Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Autograph Collection
What We Love
- Fresh dayboat fish at Caravela 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
- A $25 resort fee per person, per night, will be collected at checkout on Jetsetter
- 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
- Room Service
Just a short hop across the harbor from Tortola’s Beef Island airport, two-year-old Scrub Island Resort is a 50-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. Kickoff your trip with a visit to the hillside Ixora Spa and opt for an “Island Rock” massage 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 guestrooms 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 L’Occitane products and 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, Caravela, is more upscale, with a four-course prix-fixe menu that changes daily and wine-pairing dinners on Thursdays. The other choice on the property is Tierra! Tierra!, an open-air eatery serving local fare such as island creole chicken and pan-fried snapper alongside basic pizzas and burgers. In the mood for a tropical cocktail? Visit One Shoe Beach Bar for drinks right on the sand. 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
We had an amazing experience at the Scrub Island Resort - our first visit to the BVI. The resort is very unique - I would even say one-of-a-kind. The location is ideal, close to Tortola, but obviously isolated on its own island for privacy and an exclusive feeling. It was great to hear and see first hand how the people have recovered from the hurricane. Even though they are still rebuilding, this did not detract from our experience. The facilities were great - pools, restaurants, North Beach and the Marina. The staff was excellent, taking pride in their service to make our stay most enjoyable.
Loved the resort, the staff, the food - everything!!
Looking forward to a second visit. The rooms are lovely and comfortable. Having a market on property is a great perk !!! Well recovered from the hurricane in 2017.
Scrub island resort is the place to go for friendly staff and beautiful accommodations!
Every staff member acknowledged you when you walked past them. Manager Jennifer was so accommodating and friendly it passes right through to her staff. Awesome Brenda and Jennifer 1(there are 5 of them) was great and attentive in the restaurant. Pepe took care of us at the Hog Roast ( a MUST attend.)
We took the sailing course and Cheyenne couldn’t have been a more suited teacher for us.
We went scuba diving with Dive BVI, Becca and Rupert were very experienced, knowledgeable and moved at a pace that allowed us to see it all and use all the air in our tanks.
Thanks scrub island for once in a lifetime experience.
Just returned from a glorious vacation in a magnificent villa with views t die for on Scrub Island! What stands out the most about this trip are the staff and how they go out of their way to make you happy! Greeted by Andrew at Airport driven t the ferry less than 5 minutes away..ferry arrived on time at Trellis Bay Dock..(Had time to pick up provisions at market i.e...water snacks etc.) another short trip across t Scrub upon arrival at the dock greeted with a warm welcome n cold towel n a delicious rum punch cocktail! I cannot speak as to the accommodations in the actual hotel as I believe they were still under repair from hurricane damage however the Villa we stayed in was beyond spectacular!! Restaurant staff exemplary as well...do take advantage of the ferry they run t Trellis Bay dinner Red Rock and lunch on Marina Cay.. highlight of the trip for us was the sunset that Lalon drove us up to on Big Scrub:) very special n not t be missed. He mentioned it earlier n the week and when weather permitted knocked on our door and very spur the moment he said , let’s go to the sunset so thoughtful and well worth the excursion it was an adventure I am told people hike up to this Vista point! The North Beach was quiet n peaceful...Kimberly excellent at the bar and DJ at t beach! Sidenote very important DO NOT take InterCaribbean Airlines as a connecting flight out of Puerto Rico to Tortola! Disastrously pitifully horrendously ineptness on every level. Suffice it to say we waited nine hours for a plane to take off when we left to go back to Puerto Rico missed connecting etc...others waited 12 Hours! there was almost a mutiny do not take Inter Caribbean Airlines they are awful perhaps when I write this and post it they will be out of business hopefully so worst travel experience ever! In the future when we return to Scrub which hopefully we will have the opportunity to go back I will fly into Saint Thomas and take the ferry over to Tortola a cab ride from the West End to the east and trellis bay doc is far better than the absolute nightmare it was to travel on inter-Caribbean Airlines. The pictures just don’t do this beautiful peaceful island justice nor does it capture the warmth and hospitality shown by all the staff they are All to be commended!!!
Love the island and the resort. Ready for business and almost completely rebuild after the hurricane. The marina is big and beautiful and it has a perfect view, from all resort corner. Resort perfect for small families and villages great for big families. You can fly to Tortola, then a 5 min ferry to Scrub or get there by boat from San Juan, PR.