Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Autograph Collection

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Overview

Tranquil private island property with a marina, a spa and a highly regarded infinity pool
Friendliness of resort employees varies by person, some say

Surrounded by shallow coral reefs, white sand beaches and a 55-slip marina, Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina appeals to travelers looking for private accommodations with easy access to prime diving and snorkeling sites. During the day, guests can stake out a chaise lounge chair along the water, charter a boat to explore neighboring islands, or head to the lxora Spa for a relaxing treatment. Previous visitors loved the resort's intimate atmosphere, beautiful scenery and contemporary decor. (And you can't miss the incredible infinity pool, one of the world's most beautiful.) However, some past travelers said a few staff members were not friendly. You'll have your pick of deluxe guest rooms, suites and villas, all of which feature neutral decor with pops of color on accent linens. What's more, every accommodation is outfitted with teak wood furniture, a minifridge, complimentary Wi-Fi access and Elemis toiletries. As its name suggests, this resort dominates most of Scrub Island, which is situated in the middle of the British Virgin Islands. Scrub Island is a member of Marriott's Autograph Collection, meaning guests can earn or redeem Marriott Bonvoy points by choosing to stay here.

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Location
Scrub Island
Hotel Class
5.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 52 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Mountain(s), Ocean
Style
Traditional, Modern
Best For
Couples

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  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Fodor's

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Part of Marriott's Autograph Collection, this swanky resort is located on a 250-acre island near Tortola's Beef Island Airport. It's a posh getaway for vacationers who want to relax around the pool or beach, enjoy a water-sports excursion or two, or be pampered at the spa.

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Travel + Leisure

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Once a pit stop for European explorers, the 230-acre island has been virtually uninhabited for decades – until this luxe property opened its doors. Accessible only by ferry (a 10-minute ride from Tortola), the 52-room resort is the only destination on the entire island – and it has plenty to offer.

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The resort's lagoon-style, multi-tiered pool with waterfalls aside, it's worth taking a plunge in its quieter, more staid companion adjacent to North Beach after a nature hike or kayaking to Honeymoon Beach with picnic from the Gourmet Market. An extensive marina includes the Offshore Sailing School for novice landlubbers.

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Scrub Island is one place where being shipwrecked might actually be a good thing – pity that dockside boat slips abound. Located on a volcanic speck just 75 miles east of Puerto Rico, Scrub Island Resort is the ultimate tropical idyll, with a spa, marina, and three restaurants.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 998 have reviewed the Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Autograph Collection, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 998 reviews 4.5 (based on 998 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina's guest rooms, suites and villas feature a contemporary twist on traditional decor. Rooms consist of teak wood furniture, vaulted ceilings and pops of color on linens. Each space offers a set of double doors that lead out to a furnished balcony, plus a king-sized bed and a bamboo fan that hangs from the ceiling. Bathrooms include dual sinks and separate walk-in showers and soaking tubs. Suites offer fully equipped kitchens with marble countertops, while Luxury Villas include private pools, laundry machines and up to four bedrooms.
  • Complimentary bottled water upon arrival
  • Elemis bath amenities
  • Free Wi-Fi access

Standard room size375 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Scrub Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands is the main draw of Scrub Island, a 230-acre isle just north of Tortola. All guests arriving at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport (the closest airport) are driven to the hotel's private launch for a complimentary 10-minute ferry ride to the resort. The ferry runs from 6:45 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Scrub Island does not allow private vehicles, so resort staff members provide free shuttle rides for guests looking to get around and explore the island. The resort also has its own 55-slip marina for those arriving by boat.
  • About a mile northeast of Tortola's Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport
  • Two heliports available to guests
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

The resort's two restaurants both boast different atmospheres. Set above the marina, Caravela Restaurant & Bar serves classic fine dining fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with cocktails at the bar. And at North Beach's One Shoe Beach Bar & Grill, guests can grab a cocktail and lighter fare like paninis and salads. In addition to these options, Scrub Island offers the Gourmet Market & Café at Marina Village, which serves as a quick-service spot for coffee, sandwiches, snacks and beverages.
  • Two swim-up pool bars
  • Private beach dinners can be arranged for a fee
  • Room service available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
  • Tierra! Tierra! eatery only serves drinks while undergoing renovations

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

At the center of the resort, guests will find two pools. The top-level, multi-tiered Pavilion Pool features an infinity edge, waterfalls, a waterslide, a hot tub and two swim-up bars. And at the lower North Beach Pool, visitors can enjoy ocean views and a quieter atmosphere. Groups of cushioned lounge chairs and umbrellas sit poolside, and guests can walk from Pavilion Pool directly down to Donovan's Beach, one of the resort's two private stretches of sand. Donovan's Beach is where you'll find complimentary nonmotorized water sports equipment like kayaks, paddleboards and snorkel gear, while the 1,000-foot-long North Beach offers a more secluded setting.
  • Free beach and pool towels
  • On-site dive shop offers off-site snorkeling and scuba diving excursions (fees apply)
  • Water trampoline at Donovan's Beach
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

Ixora Spa offers several treatment areas, all of which overlook the ocean. Additional spa facilities like couples suites, a relaxation deck and private showers are available. Treatment options include body wraps, hair and nail services, massages and facials. Yoga can also be arranged for a fee.
  • Couples package includes couples spa treatment, a resort credit, daily breakfast for two and a bottle of Champagne
  • Children's treatments (guests 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult)

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

Families are welcome at Scrub Island. A kids club is not available at the property, but at the Pavilion Pool, kids can zip down a waterslide. Additionally, Donovan's Beach offers a water trampoline and free water sports equipment like kayaks, paddleboards and snorkel gear.
  • Daily group snorkeling excursions (charges apply)
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The property's 24-hour fitness center sits beside the marina and features an array of free weights and Life Fitness cardio equipment, plus ceiling-mounted TVs and floor-to-ceiling mirrors. The resort also offers complimentary water sports equipment, such as kayaks and paddleboards, at Donovan's Beach.
  • Water and towel service in fitness center
  • Concierge can assist with hiking routes
  • Yoga can be arranged at spa (fees apply)
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats (free)
  • Motor boats (with fee)

Business

The resort's business center features computer workstations and fax and copy machines, while complimentary Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property. For business functions, the 2,100-square-foot Columbus Ballroom can accommodate up to 210 guests for receptions or up to 120 people for banquet-style events. The ballroom can also be divided into three separate spaces for more intimate affairs. Additional venue options, such as the resort's beaches and restaurants, are available as well.
  • Off-site activities (fees apply)
  • Resort buyout can be arranged
  • Audiovisual equipment

Number of meeting rooms1

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Wedding

Weddings take place regularly at Scrub Island, where a variety of venue options are available, including cliffside spaces like Governor's Point and Whale Watch Point. The 2,100-square-foot Columbus Ballroom is also available for indoor affairs. Couples can host oceanfront weddings in the sand at Pavilion Beach and North Beach. What's more, couples can work with the resort's wedding coordinator to arrange food and beverage menus for receptions and events.
  • Resort buyouts
  • Columbus Ballroom can host up to 210 guests for receptions
  • Marriott Rewards points can be redeemed for weddings
  • Honeymoon Bliss in the Caribbean package includes welcome Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, a couples massage and a private beach dinner

Maximum wedding guest capacity210

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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