Scrub Island Resort |British Virgin Islands

Highlights

  • Luxurious and secluded on a private island in the British Virgin Islands
  • Relax and unwind with a pampering massage at the spa overlooking the glistening Caribbean sea
  • Choose from modern and comfortable rooms and suites or spoil yourself in the villas with private infinity pools
  • Embark on a culinary journey with several onsite dining options and unique dinner experiences
  • Discover beaches featuring soft white sand and turquoise waters with an epic mountainous backdrop

Overview

Planning a trip to the British Virgin Islands can feel overwhelming with so many islands to choose from, each known for something unique! We decided to base ourselves in Scrub Island due to its prime location with luxury amenities, outstanding dining options, and comfortable accommodations that we always looked forward to returning! This is a private island resort which means there are no other properties on the island or even cars, giving you the feeling of ultimate seclusion and privacy combined with spectacular service. Never crowded and very scenic, much of the island feels raw and waiting to be explored, all with the benefits of resort amenities. A quick 10 minute ferry ride brings you to Tortola’s Trellis Bay Dock where you can connect to several beautiful islands, this is also where you arrive from the airport to be whisked away by the amazing Scrub Island Team!

Accommodation

Dreamy views for days from the spacious and modern suites with separate living room, bedroom, and full master + half bathroom. The sunrise over the marina from our top floor balcony equipped with comfortable lounge chairs was my favorite part of starting the day! Our suite even featured a full kitchen perfect for cooking a meal or snack after a quick trip to the onsite mini market! 

Dining

Since this is a private island, all the dining options are within the resort and they each offer a unique culinary experience! We particularly looked forward to breakfast with a view every morning at Donovan’s Reef, the food here was always fresh and the choices were plenty enough to try something new each morning! A cup of perfectly brewed coffee to the view of the sparkling sea and the staggering vistas combined with the gentle Caribbean breeze is exactly what I imagined my trip to the BVIs would be like!  

On our last night we decided to have a special private and romantic sunset dinner by the sea with tiki torches and a dinner menu meant for a night to remember in paradise! The staff did an amazing job setting up and taking care of us throughout the evening! I highly recommend the perfectly cooked filet mignon au poivre & lobster tail, needless to say this was our most memorable meal on the island!

I truly believe our stay at Scrub Island was elevated by the unforgettable experiences that made us feel like we were catered to with the highest level of service by the staff! Surely you have had a picnic before, but have you experienced picnic on a picturesque sandy strip of a private island beach surrounded by magnificent mountains and hovering palm trees? This was without a doubt one of our most memorable afternoons on the island! The Scrub Island Team arranged a private picnic on the North Beach away from the crowds and complete with wine, chips, and freshly made sandwiches while we took in the beauty of the island around us! We truly felt like we were on a deserted island surrounded by so much raw beauty, definitely got some Robinson Crusoe vibes here!

Spa

The Ixora Spa is the place to be to rejuvenate your mind and body as you unwind with carefully curated treatments to lull you into deep relaxation. I especially loved the 60 minute hot stone massage, it was a perfect way to minimize those aches and pain and walk out feeling refreshed and radiant! Afterwards take a cool dip in the cliff side infinity pool overlooking the ocean and islands off in the distance. This is definitely a very unique and luxurious spa that cannot be missed during your visit to Scrub Island!

Beaches

There are two main beaches on Scrub Island, the North Beach and Pavilion Beach. If you’re looking to try out the complimentary paddle boards and kayaks to explore nearby coves and different angles of the island, Pavilion Beach will be your starting point. My personal favorite is the far quieter and secluded North Beach accessible via a quick hotel trolley ride and you arrive to powdery soft white sand and calm waters that surround this picturesque island! 

Pools

Soak up the warm Caribbean sun while sipping on a cool refreshing drink in the multi-tier Pavilion pool featuring a swim up bar, hot tub and water slide overlooking the staggering vistas and emerald sea! This is definitely the place to be to chill, meet some friends and just take in the beauty of the island around you while at the edge of the infinity pool. There is also another much smaller pool located right on the North Beach on the other side of this very scenic island.

Activities

Our favorite day in BVI was without a doubt our private chartered yacht for island hopping to all the main attractions! The Scrub Island concierge helped arrange everything for us for a stress free booking process so we could focus on having a great time out on sea! There are so many gorgeous beaches, snorkeling spots, and bars to discover. Our favorite and the most popular attraction that brings everyone to BVI is the Baths of Virgin Gorda known for its caves formed by boulders and sparkling tide pools! We arrived by boat and swam to the massive boulders, climbed above it, made our way through narrow tunnels and then came across the beautiful sandy Devil’s Bay Beach!

Summary:

We absolutely fell in love with BVI after this trip and already plotting our return to paradise! There is much to discover and explore for a truly immersive island experience that we can see ourselves coming back here yearly with just a short flight away from many major US cities. The food and service at Scrub Island was memorable and impeccable, we really enjoyed the local Caribbean flavors with an American twist! Lastly, I have to take a moment to applaud the incredible staff that went above and beyond to meet our requests and assist with anything and everything we asked! I can’t recommend enough how perfect Scrub Island is as a base and gateway to the beautiful British Virgin Islands.

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