Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Autograph Collection
What We Love
- Fresh dayboat fish at Cardamom & Co. restaurant, paired with locally grown veggies
- Colorfully dressed Tortolan churchgoers come over on the boat to partake in Scrub’s Sunday brunch
- The open-air lounge has a Wii to keep both kids and adults entertained
What To Know
- Airport transfers via van or ferry from Tortola are included in the rate, but must be arranged through the property a week in advance
- Boats to Tortola depart only every hour or so
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Room Service
Private island resort with an award-winning spa and a fully equipped dive shop and marina, plus two private beaches
Just a short hop across the harbor from Tortola’s Beef Island airport, Scrub Island Resort is a 52-room getaway where guests can make like Robinson Crusoe on an island all to themselves. After arriving via private launch, it’s easy to slip into island time thanks to a lounger lined beach and pool overlooking the marina, which offers a long list of free water activities. Kick off your trip with a visit to the hillside Ixora Spa and opt for an “Island Dream” massage (which incorporates fresh aloe from the island) in an open-air treatment room overlooking the Caribbean.
Bed and Bath
Rooms and suites are furnished in an understated style that befits the West Indies. The guest rooms have bamboo ceiling fans, teak furniture and private patios or balconies, while suites include kitchens with Subzero and Wolf appliances and granite countertops. All bathrooms include separate showers and tubs. And no matter where you stand in the public spaces or in your room, you’ll have a view of the harbor — even in the shower, courtesy of a tiny window carved out of the tile.
Of the resort’s two restaurants, Cardamom & Co. is more upscale, with a menu that tells the story of the spice trade and its impact on the diversity of cultures and flavors found throughout the Caribbean. The other choice on the property is Donovan’s Reef Marina Bar & Grill, an open-air eatery serving local fare (jerked chicken wings; coconut rum grouper) and popular Caribbean favorites. In the mood for a tropical cocktail? Visit One Shoe Beach Bar for drinks right on secluded North Beach. The island’s Marina Village includes Antilia boutique where guests can pick up swimsuits, flip-flops, and other resort wear, as well as Gourmet Market & Cafe for provisions, plus a 24/7 fitness center.
How to Get There
Scrub Island is a beautiful resort that is off the beaten track. It is full service with all of the amenities. There is also a beautiful large beach within walking distance that never had more than a dozen people during our week stay. Food and beverage is available at the beach as is shuttle service.
The resort itself has a small beach right at the main center as well as a very nice pool with a great view.
Diving/boat service is available from the resort.
I spent my 50th birthday week with my husband and close friends at Scrub Island and we stayed at the Pool Villa. The villa was quite spacious indoors and outdoors, we had a view of the marina and enjoyed watching the yachts go in and out throughout the day. Colin Butler, the villa manager made the trip extra special. He took us around the island for a tour, planned our itinerary and took us for a sunset cocktail at Big Scrub. The bouquet of flowers for my birthday was a very nice touch. With his help, we chartered a private boat to tour several islands in BVI: Virgin Gorda, Norman, Cooper, Jost Van Dyke. Travis and Wanda were both exceptionally fun throughout the boat trip. They are highly recommended! We also took a trip to Tortola for dinner and drinks. Thank you for making this trip perfect and truly memorable!
Trip of a lifetime! Nothing bad to say at all. Place is gorgeous. 1 bedroom condo was awesome to have with crazy large balcony. Property gorgeous with one of the best snorkeling spots around just a quick kayak trip away, Diamond Reef. Enjoyed a managers reception and using the complimentary kayaks and paddle boards. North Beach was stunning and the ride to it was fun. Great property to serve as a hub for island hopping. Chartered a boat one day and took a ferry to Virgin Gorda in another. Highly recommend and we will be back!
The most relaxing vacation I have ever been on. My wife & I love this property. The resort is beautiful. The service is first class. Troy, Greg & Dawn were fantastic. For two hours my wife & I were the only people on North Beach. Other than Dawn, our favorite bartender. I would highly recommend this property for couples looking to escape to paradise.
Great service...Eddy at the Pool bar was one of the best we have ever dealt with. Always a smile and always going out of his way to make sure our needs were met...He should be highly valued and well taken care of or he might be lost.