resort is also minutes from the famous North Drop, known for its fantastic big-game fishing. The resort offers several overnight options for guests, with 52 guest accommodations, including suites with gourmet kitchens, spacious living areas and private/oversized balconies, as well as a collection of 13, two-, three-, four- and six-bedroom villas. Three private beaches, a multi-level infinity pool, an award-winning spa, world-class dining, and on-site access to dive charters complete the overall experience on Scrub Island. The 55-slip marina can accommodate mega yachts up to 160 feet, in addition to a fully stocked provisions outpost and petrol station. Just a quick ferry ride from Tortola via the resort’s complimentary water taxi, getting to Scrub Island is an easy transfer when arriving at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS), Beef Island.

For reservations or more information on Scrub Island, visit, call (877) 890-7444, or via email For more information on Marina Cay Bar & Grill, visit Reservations are available through OpenTable or by visiting


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