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
Dont get me wrong. We are very happy here at Scrub Island. Just disappointed with how unconcerned the management was with our requests . Maybe it comes with the territory.. Very nonchalant. Just be aware if you visit..You get what you get and of you are not happy with it.... You better just enjoy it.
I actually was there for an yacht cruise that left out of their marina. My group had access to the resort so I took advantage of the infinity pool, the harbor beach and the trail around the island. I truly plan to have a vacaction home there in my next life. While they are still regrouping from a hurricane, I abolutely felt at home. The private villas on the other side of the island were luxurious and the staff was quite inviting. The next time I am there, I plan to stay a night before and after my yacht cruise. Until next time Scrub Island....
One of the best hotels in the BVI. Great shuttle boat to Beef Island where you can catch ferries to other islands. Food was great. Our room was beautiful and spacious. We have 3 balconies that overlooked the Caribbean. Full Kitchen hen was well appointed and the hotel has a grocery store on site so you can also do some cooking in your room if you like. We fixed breakfast everyday and enjoyed eating out on one of our balconies.