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
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Private island resort with an award-winning spa and a fully equipped dive shop and marina, plus three private beaches
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
Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Autograph Collection